“Why I Stopped Attending Catholic Churches In Nigeria” — Chimamanda Adichie Gives Reasons

Date: 04-02-2021 7:59 am (4 months ago) | Author: Abasiodu Sunday
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Renowned Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Adichie, has revealed why she stopped attending Catholic churches in Nigerian.
She revealed this in an exclusive interview with media personality, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu on Bounce Radio earlier in the year.

Speaking in the interview, the 43-year-old writer explained that she does not attend Catholic churches in Nigeria because activities became “way too much” about money, fundraising, and thanksgiving.
She also revealed that she considers herself a Catholic, but is truly agnostic and questioning.

In her words,

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“Nigerian Catholicism is way too much about money, fundraising, and thanksgiving. Some in the east even look at who’s wearing gold. I think the focus of religion should be things Nigerian Catholicism doesn’t focus on.

“I grew up Catholic. Catholicism was very important to me. It‘s almost like a culture, not just a religion. So even if you leave the Catholic Church, it’s in you. Today, I don’t like to talk about religion because I don’t know.

“I think of myself as agnostic and questioning. Catholicism holds you tight. There are many other protestant denominations that are not so. It’s all-inclusive. ‘You cannot eat before mass. You have to go to confession.’

“There are so many rules. It teaches you guilt in a way that I don’t think so many protestant denominations do. I’m Catholic, nominally. I still feel protective of some things about the Catholic Church. But I don’t attend it in Nigeria.”

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- Lisabi at 4-02-2021 08:37 AM (4 months ago)
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You are too proud
Posted: at 4-02-2021 08:37 AM (4 months ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Lisabi at 4-02-2021 08:37 AM (4 months ago)
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You are too proud
Posted: at 4-02-2021 08:37 AM (4 months ago) | Gistmaniac
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- gogoman at 4-02-2021 12:15 PM (4 months ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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- AndyRaw at 4-02-2021 03:41 PM (4 months ago)
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Catholic or No Catholic...
One God, One people, a World with NO boundaries...
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- Akupower at 4-02-2021 03:56 PM (4 months ago)
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She is very correct, I do not understand the Catholic church in Nigeria again, the Rev.Fr.´s have turned to beggars .
All the talk about during and after mass is fund raising. I have even heard a Priest in Lagos say that it does not matter to him how you make your money, that if you have ill gotten money, you can give it to the Church and it becomes clean.
I feel very disappointed at Catholic church in Nigeria. I am a born Catholic and i attend mass here in Europe and its just for 1hr. and we are done and gone. No fund raising or that, just give what you have during the offertory and that is ti.
The Pope needs to talk to Nigerian Bishops who have turn Parish Priests into Nigeria Police, Money money money¡¡¡¡¡
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