Religious Tolerance

Religious Tolerance

[3:09 pm, 15/05/2022] GSW: I wrote about a demonic spirit 
that rules every religion yesterday, 
I was deliberate about my choice 
of words and I insist that if 
this spirit is not dealt with, 
it will still lead its adherents 
to do more evil in the 
name of protecting it because 
it does not to be exposed.
Many read my tweet and said 
all sorts. They didn't know they 
came to drink from a source with 
the depth of knowledge that even their fathers would queue to learn from.

My mother was born a Muslim, 
her father until his death was 
the Osupa Adeen of Remo, 
Ogun State. Like most people from
the South Western part of Nigeria, 
I have family members from both religions
When push comes to shove, the spirit behind each religion would show its face
The Spirit of …
[3:09 pm, 15/05/2022] GSW: In 2011, a Broadway musical, 
"The Book of Mormon" opened in 
the US. The target was to ridicule 
the Church of Jesus Christ for 
Latter Day Saints, a religious group 
based in Utah. People went to 
watch the musical for comic relief.
But the Latter Day Saints responded profoundly:
They issued a simple statement:
"You've seen the PLAY...
Now read the BOOK!"

In other words, don't just believe 
what you saw in the stage play: 
read the book to know if what 
you saw really depicts the teachings 
of the Mormons.

Nobody was beheaded.
Nobody was stoned.
Nobody was accused of blasphemy.
Nobody was beaten.
Nobody's hand or leg was amputated.

In fact, for the Play to be produced 
and released to the public was proof 
the producers KNEW there wouldn't 
be any backlash.

That people went to watch it was 
proof they KNEW they were safe.

It's interesting to note that those 
producers can NEVER produce a play ridiculing the Religion of Peace.
They KNOW what will happen 
if they do so: they won't live 
to tell the story...

Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical 
weekly newspaper did it.
12 of their journalists were murdered.

Kurt Westergaard, a Danish cartoonist 
did it. There were worldwide protests 
and riots, leading to deaths of innocent people.The cartoonist was placed in protective custody until his death.

And Salman Rushdie?
A fatwa was issued on his head by Ayatollah Khomeini for a book, 
"Satanic Verses" he wrote.

I am an architect, and I graduated 
from ABU Zaria. We have a 
WhatsApp group we set up to 
pass info to each other: 
We insisted nobody is allowed to 
post anything else but people 
don't know how to live by rules.
People started posting religious stuff...

It was so ANNOYING!
Why can't you guys just OBEY INSTRUCTIONS???
One of us, an Eckankar guy posted 
his take: "what's the use of your 
religion if you can't follow simple instructions? If I respond as 
I want to now, you'll call 
for my head!"
I exited the group immediately!

I've come to conclude that we 
just have to manage these folks.
Don't provoke them, 
don't step on toes, 
don't argue- don't even bring 
up religion in your discussions!
Don't be antagonistic, don't be condescending.

Doing otherwise could be your end.

As Deborah found out..