I've always wondered about Nigeria's development and I reading several posts in the forum has led me to a certain conclusion. Perhaps the greatest detriment to human development is the inability for a people to think critically. Specifically I refer to posts by "literal" christians that even in the face of overwhelming evidence still insist on a literal interpretation of the Bible. Even years after christian scholars and theologians themselves admit that several parts of the Bible can only be taken mythologically! People still insist on the creation story, Noah ark, israelites exodus from Egypt etc as historical facts, because the Bible says so.
A simple cursory examination of the Bible will show so many contradictions, impossible stories, blatant errors that it would require amazing feats of cognitive reasoning to back up this stories. On the other hand if the Bible is understood as the writings of ancient people in their quest to formulate a god for their times a lot of things are explained.
I wonder if literal Christians in the room can take a moment and step back to observe christianity neutrally. Without all the emotion and sentiment just try to examine your religion critically. It's difficult because you have probably be taught from birth to believe without questioning like many of us. You must be courageous enough to search. I assure you that the result will bring you nearer to "God" than you ever imagined and possibly the Nigerian nation can begin to become a country that can provide basic physical and emotional care for our citizens, instead of simply being the nation with the most churches and church goers while remaining the most corrupt!
Cheers, comments are well appreciated.