That stuff is outrageous, I cant even begin to say it. Its incredulous that people will believe anything they see or read as long as its something negative about Africa. And to be honest with you, guys. I'm just not in the mood to talk about it. The stuff depresses me, no kidding.
I live in Nigeria for pete's sake. I like barely hours from the place being referred to in Cross Rivers State. Its a beautiful place, I even have a Travel hub where I talked about tourist locations in the place. Its a frigging Divine Picturesque. Its even laughable to think that people would believe such a silly thing.
I dont claim to know every weird thing that goes in my country. Nigeria is bigger than Texas, so I wouldnt know. But I've been to this here Cross Rivers a million and twenty-three times, and trust me, it isnt anything like that at all. At least give me that benefit of the doubt for living so damn close to the place.
Witches being burnt, gawd! This is the kind of ignorant stuff that just drives people away one Hubpages. If you've never been to Nigeria, or you dont have hard facts about Nigeria, why dont you just shut the hell up, and stop this smear campaign against my nation. I'm sick of it. Nigeria rules. We're the Giant of Africa. One out of every four black men in the planet is a Nigerian. We're gods, for heaven's sake! A living Force of Nature!
You do know, Nigeria has a government right...? You do know, Nigeria isnt a country filled with ape-like people swinging from tree to tree like they do portray in dumb movies like Tarzan and George of the Jungle. We've got the rule of law. You cant go burning anyone in Nigeria, much like you wouldnt do so in another western country. Why? You dont believe it? Cos we're africans, huh?
Well, there you have it. Case closed.
At least give me that benefit of the doubt for living so damn close to the place. - I have
i don't know what is going on, hmm but i can understand that someone has been spread wrong message about africa, no matter what if the message can make others live in hate, fear etc.... frankly i am telling just stop him from spreading these kinda messages. you can make him understand, of course hope you can
I don't believe that anybody has been spreading any kind of hate messages against Africa, The OP of the original thread was distressed by a documentary that I also saw, which was extremely horrifying, how many of you who are condemning 'Eric' for his thread also watched this documentary? which was very believable.
I appreciate though that we should not believe everything we see on TV and if FieryCJ says that this does not happen, with him living so close, then he does seem the most qualified to educate us on the subject.
However like I said this documentary was believable and distressing, if it is entirely constructed then he was misled as was I by a television crew, but if there is even a small chance that these things are happening, well, some things are more important than national pride.
Fiery, you seem to be a person who is Cool, Calm and Collected but right now, the heat of your anger is making smoke come out of my laptop. Don't know where your coming from on this as you started the thread. Was it a TV program? Did someone publish a Hub about it? Whatever be the case - Chill
What do you expect Elena. You want me to sit still and mope like an idiot while people post ignorant, factless, not to mention image-smearing stuff about my Country. No way. I'll defend my country anytime, anyday. You're of Nigerian origin right...what do you think about it? Follow the thread on Child Witches in the Religion Forum to get a background of how all this came about.
Fiery - I think you are misjudging this as an opinion on Nigerians. It is an opinion on irrational beleif that cause people to do irrational things. Check this out:
No Nigerians. But religionists killing in the name of their irrational beliefs:
http://www.davehitt.com/blog2/still-mor … -didnt-do/
I Mark has a point. I doubt Eric was targeting Nigerians, clearly he was targeting religionists
So don't take offense as a Nigerian, take offense as a Christian
I'm not attacking Eric or anybody for that matter. Neither do I think its an attack on Nigeria. Not really, anyways. All I'm saying is, why the hell do people tend to easily believe negative stuff about Africa, even when there ain't no real facts to back it up. Hey, I'm saying this only once. I live in the damn place. And nothing, I repeat - nothing of that sort is going down! You know what - yes, it is an attack on Nigeria. Why the hell I'm I even wasting my time discussing this. I have no idea. You know what? Believe any damn thing you read or watch about Nigeria and Africa! Believe we devour human flesh and bath in the blood of young virgins. Believe all that. And see If I care! Gawd, the ignorance.
Gawd the ignorance. Yes it is an attack on Nigeria? Did you even read anything anyone wrote - no - you took it as an attack on Nigeria. You who believe in juju and witches - sheesh.....
How real is this story ought to count, did this saga happen? Is worth knowing as well. The media could be wrong many times. I disklike unreal assumptions mixed with facts, thats big business for so many. Hope you understand Mark.
I understand just fine. Religionists killing witches. Can't be true. No way.
Fair enough, fiery - it is your backyard!
What can I say....... some people are just ignorant, personally I believe you, as you are right there, and you are entitled to defend your people....... keep writing, dont forget the pen is mightier than the sword....
A lot of folks 'believe' things about people and places they don't really know. The more 'distant' and 'foreign' something seems, the easier to believe anything no matter how inaccurate.
Hey Fiery, what have I missed? Who's burning whom? And what's this shit about Nigeria being the powerhouse of Africa, it's South Africa that's the powerhouse!
I am so grateful that you know the truth and have shared that here on HP. It would make more sense for people to check out the validity of such unbelieveable garbage before posting it on a site like this. I do believe you and I'm on your side!
Fiery, we are the powerhouse! Bafana Bafana did well in the Football this weekend, and the Springboks in the rugby. We are da bomb! lol So, what's this BS about burning witches? Where did that come from?
We are in a world which anybody can say what ever he or she feels.You are busy writing what you don,t even know when your mates are making millions on the net.What a million big shame to you.Long live my (NIGERIA).We are already a great nation and we will remain the great nation we are.You know, when you are great, people envy you. Just tell me your country and let me wash you real good.
LOL I did not say I believe any of those including the original premise, your assumptions are ungrounded
When I watched the jets fly into the Twin Towers on 9/11 I believed it had happened, but I wasn't there, I had no facts upon which to base my opinion other than what I'd witnessed on TV. None of us have the luxury of being everywhere in the world at once, and rely on news teams to be our global eyes and ears (sometimes this is a mistake).
I just finished reading a book about the Magdalene laundries in Ireland, and all the horrific things that went on within them. This didn't make me hate the Irish, only the Irish Nuns and Priests that had indulged in such horrific crimes.
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