Veteran Nollywood actress Victoria Inyama says she doesn’t attend church and neither does any of her children.
The actress made this bold revelation in a recent emotional post on her Instagram page where she spoke out in great length against the doctrines preached by most pastors and how such doctrines often go on to ruin the lives of those who follow them.
Using herself as a prime example, Victoria recounted how she was inducted to religion at a young age and it messed up things for her as an adult.
According to her, she was a fervent religious practitioner who adored and followed the narratives of so-called men of God. But their narratives robbed her of the intuitive ability to make critical life decisions.
Speaking about her children, the movie star said she doesn’t want such ideologies to be at the forefront of their belief system as it can limit or interfere with their intellectual capacity and ability to think critically which can then cause them to develop an awful degree of tolerance or endurance to ill-treatments like domestic abuse.
She affirmed her belief in biblical teachings and instated that she would take charge of her kids’ spiritual and moral education.
“Thinking Out Loud… Dealing with d guilt of not attending church for weeks with my children…. I feel childhood induction is one of d worst aspects of Religion…. I know that d bible is a source of good practices on positive training but I don’t want my children to ever tolerate abuse like I did because of ‘Pastor said’ ….. I basically lived/endured Abuse/violence because ‘pastor said MARRIAGE IS ENDURANCE… PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE 😟…..I grew up attending church consistently like my life depended on it & revrencing d pastor/man of God..🤔
Narratives & Facts are totally different, some of those narratives translated by some pastors destroys our ability for critical thinking which then affects our ability for logic based analysis of ideas. I don’t want anything that will change their intellectual capacity into a series of Emotional triggers based on wanting to belong, approval, judgement & fear. In Psychology, d illusionary truth effects makes d brain accept narratives it’s been hearing for a long time, e.g, Matt 5v39, I am still in bondage of this verse, makes me look weak when a person offends me & I just let it go……That must end with me, I grew up with that verse & it has been my greatest weakness.
I will teach them about God myself & I will tell them to be kind / respectful but never allow anyone take d meeky.”
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