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Monday, 5 December 2016

What do you think about this image?

A friend of mine sent this image of a naked woman with chains, holding a bible and captioned it "How we got converted". She said this photo has caused a lot of debates online, with some saying it was disrespectful and others saying it is a captivating image. What do you think?

60 comments:

RAPHAEL MR RAG AYUBA said...

You don't have to go naked to describe how you got converted...... Its a no no for me

Anonymous said...

It is a work of art, which makes it have varied interpretation due to different perceptions

livingstone chibuike said...

rubbish...captivate my ass..dis individuals dont hv respect for holy bible again...too bad

Anonymous said...

HORRIBLE!!!! If indeed you see this as ART and your Mama born you well repeat the same photo, only this time, carry a KORAN. Nonsense!!!!

Sunset☀️ said...

Why must everything contain nudity to pass a message? It's pretty stupid. 😒

amid said...

if na quran now hell go don break loose# but main while notin spectacular abt d image and respect to d bible bad

Juliet Iwuno said...

So so disrespectful. Linda take note!

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Must d woman be naked?


...merited happiness

Anonymous said...

looool. this was how Africa Americans where converted. our rothers and sisters over there where slaves. ths was one of the reasons why many converted to Islam in America hence why we have the Nation of Islam. the Bible was used to propagate slavery, used to promote racism, the Holy Bible was used to manipulate people.Thank God for Grace. I reaaly would like it if Christians where a lot more Exposed to history etc. whe yu are informed you dont get angry. you understand.

Esther Norah said...

I was so confused wen I saw it on IG and nobody has interpreted d image same as u Linda. Nw that d image is trending cn d person who took d foto giv us some hint?

Chukwudi Oragwu said...

Well thank God it's a Bible...

Anonymous said...

What makes the Bible holy...cos I see them lying everywhere

Anonymous said...

You're very wrong my dear, that is misinformation and distorted history, missionaries that brought christianity in Africa and where ever, missionaries was never part of the slave trade or whatsoever, if you read your history very well you will also read about the way people from India and other part of the world was converted to islam , do not what you don't know.

BONARIO NNAGS said...

This is disrespectful, this I'd why ISIS and Alqaeda are blowing people up, somethings should be left sacred by those who hide under creativity to rubbish other peoples belief.
I don't get what they seek to achieve with this picture.



. ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

precious mom said...

Inasmuch as it is art, I think the creativity got the wrong mix. We are religiously sensitive, on that premise it should have been avoided.
But take nothing away from it, its art. Wished the lady was taller though? lolz.

Araromi Oluwatobi said...

Hmmm.... not Nice at first sight. I feel she actually got the Bible with the hope to get the message of deliverance, liberation and all Jesus had paid for on the cross

Anonymous said...

Theres a part of our history that we keep ommiting. Take it or leave it, 2 facts stand.. We were taken as slaves by same people that brought christianity to us. We were treated so badly by this people and they killed and stole from us. Its d fact.. Run away from this and d spirit of our dead ancestors wont forgive u

Uju Phil said...

I see slavery, and I see nudity Cravens and disrespect to the Word. You want to capture slavery,but ur model is wearing an attachment on her hair not isi owu or cornrows, you want to capture conversion, your model cld at least dressed in rags, rags represent filth unworthiness!!!

Peter Osayande Aburimen said...

Regardless she is naked. This is the spoken word, which means in chains of pain, shame of life and sorrow God is the only hope. Its a simple Art. That is my in-depth thought

kunta said...

And what's disrespectful about holding a Bible naked?
We all came into this world naked, so what's the big deal?

Peter Osayande Aburimen said...

Regardless she is naked, its just the spoken word. Life offer both JOY and SORROW, in chain of pain, shame of life captivity's God is the God is the only way to freedom. Great work.

Anonymous said...

But this is the same way Islam came to Africa the west African route Usam danfodio with great war. Religion in general has been used as a tool to enslave; punish and control the weak mind.

ONYX linda ikeji first son GODWIN said...

Thank you! So many ignorant angry people online. Religion blocked their logical reasoning!

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Not cool

Anonymous said...

The bitter truth in one picture. The whites that came to Africa to enslave us weren't they Christians too...After enslaving us, they used Christianity to calm us down so the black race won't fight back.

Anonymous said...

To me the pix speaks more of present Africa. We are slaves to religion. Nigeria as a case study

George Madu said...

I think this image says a thousand things with such simplicity. We were converted to a religion foreign to us. We were told that our native religions were of the devil. We were also made to embrace a God who coincidentally looked like him who bore the message (the white man). Now whether this was done forcefully or voluntarily is up for debate in different geographical areas.

In order to keep a people subservient in your presence or absence, convince them by any means, that the one who created them looks just like you.

Lawville said...

@anon 5:23, such a reasonable analysis from you. Bless you. My take exactly.

AGB said...

You've said quite a lot that are true.

Cypher said...

Christains only know how to tackle Islam over violence not knowing the devil has taken over their so called religion with social vices (bad habits). It's only in Christianity you will get to see gays, lesbians and transgenders using the bible and christ to validate their behavior and activities. You will see porn stars with christ or the sacred cross tatooed on their body or hanging the crucifix on their neck while performing. The church as been invaded with all manners of indecency, now it's comedians they invite to church to come perform no longer people with God's message even the comedians right there will use the pastor to make his jokes, what a shame? How about the church becoming a fashion centre were people dress in their most exclusive style just to go show others what they ve got even to an extent that those who dont even know how to drive will forcefully drive to church for show off. The church is far away from God now.

tolsbee said...

Spot on!

Jamila Shaibu said...

No idea

vinna saviour said...

God is a merciful God so I don't blame her...do dis shit with Koran n get killed

ebuka emmanuel said...

WtF!!! #spOiltgeneration

Melvino said...

No hard feelings but uve not made ur point here. U shud knw by now dat even d devil understand d Bible more than most Christians. Why do u think he makes his subjects and followers do d opposite of what was written in d Bible? For those who try to validate der evil deed and immoral habit with d Bible knw full well dat God condemns such actions. It's like lying to urself wen u knw d truth. I wudnt wanna speak much but just understand something. What dis woman portrayed with d Bible in dis pix, she wudnt be able to do dat if she was a Muslim. D major irony is dat we all gonna give account for our actions and time on judgement day. So anyhow dey wanna treat d body of Christ which is d church dey shud continue. Time will tell

tarantulla 007 said...

For the student of history we will be able to translate what this is ........the Bible was used as a weapon to colonize ,enslave and derail us by the colonial masters .......Am not trying dismiss the Holy book here please,the words are words of God Almighty but it was used to suit their own actions towards us blacks so as to change our mindset and mislead us on what the original words in the Bible actually said.
In Short it was twisted to suit the colonialist.

Anonymous said...

this is so true........we are slaves to religion in nigeria....im not askin y'all nt to worship.....but do not allow religion keep you from living....some pple cnt live a gud fun life.......once dey see u living ur life ...dey get mad...n tag u as a bad moraless person...

Anonymous said...

this is so true........we are slaves to religion in nigeria....im not askin y'all nt to worship.....but do not allow religion keep you from living....some pple cnt live a gud fun life.......once dey see u living ur life ...dey get mad...n tag u as a bad moraless person...

Anonymous said...

It's not true, there are a lot of gays in Islam too, the only difference is that they hide a lot to perpetrate theirs. But I still love Islam thou, just for one reason, it is the only religion that don't practice witchcraft. They don't hurt each other, I hardly hear a woman having miscarriage in Islam, but in Christianity , my God so much witchcraft, causing miscarriages on fellow women, decreasing the body of Christ , fighting their fellow brothers and sisters, killing their family members, causing poverty and anguish in the lives of fellow family member , I can go on and on but bottom line is that Islam is taking over the world and I will not hesitate to join them , by the time they start killing Christians and bombing them , I will see if those practicing witchcraft on fellow Christians will escape these bombings and these deaths. I have spoken, those with ears should hear.

Chuks Bruno said...

If it was the Quran she held in this portray I wonder what would have happened.

Anonymous said...

Help me educate them a litte. If you don't know your history,your future is bleak. The image is so true. Representative of what really happened. Some of us are Christians or moslems because our forefathers were. They should have given the chained woman a Koran to hold also to complete the picture, because both Christianity and Islam were tools for conquering Africa. Arabic word for a non moslem is kaffir meaning an unbeliever and a slave. All Africans both Christians and moslems need to go and read our history very well.That is my advice

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Nseabasi Ekpo said...

IT IS UGLY, DEMEANING, BACKWARD, PRIMITIVE AND A CLEAR CASE OF CAPTIVITY AGAINST WHAT WOMANHOOD STANDS FOR IN THIS MODERN TIMES; IF THIS IS WHAT THEY CALL "ART" THEN IT IS A CLEAR MISREPRESENTATION OF FACTS.

Chizzy Liz said...

*************************hmmmmmmmmmmmmm*******what i have to say ix dat to naked hungry dat woman...... Igba otor guru ya aguu...... And she don naked am....... Oya mey she enter house.......

Abigail Ajibade said...

Religion is one thing but knowing Christ and being saved is eternal.

owolabi olulegan said...

I think, the picture portrays the caption of a prostitute who needs help.

Anonymous said...

Gbam!!!

The gospel of Jesus Christ was spread by MISSIONARIES.

Before the slave trade, churches had missions where they lived with villagers in remote communities.

GET THE FACTS STRAIGHT AND STOP SPREADING LIES.

christie benjamin said...

@Cypher you're a coward!

Internet News Freak said...

Whatever message they wanted to pass on can still be transmitted with her clothes on.

This is abject disrespect to God. God will not be happy to have his book disrespectfully caressing the boobs ike that. I like the dedication of Muslims and their respect to their God even though I detest the killings of others for God by some Muslims.
She is lucky it wasn't the Koran she was messing with or her life will be in danger now. She should still tread carefully, this is one picture that can even annoy an overzealous bigot Muslim to kill for the God of the Christians. She also needs to pray and fast seriously,nobody gets away with playing with the great God.

Internet News Freak said...

You sounded like you have had miscarriages which you blamed on witchcraft, you are wrong if that is true. Miscarriages can be caused by the endometrial factors in the womb,quality of the egg/foetus and other external factors that impacts great pressure on the foetus etc( the doctors should come and explain better to you).I hope you didn't leave Christianity because of that wrong perception? If you are having the miscarriage issue, know that my heart went out to you. Seek help from good fertility doctors.Thanks.

Anonymous said...

They brought their foreign god as a means of civilizing and whitewashing our cultures. They told us to kneel down, close our eyes and pray, as they placed the Bible in our hands, they stole our people, our resources, our artifacts and our identity.

They then threw us together, people who had never met, who knew nothing of each other and created mistrust amongst us. We would war against each other, never again would we flourish. We would suffer, and then in our suffering they had convinced us through years of brainwash that if we prayed our suffering would end in the afterlife, though they became rich. With the tithes and offerings we give to ensure our entry into paradise.

Our escape from the hell they created....

Anonymous said...

Missionaries, were precursors to slavers and colonisers. It was their responsibilities, to convert people and prepare them for those who would eventually come to take over.

They came to teach subserviance to their kind. It was the beginning of mental slavery.

Dansabe said...

You shouldn't even post things like this except you are being used without knowing. Christianity came to especially Nigeria by missionaries that built schools, hospitals, Churches etc free of charge. You had people that left a very comfortable life style, just to go to villages to preach the Gospel.

Thats why I have little problem with todays Christianity were churches build schools that the poor can't go to. The early Christians came here with a lot of charity and not with killings and destruction.

Emeka said...

Linda be very careful. Don't start a battle you are definitely going to loose. Don't allow money and fame blind you. God is supreme!!!

Anonymous said...

That you can post anything to get traffic is mind boggling! You are the same one that wrote about how you wept to God when you were broke. Today anything goes. Please pray more and open your eyes. May God help you.

Anonymous said...

This is to show how tolerant Christians are. I dare you to post that of a Koran like this. Please pray for sense. I truly feel like giving you a dirty slap but I know Jesus wouldn't want me to do that. Mtchewwww. Nonsense!!

Ojoifa Faniyi said...

The White men came to our land with bible in their hand and we have the Land... They said "close ut eyes and let's pray".. Before we opened our eyes, they have the land and we have the bible. Slavery of the first order. Christianity has blocked our logical reasoning..

Ojoifa Faniyi said...

The White men came to our land with bible in their hand and we have the Land... They said "close ut eyes and let's pray".. Before we opened our eyes, they have the land and we have the bible. Slavery of the first order. Christianity has blocked our logical reasoning.. Bitter truth..

Anonymous said...

Even slaves to religion are slaves.

Anonymous said...

I HAVE READ MOST RELIGIOUS HOLY BOOKS, TO ME, THE BIBLE STANDS OUT. I RECEIVED THE MESSAGE, BUT HAVE FORGIVEN THE MESSENGER.

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