Veteran actress, Victoria Inyama in a new post on Instagram talked about why she hasn’t been taking her kids to church and why she won’t be doing so anytime soon.
The actress using her experience as a lesson discussed how she was inducted to religion at a young age and how it somehow messed up things for her as an adult.
“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,” she wrote.
She talked about how she grew up believing the narratives told to her in church and “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,” she said.
She added that she doesn’t want “anything that will change their(her kids) intellectual capacity into a series of emotional triggers based on wanting to belong, approval, judgement & fear.”
”In Psychology, d illusionary truth effects makes 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.”
At the end of the post, the mother stated that would teach her kids about God herself.
”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,” she said.
In 2018, Victoria Inyama and her husband, popular novelist, Ben Okri had a fall out. The actress revealed then that he refused to divorce her despite cheating on her.
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