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How Religion Draws People Back. by Martinez19(m): 2:19pm On Apr 20, 2018
NB: this applies to those who take their religion seriously. Not the hypocrites and ignorant ones who dance and profess that Yahweh is a kind healer but somehow still see cancer and hiv deaths among their brethren as "Yahweh knows best."


Many atheists who were once christians for many or few years know that if not for Christianity, they would have made a better decision that would have made them much more better. Certain life opportunities came and passed you by because you taught it's not the will of yahweh but your fellow christians, temporarily throwing yahweh in the trash took these opportunities and became better people while you are still waiting grin.

1) SICKNESS AND DISEASES
There are many people who had fatal illnesses that could have been proper managed to either eradicate it or prolong the victims life but since they read Matt 7:7, James 5:14-15, etc., they decided to forgo medical treatment. After all, faith works and it's the will of loving father to cater for his children. These people got worse and some lost their lives. Those that got worse became disillusioned and angered when their fellow hypocritical and unserious christians keep telling them that "Yahweh is not a magician", "Yahweh won't come down and heal you, work it out", "medical science is God's miracle" etc. whereas there actions were firmly rooted in the bible.

Such mistakes are very regrettable and emotionally traumatic. Religion wetin we do you grin

2) RELATIONSHIP
Many ladies would have married that guy they loved, that guy with whom they would have lived happily with but because the guy was not of the same religion with them or one dubious pastor( who wanted to be petty or wanted the lady for himself) said yahweh told him the marriage wouldn't work, they couldn't. They had to settle for that christian brother or the pastor himself who they never loved, who turned out to be a relationship nightmare and who has a low standard of living compared to the one they rejected. Believe it or not, this happens to a lot of ladies and even guys. Many ladies have been deceived by dubious christian brothers with "Yahweh told me that you are my wife."

The hypocrites may say "... It's not the religion, it's the pastor. Don't depend on any pastor but on yahweh alone." really? Like most them uttering this crap don't look up to E.A Adeb[b]OLE[/b] grin and Dr. Olukoya? Like most of them don't go for deliverance under these people? Hypocrites oshi! Truth as long as you are a christian in Nigeria, there is no how you will not look up to one pastor.

..... to be continued

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Re: How Religion Draws People Back. by ikbnice(m): 2:27pm On Apr 20, 2018
Some people will not like this...
Re: How Religion Draws People Back. by Martinez19(m): 2:48pm On Apr 20, 2018
3) WASTED LIFE PURPOSE AND OPPORTUNITIES
As a serious christians, do you remember those wasted energy and time spent reading the bible and praying, time that could have been used doing something useful to better yourself? . For some ex-catholics, remember how you or your relative joined the priesthood and devoted themselves? Much worse is if you were a priest for many years and you discovered that you have lived a lie all your life. For those with musical talents, remember rejecting one secular record label (that doesn't do christian music) because you felt you can't do worldly things or your pastor told you, cunningly, to stay in the church serving his choir because "Yahweh wants you there and will prosper you there." you stayed and nothing came out of it, empty promises and your musical talent and creativity weakened. More painful is that your fellow christians, in the same church, joined the music industry and are living big and the wayo pastor is eating their tithes while you are pained. Eyah, next time don't follow Butterflyleo and be st*pid.

These things do happen. Not everyone can be like Frank Edwards, some have their niche in the secular industry. Lastly, I won't forget those who left all worldly things to follow christ with all their strength and energy.

... To be continued

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Re: How Religion Draws People Back. by Martinez19(m): 2:57pm On Apr 20, 2018
HopefulLandord, HardMirror, QueenSuccubus wink, adepeter2027, 1Sharon, 0temSapien, Nilfeim, proudgorgeousga, Tozara aka Tohzara, hahn, Johnydon22, segunojo866, 1stSonOfLucifer, dalaman aka dalamama aka dalam0n, Ladyhippolyta88, Seun

Food don done. Hope we can have a discussion. The rest that I didn't remember to mention, forgive and forget.
Re: How Religion Draws People Back. by hopefulLandlord: 3:06pm On Apr 20, 2018
I'm starting to become an atitheist and it feels kinda weird
Re: How Religion Draws People Back. by QueenSuccubus(f): 3:16pm On Apr 20, 2018
grin


I will edit my comment tomorrow...

Time for my beauty rest. It's getting late down here.


Goodnyt for now cool
Re: How Religion Draws People Back. by Martinez19(m): 3:46pm On Apr 20, 2018
4) ECONOMIC REGRESSION
Here is what Paul Dirac had to say about religion :
"I cannot understand why we idle discussing religion. If we are honest—and scientists have to be—we must admit that religion is a jumble of false assertions, with no basis in reality. The very idea of God is a product of the human imagination. It is quite understandable why primitive people, who were so much more exposed to the overpowering forces of nature than we are today, should have personified these forces in fear and trembling. But nowadays, when we understand so many natural processes, we have no need for such solutions. I can't for the life of me see how the postulate of an Almighty God helps us in any way. What I do see is that this assumption leads to such unproductive questions as why God allows so much misery and injustice, the exploitation of the poor by the rich and all the other horrors He might have prevented. If religion is still being taught, it is by no means because its ideas still convince us, but simply because some of us want to keep the lower classes quiet. Quiet people are much easier to govern than clamorous and dissatisfied ones. They are also much easier to exploit. Religion is a kind of opium that allows a nation to lull itself into wishful dreams and so forget the injustices that are being perpetrated against the people. Hence the close alliance between those two great political forces, the State and the Church. Both need the illusion that a kindly God rewards—in heaven if not on earth—all those who have not risen up against injustice, who have done their duty quietly and uncomplainingly. That is precisely why the honest assertion that God is a mere product of the human imagination is branded as the worst of all mortal sins."

Well spoken. Because of religious beliefs, people don't realise how much their lives and so called destiny is in there own hands, they see their destiny as being determined and fated that's why despite the economic hardship and corruption on the part of the political leaders, people endure thinking "Yahweh will make a way" or their "lives are in Yahweh's hands" instead of starting a revolution and making their leaders pay dearly for it. Revolution will come quickly when Nigerians realise that their lives are not in anyone's hands and there is not a God that cares for them. Poor masses, wake up!

We have even sank so low that we now see someone, with first class, driving a tricycle (keke napep) as normal. SMH

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Re: How Religion Draws People Back. by Martinez19(m): 4:19pm On Apr 20, 2018
hopefulLandlord:
I'm starting to become an atitheist and it feels kinda weird
anti-theist? grin

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Re: How Religion Draws People Back. by Nobody: 4:54pm On Apr 20, 2018
Martinez19:
anti-theist? grin
why are you happy? you need a partner?
Re: How Religion Draws People Back. by obinna58(m): 6:02pm On Apr 20, 2018
NOTHING works with religion

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Re: How Religion Draws People Back. by Martinez19(m): 6:16pm On Apr 20, 2018
Proudgorgeousga:


why are you happy? you need a partner?
I wouldn't mind a partner. Religion has descended so much rot on mankind, I need more soldiers on the battle field. grin

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Re: How Religion Draws People Back. by Nobody: 7:14pm On Apr 20, 2018
Martinez19:
I wouldn't mind a partner. Religion has descended so much rot on mankind, I need more soldiers on the battle field. grin

more power to your elbow lol. me I have moved from agnosticism to apatheism I don't give a shìt about god or religions anymore

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Re: How Religion Draws People Back. by Martinez19(m): 7:24pm On Apr 20, 2018
Proudgorgeousga:


more power to your elbow lol. me I have moved from agnosticism to apatheism I don't give a shìt about god or religions anymore
Very good. Don't ever give a shiit about those ridiculous garbages. Gbosa for you. grin
Re: How Religion Draws People Back. by CoolUsername: 8:11pm On Apr 20, 2018
hopefulLandlord:
I'm starting to become an atitheist and it feels kinda weird

I'm drifting towards the 'I don't care enough to talk about it' mindset.
Re: How Religion Draws People Back. by hopefulLandlord: 6:56am On Apr 21, 2018
Martinez19:
anti-theist? grin
Yes, I'm starting to conclude religion has no good use at all and the only thing religion can be used for are bad things
Re: How Religion Draws People Back. by hopefulLandlord: 6:57am On Apr 21, 2018
CoolUsername:


I'm drifting towards the 'I don't care enough to talk about it' mindset.
How do you do that though? since religious beliefs affect us all whether directly or indirectly
Re: How Religion Draws People Back. by Martinez19(m): 7:08am On Apr 21, 2018
hopefulLandlord:
Yes, I'm starting to conclude religion has no good use at all and the only thing religion can be used for are bad things
lol. Exactly! I have always been like this from day one. grin
Re: How Religion Draws People Back. by hopefulLandlord: 7:15am On Apr 21, 2018
Martinez19:
lol. Exactly! I have always been like this from day one. grin

Seriously?
Re: How Religion Draws People Back. by Martinez19(m): 7:31am On Apr 21, 2018
hopefulLandlord:


Seriously?
Yes! cool I hate religion.

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Re: How Religion Draws People Back. by Niflheim(m): 12:45pm On Apr 21, 2018
@Martinez19,


This is a brilliant write up!!!

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Re: How Religion Draws People Back. by Martinez19(m): 12:52pm On Apr 21, 2018
Niflheim:
@Martinez19,


This is a brilliant write up!!!
thanks.

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Re: How Religion Draws People Back. by CoolUsername: 3:04pm On Apr 22, 2018
hopefulLandlord:

How do you do that though? since religious beliefs affect us all whether directly or indirectly

The DGAF mentality, and stoicism allow me to emotionally detach myself from other people's opinions. I think the way I want and act how I want.
Re: How Religion Draws People Back. by Martinez19(m): 3:59pm On Apr 24, 2018
Family conflict

The situation where by a son refuses to visit and take care of his mother or father(who practices the african traditional religion) in the village. Same also applies to women. Worse is when these people are being denied of seeing their grandchildren because their children thinks they would "tamper" with their children's destinies. This can also happen between people and any relatives.

The situation whereby parents disown their children or relatives for no longer participating in their magical thinking. Jehovah witnesses, some christians and many Islamic parents are guilty of this. Even children do this to their parents and other relatives. Peace and good times are lost in such process.

Financial setback
Give ten percent of your income to yahweh, sowing seed, donation to churches, pledges etc.
Re: How Religion Draws People Back. by M0ron: 4:20pm On Apr 24, 2018
Garbage thread for an idiot looking for likes
Re: How Religion Draws People Back. by hopefulLandlord: 4:22pm On Apr 24, 2018
M0ron:
Garbage thread for an idiot looking for likes

This post is moronic

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Re: How Religion Draws People Back. by Martinez19(m): 4:28pm On Apr 24, 2018
M0ron:
Garbage thread for an idiot looking for likes
you have just lived up to the reputation your moniker implies.

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Re: How Religion Draws People Back. by budaatum: 4:30pm On Apr 24, 2018
hopefulLandlord:
I'm starting to become an atitheist and it feels kinda weird
I think I might be too, in response to all the "you must accept Jesus into your life" I get. They claim "blessed assurance", but live in fear. What a complete waste of the blood of Jesus, I tell them!

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