#NaijaChronicles: Religions’ gnawing ignorance
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#NaijaChronicles: Religions’ gnawing ignorance

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#NaijaChronicles: Religions’ gnawing ignorance

by Joy Isi Bewaji

Speaking too many languages at once. Promoting love and hate at the same time. Blessings and curses. Nurturing unity and division. Aiming for peace and war.

Religion lacks empathy. It is the biggest emotional fraud of a third world disaster. Always looking out for itself. Snitching and backbiting. A reason development cannot exist side-by-side its gnawing greed and ignorance.

Any institution that scorns people’s suffering, swirling at the misfortune of others, bragging on about spiritual favour and grace above the scarred failure and abysmal injustice of humanity, is appalling.

We do not thank God for keeping our breasts intact when we stumble on a picture of a breast cancer survivor. We do not congratulate ourselves when children die while ours have dinner and cups of juice.

We do not bang our heads in the air to declare the death of enemies. We do not brand old women witches and parade them under the mocking sun.

We don’t do these things in decent societies… except religion is involved.

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