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Jun 30 2014

Nigerian atheist Mubarak Bala held hostage in a psychiatric ward for renouncing Islam and non belief in God

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Mubarak Bala, a Nigerian and an atheist is being held hostage in a psychiatry ward at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, Nigeria on the orders of his father Bala Mohammed. Mubarak’s father is a prominent weekly columnist who writes a Saturday column for Daily Trust, a National Newspaper. Bala Mohammed committed his son to a …

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May 25 2014

Nigerian Atheists Group: A story of Bigotry, Sexism and Patriarchy!

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It has indeed been enlightening as well as fun anchoring, participating and watching on the Nigerian Atheists group page, the reality drama triggered by the controversial minutes of the first and only meeting of this group ‘Nigerian Atheists’. It has provided me with a good story line. This juicy story is not a book full …

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May 25 2014

ANALYSIS OF COMMENTS MADE BY TWO FOUNDING MEMBERS OF THE GROUP ‘NIGERIAN ATHEISTS’.

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This was first posted in June, 2012 on the Nigerian atheist group Facebook page, my Facebook notes and old blog and now published here for easy reference. My short stint with the Nigerian Atheists group exposed me and many others to bigotry, sexism, homophobia and a blatant disregard for facts in the group.  It really …

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May 25 2014

Nigerian Atheists Group: Genesis and Revelation of its Patriarchal Tendencies!

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How does one begin to address strong issues of great importance delicately? How does one point out to a fledgling organization that it does not practice what it seeks to preach to others without being termed a killer of dreams? How does one get redress for a wrong done by a minority organization without being …

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May 25 2014

PUBLIC DISCLAIMER AND OBJECTION TO THE UNAPPROVED MINUTES OF NIGERIAN ATHEISTS GROUP MEETING HELD ON FEBRUARY 12, 2012

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THIS IS A PUBLIC DISCLAIMER BY YEMISI ILESANMI ON THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF NIGERIAN ATHEISTS GROUP HELD IN ABUJA, NIGERIA ON FEBRUARY 12 2012. THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING CONTAINS INACCURACIES AND YEMISI ILESANMI DOES NOT WISH TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH THE GROUP ‘NIGERIAN ATHEISTS’. THANK YOU. (This was first posted on 24 …

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Mar 18 2014

Yours truly is the newest patron of The Pink Triangle Trust

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I am honoured to be appointed the newest patron of the Pink Triangle Trust. The Pink Triangle Trust has been promoting Humanism and LGBT Rights for over 22 years.  As stated on its website, The Pink Triangle Trust (PTT) is a charitable trust (Registered Charity No. 1015629) set up in 1992 to advance the education …

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Dec 28 2013

Getting High on Flying Spaghetti Monster!

I am not a fan of cold weathers and I can be quite grumpy when forced to go out in cold weathers. I am also not a fan of bulky clothes and I certainly am not in my best moods when I am all covered up and weighed down by shapeless, bulky winter jackets. Although …

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Nov 18 2013

Because you are a decent person does not mean your religion is not harmful: My 24 hour ordeal with religion.

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I shared my post about the Twenty Reasons I am distressed by Religion and its Believers on my Facebook wall and as usual, some religious believers felt the need to defend religion with the usual “Religion is not harmful; it is some few bad believers that  make it appear so“. I am really tired of …

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Oct 31 2013

Nigerian/African Anglican Bishops threaten to secede from Church of England over samesex marriage: A case of an apprentice arguing with the inventor about the contents of their invention

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It was widely reported that: “Anglican Bishops in Nigeria and the entire Bishops of Anglican communion in the entire Global South has threatened once again to pull out from the Church of England, if the Archbishop of Canterbury continues to recognize gay marriages, homosexuality, lesbianism and all other forms of social vices that permits same …

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Oct 15 2013

“Batty Man, Lesbians and dem Atheists cause bad weather”: Encountering Sexism, Homophobia and Religious delusion in one move!

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It certainly was not one of those days when I looked forward to dealing with a sexist, homophobic bigot, not that I ever look forward to encountering any of that, but when ‘my dear one’ asked me to help supervise the van removal drivers that were to move her things to a new place, I …

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Oct 07 2013

THEY SAY IT IS CULTURE, I SAY IT IS TORTURE!

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They say it is culture I say it is torture Born a woman, a reason to be oppressed It is culture, a woman must be suppressed I must never be too forward They will only drag me backward As a woman I must learn to be submissive For a man has the power to be …

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Sep 07 2013

Reactions to my recent interview make me wonder: Do Nigerians Hate Atheists more than Gays?

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I already know that many Nigerian Christians are really stupid; I just wish I could get over the severity of their stupidity and the glee with which they display it. My recent interview  in a National Nigerian Newspaper, TELL Magazine,  has given them an opportunity to display their ignorance, bigotry and delusion on various Naija …

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Aug 18 2013

The many faces of Jesus

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There is this picture of Jesus that hangs crudely on the bedroom wall of ‘my dear one’.  Inscribed on the picture is the title ‘Mighty Jesus’, with the message: With God All Things Are possible- Mark 10:27 Avec Dieu Tout est Possible- Mark 10:27 Save Me from the hand of the Wicked Oh Lord – …

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Aug 16 2013

Respect my Atheism; do not send me birthday greetings in the name of your skydaddy!

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I just completed another full year circle, Facebook as usual, notified my FB friends, not a bad thing , but on my facebook page, there is a very bold info that states that I AM AN ATHEIST, btw, if you are on my Facebook page as a friend or subscriber and you do not know …

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Aug 08 2013

Anti gay law in Nigeria: A triumph of culture and religion or just an infringement on human rights?- Enjoy the hot debate!

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