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Most of you know I don’t give a rats ass about religion, nevertheless I am an avid theologian, for I have found that logic are sometimes found in the most illogical places. Check out this beautiful mythical story on Iwà Rere (Good Character) from Ifá Yoruba religion perspective.
"In Yoruba religion Ifá, it is believed that the Ori (Head) and his younger brother, Iwà (character) were once heavenly bodies. As the time came for the two brothers to descend to earth, Ori consulted the Awo (oracles) for guidance. Ori was told his earthly journey will be blessed and prosperous. Nevertheless, Ori was also told to make a Ebọ (ritual/offering) on behalf of his younger brother Iwà. The ritual was to ensure that the divination of blessing and prosperity will not be blocked by the actions of the younger brother..
Upon arriving on earth, Ori began to rip some of the blessing as foretold by the Awo oracle. However, he forgot to make the ritual (Ebọ) on behalf of his brother Iwà, hence, some of the blessing were derailed by his brothers character. So has been the saga between the Ori (Head) and Iwa (Character) ever since.”
I think you catch the moral of the story - Good character is the life guard of mankind.