The Internet has been instrumental in the rise of Atheism in Nigeria. The excess of Nigeria’s religiosity, though effected the rise of Atheism, is not the major factor. The decay in basic amenities has given sufficient place for excess religiosity. Amidst this, when prayers are failing to bring necessary change in Nigeria, dropping out of church or mosque seems inevitable, even some religious dropouts would go a step further to embrace atheism. The Internet provides answers to pressing questions of inquisitive believers, questions that prove disturbing or overly rational to clerics. When shut up or given mild answers by pastors, imams, and believer friends, they turn to the Internet as alternative. This work shows that the machineries of religion in Nigeria are formidable. If anything, Islam and Christianity would survive the challenges atheism or the Internet may present, given the age-long socio-political dynamics both religions have introduced. In this age of information, the Internet, a global technology, easily crosses physical borders of countries of the globe, and its use by Atheists is enabling community, voice, and a global outreach to potential atheists. The Internet, undoubtedly, would thrive as a global by-product in Nigeria. Keywords: Religion, Islam, Christianity, inquisitive, Atheism, Internet, Nigeria
ADEBIYI EMMANUEL
A writer with keen interests in History, African foreign affairs, art and philosophy. Author at The Republic journal, and gbolaadebiyi on Substack. This research project is inspired by the religiosity of Nigeria, and how excess of it has been effecting the embrace of Atheism by some religious dropouts on the Internet in this Age of Information.
ADEBIYI EMMANUEL

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