There is a saying common to Native Americans and Africans alike which goes like this: "Before the white man came, we had the land and they had the Bible. And they thought we should be Christians, so they taught us how to pray. We knelt down and closed our eyes, and after we opened our eyes we realized that, we now have the Bible and the white man has the land."
When the white man came to Africa we had the land and he had the Bible, they taught us how to pray, so we got down on our knees and closed our eyes. And when we opened our eyes, 'lo and behold,' we had the bible and the white man had the land.