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Nigerian Student Dies Re-Enacting Jesus Story

AFRICANGLOBE - A Nigerian university student collapsed and died on April 15, while acting in a recreation of Jesus’s crucifixion. The student, Suel Ambrose, 25, was training to be a priest at the Clariantian University seminary in Nekede, southeastern Nigeria.

The Truth About Religion And Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - The Bible and the Quran are found in Africa at higher rates than and other books, pastors and imams outnumber medical doctors and engineers. Churches and mosques outnumber schools and other higher institutions of learning. Faith is reining over logic and common sense just as belief is rated above facts and reality.

South Africa ‘Resurrection’ Pastor Challenged To Raise Mandela

AFRICANGLOBE - A South African preacher has tried to confront another pastor for allegedly "bringing Christianity into disrepute" by staging a bogus resurrection.Self-styled prophet Paseka "Mboro" Motsoeneng stood outside the locked gates of Pastor Alph Lukau's church and shouted "I'm here to get answers".

11 Bible Verses Christians Love To Ignore

AFRICANGLOBE - Some Bible-believing Christians play fast and loose with their sacred text. When it suits their purposes, they treat it like the literally perfect word of God. Then, when it suits their other purposes, they conveniently ignore the parts of the Bible that are—inconvenient.

5,000-Year-Old Nativity Scene Discovered In Egypt

AFRICANGLOBE - Italian researchers have discovered what might be the oldest nativity scene ever found — 5,000-year-old rock art that depicts a star in the east, a newborn between parents and two animals.

Pastor Condemned For Spraying Church Members With Insecticide In Fake Miracle

AFRICANGLOBE - A South Africa pastor who sprays his congregation with insecticide has been widely condemned. But the pastor has defended his actions, saying that he is using unconventional methods to heal people.

Religion In America Takes In 1.2 Trillion A Year, Only Spend...

AFRICANGLOBE - Religion in the United States is worth $1.2tn a year, making it equivalent to the 15th largest national economy in the world, according to a study. The faith economy has a higher value than the combined revenues of the top 10 technology companies in the US, including Apple, Amazon and Google, says the analysis from Georgetown University in Washington DC.

The Black God Of Judaism, Christianity And Islam

AFRICANGLOBE - At the root of Judaism, Christianity and Islam is the worship of the Black God of antiquity. The differences that currently exist in these three religions are due to a gradual perversion of an ancient religious order that permeated the world beyond the ancient near east.

‘Zimbabwean Jesus’ Dies After 30 Days Of Fasting, Fails To Break...

AFRICANGLOBE - Zimbabwean self-styled Messiah Khulu Reinfirst Manyuka has died from malnutrition after going without food for 30 days when he tried to emulate Jesus Christ and fast for 40 days and 40 nights.

6 Ways Religion Does More Bad Than Good

AFRICANGLOBE - Most people think religion causes more harm than good according to a recent survey. Surprisingly, even among those who describe themselves as “very religious” 20 percent say that religion is harmful to society.

5 Reasons To Suspect Jesus Never Existed

AFRICANGLOBE- For centuries all serious scholars of Christianity were Christians themselves, and modern secular scholars lean heavily on the groundwork that they laid in collecting, preserving, and analyzing ancient texts. Even today most secular scholars come out of a religious background, and many operate by default under historical presumptions of their former faith. The notion that Jesus never existed is a minority position.

Have Churches Become Agents Of Abuse?

AFRICANGLOBE - The statement, “Religion is the opium of the people”, is one of the most frequently paraphrased part of a speech made by the German economist and philosopher, Karl Marx. He was giving his own critique of the Hegel’s Philosophy of Right that talks about the relations between civil society and politics.

African Parents, Stop Forcing Religion Upon Your Children!

AFRICANGLOBE - African parents need to stop forcing imaginary beliefs or religion upon their children. It is a pandemic disease plaguing most African nations, and is very common in Christian families or homes.

How Christianity Became a Lucrative Brand

The fundamentalism of Christian ideology works in concert with the fundamentalism of the market, so that “prosperity” preaching provides a space in which the contradictions of “free” enterprise are resolved. That is to say, the practice of branding religion does not merely indicate that religious doctrine is simply communicated and experienced in an economic context.

Brazil Finally Embracing, Celebrating Its Rich African Heritage

AFRICANGLOBE - In Brazil a Nigerian diviner dances and sings next to a Brazilian priest of the Candomblé religion, brought to this South American country by enslaved Africans, that is now being rescued from oblivion in school texts on national history and culture.

Republican Says America Was Better Off During Slavery

Another Republican representative has decided to bring up the issue of slavery, adding his name to a growing list. Speaking on a conference call to support...