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A Crispy Take on Why I Became a Religion Nonconformist

Writer- Oguntade Olufisayo
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The ‘believe’ is simple, yet it remains one of the hardest things to do especially when your supposed source of inspiration fails you one, two, and many times that you lose count. In my case, I’ve let ‘believe’ be and continued to pay no mind for whatever outcome it brings. Here’s a narrative about my life as a religion nonconformist, I decided to share this part of me because …

Do you believe in God? What if I told you I do but rather than accord him all the praise and worship, I’ve turned a blind eye. I hope you don’t get me wrong… here’s what I mean…

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“Fisayo, are you a Christian?” my answer was a blatant No, when my supervisor enquired, this was shortly after I declined to lead the staff prayer one early Monday morning. I bet she thought all along I was one because tell you what, I sure look it.

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The Sunday of that same week we were alone at the bank for ATM duty. Then she asked, “so you are a Muslim?” No, I answered. Her countenance began to switch…“the other day I asked if you were a Christian and you said no, now you are no Muslim? What religion do you belong to?”, she queried. I told her that  I am not a religious person. She was shocked and at the same time interested in knowing why.

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She was shocked and at the same time interested in knowing why

“So you don’t practice any religion? Why?” I responded “Why not? I don’t want to”. She said she had never met anyone who doesn’t belong to a religion and speculated something happened that made me vow never to attend church again. Hmmmm…how laughable…

Read- He Is God, I Can’t Defend Him

I get similar reactions every time someone learns I’m not affiliated with any religion. An unfun fact of it all is that I was raised by my parents as a hardcore Christian, a Jehovah witness to be precise. I used to take my bag and umbrella and knock from door to door regularly. It was my way of life growing up.

Jehovah witness nonconformist

What Happened Along The Way

As time went on, I began to learn for myself, thanks to being a Witness anyway, the mandatory bible study lifestyle paid off, it inculcated in me a craving to explore the bible even more. By nature, I am inquisitive, some things started to make no sense to me so I started digging for answers by involving myself with various religious books, not only that of Christianity, I read texts from Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, and more.

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My faith in Christianity started to shake especially because the stories from other religions appeared similar to that of the bible and even a bit more logical. Take for example, according to Buddhism, Buddha before he was born, lived his previous life as a hermit and also a prince. He surveyed the world determining where he will be born. Upon his birth, he immediately started walking and talking, and a lotus appeared under his foot at every step. This is a paraphrased version of what the texts say about Buddha though. As outlandish as this seems, there are vague similarities to what Christians have been taught about circumstances surrounding the birth of Jesus Christ. I mean the immaculate conception, the neon angels appearing in the night sky singing, the star, and so many others. 

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Due to numerous studies, all I could conclude was the pioneers of these so-called religions that exist were all in an unhealthy competitive race of who could write the best fables and propagate their narrative faster. Christianity which happens to be the most practised is also guilty. While Christians are quick to dismiss and tag other religion’s stories as untrue, they wholeheartedly embrace the fables in the Bible. Hence, my religious foundation started to crumble.

There Is A God But…

Don’t get me wrong, I believe there is a God, I just don’t subscribe to the fact that he has any interest or business in my life or yours. I mean if he’s interested in our lives as the Bible says, why is there so much suffering and violence in the world? Shouldn’t he be able to put a stop to it? The bible makes us believe we were created in his image and likeness this means we are no different from him right? Ok so put a normal human parent in his shoes, will a parent look away from the lack of love and torment his/her child is facing if they had the power to avert it? The bible also says that God is love, why will the very personification of love stand on the sidelines watching his most precious creation suffer for so long all in the guise of trying to teach us a lesson. If Jesus Christ’s blood is supposed to cleanse us and redeem us, why have we not felt the effects of his shed blood after more than 2000 years? 

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Why is there so much suffering and violence in the world?

For all the time I invested in studying the bible, I couldn’t get satisfactory answers to these, so I lost interest in religion.

Read: Why Is God Planning To Eternally Tortue Many More

I believe there is a God because of the earth and everything therein… someone must have put all these in place or perhaps a host of many spirits or forces came together to form the earth and the leader being the so-called God we acclaim all our worship to. What I don’t believe in is everything the Bible says about him, his loving nature, and all…I don’t think his real personality was properly documented otherwise we would have had a proper explanation for all these happenings. 

religion nonconformist

How The Folks Reacted

Another question people ask me when they get to know this part of me is “And your family, do they know about this?” Well, when my parents noticed my increasing apathy toward religion and our religious routine, I had to split the beans. They were surprised and wore a look of being betrayed yet they sat me down to encourage and strengthen me spiritually. Unfortunately for them, it fell on deaf ears because of how strong-willed I am. However, years later,  they have grown to respect my decision. Although once in a while my mum throws some barbs at me, which I’ve learned to deflect with silence. 

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I live right, I try to do right by people. Remember I was a Christian and I’m familiar with all the tenets and principles stated in the Bible. These ethics did not depart from me, But I don’t pray since I don’t believe there is a supreme being who listens. I just hope for the best. Lol…….sounds cheesy right? I love the way my life is because I am free. For me, religion constricts the mind, makes your view narrower. Your actions, thoughts, choices are all controlled.

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Unfortunately for them, it fell on deaf ears because of how strong-willed I am.

Did You Get Me Wrong?

In case you’re perplexed, I’m not an atheist. An atheist believes there is no God at all. I believe God exists. There is too much empirical evidence to believe otherwise. Our body structure, the wonders of creation, all the matter cycles ( water, nitrogen, carbon, and phosphorus) are too intricate, too complicated to have come by chance. Between the time of creation and now, a lot of things changed which remains largely unexplained. 

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My lifestyle is something I am unapologetic preaching to whoever cares to listen but sometimes I observe a sort of stigma from religious folks or they immediately start to follow me up so I can belong to their doctrine. I also observed that people tag it as a socio-moral crime to not believe in God or be a religion nonconformist. Does identifying with a particular religion say so much about who we are? Does it define our personhood? Your personhood!?

religion nonconformist

To the Christians/Muslims (or whatever religion) out there, why do you emphasize so much importance in believing in God? If you are a non-conformist or an atheist, I’ll like to learn about your experience too, especially the events surrounding the last straw before you backed out from religion completely. Let’s talk, perhaps I could find my way back home reading your nuggets on religion. Kindly leave me a comment below.😅👇👇

 

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Aji
Aji
24 days ago

This speaks my mind to some extent. Learning about other religions and d general energy surrounding these religious people against other religions made me drift away from bn religious. The stories in d Bible, Quran are quite like fairytales/fables. I see a similarity btwn them and d story of Oduduwa. They’re not realistic 😏 The way they surround everything with fear is so annoying threatening pple with burning for eternity …. Ive met atheists who show love to their neighbours without them thinking about getting rewards in heaven or trying to avert hellfire. What’s d essence of d religion if… Read more »

Oguntade Olufisayo
Oguntade Olufisayo
24 days ago
Reply to  Aji

Exactly my thoughts And. Another thought,why do the leaders of these religion commit so much atrocities when they are the ones proclaiming fiery damnation. They repress people so much with fear yet go on to sin so gloriously

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24 days ago
Reply to  Aji

Hmmmm! I agree with you on the threats, I remember growing up and hell fire made me so scared… that moment you keep saying “God please forgive me” for the umpteenth time in a day. The thought still crosses my mind as an adult too but like a wise friend once said to me, just live right incase heaven and hell is real so you might have a backup plan. Lol

Solchibuzor
Solchibuzor
24 days ago

Many years ago, 1997.. there was no GSM and I was sent to PH to find my brother. Someone lied to my mum that he was in an accident..well, it was an attempt to defraud her. Young me had thought that if I stopped in the area where he once said in a discussion that he came around, that I’d ask folks and they’d point him out to me. I got there, asked around from 12noon to 7pm. My money was finished, I had only N10 remaining, taxi was N20. So I asked a taxi man to drop me off… Read more »

Oguntade Olufisayo
Oguntade Olufisayo
24 days ago
Reply to  Solchibuzor

One thing religious people like you need to accept is times are changing,mindsets are evolving. The argument of ‘God is a mystery and his ways do not make sense to us’ doesn’t hold water. Our brains are wired to ask questions and repressing that natural curiosity is what is the bane of our country.
Coincidences happen and things like this happen everyday. To attribute this to supernatural intervention is delusional, cos there are bigger issues on this earth than finding a brother who doesn’t want to be found.

Solchibuzor
Solchibuzor
24 days ago

Hahahahahahahaha

Aji
Aji
24 days ago

“DELUSIONAL” is the perfect word.

Frank Focus
Frank Focus
23 days ago

Delusional? Maybe it’s or maybe it’s not. But let’s take it a bit deeper. You said mindsets have evolved and times changing. That’s true. You also said that these changes brought about questions. Have you being asking the real and right questions? Questions leads to findings, findings are gathered from the little facts and figures gotten from the digging done by the questions of the inquisitive minds. You believed that there’s God. That’s good. Why don’t you believe in what this God can do? You couldn’t help it seeing the God that promised you love – who is love itself… Read more »

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Admin
23 days ago
Reply to  Frank Focus

Hi Frank Focus, thank you. I like the fact that you didn’t discourage him from his quest contrary to how religiously inclined people do… the whole “some things are better left unasked…ignorance is bliss” shenanigans.

Thank you again😃! Waiting for Fisayo’s response…

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Admin
24 days ago
Reply to  Solchibuzor

Hmmmm… I like your take on this. One thing I have observed overtime is that while religious folks refer to some good instances as a ‘miracle/testimony’, ‘nonbelievers/nonconformist’ call it a coincidence.

6 could be 9 and 9 could be 6, depending on the angle you are looking from. I’m glad you hold your truth regardless. Thank you😃

Love
Love
24 days ago

Reading this was like taking a trip reading my own mind and experience. I’ve always thought it weird that we’re all God’s children yet there are people constantly suffering, genocides and massacres. Is it that there’s not a single child that God loves among those people? And the whole idea of having to accept Christ or perish doesn’t sound very benevolent, I don’t get why you’ll give me free will then constrict me to certain choices, it defeats the purpose. There’s a whole lot to talk about. The last straw that made me back out religion was the fact that… Read more »

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24 days ago
Reply to  Love

Your question about if God loves us equally took my mind back to the story I wrote here about “The Parable of the Talents”. its tempting to want to believe he doesn’t especially since there is no logical explanation why some people suffer and some enjoy. You should read the post.

Well, just like you cannot understand the irrationality of those under a religious banner, it’s the same way they feel about your drawback. There’s a whole lot to talk about like you said, hopefully the feedbacks open more pages for discussion. Thank you.

Oguntade Olufisayo
Oguntade Olufisayo
24 days ago
Reply to  Love

The illogicality of their arguments baffles me. No matter the way they put it,I just can’t seem to see their point of view. I wish I could get a very logical explanation to all this conundrums.

Sorex
Sorex
8 days ago
Reply to  Love

God has given us the option to choose between life and death, whatever you choose is the result of your choice, if you choose right you will get it right and if you choose otherwise you will definitely get the result

Femi
Femi
24 days ago

I don’t think I would like to identify as a nonconformist, in the religious sense anyway. I also believe that our belief system, what we choose to believe in, is premised on how it appeals to us. While this is a great read, and while I would not categorically state that I am a devoted Christian, I would like to ask about how you react when you reach your rock bottom? I don’t pray on a daily basis, I think I have certain aspects of my life that are immoral (when relating with societal standards), but subconsciously, when I get… Read more »

Oguntade Olufisayo
Oguntade Olufisayo
24 days ago
Reply to  Femi

By rock bottom you mean? Our inclination as humans is to look to something greater than us when we are in problem or feel helpless. But what happens when that solution does not come? Do you still look for supernatural intervention? Reading the Bible for me became like a sort of psychological crutch, nothing more. Now I’m trying to approach this with logicality, nothing more. If God ‘be for us’ why not stop suffering? Does there have to be a mysterious reasoning as to why you have the power to stop suffering and did not? That’s the most burning question… Read more »

Femi
Femi
24 days ago

A rich man that has suffered, but somehow he found wealth in the later part of his life, what do you think that man would say if we have to follow your analysis? That God is good. They say that gold becomes the finest after it’s been through the fire. Maybe the suffering is supposed to be something that shapes us to value a seamless life. When I alluded to rock bottom, I wanted you to do a personal experiment. God forbid, you get kidnapped, nobody can help you, what’s your impulsive response after fear? That’s how you know whether… Read more »

Oguntade Olufisayo
Oguntade Olufisayo
24 days ago
Reply to  Femi

You do realise that many a faithful persons have been kidnapped and have died in captivity? And we can say with certainty that they prayed,right? What happened? As a parent, it is impossible to see your child go through gruesome suffering that he can’t stop by himself and not want to stop that child from suffering. It is not love to let someone suffer, continuously just to prove a point. That becomes cruelty. Moreso,the reason why I care about His existence is I’m trying to make sense of it all. What happened between then and now? Why the absolute chaos… Read more »

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24 days ago
Reply to  Femi

I appreciate your take Femi. One thing I realized after some back and forth with life is that a person’s belif system works for them and this was since I read Richard Templer’s ‘Rules of Life’. One of the rules he mentioned was having a belief system. Since then, I have studied it keenly. No matter what a person believes in, no matter how bizzarre it appears to someone else, it works for them so long as they are dedicated.

Sometimes I like to blame it on the placebo effect. Maybe it is😶

Onyekachuwkwu
Onyekachuwkwu
24 days ago

Whenever I join a discussion concerning religion, I’m usually accosted with “Are you an Atheist” midway into my hot takes. The only person who didn’t ask, after an intense [logical] argument about time, existence, prehistory, and the Bible, outrightly called me an Atheist the following evening. And here’s why. People naturally feel threatened when you questioned their unusual beliefs and traditions. Religion is filled with countless irregularities and illogical statements that justify other illogical statements. And as a logical human being, I cannot absorb all of that into my head. Even if I tried to, my brain would reject it.… Read more »

Oguntade Olufisayo
Oguntade Olufisayo
24 days ago
Reply to  Onyekachuwkwu

Thanks Onyeka,for understanding my view. Logic is supreme. Even as intricate as the human body is,the processes are still logical. As intricate as rocket science is,logical process is involved.

Why do we not apply logic in our religious lives?
If they are not logical and do not make sense,don’t we have to question them?

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24 days ago
Reply to  Onyekachuwkwu

Guess you belong to the group that opines religion as a propaganda created by man. Well, just maybe… thank you Onyekachukwu.

Seyi Vandy
Seyi Vandy
24 days ago

First off; very lovely writeup. I would so enjoy a one on one discussion with the writer, cause i find myself a fan of myths and mythos and as many would argue; religion is varied myths of cultures. Your standpoint is very intriguing which makes it all the more fun, cause you believe in a God. Shows like Ancient Aliens and books like Babylon and her mystery religion, has made me to understand that most of the cultures share similarities in their gods. Examples Greeks have Zeus, Norse or Vikings have Odin both considered All fathers or god of gods.… Read more »

Oguntade Olufisayo
Oguntade Olufisayo
24 days ago
Reply to  Seyi Vandy

I like your viewpoints and I appreciate where you’re coming from. I believe in free will,but what happens when it adversely affects others.

Adolf Hitler exercised his free will and we know the results. What is the ideal solution when somebody else’s free will is fatal to those whom you love. Is stepping in not right?

I would also love to have a one on one discussion with you. I wonder how that will pan out??🤔🤔

Seyi Vandy
Seyi Vandy
24 days ago

😂😂 it will pan out awesome. Me laughing and enjoying valid points. Again i restate my point. We are made in the image and likeness of God. Allow me to back that point up with a quote “evil wins when good men do nothing”. Jesus flipped tables and flogged people out, he took action. There is a reason structure was created. Even God showed the hebrews how they should craft society with the use of Judges,because he knew that He wanted man to handle their affairs. That is why systems exists, even Jesus said “give onto Cesar what belongs to… Read more »

Last edited 24 days ago by Seyi Vandy
Oguntade Olufisayo
Oguntade Olufisayo
24 days ago
Reply to  Seyi Vandy

Seyi, I would like you to give me a straight answer to this; why has God permitted suffering for so long? Why not stop it if he has the power to?

Seyi Vandy
Seyi Vandy
24 days ago

That will be in Revelations 🤷🏽‍♂️

Sorex
Sorex
8 days ago

Your choice determine s that ma

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Admin
24 days ago
Reply to  Seyi Vandy

I enjoyed reading this especially the part you said “God is love, but love is not his only quality”…an eye opener!💫💫💫💫💫

Cmkcouture
Cmkcouture
24 days ago

The part where you said “I believe there is God but i don’t think he has any business in our lives” I question so many things. Just this morning I woke and was still questioning my Religion, as my friend said “its all about your Faith” I also question myself and ask myself if God actually loves us equally, I mean he is our Father and he loves us all yet some have a better life than the others The saying God created us in his own image answers alot, ever wonder why humans are partial, biased, choose one person… Read more »

Seyi Vandy
Seyi Vandy
24 days ago
Reply to  Cmkcouture

While whar you say is true. But look at the records of most of the people God lifts more than others or calls favourite; you will also see their actions. David was the baddest worshipper
Abraham, obeyed even when his son was to be sacrificed. I feel in some aspect,either the individual was tested and proven or they enjoyed the benefits of their fathers’/parents’ blessings. My opinion though

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Admin
24 days ago
Reply to  Cmkcouture

Hmmmm your last sentence though… more like “an apple does not fall far from the tree” huh? So many questions mehn…

Oguntade Olufisayo
Oguntade Olufisayo
24 days ago
Reply to  Cmkcouture

These and other questions are why people are now turning away from religion.

You raised a valid point. And also,why do people whom we know to be valid worshippers of God seem like they suffer the most? It’s mind boggling sometimes

Chuddy
Chuddy
24 days ago

I had taken out time to read through the Bible, books on zen, Taoism, Buddhism and Islam, and they all appears to be like a point on the circumference of a circle all pointed towards the “center” which is enlightenment. It’s evident that all religion wield to an extent some form of mental dormination over followers, through indoctrination and psych manipulation via mystery beyond base fellow comprehension. This explains why each religion despise the other because each exposes the secret of the other, hence each claim to be the only way to divine enlightenment. Observing religion from extant view separates… Read more »

Oguntade Olufisayo
Oguntade Olufisayo
24 days ago
Reply to  Chuddy

Chuddy, I like the way you expressed this. The contempt among religion is astounding and you begin to wonder; how many supreme beings are there?

I’m glad there are people like me who read widely,and don’t restrict their knowledge inflow. 🙌

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Admin
24 days ago
Reply to  Chuddy

More like kill or be killed?😶

PAIN
PAIN
24 days ago

I could remember the first time, I came out to my mum about my unbelief, let just say the conversation didn’t end so well. She then followed with “stop reading too much books.” She still throws her periodic tantrums, but she is summarily learning to accept that reality. The whole transition started years ago, When I realised, all my religious acts were/felt performative and wrong, they were things other people told me, I never really believed, meant or felt any of them, plus I have read the Bible twice, a lot of discrepancies and inconsistencies could not be ignored, the… Read more »

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Admin
24 days ago
Reply to  PAIN

Hmmm I like this one, so cordial with your analysis. Bottom line,’Live and let live’😄

I’ll keep my fingers crossed for the writer’s opinion on this.

PAIN
PAIN
23 days ago

Existence would be far easy should we desist from actively trying to enforce our beliefs and opinions on one another. I believe.

Oguntade Olufisayo
Oguntade Olufisayo
23 days ago
Reply to  PAIN

PAIN? I do hope it’s an acronym. You have thoroughly defined my life. It’s like looking in a mirror or some kind of parallel lifestyle. I endeavour to stay away from religious convos. In fact I actively avoid them. But they’re inevitable sometimes. As for the tipping point, as far as I can remember it was at the age of 13 or 14. There’s this book by Arthur Hailey named ‘Detective’. It’s about a clergyman who became disgruntled with religion and became a detective. It unbalanced me greatly and my curiosity was very much aroused. That was when I really… Read more »

PAIN
PAIN
23 days ago

Sorry, but PAIN is not an acronym here, the philosophy of pain as an inevitable part of human experience speaks to me, Pain is a stimulant, pain makes you stronger. Sometimes it’s a reminder that you’re alive and there’s more to life. There’s Pain felt during the endless pursuit or living of one’s purpose . There’s also pain felt as a result of living a mediocre life that is epitomized by the pursuit of pleasure .That’s misery. PAIN as a distressing sensation is what I use as a nom de plume while engaging folks on the internet, I’m a very… Read more »

Oguntade Olufisayo
Oguntade Olufisayo
23 days ago
Reply to  PAIN

Hmmmm….I’m intrigued. If you ever………my email is oguntadeolufisayo@gmail.com. Please I value privacy as much as you do..

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23 days ago
Reply to  PAIN

I caught myself saying ‘Osheeeeyyyy’ 🤣🤣🤣…nice actually.

Iyiolaoluwa Neil Uko
Iyiolaoluwa Neil Uko
22 days ago

I too was a hard core Christian a while back but I didn’t do any empirical evidence searching like you did And a matter of fact I was an assistant Sunday school teacher (💔😂 yeah ikr) But I decided to open my mind up to different points of view, and honestly the concept of me having one particular doctrine or set of rules tell me what to do now is personally appalling. I have my values and I stick by them Each time I tell someone I’m of no religious affiliation the kinds of looks I get ehnnn and worse… Read more »

muttering minds
Admin
22 days ago

😂😂😂 so when are you going to answer the call to “hear God”? 😂😂😂… that got me laughing.

Oguntade Olufisayo
Oguntade Olufisayo
22 days ago

Lol….your comment made me laugh. The day I drove home with my branch leader,she preached nonstop till we reached her busstop. If not for her position,I for change am for am…. lol. 🤪🤪

I wish they could realise that there is no amount of preaching that could make me go to a church.

So what’s your view on prayers? Do you think God hears them? Answers them? Lemme know please.

Iyiolaoluwa Neil Uko
Iyiolaoluwa Neil Uko
22 days ago

I definitely think there’s a God I pray to him (sometimes) but just don’t carry it on my head like religious people do. J also believe Gods given everyone the answer to his problems so the need to deceive myself with feel good “proclamations” isn’t there any more. All this is new considering the kind of strong Christian background I come from

Anonymous Me.
Anonymous Me.
22 days ago

In my own opinion, the God is not the problem but the doctrine and religion. Religious people miss the important point and focus on the not important point, they always *CAP* on this too much. They try to defend God, the same God that proved in the bible that you shouldn’t defend him. The entire doctrine of Jehovah witness is defending God they call idol worshippers gods false gods and non living and yet you defend your own God that you claim is living wats the difference😂😂? To me, it seems like they control wat is wrong or right. In… Read more »

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Admin
22 days ago
Reply to  Anonymous Me.

Hmmmmmm this one appears to loud for me to process a response🤣🤣. Fisayo to the rescue👩‍🦯👩‍🦯

Oguntade Olufisayo
Oguntade Olufisayo
21 days ago
Reply to  Anonymous Me.

Lol…..from your comments, I guess you don’t have in depth knowledge of Jehovah’s witnesses. Not trying to defend though.

In the end,all religion have serious fundamental issues that I don’t think they are ready to resolve. Best be if they’re left alone…… entirely.

As for the issue of defending God ehn….. everybody are two-faced. They’ll tell you ‘ my God does not need a defender’ yet vehemently oppose you if you contradict them. It’s a quagmire with them.

Cupid
Cupid
22 days ago

I have had these thoughts as a Christian too. Sometimes, I sit and just wonder “what if the tales in the Bible are not true? What if it’s just the imagination of some set of people ?” I have also asked the question, “if God was love as they claim him to be, then why is there suffering, violence and death”? My questions did not go unanswered. I began to pray for a relationship with God so that I get the answers to these questions of mine. Dear writer, there is a difference between religion and relationship. Yes, you might… Read more »

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Admin
22 days ago
Reply to  Cupid

Wow! My favourite part of all you said is “knowing the difference between religion and a relationship”♦️♦️ Thank you Cupid,I’ll leave the rest to Fisayo🤗

Anonymous Me.
Anonymous Me.
22 days ago
Reply to  Cupid

“if he’s greater than the devil, why can’t he stop these things from happening?”

I was looking forward to a direct response to this question, but damn, just like everyone who preaches the gospel, u didnt answer the question.

Oguntade Olufisayo
Oguntade Olufisayo
21 days ago
Reply to  Cupid

Please,just answer the questions posed.

If you have an appealing partner who is quiet,gentle,listens to you all the time,never hurts you,yet has never fulfilled any promise he has made,what kinda relationship is that??

Success
Success
22 days ago

There are different points of view about how the world came about, there is a scientific and religious point of view. Different so-called scholars have written about God and they all have a similar even if not totally similar.The Christians say Jesus is God but the Muslims do not agree with that, they call him a prophet. I don’t know much about other religion and their beliefs but because this so scholars who wrote and they all write differently makes God more interesting. No one understands who He’s and that makes Him amazingly great. Yes, we don’t understand Him totally,… Read more »

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Admin
22 days ago
Reply to  Success

Yeah I agree with you about the mystery of God. But while it makes it interesting for people like you, it pisses a better half off😄… if wishes were horses for once I bet some of us will ride the horse whichever way to unravel the mystery of God.

Last last, live right o incase heaven is real so we have a backup plan 🤣🤣🤣

Success
Success
18 days ago

🤣🤣. Sincerely Admin, That’s my point. Just live right no matter what’s going on around you. For me, that’s a win win.

Oguntade Olufisayo
Oguntade Olufisayo
19 days ago
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After death…… oblivion.

And you’ve still not answered the pressing question. My entire write up did not touch on the matter of right or wrong,or whether I have a conscience. The purpose is perhaps somebody somewhere might explain the reason why God still continues to permit suffering and wickedness.

Please can you explain?? Success??

Success
Success
18 days ago

Sayo, just like I said the ways of God is a mystery, His actions, Verdicts can’t be understood ”most of the times”. My point is since we believe He exists and He is the ruler of the Universe and what ever that happens He’s aware just like the evil and wickedness the world is experiencing right now. Please, do not role away from the fact that there is still good, love, care, compassion going about the world too. So the reason He allows evil isn’t sure to me, but the fact that we still experience love and care one way… Read more »

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