please don’t get me wrong when i say i hate religion.
religion has made the world much disunited than ever united.
religion has caused much wars, violence than peace and stability among nations,
and the worst of it all is the doctrines that follows it. a situation where even those who claim to worship the same God have severally choose to worship doctrines.
i believe the only thing that can make us all stay together is when we talk about love. and i also believe that love is the essence of Gods creation of mankind. to love him. and to also love ourselves and neigbours, something that can make us ever united.
look at this story, in Nigeria, a country in the western Africa, my own country that had their colonial independence in 1960, a heterogeneous country that the major crisis that have faced us is religious one. prior to the 1960 independence this crisis has been in existence. different religious group trying to dominate the polity and even trying towards taking all possible measures to eliminate other religions. i know this is not peculiar to Nigeria only as it is a global issue which have for over time pose a challenge to human contineous existence. what this means is that religious violence and wars is the only thing that will put an end to mankind.
In Nigeria, like so many other countries in the globe, politics has been shaped along religious line, and who mans the affair of its political system is to the extent to which such a persons religion is able to outshine the other religions in terms of population. this also happens economically and educationally, and even in employment opportunities. this attributes can never ensure unity.
Currently in Nigeria, although had started long time ago. the herdsmen attacks, bokoharam, Militants attack which has posed threat on the life of innocent Nigerians has been a resultant effect of religion and the struggle of the supremacy of doctrines. none of them preach love. none of them talks about peace and unity, and this is the state of my country, a violence state caused by Religion.
currently everybody wants to live in their own home town as living outside your town where you will have to meet different religious practice will be putting your life at risk. and the upcoming 2019 general election has been drawn along religious line. a battle of religious supremacy.
how i wish the whole world will accept God as their religion and practice love as its doctrines since we all talks about God.
how i wish that we preach love and not hatred
how about preaching peace and not violence and wars.
may the souls of my fellow country people who have died along religious wars and violence rest in perfect peace.
remember we have much similarities than differences, in fact our differences lies only on the way we tend to pursue our similarities.
love is the key to nation building, and i love you no matter your religion.
can i receive “i love you” back here?