Clear Differentiation Between Religion, culture and heritage!
According to ONLINE DICTIONARY, The meaning of religion is a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs.
Now let us See the Meaning Culture Also by the same ONLINE DICTIONARY, the quality in a person or society that arises from a concern for what is regarded as excellent in arts, letters, manners, scholarly pursuits, etc.
Lastly is the Heritage, Which Means, something that is handed down from the past, as a tradition: a national heritage of honor, pride, and courage.
The reason for Giving the above definition is to make you understand the meaning of the three words in order not to interchange or misunderstanding them, People in our land most especially those That Kick against the Traditional Aspect of our Noble Land Ebira as practicing what is been referred to as shirk according to Islam.
The parties who often believe in the traditional act often asked the question “If Masquerade is not part of our culture what is part of our culture”?
Firstly: People Often Assume that Masquerade Should not be Counted as part of Our Culture, Reason Because Masquerade then during our forefather’s Era, its been used as a means Of Sacrifice and Also to appease the gods and also to mark a memorable day and also for celebration, But Nowadays It Brings Calamities and cause Crises toward the Communities and the lands,
Secondly: If hunting, weaving, farming, trading is our culture, pls what is our Occupation? This Sound as a heavyhearted Question, Actually all the Above Listed can be classified as an Occupation, But most Often relate it to the culture of our Land.
Ebiraland is as well known as the Good people (As the name suggest)We are religious and also traditional, Everyone Has the right to follow to worship what they feel like to worship, I believe What our land need is just a prayer for the well being of the society and development, Every Ethnic group in Nigeria has their own way of life which is their culture, I have Withness Several Cultural Display, Example Is the Ovia Event In Ogori Mangongo, Also A cultural Event Display in Ijare In Ondo state, Everyone has his culture, and I believe Ours Should not be Neglected. May Peace and Unity for Progress reign in Ebiraland. Peaceful coexistence, love for one and others is key to the development of any society, let there be peace in our society,
I Am a Proud Anebira that loves and respect his culture, Because its my heritage, My Objective is to Take Ebira Culture/Language to the World.