SHOCKER! Why I Stopped Going To Catholic Churches -- Chimamanda Adichie Reveals
bettyannbrownJan 2, 2021
Foremost Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, has opened up on why she stopped going to Catholic churches in Nigeria.
According to Adichie who is an agnostic i.e. one who doubts the existence of God, she stopped attending Catholic churches in Nigeria because it became less about preaching the gospel and “way too much” about money, fundraising, and thanksgiving.
Adichie made this known in aa recent interview with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu.
The 43-year-old writer, while noting that she still considers herself a Catholic nominally, said she only attends masses outside the country whenever she finds a “progressive” Catholic community that upholds humanity.
“I grew up Catholic. Catholicism was very important to me. It‘s almost like a culture, not just a religion. So even if you leave the Catholic Church, it’s in you. Today, I don’t like to talk about religion because I don’t know,” she said.
“I think of myself as agnostic and questioning. Catholicism holds you tight. There are many other protestant denominations that are not so. It’s all-inclusive. ‘You cannot eat before mass. You have to go to confession.’
“There are so many rules. It teaches you guilt in a way that I don’t think so many protestant denominations do. I’m Catholic, nominally. I still feel protective of some things about the Catholic Church. But I don’t attend it in Nigeria.”
Chimamanda also spoke of her admiration for Pope Francis on account of his “attempt to reform” the system.
“Nigerian Catholicism is way too much about money, fundraising, and thanksgiving. Some in the east even look at who’s wearing gold. I think the focus of religion should be things Nigerian Catholicism doesn’t focus on,” she said.
“Culturally, I call myself a catholic. But if being religious means performing and going to confession, I’m not. I don’t go to church in Nigeria. Outside the country? Certainly not often. When I find a progressive Catholic Church, I go.
“There’s still something beautiful about the mass. I find Latin beautiful, the priests sweeping up in their dresses, and the sense of community. But there’s also a lot that I quarrel with. It’s the pope I love because he’s so human.
“Hyper-conservative Catholics don’t like him. But if they read Catholic history, they should know there have been people like him who have reformed the church. I respect religion in general while questioning some of its excesses.”
I Am Not A Christian -- Chimamanda Adichie
In 5 Years, American Prisons Will Be Filled With Young Nigerian Men -- Instagram Comedian, Oluwakaponeski Warns | SEE WHY
Popular Instagram comedian, Oluwakaponeski popularly known for his Mama Tobi character has said that in five years, American prisons will be filled with young Nigerian men.
Kaponeski real name Oluwatobi Onibatedo made this known in a recent post on social media.
Decrying the amount of young Nigerian men involved in fraudulent activities, both home and abroad, the comedian stated that the number of Nigerian men that will be in jail in America in the next five years will be crazy.
Man we losing a lot Nigerian males to fraud both home and abroad. In the next five years the population of Nigerian men in jail in America will be crazy. Stop if you can before it’s too late.
I place a call to a friend and next thing. “Yo remember so so guy???!” He is in Jail o. Like talented and goood guys too. The number is Insane mow. We don’t need 70% of Nigerian men in jail in America. Step on the brake my Guy.
Don’t put yourself at risk over people who won’t care about you when you are behind those walls. A word is enough for the wise. I come in peace like Frank Donga
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