Nollywood actress and screenwriter, Victoria Inyama has revealed that she has decided to stop taking her children to church due to the unconscious induction of people into religion and the adverse effects it had on someone like her, here is what she had to say:
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 & reverencing 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….Have a blessed week ma lovelies.”
Does she have a point?