4 Things Only Atheist In Nigeria Can Relate To

Atheism is specifically the position that there are no deities. Most inclusively, atheism is the absence of belief that any deities exist. Atheist conclude that the existence of God can be neither proved nor disproved. Atheism is contrasted with theism, which, in its most general form, is the belief that at least one deity exists and in Nigeria there are beliefs that many dieties exist, so being an atheist is something many Nigerians will find rather odd like homosexuality. INFORMATION NIGERIA has put together 5 things anyone who doesn’t believe in the existence of a deity faces as a Nigerian…

People will say the person is possessed by a demon: Nigerians even before the advent of Christianity and the white man, Nigerians have believed in different deities from Ogun to Sango, and this has been passed down from generation to generation. So for a Nigerian to say he is an atheist, he/she is viewed with suspicion and sometimes hate. People would equate your lack of belief with allegiance to the devil.

People will say your soul is ripe for condemnation: According to the two predominant religions in Nigeria, anyone who doesn’t believe in God, will be condemned and with those beliefs engraved in people’s hearts, anyone who comes up to say he doesn’t believe will be seen as someone doomed for destruction.

People may discriminate against you: Being an atheist in Nigeria earns you a stigma. No one wants to associate with you ones you are fingered as one who doesn’t belief in a deity.

People view you as bad influence: People see atheist in thesame light they see religious extremist or gay right activist. They would want to get away from you so you do not infect them with your very ‘unGodly’ mentality.

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  • >Atheism is specifically the position that there are no deities

    ehhhh, that’s not true. the word “atheist” is literally “not a theist.” this includes anyone who is either oblivious of (and therefore cannot believe there are no gods) or does not believe in any gods. it is the default state, like not believing in Flargthorp, Maker of Knots, is the default state of being for everyone cuz i just made that shit up. what that definition is more or less gnostic atheism. it’s a much easier position to take than most people think, too, cuz most gods are hilariously fallacious and as such literally cannot exist. self defeating, these gods are. included is yahweh (typically referred to simply as “god”), patriarchal asshole of the big three (judaism, christianity, islam) which would account for most of the world’s religion.

    >atheism is the absence of belief that any deities exist

    this is what it should be, not “most inclusively.” this is simply correct.

    >Atheist conclude that the existence of Nicolas Cage can be neither proved nor disproved.

    that’s agnostic atheism, more or less, and usually what people who refer to themselves simply as “just agnositc” mean.

    as for the four things listed, i am sad to say they also occur in the united states. (i can’t really speak for other countries, though)

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