Rukia Mbambu (DR Congo) - Ex-Christian studying Chemistry and Biology - FULLY FUNDED

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Rukia Mbambu (DR Congo) - Ex-Christian studying Chemistry and Biology - FULLY FUNDED



Address: Kasai / Kabango / Beni / Nud Kivu / Republique Democratique Du Congo


Phone number: +256775961403


Major: Chemistry & Biology

Career will pursue: Teacher of Chemistry and biology

MTN UGANDA +256775961403 (MTN)

Why I am Ex-Christian and now a Humanist

The death of my maternal grandmother was the beginning of my journey toward rejecting religion.  Why did this wonderful, nurturing woman have to suffer a life of an unhappy, arranged marriage and heart and kidney failure?  After her death my mother forced me to go to church every Sunday and light a candle for her mother.  It got to the point where I just couldn’t take it anymore and stopped going to church altogether.  I was 18 years old.

My maternal grandmother died of Kidney failure because she gave much attention to false beliefs where she was taken to the church every Sunday for prayers and eventually died due to ignorance of religious leaders instead of seeking medical attention like hospitals and clinics

Beginning in my preteens, I watched every TV program in a neighbor’s home having to do with science fiction and documentaries on anything related to science, technology and medicine.

I used to think that astronomy was just looking at the stars and identifying the constellations.  Wow, was I ever wrong!  Stars, galaxies, nebulas, black holes, pillars of creation, neutron stars, dark matter, dark energy, antimatter, quasars, supernovas, the list goes on and on.  The more I learn, the more I want to learn and the more questions I have.  It’s absolutely exhilarating!

In another twist of my evolving non-beliefs, I was listening to sermons in church and watching people pray to plaster statues while I was looking at the live plants arranged at the altar and praying to nature.  Slowly, I began to theorize that God is in nature, indeed is nature.  The mysticism I was hearing just didn’t jive with the reality I was witnessing in the world.  How could a loving benevolent God be allowing so much strife and suffering to occur to all the living things he loves in the world he created?  More and more I began to think, where does all the supernaturalism and mysticism of religion fit into all of this?  Nowhere I can think of.

I apparently was born with the ability to reason, to analyze situations, to find solutions to solvable problems, to be a free-thinker, to see events as they really are and not as I think they should be.  Rukia Mbambu – I’m a critical analyzer!

Religious beliefs are so deep-rooted in the psyche of the general human population, that I don’t foresee any earth-shattering changes in the blind faith shared by all believers.

My childhood was not a very pleasant one, so I built emotional walls against being hurt by people.  With the help of some psychological counseling, I came to realize that my feelings and emotions are valid and I’m entitled to them.  I also realized that the same holds true to everyone and began to become more sensitive to, and accepting of, people.  Ah, the dawn of Humanism on my narrow little mind. I appreciate Democratique Republique Du Congo Humanist Association for having accepted me into the family of humanist in Congo.


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