Tag: Religion

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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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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…