Why I Stopped Being Religious – ID Cabasa

Veteran Nigerian record producer Olumide Ogunade, known as ID Cabasa, has shared insights into a personal discovery that led him to change his approach to Christianity. In a recent interview with Echo Room, Cabasa reflected on his journey from being a devoutly religious Christian to adopting a more discerning perspective.

Cabasa explained that his transformation began when he realized the importance of distinguishing between divine messages and human interpretations within the Bible. This revelation prompted him to reassess his beliefs and practices, leading to a more nuanced understanding of his faith.

The renowned producer, celebrated for his contributions to the Nigerian music industry, described his previous religious devotion as intense. However, his newfound awareness encouraged him to separate the direct words of God from those spoken by individuals claiming divine authority. This distinction has become central to his spiritual journey and current outlook on religion.

He said, “When you are reading the Bible, pay attention to the Jewish culture and pay attention to what God is saying. They are two different things.

“I used to be a very religious Christian until when I was about leaving the university and I discovered that even the Bible that I am reading, I need to pay attention to when it is God that’s speaking and when it’s man that’s speaking in the name of God.”

On feminism and transgenderism, Cabasa said, “Where feminism started from is not where we are now, the meaning has changed. It was meant to fight for the rights [of women] but now it has gotten to the point that you see men behaving like women,” he said.

“This thing [transgenderism] is against humanity. It’s meant to stop you reproducing.”

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