An atheist, who believes Africa needs God

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Matthew Paris is one of my favourite political commentators, in print, on TV and radio. He has written this article on why as an atheist, he believes Africa needs God (HT Brian McLaren).

One qoute from the article:

"Those who want Africa to walk tall amid 21st-century global competition must not kid themselves that providing the material means or even the know-how that accompanies what we call development will make the change. A whole belief system must first be supplanted.

And I'm afraid it has to be supplanted by another. Removing Christian evangelism from the African equation may leave the continent at the mercy of a malign fusion of Nike, the witch doctor, the mobile phone and the machete."