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Religion, The Opium of Nigerians.

About a week ago, comedian ALi Baba shared some tweets where he suggested that the pastors of large churches needed to have development funds for their church members instead of using the church tithes and offerings to enrich themselves and stock up on more exotic cars for their garages. 

He received some backlash from some of his followers who did not share his view. Today on his facebook page, he shared the reason for his tweets.

Now that I have permission to post the inbox message that angered me I will now post it and leave you to your judgement. (names have been removed and other pointers to the church in question) But before I do, I would like to say I have been called different names by the staunch followers of these pastors that are living off the tithes, offerings and donations of the suffering congregations.

Like I asked one of them loyalists, no, I told one of them, if such venom of anger and filthy language of abuse could be coming from a member of a church with a pastor you so believe in, just because someone is SUGGESTING HOW TO MAKE LIFE BETTER FOR A CONGREGATION THAT YOU BELONG TO, It says a lot about your Christianity and your understanding of same. Not to mention calling to question the kind of teachings that your pastor has been passing on to you. Or is it that you are not born again? Because, To still have vulgarity and anger spewing from your person, means you need a visit to the deliverance department. Ooops!!! Sorry, I forgot you are in the DEFENCE department. The department that promotes and protects the infallibility of the pastor. You all need Christ!!

And this is the inbox message;

"Alibabs, long time. Calvary greetings. Congratulations on your wife's new assignment. Saw you at Tiwa's wedding. You looked good.
I wanted to come talk to you about joining a team of 4 non denominational Christian group who are trying to make a difference in the lives of youths in every church. We are not a church. We just want to make an impact. We do not mind a meeting to tell you how far we have gone and how much further we wish to go. We are careful in choosing partners. We don't want people who a bitter with their pastors, we just want people who have agape love.
Sometime back, while working in the benevolence department of.... (His) church. We got requests from people who needed 50k to buy sewing machines, 65k to acquire compressors for vulcanizing, 100k to rent stalls, 60k to lease above ground tanks for selling kerosine... And we submitted these requests to our supervising Asst Pastor, but after waiting for about 7 months, no answer and our Pastor bought a G-wagon of 28m, we knew we had to step in ourselves. Lets do what we can just like the early CHRISTIANS did. Lets not wait. Let us make these men financially stable, so they be the heads of the home as should be.
Lets empower our Christian youths, especially the men, so they can be great fathers. The issues they battle with today are getting worse by the day.
So, please join us, lets leverage on your reach and God's blessings to help our brothers.
Don't you find Ali baba's post interesting? Religion is truly the opium of some Nigerians. How can someone be fighting for the greater good of the people and your main concern is fighting for your pastor? Does your pastor fight for you??? I wish Alibaba had left the names and details in the mail he received. Ali Baba you should have! Maybe that would make some people wake up and smell the coffee. SMH. 


  1. Pastors are Gods or didn't you know? Naturally Nigerians don't have an inquisitive nature. We hold no one accountable, not our leaders, not our pastors.

  2. I still can't fathom y people worship pastors instead of God..naturally,nigerians takes everything to the dis ow the oyinbos who brought christianity to nigeria worship their pastors?

  3. But it's funny that people actually attacked him. Some Nigerians are indeed dumb. Have these pastors ever fought for them? Shioor

  4. I get Alibaba's point but I think he is being hypocritical. Most of these so called comedians are close to the politicians that rule us. They'd rather pay them lip service than tell them the harsh realities out there for the common man in Nigeria. It's annoying. He should start by contributing 5m let's hear word.

  5. He is not being hypocritical, simply speaking the truth. Let's stop defending our pastors, they should defend themselves. Afterall they make a living off talking. It's reminds me of the case of that girl that slept with her pastor and confessed, instead of people to question the man they made her out to look like a whoring Jezebel. We tend to forget that our pastors are humans, some are business men first and pastors second. How can you build a school and make the fees so expensive that majority of your congregation can't afford to send their children to? What is a pastor doing with four private jets when people enter public transport from Lagos too gun state for service, endangering their lives. Why is it only the richest members of the church that have easy access to the pastors, and they are given special seats and treatment in the church, a place where all men should be equal? The earlier we start telling ourselves the truth the better. I don't know how some pastors even allow thieving wicked government officials into their churches and they can't tell them they what they are doing to the country's funds is wickedness and they should repent. Instead they let them take special readings and even make speeches from the pulpit, isn't that madness?
    Abeg Ali Baba is too on point, don't call him a hypocrite.


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