So many narratives are peddled about supernatural attacks. Part of the narration always includes stories on how certain people allegedly obtained extraordinary powers to cause harm to others in a likely “spirit” world and the attacked person will suffer in real life.
What is Spiritual Attack?
The peddlers of this narrative believe that you can actually harm someone “spiritually” by meeting a “spiritual” specialist who will invoke an imaginary being that will be “requested, controlled or directed” to do the bidding of the person making the request – after payment of course.
So, lets understand this illogical belief further. Apparently someone has a supernatural power that can do anything for them, and of all the zillions of things they could be doing with such amount of power, the best one is to seat and be receiving request to spiritually harm others?
One would think that with all the alleged supernatural power, they would have transformed Nigeria to Utopia. But, the religious arena is a showbiz with a ‘God’ tag attached to it, pushed on by a little bit of all the Satanic variants to make it colourful. However, note –
1) Spiritualists are Con men
Anyone telling you to bring money for them to perform a spiritual stuff on your behalf is only after your money. This also includes the ones selling miracles through their supposed anointed objects.
That person encouraging you to try out a Babalawo or native doctor, may actually be an accomplice who has a commission in the fees you will be charged for consultation and actual performance of the fake rites. Scammers have their networks as you already know.
Since you will probably do the consultation in secret, who are you going to complain to when the said “juju” doesn’t work? They already know you can’t complain to anyone if nothing comes of it. The secrecy protects them, and helps them thrive.
2) Religious Motivated Fear Sells
Nothing can be frightening than being told that a demonic spirit is out to kill you right? I mean this days, everything now has a spirit controlling it and you must fortify yourself against all the evil right?
I mean, people actually wake up in the middle of the night to disturb neighborhoods with their mighty prayers directed towards this imaginary evil that they have been convinced exists in the spiritual realm that will destroy them if they don’t pray hard enough. Satan and his demons are out to get you, right? They also have human agents too, isn’t?
The fear peddlers also have specially prepared great war prayers to wad off these evil beings. Every bad experience in your life is probably caused by the evil ones and their agents, right?
You have been feeding your mind spiritual stuffs, imagining it and living with them as if they were real.
When one believes that there are beings capable of creating havoc with a flip of the hand or even human possessions, believing that they have servants they give powers to becomes easier.
3) Supernatural Stories Are Make Believe
Believe them at your own peril. Some people don’t want to face reality, so it’s okay to fantasize.
However, all supernatural related stories are ordinary make believe that resides in the realm of fantasy. Some people get lost in this fantasy and easily fall prey to cock and bull supernatural stories that aligns with these fantasies.
One thing about this insane perversion that has riddled the everyday parlance in Nigeria for instance, is that the patronizers don’t have the capacity anymore to decipher that they’re being conned.