Tag: Religion

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I have seen people make life altering choices stemming from manipulation of what others deem fit for them. We are made to believe in traditions postulated by people who died over a 1000 years ago. Traditions that really have no meaning when you truly think about it. A friend’s sister from Edo State got married and according to the Bini tradition she could not sleep in her father’s house that night and anymore.

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I remember the old man had a limp and his shoulders were always slumped, some claim it was as a result of the sacks of yam he carried whilst he was young, but even with slumped shoulders his head was always raised. He was a proud man. I remember his pride and no nonsense ways, I remember he talked like he owned the world, well in a way, I guess he did.

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Do you know who benefits from this suspension of logic? The religious elite. By advocating for a form of religion that causes antagonism, they are able to stoke the flames to draw believers to themselves. Religion is not about being from damnation (although, that is part of it).

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Sometimes, we forget that every human is constantly fighting a battle within themselves, perfectly capable of immense good and incredible evil, enlightenment plays a crucial role in this battle between these two natures.

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Nigeria’s attitude to prayer can be summed up in two words: prayer abuse. I’m sure this term would have taken some of you aback because this isn’t a familiar form of abuse. We’re used to terms like drug abuse, sexual abuse, child abuse and the likes but when it comes to prayer, the idea that it can…

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He had his hands in his pockets. Seated by him on a bench by their door was Mrs. Essien. In a tranquil manner, she pleaded with her children to treat him like he was just like them. He wasn’t.   Edet was 11 when his father disappeared, leaving Stella to fend for herself and her child.…

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Here is a story. Amaka and Henry give birth and their house suddenly has a never ending stream of visitors. One guest comes at 7a.m, stays for 15 minutes and before s/he leaves says “let us pray” and goes ahead to fire some hot, spirit-filled prayers. By 7.30a.m, Mr and Mrs Oboh show up, coo…

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Contradicting interpretations are a part of Christianity. Some denominations don’t even believe there’s such a place as hell where God sends people to a destiny of eternal damnation and suffering. When presented with scriptural backing, they counter attack with scriptures of their own. Sometimes, denominations under Christianity seem like factions of a political party who pose…

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I come to you under no pretense of peace, so let me just get straight into this rant that you unknowingly requested for. Yes, I read souls in my spare time. Today, I’m coming for YOU. Yes you (abi na us) religious folk, who lack control, not to mention human decency (others will argue logic)…

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I am Catholic. I was born and raised this way; it is all I have ever known. All my life I was taught and encouraged to pray, believe in God, go to Church, and all that good stuff. Growing up in the kind of family I did, and attending Catholic schools, both at the high…

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“But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises. For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second” (Heb 8:6-7). I am grieved most times I ponder on…

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Èshù: a name generally rebuked by all of Christian faith. Rightfully so, I must add. Why is that? Because Èshù is the Devil or Satan according to the Yorùbá translation of the Bible. S. A. Crowther, who was responsible for the translation around the mid nineteenth century, chose Èshù to be the Yorùbá equivalent of…