No Smoking, the foreign ethnic groups who introduced these religions to us were themselves worshippers of indigenous gods before they adopted Christianity or Islam. But their ethnic selves remained intact, whilst pursuing their collective agendas that had nothing to do with the piety or saintliness proposed by religion. These religions have now become in some cases a sort of embellishing cultural appendage, and in others it has simply fed directly into the ethnic groups place as the central figure of their story. Let's briefly if loosely define religion as a system of thought offering a way of life or set of ethics to live by, whilst promoting the superiority of both the founding figures and the message over others, and importantly providing a reward situation (which includes socioeconomic reward) for efforts in keeping to creed. Adherents become very schooled in the message of the religion and confident in the propagation of the message. So in summary, we are talking about a human collective based on allegiance to founding figures and message, pursuing the propagation of message, and in this way living a defined purpose. There are other human collectives of course, including the African collectives, which like all groups possess aspects of self concept, code of behavior, and cultural philosophy which may define the stated purposes of the said collective. What some of us are saying is that African capacity for purposefulness of involvement in the religious collective is completely discrepant with the loss of motivation in developing an African narrative for an African collective. The question we are really asking is why?