Wole Soyinka,A Nobel Prize-winning Author, mentioned that he does not require a religion and does not worship any gods, he explained that he does not practice any religion including Christianity, Islam or Orisa.
He revealed this on Sunday during a public presentation of his two-volume collection of essays, saying he found nothing wrong with using mythologies as part and parcel of his creative warehouse.
He explained further that he is a mythologist and believes that people have a right to create myths around themselves based on their experiences.
In his words:
“Do I really need one (religion)? I have never felt I needed one. I am a mythologist.
“But religion? No, I don’t worship any deity. But I consider deities as creatively real and therefore my companions in my journey in both the real world and the imaginative world,”
The Nobel Laureate added that he believes people have a right and cannot help creating mythologies around themselves.
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