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Religious scams, Nigerian style

Untitled from Giant Midget on Vimeo. Yes, I realize that "religion" and"scam" are synonymous, but these kinds of evangelical preachers are a special breed. Maybe it's the way they relish luxury while the poor continue to dump their money into his giant garbage-bins. Either way, when this bullshit gets exported to Nigeria, it takes on a whole life of its own. Check out scumbag "Dr." Sign Fireman and his litt ...

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Pedophile Nigerian senator justifies himself through Koran

If you're a Muslim and you find the idea of child brides offensive, how do you respond to Senator Yerima's claim since Mohammed married a 9 year old (Aisha), this justifies his recent "marriage" to a 13 year old girl? Muslims believe their prophet led a blameless life, and if the Koran is really supposed to be a guide for how to live one's life, then he isn't wrong in his assertion. This is precisely the pr ...

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New Archbishop of Nigeria causes controversy

There's always an uneasy truce in Africa when it comes to religion. The combination of desperation and ignorance is attractive to mainstream religions, who send missionaries and monies to convert Africans to their side. In doing so, they have begun to carve apart communities. Take Nigeria as a good example; the Archbishop recently accused Muslims of "mass-producing" children in an attempt to take over commu ...

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Nigeria is still messed up

Continuing our coverage of the messed up situation in Nigeria, here is a video care of Unreasonable Faith showing a mob of Christians faithful to Helen Ukpabio disrupting a humanist conference. The main issue they were going to discuss was the huge problem of abused children suspected of "witchcraft". The humanists (dressed in white) try in vain to calm everyone down, but in the end they can just sit and wa ...

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Children in Nigeria victims of superstition

In a small village in Nigeria, a little boy of 5 years of age is frightened and confused. His mother and father have abandoned him; their normally loving embrace will never be felt again. The other villagers are angry, and some of them throw stones at him. He does not cry. Part of him has accepted his fate, and the rejection of his loved ones is enough to make the boy numb. The only question in his mind is ...

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Nigerian cross-dressers face possible execution

A group of 18 men in Northern Nigeria are facing a possible death sentence for taking part in a gay wedding. The men were dressed as women, and were promptly arrested for alleged sodomy. Unfortunately for them, the town of Bauchi is under Sharia law, and so the men face the possibility of being stoned to death. For those of you unaware of what Sharia law is, in Arabic it translates directly to the way. It ...

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Baby boy dies after botched circumcision

Ok, here's the deal, folks; before you read this article, I have to warn you that you're not going to like reading some of the details of this story. I've written a lot about male genital mutilation (colloquially known as 'circumcision') in the past, but for some reason, this one story sent visuals in my head that I can't shake off. So, you've officially been warned. The story begins in Manchester, where a ...

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Leo Igwe interview transcript

Jake: Today I have a very special guest, someone who is going to join me to talk about the problem of child witches in Africa as well as the conflation of religion and superstition in that region. I wanted to ask someone who has had their feet on the ground here, because, you know, I am an isolated blogger and I want to make sure that I am not just saying false information and with this in mind, I invited L ...

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TGA Podcast: Episode 180

This week, Leo Igwe joins me as we tackle the problem of child witches and superstition in Africa. Leo is a former representative of the International Humanist and Ethical Union, and a founding member of the Nigerian Humanist Movement. ...

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Parents acquitted of torturing daughter thanks to “religious freedom”

In our brave new world, multicultural and diverse as it is, our moral sensibilities can often be rattled by the brutishness and ignorance of many cultural traditions that make their way to our shores. As some of you reading this blog may remember, my heart bleeds for the way African children are tortured due to a dangerous mix of new and ancient religious superstitions. The Christian crusade to possess Afri ...

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