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    Atheist declared mentally ill in Nigeria




    A Nigerian man has been sent to a mental institute in Kano state after he declared that he did not believe in God, according to a humanist charity.

    Mubarak Bala, 29, is said to have been forcibly medicated by his Muslim relatives, despite being given a clean bill of health by a doctor.

    The International Humanist and Ethical Union say a Lagos-based group has asked a lawyer to take up his case.

    Kano is a mainly Muslim state and adopted Sharia (Islamic law) in 2000.

    The IHEU says that when Mr Bala told relatives he did not believe in God, they asked a doctor if he was mentally ill.

    Despite being told that he was not unwell, Mr Bala's family then went to a second doctor, who declared that his atheism was a side-effect of suffering a personality change, the group says.

    Mr Bala, a chemical engineering graduate, was forcibly committed to a mental institution, but was able to contact activists using a smuggled phone.

    IHEU spokesman Bob Churchill said the group was concerned about his "deteriorating condition" and called for his "swift release".




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    I doubt Mubarak believes in Santa either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thormaturge View Post
    I doubt Mubarak believes in Santa either.
    I believe some of the extreme Christian thought throughout the traditionally non-Christian cultures tends to be more freaky and intense than Euro-Christian loving ones.

    Korea, Nigeria, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Thormaturge View Post
    I doubt Mubarak believes in Santa either.
    I believe some of the extreme Christian thought throughout the traditionally non-Christian cultures tends to be more freaky and intense than Euro-Christian loving ones.

    Korea, Nigeria, etc.
    And what do you believe of the Muslim thought throughout these freaky African 'cultures', or is it only Christian thoughts that have anything to do with religion?

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    I don't believe highest appointed crooks in any religion believe in it either, they just understand the riches and control it brings them.

    In religion the smart fake it and rule and the stupid follow and suffer.

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    That's two posts of yours I've wanted to "green" you for in a matter of minutes but I've already given you repo recently so I can't. I'll save them for later.

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    I'm actually rather proud of the second sentence......

    Not as proud as I am of calling thegent [sic] a pompous fool though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcock
    I'm actually rather proud of the second sentence......
    Very good indeed. Incredibly apt, especially in Thailand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leemo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme View Post
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    I doubt Mubarak believes in Santa either.
    I believe some of the extreme Christian thought throughout the traditionally non-Christian cultures tends to be more freaky and intense than Euro-Christian loving ones.

    Korea, Nigeria, etc.
    And what do you believe of the Muslim thought throughout these freaky African 'cultures', or is it only Christian thoughts that have anything to do with religion?
    No need to come to the defence of your lovely Christianity.
    They're one and the same - and certainly deserve one another.
    Evil.

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    Clearly he has been declared mentally ill for his own safety. "Kano is a mainly Muslim state and adopted Sharia (Islamic law) in 2000." By saying he doesn't believe in God, the guy will be classed as an apostate, the sentence for which might well be death. If so, one might reasonably argue Mubarak Bala is either mentally ill or he is suicidal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by leemo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme View Post
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    I doubt Mubarak believes in Santa either.
    I believe some of the extreme Christian thought throughout the traditionally non-Christian cultures tends to be more freaky and intense than Euro-Christian loving ones.

    Korea, Nigeria, etc.
    And what do you believe of the Muslim thought throughout these freaky African 'cultures', or is it only Christian thoughts that have anything to do with religion?
    No need to come to the defence of your lovely Christianity.
    They're one and the same - and certainly deserve one another.
    Evil.
    But your answer is...?

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    Christians still burn "witches" alive in Africa. They could pretty much fukc up any religion over there.

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    Sounds like the smartest man in the village to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    Clearly he has been declared mentally ill for his own safety. "Kano is a mainly Muslim state and adopted Sharia (Islamic law) in 2000." By saying he doesn't believe in God, the guy will be classed as an apostate, the sentence for which might well be death. If so, one might reasonably argue Mubarak Bala is either mentally ill or he is suicidal.
    Such humanitarians, to save lives by putting apostates in a mental unit.

    I'd say that's almost civilised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme
    Evil.
    all org.religio have Ideals and so also carry the opposite which we call Evil.

    therein lies the danger. Those outside see the evil while those on the inside see it as Gods work and for the good of all mankind.

    Without exception all org. religio has this capacity.
    Thought being the controlling agent that it is.

    To perform any task we use thought
    Using it in the psychological future is an Illusion.
    The Spiritual mind is only in the here and now without thought operating
    and NOT in fairy stories.

    to believe or not to believe ina God is meaningless.
    Hope everybody gets better soon.

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    I agree, and I guess the recent mall explosion in Nigeria proves that people just have different but equally valid ways to please their god.

    http://news.yahoo.com/explosion-rock...161038548.html

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    I misread the title as : Abhisit declared mentally ill in Nigeria

    LOL

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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by Koojo
    Sounds like the smartest man in the village to me.
    I'll second that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Lick
    was forcibly committed to a mental institution
    the good ole USSR used to dish out similar treatment to sane people
    to conform to their Ideals.
    most spent their years behind locked doors, hidden from society.
    control freaks at this level are pure fecking evil.
    but they were doing the State's work.
    Yes one must tow the party line, whatever it is.
    step out of it and we have our own special Hell waiting just for you.
    Same ole story with systems to live by.
    man made laws. for the good of society.
    Look at what some societies do to a person who
    refuses to go overseas to kill another human for his 'country'.
    suddenly he's not a Man anymore but a coward.

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