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Why Are Nigerian Atheist Cowards? by BurningBlade: 1:11am On Oct 14, 2018
I wonder why nigerian atheist haven't started taking their 'gospel' outside the shore of social media.

One would have even imagined Seun would have formed a voice for many atheist to rally round so the good news can be spread to many Nigerians via the mass media.

I'm yet to see any atheist on any talk show speaking about atheism, and why nigerians need to throw away their religion, instead, almost if not everything is being done social media. Isn't there life outside social media?

So, I wonder why they're cowards who hide under the vile of social media to argue about atheism and religion.
Re: Why Are Nigerian Atheist Cowards? by JeromeBlack: 1:27am On Oct 14, 2018
Zoologists point out that if you take a clean, domesticated dog and put it amongst wild dogs, the clean dog will not survive.

You want atheists to come out in a country where religious people run amok. A country where the current president is a religious bigot. A country where you can be killed in the North for being a christian or the wrong type of muslim. A country with no security. A country where the rule of law cannot guarantee you your human rights (especially freedom from religion).

We live among millions of illiterates and religious bigots in Nigeria. A softer and more intelligent approach is warranted. One cannot afford to be direct.

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Re: Why Are Nigerian Atheist Cowards? by oglalasioux(m): 2:59am On Oct 14, 2018
Atheism is the direct opposite of coercion, lies, extortion, murder on behalf of God/gods.

Atheists will prefer to be called cowards rather than engage in inhuman acts that convince you one is brave.
Re: Why Are Nigerian Atheist Cowards? by Dantedasz(m): 5:03am On Oct 14, 2018
Re: Why Are Nigerian Atheist Cowards? by orisa37: 9:51am On Oct 14, 2018
They are afraid of Miyetti-Allah Fulani Herdsmen, Bokoharam and ElRufai..
Re: Why Are Nigerian Atheist Cowards? by LordReed(m): 10:58am On Oct 14, 2018
LoL! We are under no sort of compulsion to "preach the gospel". Any atheist who engages, does so of his/her own accord, not because one god or organization is compelling him/her to, with coercive mentions of rewards or punishments. So cowardice doesn't even factor into the matter.

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Re: Why Are Nigerian Atheist Cowards? by BurningBlade: 10:58am On Oct 14, 2018
JeromeBlack:
Zoologists point out that if you take a clean, domesticated dog and put it amongst wild dogs, the clean dog will not survive.

You want atheists to come out in a country where religious people run amok. A country where the current president is a religious bigot. A country where you can be killed in the North for being a christian or the wrong type of muslim. A country with no security. A country where the rule of law cannot guarantee you your human rights (especially freedom from religion).

We live among millions of illiterates and religious bigots in Nigeria. A softer and more intelligent approach is warranted. One cannot afford to be direct.
I see your point, none the less, whatever happened to sticking to your guns in the face of oppression?

The direct approach is what is needed from my point of view. The nonsense religion is causing is becoming wearisome. Lots of brain dead nigerians littering the place.
Re: Why Are Nigerian Atheist Cowards? by frank317: 11:32am On Oct 14, 2018
BurningBlade:
I see your point, none the less, whatever happened to sticking to your guns in the face of oppression?
Why should an atheist stick to his gun,is it like he is promised an atheist heaven or hell if he does or doesn't?


The direct approach is what is needed from my point of view. The nonsense religion is causing is becoming wearisome. Lots of brain dead nigerians littering the place.
So atheists should kill themselves for this?
Re: Why Are Nigerian Atheist Cowards? by paxonel(m): 2:10pm On Oct 14, 2018
Even in advanced nations atheists dont come out to defend their position because they know they are never100% sure.
But christians are 100% sure thats why they come out anytime, anyday to defend christ.
Re: Why Are Nigerian Atheist Cowards? by LordReed(m): 2:26pm On Oct 14, 2018
paxonel:
Even in advanced nations atheists dont come out to defend their position because they know they are never100% sure.
But christians are 100% sure thats why they come out anytime, anyday to defend christ.

There are atheists who rather more vocal publicly in other countries but that's because their societies are a lot more liberal already.
Re: Why Are Nigerian Atheist Cowards? by johnydon22(m): 2:58pm On Oct 14, 2018
BurningBlade:
I wonder why nigerian atheist haven't started taking their 'gospel' outside the shore of social media.

One would have even imagined Seun would have formed a voice for many atheist to rally round so the good news can be spread to many Nigerians via the mass media.

I'm yet to see any atheist on any talk show speaking about atheism, and why nigerians need to throw away their religion, instead, almost if not everything is being done social media. Isn't there life outside social media?

So, I wonder why they're cowards who hide under the vile of social media to argue about atheism and religion.

What exactly is the gain of turning people into atheism.

Unlike Christians who genuinely believe being a Christian comes with a reward after death.

Why exactly should an atheist strive to propagate his ideas?
Re: Why Are Nigerian Atheist Cowards? by johnydon22(m): 3:08pm On Oct 14, 2018
LordReed:


There are atheists who rather more vocal publicly in other countries but that's because their societies are a lot more liberal already.

It is not about a country being liberal enough really, there is every opportunity to do same in Nigeria; You are probably worried about the reactions.

I have been in a couple of formal debates on God myself, the important question here is why?

Why should an atheist preach his ideas like a gospel to others?

Is it to convert others?
or simply for philosophical exercise?

If it is the former, it is useless; i gain absolutely nothing by turning people away from their faith.

But if it is for philosophical exercise, then i am up for it, not because i want to convert others but because i enjoy philosophical discussions.

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Re: Why Are Nigerian Atheist Cowards? by chemystery: 4:40pm On Oct 14, 2018
Because atheism has no creed or doctrine. In atheism, there is actually nothing to teach or preach, but everything to make people reason and start thinking.

Religion has enslaved people's mind through indoctrination, and the only way to free religious people is to make them think rather than taking them through another journey of indoctrination.

That's why Bob Marley said, "Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our mind" - trying to tell us that mental slavery need no external crusader or freedom fighter aside from ourselves.

I don't really know if it's same for other atheist but for me, knowing how difficult it was for me to free myself from the shackles of religion makes me see the near impossibility of succeeding in trying to free others. Let them help themselves. I can't think for anyone or delete the fears (of eternal damnation or whatsoever) that is restricting anyone from thinking freely.

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Re: Why Are Nigerian Atheist Cowards? by BurningBlade: 4:57pm On Oct 14, 2018
johnydon22:


What exactly is the gain of turning people into atheism.

Unlike Christians who genuinely believe being a Christian comes with a reward after death.

Why exactly should an atheist strive to propagate his ideas?
to show the foolishness of religion.
Re: Why Are Nigerian Atheist Cowards? by johnydon22(m): 5:35pm On Oct 14, 2018
BurningBlade:
to show the foolishness of religion.

And what is the advantage of this to the atheist?

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Re: Why Are Nigerian Atheist Cowards? by paxonel(m): 6:25pm On Oct 14, 2018
LordReed:


There are atheists who rather more vocal publicly in other countries but that's because their societies are a lot more liberal already.
thats very true!
Re: Why Are Nigerian Atheist Cowards? by paxonel(m): 6:30pm On Oct 14, 2018
BurningBlade:
to show the foolishness of religion.
many atheists attack God who was never the source of the foolishness and ignore men who actually made religion foolish by their foolish activities yes or no?

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Re: Why Are Nigerian Atheist Cowards? by LordReed(m): 8:08pm On Oct 14, 2018
johnydon22:


It is not about a country being liberal enough really, there is every opportunity to do same in Nigeria; You are probably worried about the reactions.

I have been in a couple of formal debates on God myself, the important question here is why?

Why should an atheist preach his ideas like a gospel to others?

Is it to convert others?
or simply for philosophical exercise?

If it is the former, it is useless; i gain absolutely nothing by turning people away from their faith.

But if it is for philosophical exercise, then i am up for it, not because i want to convert others but because i enjoy philosophical discussions.

I agree with you but you cannot ignore the fact that a more liberal society would naturally allow for more freedom of expression. Checkout Street Epistemology on YouTube, that's something you'd be hard pressed to recreate in Nigeria.
Re: Why Are Nigerian Atheist Cowards? by BurningBlade: 12:17am On Oct 15, 2018
paxonel:
many atheists attack God who was never the source of the foolishness and ignore men who actually made religion foolish by their foolish activities yes or no?
who made religion, God or man?

Atheist attack god because religious adherents often say god gave them religion, not man.
Re: Why Are Nigerian Atheist Cowards? by Nobody: 10:34am On Oct 15, 2018
90% of the world's population today are atheists in disguise! So don't think anyone can bully atheism, we're no more in ancient Israel where the Mosaic laws says "kill those who speak against pure worship!".
For your information, Satan is speedily recruiting soldiers against TRUE Christianity and atheism is the faculty that he is using for the recruitment.
Sooner from now you will realize that most of the people claiming Christians and Muslims are atheists in disguise, it's just the present condition that's still keeping them behind one another. They'll soon turn to full-time atheism after discovering that their so called Pastors and Imams are just taking advantage of their stupidity. Then it will remain the one and ONLY organization of TRUE Christians that are well known for their obedience to divine instructions,simplicity and often vilified by all other people!
By that time, all these people claiming Christians and Muslims will form alliance against these TRUE Christians to wipe them out because they are ashamed that all what this one and only group has been saying has come to pass. So they'll all team up to annihilate them, that's when Jesus will show His face out of rage and exterminate billions of people except His TRUE followers practicing all that His organization is teaching globally!
This is the comprehensive interpretation of the Bible book of Revelations. God bless you!
Re: Why Are Nigerian Atheist Cowards? by paxonel(m): 1:58pm On Oct 15, 2018
BurningBlade:
who made religion, God or man?
God

Atheist attack god because religious adherents often say god gave them religion, not man.
thats not enough reason to attack God.
God never gave them religion only for them to be foolish, he gave them religion as the only link between the spirit and the physical as God is a spirit who deserved worship by his physical creatures.
Therefore the essense of religion is to worship God and not be foolish people .

But they have ended up make themselves foolish people because they lack the understanding
Re: Why Are Nigerian Atheist Cowards? by paxonel(m): 2:09pm On Oct 15, 2018
TATIME:
90% of the world's population today are atheists in disguise! So don't think anyone can bully atheism, we're no more in ancient Israel where the Mosaic laws says "kill those who speak against pure worship!".
For your information, Satan is speedily recruiting soldiers against TRUE Christianity and atheism is the faculty that he is using for the recruitment.
Sooner from now you will realize that most of the people claiming Christians and Muslims are atheists in disguise, it's just the present condition that's still keeping them behind one another. They'll soon turn to full-time atheism after discovering that their so called Pastors and Imams are just taking advantage of their stupidity. Then it will remain the one and ONLY organization of TRUE Christians that are well known for their obedience to divine instructions,simplicity and often vilified by all other people!
By that time, all these people claiming Christians and Muslims will form alliance against these TRUE Christians to wipe them out because they are ashamed that all what this one and only group has been saying has come to pass. So they'll all team up to annihilate them, that's when Jesus will show His face out of rage and exterminate billions of people except His TRUE followers practicing all that His organization is teaching globally!
This is the comprehensive interpretation of the Bible book of Revelations. God bless you!
we all know that anyone who believes in christ irrespective of whether he is practicing religious activities or not is a christian and anyone saying that God do not exist talkless of christ is an atheist yes or no?
Re: Why Are Nigerian Atheist Cowards? by Nobody: 6:31pm On Oct 15, 2018
paxonel:
we all know that anyone who believes in christ irrespective of whether he is practicing religious activities or not is a christian and anyone saying that God do not exist talkless of christ is an atheist yes or no?
Your opening words has answered your question, "WE ALL KNOW" Jesus said in Matthew 7:21-23 "not everyone calling me Lord Lord will enter into the kingdom....many will say to me in that day 'Lord, i did this and that in your name and i will tell them I NEVER KNEW YOU go away from me you workers of iniquity" Christians are to continue "TEACHING people all that Jesus has commanded" Matthew 28:20 Certainly many don't truly know what Christianity means. So the answer to your question is Capital NO!
Atheism is not only about those saying God doesn't exist, remember what the Bible say "The foolish ones says IN HIS HEART 'there is no God'" Psalms 14:1
So my friend, don't be deceived by what people are saying but thoroughly meditate and continue to exerminer their ACTIONS because "that's exactly what speaks the real thing they're hiding or not saying out" God bless you!
Re: Why Are Nigerian Atheist Cowards? by bloodofthelamb(m): 7:38pm On Oct 15, 2018
TATIME:
Your opening words has answered your question, "WE ALL KNOW" Jesus said in Matthew 7:21-23 "not everyone calling me Lord Lord will enter into the kingdom....many will say to me in that day 'Lord, i did this and that in your name and i will tell them I NEVER KNEW YOU go away from me you workers of iniquity" Christians are to continue "TEACHING people all that Jesus has commanded" Matthew 28:20 Certainly many don't truly know what Christianity means. So the answer to your question is Capital NO!
Atheism is not only about those saying God doesn't exist, remember what the Bible say "The foolish ones says IN HIS HEART 'there is no God'" Psalms 14:1
So my friend, don't be deceived by what people are saying but thoroughly meditate and continue to exerminer their ACTIONS because "that's exactly what speaks the real thing they're hiding or not saying out" God bless you!

Do you call Jesus your Lord(owner)?
Re: Why Are Nigerian Atheist Cowards? by Nobody: 8:12pm On Oct 15, 2018
bloodofthelamb:

Do you call Jesus your Lord(owner)?
ACTION speaks louder than words my friend.
It's easy,just to say "Jesus is my Lord" but it's when you start doing things that's totally different from the way the world under Satan's influence does that questions begins coming up. Ephesians 4:23,Colossians 3:10 That's when to humbly explain how beneficial the things Jesus taught His followers(1Peter 3:15) at first you don't need to mention "JESUS" since most people don't want to be controlled by another person's ideology! But when you keep shining as illuminators (not in material possessions but in virtuous deeds) honesthearted persons will be attracted to you(1Peter 2:12) to ask "who is your teacher?" since everyone has parents and religious fathers but you've proven to be extra virtuous. Matthew 5:48 That's the right time to bring in the name of your teacher(Matthew 23:9) where He came from(Act4:10)when He lived, the book to study about all that He taught(Bible) and those with whom you're sharing the same FAITH!(Hebrews 10:24,25) But saying or mentioning Jesus name just like those making use of slogans is meaningless, since many evil has been done in the past and even today with the name!(2Corinthians 11:13-15) So true Christians today are saying "Jesus is our Lord, Master and King" not with mere words but by what we're doing!( Matthew 7:24-27)God bless you.

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