What is more dangerous, that religious beliefs force some people to choose between knowledge and myth or that pointing out how religion can purvey ignorance is taboo.
To do so risks being branded as intolerant of religion.
In the African context especially a genuine question on some deep rooted religious beliefs exposes one to being ostracized by the community and given all sorts of derogatory tags and condemnation.
When shall we as Africans reconcile our own traditions and reasonable views about science with the sometimes absurd and quite honestly ridiculous logics of religion?
Keeping religion immune from criticism is both unwarranted and dangerous. Unless we are willing to expose religious irrationality whenever it arises, we will continue to encourage irrational public policy and promote ignorance over education to our future generations.