The quickest route to wealth in Nigeria.

It’s not by scamming people via email.  It’s by scamming them in person with a great big cross.

I won’t lie, it has often occurred to me how rich I could be if I could just abandon my conscience.  However, for this immoral atheist, it means much more for me to actually help people, even if it just keeps them from stuffing their limited money into a bucket so assholes like this can have their own island.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • Rain

    Akpos In a Bible Quiz

    Q: Who is judas?
    Akpos: A farmer and vegetarian.
    Q: Why?
    Akpos: Because Judas eats carrot.

    (An actual Nigerian joke.)

    • Nate Frein

      Jokes (especially puns) don’t translate well, especially when you try to translate them literally. This could be downright hilarious in nigeria, or at least worth an irreverent snicker.

      • Watry

        I suspect this was English to start with. In certain accents, ‘eats carrot’ would sound like ‘Iscariot’.

        • Nate Frein



          Owww. Ow ow ow.

    • C Tran

      Don’t worry, I get it. : )

  • Loqi

    I’ve found that having a concience impedes the accumulation of wealth in general, but religion is probably the worst offender. The mafia and Bernie Madoff got nothin’ on the church.

  • Glodson

    The Church, keeps people ignorant and then preys off that ignorance by threatening them with Hell.

  • Reginald Selkirk

    It’s a miracle! A boy sick from unidentified causes got better. How could that not be a miracle?

  • badgersdaughter

    On an immigration board I frequent, a woman from my city posted about her experience. She married a Nigerian man a year ago and spent six months with him in Nigeria before returning to the US to file immigration paperwork. The process has been difficult and a couple times he claimed to have sent documentation that didn’t get to her. Still she thought everything was OK until last week, when she found herself unable to access his Facebook account, contacted a Nigerian friend, and in the friend’s apologetic email found pictures of… her husband’s wedding that week to another woman in Nigeria. Worst of all, her husband’s mother asked her for money just before then, so she figures she paid for the wedding. Fortunately the scammer didn’t finalize the immigration process, move to the US, get his green card, mistreat her, divorce her, and apply to move his second wife to the US too. But she is a godly woman and he played on that to scam her. She’s very strong and she’ll be OK, but I know her faith took a big hit.
    Another poster on that site argued that the behavior was understandable because they are suffering and starving in Nigeria and people are forced to do anything to feed their families. Uh, yeah, a guy who loafs on computers all day, marries an American woman and lives with her in Nigeria, then has yet another wedding, that doesn’t sound like a destitute, desperate man to me. Pure scam.