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 revealed how his faith in God and religion on a broader spectrum was altered with the prevailing religious practiceS in his native land Nigeria until he relocated to the US.

The CEO of Risevest said that Nigeria made him an atheist but when he established a serene relationship with God on his own terms when he touched down in the United States of America, his perspective has changed completely.

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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