The development that gave rise to the diversified protests over girl child marriage in Nigeria in the past few weeks is quite intriguing. It is a reminder of how desired political goals can be achieved through the invocation of religion and the potential of such invocations to yield unintended consequences. This is especially so given the already strained relations between Christians and Muslims in Nigeria.
85 out of 101 voting senators had voted to delete a section of the 1999…Continue
History is full of stories of harm done by people in the name of religion. Some people, therefore, see religion as constituting the gravest problem of humanity. They think of it as an obstacle to development, depriving people of freedom, and making them irresponsible by setting their minds on some heaven or after-life when they could take charge of their lives and bring about any required personal and societal change.
If this is true, then religion is a curse. If it is true that…Continue