Posted by News Express | 11 February 2020 | 1,350 times
Veteran Nigerian actress Victoria Iyama says she has since stopped taking her three growing children to church.
Narrating this on her Instagram page on Sunday, the Enugu State-born actress who relocated to the United Kingdom some years back after getting married to Godwin Okri said she does not want her children to be indoctrinated by the teachings of some pastors the same way she was indoctrinated when she was growing up.
The University of Lagos graduate who also recently graduated from the Lewisham Counseling School of London where she studied couselling, according to her, to be able to aid people mentally, wrote in a rather long post:
“Thinking Out Loud… .Dealing with d guilt of not attending church for weeks with my children….I feel childhood induction is one of d worst aspects of Religion…. I know that d Bible is a source of good practices on positive training but I don’t want my children to ever tolerate abuse like I did because of ‘Pastor said’ ….. I basically lived/endured Abuse/violence because ‘pastor said MARRIAGE IS ENDURANCE… PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE 😟…..I grew up attending church consistently like my life depended on it & reverencing d pastor/man of God..🤔Narratives & Facts are totally different, some of those narratives translated by some pastors destroys our ability for critical thinking which then affects our ability for logic-based analysis of ideas. I don’t want anything that will change their intellectual capacity into a series of Emotional triggers based on wanting to belong, approval, judgement & fear. In Psychology, d illusionary truth effects make d brain accept narratives it’s been hearing for a long time, e.g, Matt 5v39, I am still in bondage of this verse, makes me look weak when a person offends me & I just let it go……That must end with me, I grew up with that verse & it has been my greatest weakness, I will teach them about God myself & I will tell them to be kind/respectful but never allow anyone take d meeky….Have a blessed week ma lovelies.”
Meanwhile, the relocation to London by the actress who revealed her battle with cancer in 2006 has been detrimental to her acting career as she left the entertainment business and focused on her family.
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