Too Much Faith Will Make You Crazy: Man marries 107 women because God told him to.

Sometimes you have to wonder if God isn’t a bit of a perv. Why the hell else would he tall Nigerian Islamic faith healer Bello Maasaba to take on so many wives? Oh, and he’s fathered over 185 children too:

“I get a revelation from God telling me any woman I’m going to marry. If it wasn’t from God, I wouldn’t have gone beyond two,” he explained to Los Angeles Times writer Robyn Dixon.

Maasaba said that he was visited by the archangel Gabriel, who told him to pursue faith healing and marry many, many women.

via Man marries 107 women, fathers 185 children | wtsp.com.

Maasaba’s woman hoarding has gotten him in trouble with the authorities as well landing him in jail:

His religious quest for wives doesn’t sit well with everyone. It landed him in jail for 22 days after being arrested under Islamic law; which scholars agree limits men to four wives. After protests from his wives and civil rights lawyers intervened, he was finally granted bail. And after 57 wives testified on his behalf in the country’s High Court, Maasaba was freed without charge.

Maasaba, his wives and his faith-healing practice are all housed in a massive four-story, 89-room home in Bida, Nigeria.

It seems faith healing pays pretty well over there in Nigeria. Of course, it pays pretty well here too if all the psychic and religious faith healing fraudsters here are anything to judge by.

Still, that’s a lot of women to manage. A lot of folks end up asking him how he does it:

“In his wisdom, God has given me the power and strength to give them the sexual portion they need,” he told Dixon. “If I didn’t satisfy them, they would leave.”

Now there’s a gig I bet a lot of men wish God would hand to them. “My child, I have chosen you to live in a big house with a hundred plus women whose sexual needs you must attend to all the while pretending to heal people.”

I bet Job is wondering where the hell that offer was back in his day.

9 thoughts on “Too Much Faith Will Make You Crazy: Man marries 107 women because God told him to.

  1. I’d say that too much faith didn’t make this man as crazy as the woman who married a man who already had 106 wives.

  2. Ya know, Zilch, I try to avoid painting people with too broad a brush, but the only reason I can come up with for why a woman would join such an arrangement is that people are generally stupid.

  3. Unfortunately, Les, this is a reason for a lot of stuff that happens in our world.

  4. “In his wisdom, God has given me the power and strength to give them the sexual portion they need,” he told Dixon. “If I didn’t satisfy them, they would leave.”

    Isn’t that the line Arnold uses?

    😉

    Peace.

  5. I wonder Les if it might be possible that some of the women do it because their options are limited and in some ways this is the best one (for instance, they might not actually enjoy sex all that much, and this way it is unlikely to be demanded/requested of them as often as might otherwise be the case, or perhaps since he clearly has money it’s the best way to ensure that they are taken care of, or perhaps since there are so many people, the work is more easily shared and as such it’s actually less stressful than being the sole caretaker of a house).

    I admit that I’m assuming that the relationships are patriarchal in nature/the culture is misogynistic, but since that’s true for literally every culture I know of, hopefully I’m not painting with too broad a brush.

  6. I hadn’t considered that possibility, which is, admittedly, very short-sighted of me. Given the country involved I suppose there may be any number of logical reasons for entering into such a marriage.

  7. Just found your blog, great site, which explains the late entry of this comment!

    TheDeviantE wrote:

    …might not actually enjoy sex all that much…

    Let’s not forget that female genital mutilation is still rife in many African Islamic nations; as if there weren’t enough worldwide examples of misguided, hugely damaging and idiotic acts committed in the name of religion. I doubt many victims of this barbaric practice enjoy sex, when their clitoris has been removed and the vagina sewn almost completely together.

  8. Welcome, Lonz.

    You have noted some of the more bizarre practices of primitive religions. If that is not an indication that “god” is a little perverted, I don’t know what would be.

    Peace.

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