Africa is currently experiencing another form of slavery through Pentecostalism. We are now mentally lazy and our ability to reason scientifically has been incapacitated.
The write up below gives a vivid reality of the way we think. The Nigerian Pastor won’t talk about Usain Bolt or Serena Williams.
The Nigerian Pastor won’t talk about Steve Jobs or the young people in Silicon Valley reshaping our world.
They won’t talk about young American scientists spending endless hours in search of a cure to a disease that’s predominantly in the Tropical African Region.
The Nigerian Pastor won’t talk about Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie or Ben Okri. In every corner of the world, there exist young men and women who have defied all odds and become successful through hard work, creativity and dedication…
The Nigerian Pastor wont talk about them … neither will he ask his members to emulate the spirit of these individuals.
He would rather talk about sister Agatha who got a job she WAS NOT THE MOST QUALIFIED FOR because she prayed and fasted in line with their church programme. Or Brother John who became a millionaire because he used all his salary as a seed in the Church. Or Papa Miracle who he laid his hands on and 3 of his children got admission in the university Or Mama Esther paid her tithe and her business started growing everywhere across the nation … no business plan, just boom, everywhere.
This has led to a new breed of mentally lazy young people who now see God as a rewarder of mediocrity. To the Nigerian Pastor, the only way to prosper is by paying your tithe and sowing seeds in the church.
So they will never talk about those who have through hard work and dedication placed themselves on the world map.
No… the Nigerian god only blesses the first 30 people that rush to the altar to drop N100,000 as seed.
The Nigerian god abhors hard work and creative thinking. He only gives to those who sow seeds and offerings… and those who shout “I am a millionaire” every morning and do nothing the rest of the day.
You want The Almighty to come down and help you use the talent He gave you and bless you because you are going to Church to shout “Daddy, I receive it” You are all jokers.
Can someone tell these jokers that irrespective of your creed, faith or religion, blessings and favours follow you once you start using your talent and become useful to your society.
Maybe your Pastor is your problem. Maybe Church is the problem.
First Baba Isa is an Ogoja born Lawyer practicing in Abuja.
NOTE: Opinions expressed in this article are strictly attributable to the author, First Baba Isa, and do not represent the opinion of CrossRiverWatch or any other organization the author works for/with.
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