I Don’t Need Any Religion, I am A Mythologist And I Don’t Worship Any Deity— Wole Soyinka

Nobel Prize Winner, Wole Soyinka has stated that he doesn’t need any religion because he is a mythologist and he finds nothing wrong with utilising mythologies. According to Punch Newspapers, Soyinka disclosed this at the presentation of his two-volume collection of essays yesterday.

The Novel Prize Winner said he believes that people have the right to create myths around themselves based on what they believed in and there is nothing wrong with that. He stated that as a mythologist, he has never felt that he needs any religion.

Soyinka added that as a mythologist, he doesn’t worship any deity but he considers deities as creatively real, they are his companions both in real and imaginative world.

“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,” he said.


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