A European Governor satisfied that Senegal had been conquered sent out an edict calling for all the regions religious leaders. The religious leaders arrived, each group well represented to hear the Governor.
The Governor: Go back to your people and tell them they are to worship as my people do. You will renounce your religions and your ways.
While there was grumbling, only one Holy Man stepped forward to speak.
"YOU ARE NOTHING! THESE RELIGIONS HAVE BEEN HERE LONGER THAN YOU OR I...
AND I WILL NOT RENOUNCE MINE!