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Nigeria turned me into an atheist but I became a born-again Christian in America – Man shares



A Nigerian tech entrepreneur, Eleanye Eke Urum has narrated how he became a born-again Christian after moving to the United States.

The CEO of Risevest said that Nigeria made him an atheist because he could not understand how people in the country were overtly religious yet behaved contrary to the commandments of God.

Eleanya wrote on Twitter;

”Nigeria turned me into an atheist. I couldn’t reconcile what Nigerian religious people said and what they did and I couldn’t see any relationship between the God they preached and the reality I lived.

It was in US, after more than 4 years, that I rediscovered freedom in God.

When I talk to many young people who are atheists, or have rejected Christianity it’s almost always cos of horrible things they’ve seen among so called Christians, the dogmatic, hate filled, judgy, hypocritical nonsense. It’s not surprising. I just pray they find their truth.

The best way, in my own experience, for a young person to find God today is to REJECT almost everything Nigerian churches teach you. Allow yourself to engage with God on your own terms, at your own time and through your own understanding. God will find you, if you want.

There are no rules to it. It’s not morality, it’s not social cohesion, it’s not conformity, it’s not following rules and regulations. It’s simply God and freedom. I pray that the loud voices of religious people don’t drown that out for you all.”

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