How To Create An Atmosphere For Religious Co-Existence In Nigeria - Reno Omokri Reveals
Nigerian Christians and Muslims are very much the problem of Nigeria. In fact some atheists are better than them. You can reject a religion without hating those who practice it. Once we understand that, Nigeria will progress. God’s religion is love. You can’t love God and hate man. Many Nigerian Christians and Muslims do not even realise that their choice of religion is not even their choice. It is an illusion of choice. Their parents were Christians or Muslims, and that is all they have ever known. And on the basis of this faux choice, they hate practitioners of other religion.
Learn from the parable of the Good Samaritan. When the Jewish traveler was attacked by robbers, first a Jewish priest, then a Levite passed, and refused to help the Jew, until a Samaritan passed by.
The motive most human beings do no longer recognize this account, is because they do now not recognise how the Jews regard Samaritans. If a Samaritan as a good deal as touches a Jew, that Jew becomes ceremonially unclean. Samaritans were despised by using Jews.
Look at Nigeria. Imam Abubakar Abdullahi rescued nearly 300 Christians from Muslim Fulanis who were on a revenge venture. Imam Abubakar Abdullahi proved that his religion is love, the identical faith practiced via God.
What about Femi Otedola. He is a Christian from Lagos. Lagos is the richest region in West Africa. He is a billionaire. He donated $14 million to Internally Displaced Persons in Borno. There are Muslim billionaires in Borno who have now not donated even 1% of that money to assist their very own humans.
Otedola proved that his religion is love.
What approximately Anja Ringgren Lovén? She is an atheist. Yet, whilst a Nigerian Christian own family threw out their very own 3 12 months antique boy, due to the fact a fiery pastor told them he became a witch child, she adopted him and cherished him as her personal child.
Anja Ringgren Lovén proved that her religion is love.
Christianity and Islam will die right here on Earth. It is handiest love that exists in God’s Kingdom. How do I understand this? Because God is love. That lots is attested to by every faith on Earth. But most importantly, it's miles attested by way of one verse in Scripture-John 3:sixteen.
That verse says “God so cherished the sector”.
Think about that. It did not say God so loved the Jews. Or God so cherished the Hebrews. Or God so loved the Arabs. Or God so cherished the Cushite. Or God so cherished the Christian. No. God loves you. And if God loves you, however you hate me, you then also hate who God loves, due to the fact God loves me.
In reality, the word Christian was in no way uttered via Christ. Christ came to reconcile guy to God. You can be a training Christian, but in case you aren't reconciled to God, you do no longer have Christ. And in case you hate Muslims, then you definately aren't reconciled to God, due to the fact Scripture says we're to “have a moral sense without offense toward God and men”-Acts 24:16.
Hating a person who hates you first isn't an excuse earlier than God. God expects you to like usually. The only thing we're authorized to hate is evil.
I think the National Youth Service Corp is a incredible idea. However, it is not enough for a country like Nigeria. If I had my way, each Christian NYSC Corp Member ought to compulsorily take and pass a course in Islamic Religious Knowledge, and every Muslim NYSC Corp Member must compulsorily take and pass a path in Christian Religious Knowledge before they could get the release certificates.
That course should encompass the records of how Christians and Muslims coexisted peacefully in the Christian empire of Aksum, in modern-day day Ethiopia, 1400 years ago. If we may want to coexist 1400 years in the past, what has took place in the intervening years to make coexistence difficult?
I trust the solution lies with non secular fundamentalism, as opposed to non secular knowledge.
Nigerians want to understand non secular empathy, which isn't the same as religious sympathy. That I empathise together with your religion means that though I do no longer accept it, I however have sufficiently knowledgeable myself approximately it, so I can understand you and better relate with you.
May God assist Nigerians and may God save you non secular warfare from ever erupting in Nigeria. Because, it can be worse than the Rwandan genocide. God forbid![NewsNaira]