Tag: Religion

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I am firmly against the idea that religion and logic don’t go together. It is very lazy and an incredibly dangerous idea to perpetuate. It also seems like a condescending idea peddled by us atheists to seem superior to the religious but ALSO a condescending idea peddled by religious people (mostly christians tbh) to seem…

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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…

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With the Independence day celebration over, Nigerians are still disillusioned about a lot of things.  Some people have taken it upon themselves to debate every issue about the government and the country while others have decided to look the other way because they believe it does not concern them. Whether Christians should be in politics…

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I was sent a mail today on a publication about Muslim Women starting up on Medium. I read the articles therein. There are only two at the moment. The first I read was direct and the other was — well, lets just say it caused me to put this down. What’s the purpose? We’ll see as we…

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I’d been doing a bit of side reading when I stumbled on something about men cheating because they were not taught to be faithful while they were growing up. Personally, I really can not say it’s the man’s fault for being (or not being) taught to be faithful when In a relationship/marriage/LTR etc. It’s weird…

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The Nigerian situation reveals a very sharp contradiction. On the one hand we see a people so religious and on the other hand, so bereft and bankrupt of the spirituality that should ordinarily flow from such religiosity. In almost every street today in this country, churches with strange names on different shape and size signboards…

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“For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the law: but if though be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision” (Romans 2:25). I’ve moved on to reading the Book of Romans, and this verse really stuck out to me. Here, Paul is speaking to the Jews in Rome, who glory in their…

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Love and righteousness are so closely related that some people think that they are one and the same. But one is superior to the other. Do you know which? If you said love, you are so very right! Love begets righteousness, righteousness begets justice and so on… Righteousness doesn’t beget love. If the highest quality…

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Religion in Nigeria has become a go-to point for almost anything, ranging from the most mundane of arguments to deep rooted societal issues. Simply bringing up Christianity biases, no matter how illogical they may seem, is always sure to win you favorable points in a discussion. Long gone are the days of peace and quiet…