There is nothing to be proud of now when it comes to religion.
The killer squads
Killer squads are roaming the streets and neighbourhoods in Nigeria. Every day you hear stories about kidnapping, destruction and death. If it is not one thing, it is another as we descend further into the abyss of evil.
Boko Haram killed 43 farmers recently. Oh, some Imam said prayers for the repose of their souls and the government gave N600, 000 to the families of the dead. Only N600, 000 for each life? That is the sum of the loss to the family!
Talking about governments
The killing of Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi Arabia was such a shocking act unbefitting of such a country held in high esteem by millions of people. Jamal Khashoggi, a US-based journalist and critic of Saudi Arabia’s government, walked into the country’s consulate in Istanbul, where he was murdered. In the months that followed, conflicting narratives emerged over how he died, what happened to his remains, and who was responsible. Saudi Arabia finally owned up. But the way they lied and lied shamelessly, in the initial period after the assassination, was monumental.
Regardless nobody lies as much and as many times as Donald Trump.
Maybe Lai Mohammed is a close rival? At least in Nigeria he takes the cake!
Let us stay with Donald Trump for a moment.
He is the President of the United States of America and so on the world stage every day. This puts him in a fishbowl. No number from Trump’s years in power will be more lastingly destructive than his 25,000 false or misleading statements. Trump’s lies will linger for years, poisoning the atmosphere like radioactive dust. America under Trump became less free, less equal, more divided, more alone, deeper in debt, swampier, dirtier, meaner, sicker, and deader. It also became more delusional.
Trump is a misogynist. A misogynist is a person who despises or is strongly prejudiced against women. Trump has said many unkind words about many women. When he criticizes female opponents, he often reduces them to a sexual object or someone unworthy of respect or attention.
Trump is also a person who is prejudiced against or antagonistic towards people based on their membership of a particular racial or ethnic group. He especially hates black people and uses them only to achieve a set objective.
Okay, back to the matter.
Religious backing for evil
Evangelists support Donald Trump. They surrendered the ability to make basic judgments about facts, truth, decency and Christian values, exiling themselves from common sense and the common framework of self-government. Trump could start a religion in America today and lead millions of Christians into hell.
In Nigeria, religious leaders pander to politicians and sanction criminality. They are happy for you to steal money and plunder the states’ coffers so long as you share the booty and go for pilgrimage! It seems that it is okay to be dishonest so long as you share.
Some deluded Christians also supported, and held rallies in support of Donald Trump. That was very scary. That a religious leader in Nigeria could forgive all of Trumps atrocities and clothe him in respectability simply because he is anti-abortion is the pits.
What about the rights of the woman to choose?
According to a report, 300 men and boys were rescued by police from a building housing a religious school in Kaduna. Boys aged five and above had been sexually abused, tortured and held captive – in some cases for several years. It was reported that an imam told the mum of a child who had been raped repeatedly to drop the case. People hide behind religion. There is this belief that you shouldn’t spread negativity.
Religion is rubbish right now
Every day we get reminded that religion is man-made and a creation or adaptation of the mind of crackpots. Every day one realises that the processes and protocols related to religion have nothing to do with the fear of God and the belief in eternity.
Following a man of religion is totally different from following God. None of these religious leaders have a direct link to God. They create their own path and lead you down to hell.
Featured image courtesy of Farabale Africa.