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Atheism Is Growing In Nigeria With Proof by JackBizzle: 5:46am On Oct 12, 2017
Nigeria is not as ultra-religious as it once was. The topic of atheism is no more taboo as it once was. It is now discussed in various media.



1) Radio talkshows; I have witnessed radio hosts discussing twice about atheism despite the fact that I only listen to radio once in a while. The first was an atheist challenging the existence of God on a christian talkshow on sunday on 93.7, the other was a radio talkshow host complaining of her roommate not believing in God (cant remember the radio station)

2) Atheist groups and conventions; two new atheist groups have come up and there is an atheist convention on the 11th of september. One of the groups is a humanist one and the other on is the atheist convention of Nigeria (ASN), which is having the convention.

3) Growth of atheist numbers on Nairaland, twitter and facebook; there is no week I dont see some criticism of religion or God on twitter or facebook by a Nigerian. This shows that the internet gives voices to those who are more careful in real life. Nairaland is the den of atheist- no need to even talk about it. grin

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Re: Atheism Is Growing In Nigeria With Proof by Linux007(m): 6:09am On Oct 12, 2017
Humans have always derived meaning from the concept of god and his plans, but then came the humanist revolution which brought about the death of god.
Prophets and philosophers have argued that all laws and order will vanish if we stop believing in god, yet today those who pose greatest threat to global law and order are precisely those people who believe in god and his all encompassing plans.
God fearing Syria is far more violent than atheist netherlands,
Religious Nigeria is worse in order and law than atheist USA.

People have began to see through the smokescreen, the people that brought these religion to us are more or less atheists.
And i think the concept of god is loosing its relevance ,. Nigeria as a country is very religious because we are not developed economically, people are hungry, sick, we hope on god to give us good health, good wife and husband, house, wealth, even children.
But what will happn when we are fully developed, perfect economy our health system is perfect.??

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Re: Atheism Is Growing In Nigeria With Proof by naijawisdom(m): 6:28am On Oct 12, 2017
op, you'll soon see most of them line-up here to insult you
@ScienceWatch pls come here
Re: Atheism Is Growing In Nigeria With Proof by JackBizzle: 6:39am On Oct 12, 2017
naijawisdom:
op, you'll soon see most of them line-up here to insult you

@ScienceWatch pls come here


A lot of religious people dont like atheists at all. It will not change progress though. Atheism can only grow.

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Re: Atheism Is Growing In Nigeria With Proof by menxer: 6:44am On Oct 12, 2017
The way I see it, people are beginning to see through the blindfold of religion. It's only religious people that are scared of taking a good look at what they believe in relation to the life we live that are shouting atheism is on the rise.

Here is a poser:
why is the female gender not represented in the Trinity yet we want equality for women?

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Re: Atheism Is Growing In Nigeria With Proof by JackBizzle: 7:14am On Oct 12, 2017
menxer:
The way I see it, people are beginning to see through the blindfold of religion. It's only people that are scared of taking a good look at what they believe in relation to the life we live that are shouting atheism is on the rise.

Here is a poser:
why is the female gender not represented in the Trinity yet we want equality for women?


Bros, I dont understand your question. The way i see it, the bible was written when men disregarded women as less than men.


Also, atheism is on the rise.

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Re: Atheism Is Growing In Nigeria With Proof by menxer: 7:22am On Oct 12, 2017
JackBizzle:



Bros, I dont understand your question. The way i see it, the bible was written when men disregarded women as less than men.


Also, atheism is on the rise.
Does it matter when the Bible was written? If the notion of women being disregarded as you claim is outdated, what stops us from revising it to reflect the truth.

That the female gender is suppressed and subjugated in religion tells a lot about the all just God we claim to worship.

Besides, I don't buy that because women had always played leading roles in the world from time immemorial, even in bible history.
Re: Atheism Is Growing In Nigeria With Proof by hopefulLandlord: 7:29am On Oct 12, 2017
I think the reason atheism is on the rise in Nigeria is because people are beginning to think for themselves and holding the religious books and claims to more scrutiny than accepting it at face value as their parents told them to. Just as our views on slavery and bigotry we learned are not humanistic views. I don't use christian/Muslim views as many christian/Islam faiths still preach hate for certain people and use their religious books as justification for this. and I think more people see this and say to themselves this is so wrong how can the bible/Koran be the word of god so then they doubt the bibles origin and teachings and eventually make the transition to atheism.

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Re: Atheism Is Growing In Nigeria With Proof by ultron12345: 7:44am On Oct 12, 2017
Rise Of Atheism : Nigeria's Trillion-Dollar Religion Industry Hit Hard As Revenues Drop.
Re: Atheism Is Growing In Nigeria With Proof by felixomor: 8:03am On Oct 12, 2017
"with proof"

Lmao grin

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Re: Atheism Is Growing In Nigeria With Proof by JackBizzle: 8:06am On Oct 12, 2017
ultron12345:
Rise Of Atheism : Nigeria's Trillion-Dollar Religion Industry Hit Hard As Revenues Drop.


Now that is a catching newspaper headline!

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Re: Atheism Is Growing In Nigeria With Proof by JackBizzle: 8:07am On Oct 12, 2017
hopefulLandlord:
I think the reason atheism is on the rise in Nigeria is because people are beginning to think for themselves and holding the religious books and claims to more scrutiny than accepting it at face value as their parents told them to. Just as our views on slavery and bigotry we learned are not humanistic views. I don't use christian/Muslim views as many christian/Islam faiths still preach hate for certain people and use their religious books as justification for this. and I think more people see this and say to themselves this is so wrong how can the bible/Koran be the word of god so then they doubt the bibles origin and teachings and eventually make the transition to atheism.


Very true. I personally like how pastors are shamed here on nairaland every week. New week, new pastor scandal!

Also, check out this thread- https://www.nairaland.com/4111826/why-africans-should-not-follow

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Re: Atheism Is Growing In Nigeria With Proof by JawadZeus: 8:12am On Oct 12, 2017
Linux007:
Humans have always derived meaning from the concept of god and his plans, but then came the humanist revolution which brought about the death of god.
Prophets and philosophers have argued that all laws and order will vanish if we stop believing in god, yet today those who pose greatest threat to global law and order are precisely those people who believe in god and his all encompassing plans.
God fearing Syria is far more violent than atheist netherlands,
Religious Nigeria is worse than atheist USA.

You will live long my friend... you will live long!! They keep screaming all sorts of vile nuisance against the atheists calling them everything from slow to heretics, immoral and lawless and people hell bound. They have decided to not look inwards and see for themselves how much scum they have within. Virtually every sick case imaginable was perpetrated is either in the church or by a religious person... Reference to that gay orgy thing in a cardinal's apartment in Italy... which I gotta say has been unusually kept quiet.

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Re: Atheism Is Growing In Nigeria With Proof by JawadZeus: 8:15am On Oct 12, 2017
JackBizzle:



Very true. I personally like how pastors are shamed here on nairaland every week. New week, new pastor scandal!

Also, check out this thread- https://www.nairaland.com/4111826/why-africans-should-not-follow

Hei!! where have you people been all my life... I make fun of pastors and men of the flesh and blood loving skydaddy... I dont do it subtly.. hehe

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Re: Atheism Is Growing In Nigeria With Proof by JackBizzle: 8:19am On Oct 12, 2017
Linux007:
Humans have always derived meaning from the concept of god and his plans, but then came the humanist revolution which brought about the death of god.
Prophets and philosophers have argued that all laws and order will vanish if we stop believing in god, yet today those who pose greatest threat to global law and order are precisely those people who believe in god and his all encompassing plans.
God fearing Syria is far more violent than atheist netherlands,
Religious Nigeria is worse in order and law than atheist USA.


JawadZeus:


You will live long my friend... you will live long!! They keep screaming all sorts of vile nuisance against the atheists calling them everything from slow to heretics, immoral and lawless and people hell bound. They have decided to not look inwards and see for themselves how much scum they have within. Virtually every sick case imaginable was perpetrated is either in the church or by a religious person... Reference to that gay orgy thing in a cardinal's apartment in Italy... which I gotta say has been unusually kept quiet.


I'm glad to meet more freethinkers and sensible people. Nice one!

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Re: Atheism Is Growing In Nigeria With Proof by Originakalokalo(m): 8:35am On Oct 12, 2017
JackBizzle:



Very true. I personally like how pastors are shamed here on nairaland every week. New week, new pastor scandal!

Also, check out this thread- https://www.nairaland.com/4111826/why-africans-should-not-follow


True
Because threads on Islam are under lock and key

Because Nairaland only put news that shame Christianity (most of the time)

Because Christianity can take anything thrown at it.

Because if you try it with Islam, many heads will roll. From a foreign news against Islam, people have died in Nigeria.

So, seun uses any news on Christianity for traffic. News on Islam is put on the n
Front page with caution.


In Christ Alone.

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Re: Atheism Is Growing In Nigeria With Proof by Nobody: 8:41am On Oct 12, 2017
As knowledge abounds, sinners abounds, the world will end one day. The Lord once came for the crowd n multitude of sinners to save n redeem them from the strong grasp of sin n destruction, the righteous was overlooked.

Luke 5:32 " I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."

But now he is saying "I'm coming back, I'm coming, I'm coming, for a few people, for a holy people, for a church without spot nor wrinkle.".

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Re: Atheism Is Growing In Nigeria With Proof by Humanistme: 8:42am On Oct 12, 2017
Originakalokalo:



True
Because threads on Islam are under lock and key

Because Nairaland only put news that shame Christianity (most of the time)

Because Christianity can take anything thrown at it.

Because if you try it with Islam, many heads will roll. From a foreign news against Islam, people have died in Nigeria.

So, seun uses any news on Christianity for traffic. News on Islam is put on the n
Front page with caution.


In Christ Alone.

you are right about nairaland. But atheism is also on the rise in the Islamic world esp in the Arabic world it is shocking. I see some Twitter accounts and I marvel and the worst is that they are not even anonymous despite the danger.


Also shout out to tintingz you are doing great bro cheesy

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Re: Atheism Is Growing In Nigeria With Proof by JackBizzle: 8:44am On Oct 12, 2017
Originakalokalo:



True
Because threads on Islam are under lock and key

Because Nairaland only put news that shame Christianity (most of the time)

Because Christianity can take anything thrown at it.

Because if you try it with Islam, many heads will roll. From a foreign news against Islam, people have died in Nigeria.

So, seun uses any news on Christianity for traffic. News on Islam is put on the n
Front page with caution.


In Christ Alone.


Islam is not a religion that favours internet forums due to blasphemy laws within sharia. Islam on reddit (Americas biggest forum) is dead as well.

This is not to say that Christianity is a better religion. It is only less daft
Re: Atheism Is Growing In Nigeria With Proof by JackBizzle: 8:45am On Oct 12, 2017
Jacksonville:
As knowledge abounds, sinners abounds, the world will end one day. The Lord once came for the crowd n multitude of sinners to save n redeem them from the strong grasp of sin n destruction, the righteous was overlooked.

Luke 5:32 " I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."

But now he is saying "I'm coming back, I'm coming, I'm coming, for a few people, for a holy people, for a church without spot nor wrinkle.".


Take your preaching elsewhere. Jesus aint coming back

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Re: Atheism Is Growing In Nigeria With Proof by Nobody: 8:56am On Oct 12, 2017
JackBizzle:


Take your preaching elsewhere. Jesus aint coming back
I hate to disillusion you, but he is smiley

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Re: Atheism Is Growing In Nigeria With Proof by tintingz(m): 9:32am On Oct 12, 2017
Humanistme:


you are right about nairaland. But atheism is also on the rise in the Islamic world esp in the Arabic world it is shocking. I see some Twitter accounts and I marvel and the worst is that they are not even anonymous despite the danger.


Also shout out to tintingz you are doing great bro cheesy
Thanks bro. cheesy

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Re: Atheism Is Growing In Nigeria With Proof by spongeisback: 9:41am On Oct 12, 2017
How can I believe in something that am not allowed to question? Am suppose to wait for a "Holy Spirit" to explain a book that is full of fallacies? Using Nigeria as a case study has religion done more good or more harm to us? Almost all the modern day revolution started in church but over here the thiefstors want you to "pray" for those that have kept you in perpetual poverty because at the end of the day "they" polithiefiances and thiefstors are all the same.

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Re: Atheism Is Growing In Nigeria With Proof by Ioseph(m): 9:41am On Oct 12, 2017
Jacksonville:


I hate to disillusion you, but he is smiley

Jesus is dead. God is a lie. Christianity is a joke and Islam is a farce.

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Re: Atheism Is Growing In Nigeria With Proof by spongeisback: 9:44am On Oct 12, 2017
Adebole, Oledepo, Ibiyomiole, Chris oyakioleme and the rest of those men of god are all thiefs and scammers. Using a Jewish religion to keep Africa in dark ages!

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Re: Atheism Is Growing In Nigeria With Proof by JackBizzle: 9:47am On Oct 12, 2017
spongeisback:
Adebole, Oledepo, Ibiyomiole, Chris oyakioleme and the rest of those men of god are all thiefs and scammers. Using a Jewish religion to keep Africa in dark ages!


Those guys are ruthless CEOs. They make billions off the gullibility of sheep in their churches! shocked

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Re: Atheism Is Growing In Nigeria With Proof by tintingz(m): 10:28am On Oct 12, 2017
JackBizzle:



Islam is not a religion that favours internet forums due to blasphemy laws within sharia. Islam on reddit (Americas biggest forum) is dead as well.

This is not to say that Christianity is a better religion. It is only less daft
Many Muslims are now turning irreligious, I've watched a lot of videos about them on YouTube and their comments.

Islam is a religion on treat laws(sharia) that's all form against human right, apostasy is a criminal offense and the penalty is death sentence in sharia law, someone here in Islam section even said if we were in Islamic state I would have been taken to a psychiatric hospital and if found sane I will be judge according to the law(sharia).
Re: Atheism Is Growing In Nigeria With Proof by JackBizzle: 10:42am On Oct 12, 2017
tintingz:
Many Muslims are now turning irreligious, I've watched a lot of videos about them on YouTube and their comments.

Islam is a religion on treat laws(sharia) that's all form against human right, apostasy is a criminal offense and the penalty is death sentence in sharia law, someone here in Islam section even said if we were in Islamic state I would have been taken to a psychiatric hospital and if found sane I will be judge according to the law(sharia).


A lot of people, especially young ones, want freedom. The arab youths see their friends in usa and uk dancing, partying, speaking freely. They see that a religion is holding them back


This is why atheism is growing fast in the Arab world. They have everything except freedom. Confortable and rich but cant enjoy freedom. Lol

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Re: Atheism Is Growing In Nigeria With Proof by tintingz(m): 11:11am On Oct 12, 2017
JackBizzle:



A lot of people, especially young ones, want freedom. The arab youths see their friends in usa and uk dancing, partying, speaking freely. They see that a religion is holding them back


This is why atheism is growing fast in the Arab world. They have everything except freedom. Confortable and rich but cant enjoy freedom. Lol


Exactly, the more reason Arab immigrants are much in western countries enjoying full freedom.

I watched a question section video on YouTube and Christopher hitchens gave a Muslim lady a Pakistani or Iranian or so an epic brutal reply, she's not on hijab but she's defending sharia and Islam women right and Christopher hitchens can't take the crap, he said she won't be sitting among men and expose her hair if she's in her country, if you see the look on her face and blabbing. grin

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Re: Atheism Is Growing In Nigeria With Proof by obinna58(m): 11:23am On Oct 12, 2017
tintingz:
Exactly, the more reason Arab immigrants are much in western countries enjoying full freedom.

I watched a question section video on YouTube and Christopher hitchens gave a Muslim lady a Pakistan or so an epic brutal reply, she's not on hijab but she's defending sharia and Islam women right and Christopher hitchens can't take the crap, he said she won't be sitting among men and expose her hair if she's in her country, if you see the look on her face. grin
grin
Re: Atheism Is Growing In Nigeria With Proof by TundeHashim(m): 11:58am On Oct 12, 2017
I'm a Muslim but I must admit that atheism is on the rise. It's the f*cking reality. Day in day out, I read comments of people attacking the very foundation upon which religion stands. Interestingly, the questions they raise are logical and their arguments apt. It's shame on theists if we can't come up with a more rational argument and resort to insulting them and threatening them with hell. Though I've got a rebuttal to some of their arguments but honestly, it has made me more liberal than before. Also, I've become more resilient in my faith in God.

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Re: Atheism Is Growing In Nigeria With Proof by Originakalokalo(m): 12:14pm On Oct 12, 2017
Let it be on the rise. Infact, Let them grow geometrically.

Millions still stand for the Almighty God.

Millions still stands for Jesus.

If nobody else will,


Myself and my family will stand for God.

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