As explained in a previous post about Ooni of Ife bowing to a foreign civilization instead of that of Yoruba Civilization which is not an abomination but may introduce a conflict of interest for an Ooni of Ife to ask for guidance (that is pray to Eledumare ALMIGHTY GOD/GOD of heavens and Earth) using any other religious ideologies other than meeting with a BabaAlawo (Ifa Chief Priest) to consult Ifa for Guidance or going to the Shrine. Everything he needs is written in Ifa. All he needs to do is go to the nearest Babaalawo to consult Ifa for guidance or what Ifa says.
There is a huge difference here between western religious ideology Jesus/God and Yoruba Orunmila/God. Also the most high GOD Almighty Olodumare.
In Yoruba civilization, Olodumare ( the GOD of heavens and earth) did not create what he could not control. i.e Satan
The foreign civilization, Jesus and GOD (of heavens and earth ) created Satan which obviously has no control and that is why satan has its followers on earth, meaning those that are doing bad things on earth are regarded as followers of Satan.
It was when the colonial master came, they dis-informed the masses to thinking Esu is the same as Satan. No, there is a big difference between the two. This is where the conflict of interest is. When Ooni claims he bowed down to the same Almighty Olodumare. It’s obviously not the same Olodumare (GOD of heavens and Earth) Orunmila receieved Ifa as guisdance from back in the day.
It is a religious scam or propaganda to equate Satan in the Bible to Esu. The logic played by the colonial master is simple. You have an established model people are used to. Now to sell a new product or ideology to the group of people or race you need to look for something to turn them against what they already have so you can successuly sell or market your own model or type of civilization. This is the trick behind the colonial masters equating Satan in the Bible to Esu in Yoruba mythology. The simple truth is, Esu is not Satan.
See how it was reported by Punch after the page break.
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has said he owed nobody any apology for kneeling to worship the almighty God during the thanksgiving service held in his honour at the Paul’s Anglican Church, Ife, after his coronation.
The Ooni, said this in statement made available to our correspondent in Osogbo on Thursday by the Director of Communication and Public Affairs, Ooni’s Palace, Ile Ife, Mr. Moses Olafare.
The monarch spoke in reaction to criticisims against him by an online medium Newspunch (Not The Punch) that he knelt down to worship God during the church service.
Ogunwusi said it was wrong to equate any king no matter his status with the almighty God who created the heavens and the earth, saying the comment was an attempt to embarrass the throne.
Ogunwusi said since the almighty God is not Ooni or any king’s mate he would not stop to worship and revere him because it was God who enthroned him.
The statement read, ” It is an unacceptable sacrilege to equate Ooni’risa or other king to the almighty God. God Is the creator of mankind and it is God that made it possible for the enthronment of any king.
“The attention of Ile Oodua has been drawn to a publication released Wednesday 16th 2015 by an online medium known as NEWSPUNCH in which His Imperial Majesty, Ooni’risa & Arole Oodua Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi(OjajaII) was crtisised for bowing to God.
“God remains the highest, the king of kings who has kept all kings alive and has made it possible for me to be crowned as the king of the source of Yoruba civilisation.
“I have no regrets whatsoever for kneeling down to exalt the almighty God who did not only create me, but also kept me alive, saw me through all the storms in my, life-journey and eventually crowned me as the custodian of Oodua race.
“This act of equating me to God of gods of king of kings and the sole owner of the universe is a wicked sacrilege planned to embarrass the throne. My emergence as Oba has been made possible only by the almighty Olodumare to whom I remain eternally grateful.”