This came from someone who lived in the American slavery era, a quote from Fredrick Douglas'; it lays emphasis on the need for literacy or for a deeper inflection, an intellectual culture amongst the African American slaves.
He understood the importance of reading and reading the Bible led him to criticize the god that was used by white slave owners as fallback alibi for their horrendous torture of other human beings.
It's not difficult to see that once slaves could read the Bible for themselves, they felt appalled by the tragedy that's in there.
So today, you don't only need a literary culture to be free but a critical thinking attitude as well.
You can apply this to Nigerian politicians who use god as a reference point in an attempt to cover their nefariously wanton ways.
Written By Darren Idongesit