Tuesday, 11 August 2009

The Evil that men do

I recently watched a very disturbing video on youtube, which showed some thieves been burnt alive. This video, which was taken in Nigeria made me think about the many problems that has ravaged my homeland for many years. I would have loved to put a link here, however, the video was so gruesome that I had to build up the courage to watch it. For those of you who are brave enough, search for "Nigerian thieves burnt alive" and you will be presented with the very same video that has kept me thinking.

Nigeria, with a population of 120 million has approximately 40% practicing christians and 50% practising muslims. It just baffles me that one of the most religious countries in the world can be so violent [fraudelent and corrupt]. Dont the teachings of the bible and the Koran talk about love of others. Religion, irrespective of which it is we practise aims to make us better people. On the other hand, many people have lost their lives for their beliefs (I will cover this topic some other time).

If we say we are a religious people, then lets stick to what the teachings say. I hope and pray a day will come when Nigerians' will no longer be classified as fraudulent, corrupt and violent.