Nigeria is such a nice country where people accept anything they see,and brand it 'supereb'. However, let me start by asking both Angela 'the intellectual property thief', and the original author of the treatise if they actually understood the meaning of the term 'religion' .If they do, or, rather think so,then let them tell me the place of religion in the stated atrocities. Chrisianity preach love,peace,and forgiveness; likewiseIslam.I am yet to read a portion of the holy Bible or Qur'an that preach violence; rather,it preaches submission. The fact that Mohammed was forced into fighting wars during his time must not be misconstrued into suggesting that He preached violence. The situation prevalent at that time constrained Him into defending by attacking. The criminals are enemies to whatever chrstianity and Islam stand for, and can not be said to represent or, come close to what 'religion' (spiritual consistency) stand for.
I also do not think that my brother Onyemechi is abreast with the person and character of Malcolm X;an Islamic activist who never saw anything good in christianity and was unable to substanciate his postulations with any emperical evidence .
I therfore submit that those who are involved in this should recant same and tender public apology. This is pure HERESY.
What an interesting discussion .
Lots of you are crucifying our dear sister Angela..
Even though, she mentioned the original source of her Article "IS RELIGION REALLY EVIL? - (originally published in Vanguard)". Hence I did not see any Plagiarism.
Knowing fully well there are different way one can make references.. Harvard etc..
Back to the topic .
Religion is Man made period. Religion can be Evil if enters into the wrong hand.
E.g When Galileo defended his views in his most famous work, Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, published in 1632, he was tried by the Inquisition(Roman Catholic Church), found "vehemently suspect of heresy," forced to recant, and spent the rest of his life under house arrest. He died prisonment.(Wiki)
"When it comes to b*******, big-time, major league b*******, you have to stand in awe of the all-time champion of false promises and exaggerated claims, religion.
No contest. No contest. Religion.
Religion easily has the greatest b******* story ever told.
Think about it. Religion has actually convinced people that there's an invisible man living in the sky who watches everything you do, every minute of every day.
And the invisible man has a special list of ten things he does not want you to do.
And if you do any of these ten things, he has a special place, full of fire and smoke and burning and torture and anguish, where he will send you to live and suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry forever and ever 'til the end of time!" (George Carlin On Religion)