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Is God Working For Nigeria?

The vast majority of Nigerian are overwhelmingly theistic, believing in a omniscient, omnipresent, omnibenevolent God who intervenes hourly in humanly affairs, issuing justices, retributions, rewards and blessings. Not least, of course, the ultimate reward of eternal life in the bossom of their god.

To this end, Nigerians spend a great deal of their spare time, financial means and mental effort in praise and worship of their God, requesting all manner of blessings from him. But the factors of the ground in Nigeria correlates so poorly with a people who are so god-fearing and pious. How can this be explain?

Why is Nigeria one of the poorest nations on earth in spite of its wealth in natural resources, talent and most importantly a particular favourite nation of God? Is God sitting up in his thrown, folded arms, watching this utter waste of his blessings? In fact, does wealth, prosperity and well-being matter to God?

Nigeria ranks about 154 on the Human development Index scale. With the exception of the USA, all the countries in the top twenty positions report generally low levels of religiosity. How ironic?

Further irony is that the very same factor that the religious claim would help alleviate their poverty, is instrumental in anchoring them to eternal poverty and slavery, mental and financial exploitation - religion. Religion and all its accoutrements robs people of the ability to be self-reliant, and the desire to see this world as their only home for which all their efforts has to be dedicated. Thus, they have encouraged the dispossessed to throw their hands up in the air and wait for blessings for heaven. The problems for which the religious pray hourly for godly intervention still continue to afflict them; crushing poverty, hunger, starvation, diseases, bad governance, poor infrastructure, poor education, etc, etc.

Such feeble and weak minded believers have been raised to think that anything happening in their lives are due to supernatural forces. Thus a student who succeeds at her exams at schools achieved this thanks to God, a businessman struggling in business is being held back due to involvement with the supernatural, someone gets a visa to go abroad is usually ascribed to the benevolence of God. Where would such stupidity end? I shall leave the last word to the African American writter, Frederick Douglass;

"I prayed for freedom twenty years, but received no answer until I prayed with my legs"

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Because Nigeria is too much into alien foreign religions

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@Mazaje

The Pale skinned Devils (s0-called white people) don't love you, and can NEVER tell you anything to uplift you, so carry on fooling yourself, a so-called White (pale skin albino) God is coming to save you.

This is what they will do to you. Then you will remember someone told you, carrying living in the image of the beast.

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@PastorAIO

Don't be afraid to talk say how you feel.

Do you think Yashua (Jesus) got upset when people were spitting and flogging him?

Didn't Yashua EL Massiah (who you chriatian call Jesus the Christ) not say that you will be prosecuted, Cursed, thrown in Jail?

Even Yashua (aka Jesus) "You will be hated for my name sake"

If you say you are a real Christian you will be prosecuted, like the Scriptures say.

When you do what satan wants, no one will prosecute you. When you do belief (beliar) no one will prosecute you, because[b] Belief is the Devils System[/b]. 

If a pastor really loves his congregation, he/ she will go an find the original copy of the Bible in the Hebrew and Greek.

And when you start studying (and checking things out) in these language of the sciptures you will see a different picture.

The facts of how we have been lied too will become apparent.

Just speak the truth (fact), of the scriptures be it the Bible, Torah or the Qu'ran from the original languages. 

This is the Jesus story happening again in Malachi Z Yorks' life, and in many other peoples life.

The way you know someone is to walk with them, we are so too quick to judge, someone we don't even know.

We are talking about someone who has been teaching and answering since 1960 officially 1967. And he answering question based on FACTS and not belief.

Yes, he will be release, then it will be pay day $$$$$$$$$$.

And I am not here to entertain like bindex and the rest of them.

What do you know about Eythomology? What is Ethymology?

Do you know what an Ethymology Dictionary is?

If you did you won't be thinking this is word play or some kind of game?

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Oh, you know that one too. I didn't want to talk lest I upset the guy. I wonder if the Rev has come out of prison yet.

At least you've got to give it to them that they can be funny. I love the wordplay. Check this out:

Tobacco kills. it is encoded in the name of God's Dwelling. Taba na Iku. Taba is death. Tabernacle. Although I suspect that one has to be on much stronger stuff to really OVERSTAND.

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Kuns, how has your child molester God helped you?

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How has God helped Nigeria in the past 50 years?

Nigeria still cannot manufacture a simple television set.

A Nigerian university electronic engineering graduate cannot build a simple LED (light Emitting diode) circuit.

Why is this?

Why are we always waiting for someone to come and help us?

Building Services Engineers are recruited from Australia, Germany (man of german, German), Italy, Britain, Belgium, with all the university with faculties of Civil and Electrical Engineering we have in Nigeria, why?

How is God helping US?

Then the remaining are equally waiting for God (a so-called white man, pale skinned man) to come out of heaven to help them make Nigeria a better place.

When are we going to realise (see with our real eyes) that the only hands that are going to help us is the two hands at the end of our arms?

Religion as put our people in a state of mind where they are always looking up to others than theyselves or kind to come help them.

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the gods that nigerians worship are long dead, but even in death they(gods) all seem to love and appreciate money. they accept money from nigerians endlessly without ever doing anything for the people, they never answer the prayers of nigerians. they leave nigerians in dire poverty, sickness and without security of anykind. please gods wake up, wake up stop sleeping. . . . .(Allah,jehova,sango, amunachi etc) where are all of you? nigerians need to charge their gods for dereliction.

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and swahili was adopted by tangania as a national language and it binds the country together. can u imagine that swahili is the only ''african'' language in the AU? the rest are foreign . .english, portugese etc

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swahili has existed way before the creation of Tanzania. Swahili originated in Somalia and indian ocean coast.

agreed there's no reason why groups like ecowas can't thrive.

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God works for no one. He is not a respecter of persons.

Also, asha80 is making more sense than others here seem to think.

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@otele

Believe me nigeria is not going to move any forward.Ghana had Jerry rawlings to thank.Now in nigeria who would do the jerry rawlings style revolution?

I also thought kenya was everything you can think of as good in africa until their last election that threw up deep ethnic rivalry that exists their that many foreigners do not know.

Also these african countries you named i do not think they have a situation where muslim population is about 50% and control the political situation in their country like nigeria not even ghana.

In fact if u ask me nigerian situation is similar to the scenario in sudan.How? Largely feudal muslim north in control of the poltics with mineral rich south of made of largely animists(in nigeria christians).

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ghana is gradually forging into a homogenous society. we can go on giving excuses with the british, it wont solve our problems.

tanzania, kenya, uganda, ghana. . . these dudes are forming a single unit. tanzania even developed a language (swahili) which is now spoken in three countries (uganda and kenya and tanzania)

we even managed to develop pidgin english but we disrespect it as a language of the uneducated. tell me then how we can manage to forge a union. we can blame the british forever. remember, ghana was colonised by the british too, hong kong too, tanzania too etc we need to move forward.

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The EU you are talking about is made up countries who decided to come together on THEIR OWN TERMS AND NOT FORCED LIKE NIGERIAN SITUATION.Even the UK you are staying is not in EU.Likewise Norway.Yo do not force people with different ideology of life together.Even in your UK are you not hearing rumbles that scotland and wales want out of UK?

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You have just restated facts which is widely known but you have not said anything about how such diversity could be overcome. I live in Great Britain now, but time waa when there were no less that 10 ethnic groups, each with its own kingdom, in the British Isle. You barely hear of these groups today. In fact countries in Westerm Europe in still fractured into ethnic groups although this terms is rarely used with respect to Europe. The whole Western Europe is like a tiny fraction of Africa, but how many countries are there in Western Europe. Even within the present national borders there are local minority groups.

The mechanism by which Europe created homogeinity in the past cannot be adopted today by most civilised societies. Europe is forging ahead today under the European Community directives, another vehicle of unity, with the hamonisation of most gevernmental and legislative procedures. African countries will have to find its own way to build nations and overcome the diversity of tribes and cultures.

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You are asking what made them homogenous?Simple.The people that make up the countries you listed are from the same ethnic group.Any other person that says he or she is from that country but is not from that 'ethnic group' got assimilated into the dominant culture of that country.

You asked why has 50 years not forged a nation hood in nigeria? Good question.does the hausa man trust the yoruba man?Does the yoruba man trust the igbo man?Does the igbo man trust the ijaw man?

You also asked why nigeria has not forged a homogenous entity.Is a yoruba man willing to give up his culture and language for the hausa man and vice varsa?Same question for other ethnic groups for the other?Even as lingua franca of nigeria is english and peeps from south are much more readily to learn it and behave like the white man,are northern muslims interested in it?just chew on these facts.

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If these countries are homogeneous, what made them so? Could it be because collectively they agree to subscribe to the same worldview, loosely defined?

Why has nearly 50 years of statehood not produced a sense of nationhood in Nigeria. If homogeneity is vital for development why have Nigerians not forged a homogeneous identity. Why is God standing by and not assisting in this goal?

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country of bunch of pretenders. kill them softly and hand them a Koran or Bible. they preach wealth big time. they are forceful when preaching that wealth. you not rich today you will be tmr blah blah blah. humility, community service? ZERO!!! where! how many pastor can organize their congregations to come clean their community?

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nigerians are working against our God given blessings

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kenya is not homogenous. she has many tribes.

tanzania has many tribes too, and has mus-lims and xtains too. but no violence

let me tell u guys something, we may have the biggest church in the world, be the most religious country in the world but we are no better christains. infact, we may not even be real xtains in that country.

going to church, choir, this and that, are just being religious. it aint being a xtain. w need to follow what we preach and those churches need to start preaching christ, humility and service, and not only wealth, success etc the way people defend pastor chris and pastor adeboye, if we use the same zeal to practice xtainity, corruption would not thrive, electoral malpractice wont thrive, violence wont thrive.

no matter what we may say about our leaders, my opinion is that the problem with nigeria is more with the followership than the leadership

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My guy countries u have listed here are homogenous or largely homogenous.Look at them and compare them to nigeria.

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Look at some of the other countries in the top ten positions on the HDI, such as Norway, Denmark, Sweden, etc. Couldn't Nigeria try to emulate the attitudes and approach of such countries. Basically, I am arguing for rationalism NOT irrationalism and supernationalism.

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if GOD wasnt working for nigeria,dyu think it ll still be one and not in tatters after everything nigeria has been through?

the m.k.o abiola 93 election saga including abiola's death was enough to destabilise any country

the 3rd term intirigues during obj

the various religious and ethnic conflagrations

remember the likes of rwanda,congo,kenya,liberia,sierra leone dont have as peculiar a country as nigeria yet it took less than we have experienced to spark off a long drawn out war with massive loss of lives,i understand that u r an atheist but as a christian we r not to ask or grumble about what GOD hasnt done when we r despondent but to count our blessings,and see what the lord has done in our lives.

you contradicted yourself with the mention of america as they are rooted in christianity and the greatest nation in the world

seeing as you r tacitly advocating for nigerians to abandon their believe in christianity,would you rather advocate for china's system of governance?bearing in mind that all these things you listed about nigeria is prevalent in china as well in spite of their sucesses

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