Essay on Christianity, Islam, And Indigenous Believers

821 Words Oct 6th, 2015 4 Pages
Religion in Sierra Leone, West Africa has changed and evolved over the years in many different ways. Religion can be described as set of beliefs that explain the universe; religion is more than spirituality and is complicated in understanding the world. Religion can be described as belief concerning one or more deities and incorporating ceremonies, ethical guidelines and rituals. When I was young I thought that Religion in Sierra Leone was just Islam and Christianity. But now as I did some reaches and found out that I was wrong. There are also other believes going on in Sierra Leone. I would focus on only the basic religions which are popular in Sierra Leone; they are Christianity, Islam, and indigenous believers. (Indigenous: It’s a term used to describe local custom and belief, usually ancestor worship or animism.). Sierra Leoneans have a 60 percent Muslim, 10 percent Christian, and 30 percent "indigenous believers." These kinds of numbers often cover the degree to which religious beliefs in Sierra Leone may be flexible and helpful. For example, a person can go to a Christian church on Sunday, and still make a sacrifice to one 's ancestors for good fortune and long life. Likewise, Muslim rituals may seem to dominate in some areas, yet these can turn out to be mixed with indigenous ideas or customs. I grow up as christen and I never knew that Christianity is practiced by a minority of the population in Sierra Leone. Between 10 percent and 30 percent of the…

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