Why Nigerians must tame Christianity and Islam
Sir: Since the late president Umaru Musa Yar’Adua and the current President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (GMB) represent the Fulani Muslim imperialists and their non-Fulani collaborators, such as Ahmed Tinubu, Adams Oshiomhole, Pastor Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Chris Ngige, Samuel Lalong, Ifakayọde Ifayẹmi, Lai Mohammed, AbdulRahman AbdulRasak, Iyiọla Oyedepo, et al, while Jonathan represented the Ijaw/Igbo and the other Christian imperialists, leading to political and economic instabilities, it is reasonable to say that common Nigerians who troop to church and mosque worships are fueling the fire that is roasting them alive.
How can Nigeria ever survive under two divisive, antagonistic, and exploitative religions? Christians locate God in Israel. Muslims locate Him in Saudi Arabia. Yet, as the Yoruba say, what you are going for in a distant land is in your body. Is God not omnipresent? Besides, the Christian God forbids polygamy, while the Muslim God enjoins it. That is the extent to which Christianity and Islam are parallel lines that can never meet, while common Nigerians are deceived that they should be praying for Christian and Muslim unity, even when God did not unite Sarah and Haggai, and the Jews and Arabs remain at loggerheads.
If Christian and Islamic doctrines are imposed on Nigerian children in public basic schools, what can parents do? The illegality can be challenged in court. Unfortunately, the court, other sectors, and even Nigeria universities are saturated with fanatical Christians and Muslims who subjugate Nigerian interests to Christian and Islamic interests. Some university teachers and students double as Christian and Islamic clerics, to be part and parcel of the extortion in churches and mosques. Common Nigerians will help themselves and the nation by shunning church and mosque worships, and educate their children on trust in God and love of neighbours to gain divine rewards. Praying to God should be timeless and placeless, generally speaking. Parents should educate their children against the yeasts of Christians and of Muslims, towards human sanity, unity and societal development, for God’s sake.
Human exploitation schemes, not God Almighty, are behind Christian and Islamic doctrines, imperialisms, materialisms, rivalries, and bloody clashes. The propagandists are categorized as predatory merchants of religion. Contrary to what obtains in traditional Africa, purveyors of Christianity and Islam prioritize religion above God Almighty and love of neighbours, to elevate their own idols. What then is the meaning of a person reaping what he or she sowed? Evacuees from South Africa are receiving favour now. They will soon begin to face the reality of governmental terrorism against Boko Haram and protection of the Fulani herdsmen terrorists in insecurities and economic hardships, to know that Nigeria rulers are not better than South Africa rulers. Most African rulers are not less exploitative and greedy than Christian and Islamic clerics.
They will die like Robert Mugabe, Muamar Ghaddafi, Idi Amin, et al, because too many persons have died and are dying on account of their own misrule.
Prof Ọlọjẹẹde Oyeniran Abiọjẹ, wrote from University of Ilorin
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