All black people are going to hell

Lmbao i knew that would get you either thinking or cursing me out. Dont lie which did you do? I didnt come up with the topic above, it was handed to me in a conversation i had with a friend who had a conversation with another friend.

So the conversation goes thus, on the way to church or mosque, how many poor people do you encounter along the way? How many do you help? And when you get to the house of worship, how big is your offering?

The third party put some things in perspective. Humanity is missing in Nigeria, a country where we cannot separate religion from state and we have massive churches and mosques and smaller ones on every corner. Meanwhile in the west folks dont want to hear about God the way we carry on, but they are quick to donate finances and efforts into helping those less fortunate than themselves. So are all the white people going to heaven? I dont agree that all black people are going to hell obviously, but on some days i think if rapture starts in Lagos, hell might be full before they get to the West.

I challenge you to ask yourself, what have you done to help someone lately? An act that you stand to benefit absolutely nothing from? I dont want to know the act, i just ask that you give it some thought.

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7 Comments on All black people are going to hell

  1. ziggyluscious // March 17, 2015 at 03:25 // Reply

    The lines about rapture in Lagos got me laughing then thinking how true that is. I remember complaints from some of the residents of VGC about a woman begging by the main gate a few years back before I moved out. Incidentally the woman was begging for a job rather than alms (she was hired by the Catholic Church n eventually by some parishioners based on her work). Most of the complaints were from very ‘pious’ residents and the biggest reason was how the esthetics weren’t right. Made me wonder a lot then.

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  2. I just said let’s read first. Don’t worry I didn’t cuss you out. Anyway, you’re still black too. ;). True talk about the ‘whites’ giving irrespective of religion.

    Food for thought, though. Thanks for sharing. Happy Belated Mothers’ day to you and all women here.

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  3. The title initially got me thinking (trying to rationalize your choice of words). I’m not one for hasty judgements, hence I had to give you the benefit of the doubt and gladly I wouldn’t be cussing you after reading the post.

    As much as I learn and I’m moved by the deep show of immense compassion by the western world, I’m certain that isn’t the necessary pre-requisite of entering heaven, Believing in God is. Remember the story of the penitent thief beside Jesus on His crucifixion day?

    Sadly, most ‘religious’ Nigerians mistake the essence of Christianity – Love. We engage in all kinds of spirit moving, devil chasing, fire-brand prayers, we preach deep truths of God’s word, ensure we live holy lives and so on but yet fail to show love to those who need it most – the sick, the poor, the downtrodden, the less-priviledged, the beggars, the physically challenged, the ones who can’t repay us et al.

    I once came by a statistic that said Nigeria has the 7th and 8th largest Christian and Muslim populace in the World and yet we can’t seem to understand tolerance for one another talk less of showing love.

    It is up to me and you to ensure that daily we live a life of love to all and maybe we might inspire others to do so.

    Matthew 25:31-46

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  4. Was just chatting about this with a friend earlier on. The truth is that certain factors in naija make it difficlt for people to be charitable.

    So 2 of my friends run a monthly or quarterly (depending on resources) drive to collect food, used clothes, shoes, school supplies for communities in need. Some of the issues they have faced

    1. They rotate the communities they go to. They almost got beat up and their cars damaged by touts from a previous community they had blessed. The wahala was that the touts wanted their own community to continue to chop blessings solo.

    2. Community leaders ban them from blessing thier commmunities because they refuse to bribe the community head.

    3. Some people in the community believe they are either working for APC or PDP and hurl insults at them, calling them thieves who are keeping the big bucks and bringing crap to their community.

    4. Families try to cheat (collecting more than their allocated share) and cause fights/disruptions when they are called out.

    I have been praying for these 2 friends because I know they do these things because they have good hearts. They have even refused sponsorhip from certain organizations because they refuse to do show off paprazi for the sponsors. With some of the wahala they face, they need serious encouragement to keep going.

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  5. christabel // March 17, 2015 at 20:21 // Reply

    Hmmm when I saw the topic, I just said the topic is misleading.@ Bee I need friends like urs and I wish to be like them when I grow up…

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  6. I couldn’t agree more with you @ Bee. I work in the social sector and most of the challenges your friends face in the course of helping the needy are basically what I see / experience on a daily basis. You will be amazed at how cunning and unfair these people can be.

    I don’t get the issues with. Us blacks, someone somewhere is trying to better the lives of the less privileged and what do you get in return insults.

    When offering scholarships you’d find people changing their surnames just so one family can get 3 of their kids free tuition, instead of one child per home.

    Community heads disrupting your program simply because you didn’t bring his own carton of indomie noodles (yes o, noodles).

    And so many nonsense.

    But we just keep doing the work as best as we can and ensure due diligence in our judgement.

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  7. You got me with the title

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