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Religious Experience of Materialism in Contemporary Nigerian Societydocx

By Institute Of African Studies, University Of Nigeria, Nsukka.

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Materialism has long been accustomed to onslaught proceeding from those who oppose the over acquisition of material wealth at the expense of others. It has been treated as an enemy by the church, the moralists and those who want to maintain status quo. Today, with the astromical increase of bribery and corruption, the indictment proceedings from those who want immediate social change in Nigeria affected have increased their agitation. It is well known that everything for which materialists acquire is put in peril in time of war or natural disaster in the World, crisis, its ideals and glory are equally challenged and engulfed, common believe is that materialism flourishes only in times of fair social weather.
It is important to disabuse the minds of our readers who may thing that the term as used in this essay refers to the philosophical concept, which sees the entire universe, man inclusive as a material. On the contrary the term is used to refer to material wealth.
The main thrust of this short essay is to examine how materialism has affected the religious and the social life of the Nigerians. The paper will also discuss the positive and negative effects of materialism on the people and on the development of Nigeria. This paper was informed by the general religious apathy and the desire of almost every Nigerian to amass material wealth at all cost without due consideration for the welfare of the less privileged in the society.
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Abstract

Materialism has long been accustomed to onslaught proceeding from those who oppose the over acquisition of material wealth at the expense of others. It has been treated as an enemy by the church, the moralists and those who want to maintain status quo. Today, with the astromical increase of bribery and corruption, the indictment proceedings from those who want immediate social change in Nigeria affected have increased their agitation. It is well known that everything for which materialists acquire is put in peril in time of war or natural disaster in the World, crisis, its ideals and glory are equally challenged and engulfed, common believe is that materialism flourishes only in times of fair social weather.
It is important to disabuse the minds of our readers who may thing that the term as used in this essay refers to the philosophical concept, which sees the entire universe, man inclusive as a material.  On the contrary the term is used to refer to material wealth.
The main thrust of this short essay is to examine how materialism has affected the religious and the social life of the Nigerians. The paper will also discuss the positive and negative effects of materialism on the people and on the development of Nigeria. This paper was informed by the general religious apathy and the desire of almost every Nigerian to amass material wealth at all cost without due consideration for the welfare of the less privileged in the society.

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Institute Of African Studies, University Of Nigeria, Nsukka.

http://www.unn.edu.ng/academics/institute/institute-of-african-studies-2/
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