The Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, has said that without ‘Ifa’ oracle, Google would not have been created as Google originated from the ‘Ifa’.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that ‘Odu Ifa’ refers to the verses of the literary corpus that are usually consulted by people who believe in its efficacy before embarking on any project or activity. It is also a West African religion and system of divination
The traditional ruler said that Google could be regarded as the modern way of sourcing for past information and what was likely to happen in the future too. So as the ‘Ifa’, which is a form of divination that is all about sourcing for information and knowledge through traditional consultation.
He said that ‘Ifa’ originated several thousands of years ago and is seen as the voice of the almighty God referred to as “Orisa Oke” which is supreme to other lesser gods.
“Without ‘Ifa’, there could never have been the google, so the google is the modern-day version of ‘Ifa’.
“‘Ifa’ is all about information, getting knowledge from the Almighty God.
“Whenever you search the google for information or knowledge, you are consulting ‘Ifa’; and without ‘Ifa’, there would not have been the google.”
He said that ‘Ifa’ was still relevant in contemporary time, saying that was why people were still consulting the oracle for information and solutions to their problems.
The monarch explained that if the modern day youth and the educated wanted to know the date of any important event, they would search for it from Google.
“That is part of the functions that Ifa’ does for its believers and followers; that is the truth but it may sound strange,” he said.
He said that would not stop them from practicing other modern religions.
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