I was looking for an article about Nigeria's millionaire preachers and found this instead, http://www.myweku.com/2011/01/will-you- … to-church/
If I were to be inclined to go to Church (instead of a nice wooded park to sit under the branches and simply enjoy a little slice of mother nature), this would make me sick (even tho I don't 'believe' it still makes me sick to be honest).
This is what takes the cake for me:
"the criteria deemed most appropritae by this church was to eliminate those who perhaps hadn’t prayed hard enough to afford the N1000 needed to go through the gates of “heaven”."
This doesn't surprise me at all. It is not going to be to long before we see things of this nature more common place.
I'm not surprised. I don't know what the standard wage is for a Nigerian, but that's a one time fee; so it is pretty cheap. Here, it's ongoing.
I've got a coworker that has decided she wants to be considered a good Christian, but is wondering whether she can afford it. About the third time she went to church, another parishioner had monitored what was put in the collection plate and informed her that she needed to up the ante. Ten percent was expected.
I come from a long line of Mormon believers, and was told that years ago the church elders would come to your home, examine your last years tax return and "help" you decide how much to contribute to the church. One of the reasons my father left the church.
I have no idea if it's still done today, but it wouldn't surprise me - it's all about money in all of the big organized religions.
"she wants to be considered a good Christian, but is wondering whether she can afford it."
Is it worth it is my question to her
I was taught that being a good christian was about being a good person, sadly I learned that as far as religion is concerned it has nothing to do with how you live and all comes down to believing the right dogma.
That's Sad and very incorrect.
I attended Chris Oyakhilome's Church in London early november for a Woman's Conference. (Not my usual church - just visiting) It was free, there was free food and we all left with gifts of books and Cds.
Sometimes, the press get things wrong. I know there are some "strange places of worship" Some who will even charge for prayers, but definitely not Chris Oyakilome's.
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