Nsajigwa I Mwasokwa (Nsajigwa Nsa & sam) founded Jichojipya (that is, with a new eye) to "think again". Speak here with Scott Douglas Jacobsen, who founded In-Sight Publishing and In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal. We have spoken before about freethinking in Tanzania. He is a pioneering freethinker in Tanzania and has trained in Tanzania and Japan in agriculture, cultural tourism, youth development from the base, worked as a tour guide, in teaching, in translating from English into Swahili and vice versa, and in incubation and youth tutoring. Here we continue the discussion, other conversations here here here here here  here here here here here, here, and here.  Nsajigwa I Mwasokwa (Nsajigwa Nsa & sam) is a pioneer in the freethinking movement in Tanzania. Our conversations covered a wide range of topics.
Nsajigwa spoke about illusions in life. Where people believe in the fortunes and misfortunes of individual men and women led by an Almighty Theology, an intervening architect of the universe, the belief in supernatural forces.
In that case, a cosmic force operates in individual lives. There is a widespread belief that the sacred books are prominent there: the Bible and the Koran. The main idea is that books provide the framework and explanation of all human questions and problems.
Science becomes something western. The process of empiricism is a European activity. "There is too much confusion between modernization and westernization, Africa had a" bad deal "for that," said Nsajigwa, "The SWOT challenge is to modernize our cultures, let's say how the Japanese made theirs."
These difficulties lie in the work of a freethinker in Tanzania. All social services, the mentality of respect for science and the practice of science for all. These are not like in their place here. Unfortunately, in too many cases, the negative aspects of religion, fundamentalism and anti-science and superstition predominate.
It can hinder the work of a freethinker, especially when you see men, as far as I can tell, as the leaders of the faithful. Women become subordinate. Men who deviate, p. Nsajigwa, may not have an easy life by implication.
When I asked him about the positive aspects of religion, Nsajigwa said: "He brought modernity or rather came with it, so modern education services (apart from the traditional functional of Africa) that made Africans discover the world beyond their villages, modern medicines (hospitals) to cure or simply scientifically explain diseases markedly based on malnutrition, and for Islam the free water service since in each mosque there must be water available for ablution " Education modern, modern medicine, modern nutrition and free water in an area without them before. In other words, it does not mean all evil. It reflects many of the most developed areas in the world that are found, for example, in North America.
Canada has these amenities for most Canadians, I think. At the same time, we have the freedom to believe a religion or not. It becomes something that Tanzania tries hard despite the difficulties. This amounts to the society in which Nsajigwa also fights.
"This even today relieves the water supply, which is a big problem in the cities." The religion brought fellowship, a sense of "Ummah" for Islam and the loyalty of "Catholicism" beyond Ethics for the Christians. "
Many superstitions," the neighbors of the mosque assure, "were dispersed or even eradicated because of the religions, and the practice of female genital mutilation or female genital mutilation was discouraged there.
However, this brought other superstitions as well.At the same time, once again, there is a sense of hope that may come from a religious belief.It provided some hope for women who, if they did not have children, were seen as useless.
Nsajigwa concluded: "Today for those to whom the hard struggle for the survival of the fittest of modern life has not worked well"
.It is not an easy life for many compare
Nsajigwa's contact emails: [email protected] and [email protected]
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