Relief from deafening seed faith

It may be slow, but I am beginning to see that with a bit of luck in my lifetime Nigerians may see real change driven by people.

Lagos State taken action to liberate citizens from noise pollution is long overdue, not just in Lagos but all around the country.

To sleep without interruption of night vigils is luxury due to religious centres in every corner of our towns with each one proclaiming to be the best route to holiness and heaven. I am happy seeing 53 churches, mosques and hotels are shut due to excessive noise.

Hotels included? What do I know.

About the churches and mosques, hopefully our small towns will follow in this progressive step by closing down residential worship centres and enforce restrictions on the number per square mile and time frame allowed for noisy events.

How can we talk about noise pollution from religious centres without talking about those behind them?

This guy is doing a wonderful job shedding lights to his people. Listen to Tommy Sotomayor in 8:00. Actually everything about Pastor Creflo Dollar mirrors all of Nigerians prosperity pastors: all of them – the chameleon and the tiger – all of them that think they wanted to ‘safe’ the world hence their reason for acquiring private jets but are indifference to the lives of people contributing to their wealth in their immediate environment.

I know Nigerians wouldn’t watch this, too much truth hurts.

 

I have noticed another trend in Nigerian churches, now we have increasing number of foreign preachers coming so our people are getting out of their ways believing everything these prosperity pastors say.

Often, I smile at this because I know that an average American regardless of where she was born or raised within the country have higher chances of living up to full potential than an average Nigerian – this website did a useful comparison.

In my book, nationality is useless here as they say exact same thing. Actually, they were the one who started sponsoring Nigerians and now my people are masters in squeezing every little juice out of poor folks.

Here is John Oliver given a broader information on prosperity pastors, he even went on to do his own little experiment. Some of the guys on his video are many Nigerians small gods.

The pastors in 5:00 of John Oliver video are exactly what Nigerian pastors are. We saw them clearly during the last administration where they had foothold. Apart from Goodluck Jonathan many inactions, it is hard to look ignore the damage he did by allowing himself to be so manipulated by the snake oil guys.

For Nigerians that are not blinded to the truth, watch this and see where your pastors learn their trade from. Their mantra is the same – give that little that you have up as seeds and watch God working.

I believe in giving for many reasons, actually given the way Nigeria economy has worked for decades, giving and sharing is part of the culture. However, I strongly oppose manipulating poor people to let go of the little they have so one pastor could have the comfort of jetting all around the world, afford Israelis security guards (just because the same Nigerians faith seeding can not be trusted enough).

By the way, it is same issues we have with Muslims in the south today – I don’t blame them, if churches can manage to mushroomed our streets, Muslims aren’t going to fold hands.

Good luck to the Lagosians.

 



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14 replies

  1. I did watch it (the videos) and no comments but you know I’m saying so much in my silence.

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  2. Oh Fola, that John Oliver really has the situation down pat. Too bad that most of these religions are nothing more than big business looking to sell redemption and heaven at what ever money you may have in your pocket.
    Leslie

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  3. Evangelists are cancer and the true curse of this planet…these are the same heathens who claim to be pro-life and will kill in the name of GOD and then blame the evil, “baby murdering” liberals…but have no problem voting for and supporting bogus wars that kill 100s of thousands of innocent civilians – women and children always included…like when the U.S. started that bogus iraq war…Their days are numbered simply because their unrelenting greed and selfishness is being exposed globally and why so many people are leaving the faith worldwide..

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    • They truly are! I believe that their days are numbered too. What you said about Iraq is exactly what we had in Nigeria northeast for the last two years, when the area started burning really hard, all of our major evangelists were in Jerusalem at the Wailing Wall, managed to convince the puppet government body that’s the way out.

      Thankfully, they don’t control the web.

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      • you’re% correct! And, hopefully they never will control the web!

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        • Judging by the Nigerian evangelists, we are on the safe side re web control. They love to play safe. The only thing those guys care about is manipulating the minds of financial and mentally poor folks using heaven as the bait.

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          • Biggest racket and scam of all time..I try to tell all these fake christians in america that if jesus were alive today in america..it would be one of those fools (evangelicals) with gun who would kill him..and they get angry at me..but it is true..the very last thing these fools EVER want is the 2ND COMING cause they know they will be going to a very hot place… 🙂

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            • Ha ha, funny but very true. But you know America is ‘closer’ to Jesus than Nigeria, you guys still have rule of law that seem to work (somehow). Ours is completely different nutcase, if Jesus should land in Nigeria today, say south of Nigeria to be safe, even dressed like the pictures we’re familiar with, make him arrive at the end of the month when our major road is blocked for hours because people are seeking Jesus – they will miss him big time as the leader likely to be too busy squeezing the last juice out of members while performing Rumpelstiltskin tricks.

              I agree with you completely 2nd coming is the last thing they wanted.

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  4. This Dollar pastor is shameless! A top of the range jet, who does he think he is? Obama? As long as true Christians are concerned Jesus had no possessions, yet they claim to preach his word and follow in his footsteps… Isn’t it clear that hey are doing the opposite of what Jesus asks, e.g. getting attached to wordly things, worshing money etcc. It’s a shame that many people don’t see the real truth of these scams. I feel that it’s often financial struggles is what make people become the victims of these prosperity pastors; if you look closely into these church goers, you’ll see that many have money issues.
    The brother in the first video made an excellent point: If these so called pastors were sure that God would make their church goers rich (after they’ve given money of course), why don’t they ask God directly themselves? “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge”… indeed!
    At least in Nigeria, something has been done to crack down on these “churches”. I have yet to hear of similar actions taken in DR Congo.

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    • Spot on. I think the main reason people are talking about this is because of the exploitation of the poor… It is bad and sad. Tommy is doing great work helping to shed lights.

      Already in the original article some Nigerians are warning the state to be careful disturbing ‘Men of God’ – Those cant be helped.

      Too early to see how far this will go but I am excited that at least someone sensible is working.
      Fingers crossed for DR Congo, and please keep us in prayers.

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