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"During slavery, it was illegal for Africans to read any book other than the Bible. Anyone caught reading philosophy, science, governance, history, economics or any other genre of literature, faced the death penalty.

Why was this so?

The slave masters understood that the Bible was a tool to limit the thinking of black Africans and to keep them perpetually subservient. They knew that to keep them in servitude they had to make them accept their lot as the will of God and have them thinking about the end of days, these things will keep them in perpetual servitude. They refused to give them anything good but they gave them Christianity and the bible.

Over five hundred years later, the descendants of the slaves who were whipped, tortured, raped and murdered, now confess implicit confidence in the same Bible. (a book hurriedly put together by Emperor Constantine in 325 AD when he decreed Christianity - an infusion of Roman paganism, Greek and Egyptian mythology" as the new State religion and his troops would violently convert most of the world's populations to this newly formed order by force and through violence. The Bible was central to the success of the trans Atlantic slavery. On a trip to Cape Coast in Ghana 2010, I saw first hand the role Christianity played in slavery. Slaves were first baptized and letters (signifyng their new names such as John, Peter, Isaac and other Christian names) engraved with hot metal in their backs - this was even before they learnt English. While in chains, blood dripping from all over their bodies, they recited the Nicean creed, not knowing the meaning. Verses like:

Ephesians 6:5
"Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ." lent divine credence to the predicament of slaves and consigned them to perpetual slavery. Revolting against the oppressors, was a direct rejection of God - so they were made to believe.

Today, many Africans know the Bible from the beginning to the end but they know little about themselves or ideas that can improve their lives. They can feel Jesus in their spirits and they are absolutely sure that Christianity is the only true religion. They are waiting for an apocalyptic climax to humanity where a blue eyed, blonde haired Caucasian savior would appear from the sky at the sound of a trumpet, to save them from debilitating poverty, a dysfunctional system, diseases and imbecility. 500 years later, Africans are still languishing in profuse ignorance.

The damage has been done.

In the words of the late scholar Dr. Henrik Clark;

"To control a people, you must first control what they think about themselves and how they regard their history and culture. And when your conqueror makes you ashamed of your culture and history, he needs no prison walls and chains to hold you".

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*Blind Faith In Religion Destroys Our Ability To Critically Think For Ourselves*

Who gave you your concept God?
A lot of people get very emotional when it comes to discussing religion, or the topic or concept of just who or what God is. This subject typically invokes a deep sense of passion amongst people willing to participate in this particular discussion. Sometimes the passion and emotion amongst the participants are able to be controlled, and credible, verifiable information is able to be exchanged. However most of my encounters with religious folk can usually be described and generalized in a saying that I use frequently: There are three things that make men stupid; sports, sex, and religion (the last two aforementioned categories not necessarily being gender specific).

A big part of the reason I believe this is so is because the human ego has a need, and somewhat of a compulsion for inclusion, as well as reaffirmation. When entrenched in an ideological position based off of the subconscious and unchecked need and /or compulsion to belong to a group, most people will flatly cast aside logic, rationale, and even morality. I don’t think that there are many people who would state on record, in public, in a conversation amongst friends, family, or otherwise, that the arbitrary dismissal of morality and ‘common’ sense based solely off of allegiance or loyalty to a group is a ‘good ‘ thing. In fact, anyone who has any knowledge of world history and/or current events could effectively make the case that allegiance to groups, orders, fraternities, etc. and the dogmas, creeds, and ideologies held within them have been undermining the progress of mankind for centuries.

If we are to take a deeper look and explore a few examples, we can see how damaging the effects of the human ego’s quest for belonging and reaffirmation really can be, before turning the spotlight of scrutiny towards religion. Let’s take “trap” music for example. Most would agree that murder and selling drugs to members of your community are immoral acts. However how can we explain the popularity of it and it’s prevalence in the’black’ community? Pretty much every song from every artist consists of nothing more than a compilation of references to cooking or selling crack, the amount of artillery one has and the willingness to use it on another black man, and the level of disregard he has for your fellow sister and black woman, the progenitor of the human race.

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"Unfortunately, most modern days pastors apparently, are the definition of 419. Their actions are the cheapest scam on board. Because God is placed as a bet to bamboozle you, you can't question the veracity of their prophetic promises and miracles.
People fall easy prey for these "pastorpreneur". The pastor is the one that will finally be blessed by his deluded clients or congregation, not the other way around.
Let our people keep falling mugu to these religious charlatans because they want to reap were they did not sow. You will only pay your vows and tithes in vane! You get poorer while the pastor get richer.
The blessings of God goes to diligence hands with pragmatic approach and ample dexterity. It doesn't come by dubious prophetic promises. Look at China, South Korea, Dubai, Singapore, Malaysia etc. Nigeria was beyond some of these countries economically about 30 to 40 years ago. But they have overtaken us because of diligence and good planning.
God's blessing does not discriminate. The free air we breathe, the life we live, the rainfall and all natural provisions are given to all for free by God. Why then will you believe in a scammer, in the form of a man of God or a Native doctor to give you all that God has been given you for free since ages?
If you harness the abundant provisions of nature, you will sure get the blessings of life with practical diligence" - - Victor Osazuwa 

"CHURCH BUSINESS, THE BEST BUSINESS.
Every available space in Benin City is now being taken over by churches. Not by cottage, small or medium scale enterprises/industries. Yet every year we turn out graduates from our tertiary institutions. Every now & then poor parents begged borrowed or stole to see their children through school. It is as if church owners are praying and/or waiting for industries to wind up so that they can build the house of "God business" therein. From Downtown Sapele Road to Ugbowo & to every nook & cranny of d City, d story is d same. Now, what hope does this portent for d future of employment in our society, knowing that govt. alone cannot employ our teeming youths seeking employment out there?" -- Hon G N Agharese

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"Christianity is a money making and masses control religion while the Bible is m.c.m mind control manual.Jesus never physically walk this earth.its high time black Africans who were the first to practice real spirituality stopped defending what the oppressors of their ancestors and the inventors of racism wrote in a book.let the Jews defend Judaism with proofs, let the Europeans defend christianity with proofs and let the Arabs defend Islam with proofs.African defenders of foreign faiths where is your own spirituality and which Jew, European or Arab that is defending African spirituality ?. Wise up people and defend only your ancestry." - Samson Montana 

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"The great benefit of science is that it can contribute tremendously to the alleviation of suffering at the physical level, but it is only through the cultivation of the qualities of the human heart and the transformation of our attitudes that we can begin to address and overcome our mental suffering... We need both, since the alleviation of suffering must take place at both the physical and the psychological levels." - Dalai Lama

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"We want to stand upon our own feet and look fair and square at the world -- its good facts, its bad facts, its beauties, and its ugliness; see the world as it is and be not afraid of it. Conquer the world by intelligence and not merely by being slavishly subdued by the terror that comes from it. The whole conception of God is a conception derived from the ancient Oriental despotisms. It is a conception quite unworthy of free men. When you hear people in church debasing themselves and saying that they are miserable sinners, and all the rest of it, it seems contemptible and not worthy of self-respecting human beings. We ought to stand up and look the world frankly in the face. We ought to make the best we can of the world, and if it is not so good as we wish, after all it will still be better than what these others have made of it in all these ages. A good world needs knowledge, kindliness, and courage; it does not need a regretful hankering after the past or a fettering of the free intelligence by the words uttered long ago by ignorant men. It needs a fearless outlook and a free intelligence. It needs hope for the future, not looking back all the time toward a past that is dead, which we trust will be far surpassed by the future that our intelligence can create."-- By Bertrand Russell 

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"We must give up that silly idea of folding our hands and waiting upon God to do everything for us. If God intended that, He would not have given us a mind, He would not have given us intelligence, He would not have given us his soul, He would not have placed us here in the midst of creation, and sorrounded us with all the beautiful things of nature. What so ever you want in life you must make your mind to do it for yourself and accomplish it for yourself whether it is rearing a home, expanding an empire, if you want to do it you must do it for yourself ." - Marcus Garvey

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"I was created to think for myself first and foremost. I can thereafter decide to take a little from your ideas, If I like, and incorporate it in mine. My brain was created to critically analyze issues and situations. That's why I was created. Use your GOD given brains and emotions and THINK." - Akhigbe Ikhilor

-(via facebook forum)

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"Our God is no filth but ecclesiastical... Just we've been nurtured in ignorance...witnessed in ignorance, crusading ignorantly ignorance...No man shares his god,every good god is a secret.. you factually don't become a Jew because you believe in Judaism and you can't become a Christian because you believe in Christ...The African is not a christian or a moslem but a trado-environmentalist...A man who insults his god has no Shadow..I am the adherent to my forefathers custom and tradition..Be like or alike.." - Osakhiwuomwan Gabriel Ehioghiren (via facebook)

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"there is no God or Devil,but there is Good and Evil. What the white man did was to take away 1 o from Good and called it God and added D to evil and called it Devil,so you will no-longer blame him for his evil and instead blame the devil he created and he inturn say's the Devil made me do it. Wise up people,wake up from your slumber dream,the truth is out there,but you only see it,if you are searching for the truth,the Bible said seek and ye shall find."

. -- By Nosa Idehen [via facebook]

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"Mind can be the enemy and mind can also be the friend. 
It is the mind that binds and it is the mind that liberates. 
When the mind is attached to objects, which are transitory and impermanent, this is the mind that binds. This is the mind that is an enemy. But a mind that does not abide anywhere, on any object, is a mind that is your friend. This is the mind that liberates. It all depends on you, on what kind of company you keep in your mind".
-- Gilles Chamboraire

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''God doesn't exist ! It is the myopic egotism of man that says God created man in His own image..! Does God have 1 head 2 eyes, two legs etc? God didn't create the world in 7 days, heaven is not in the skies.. there are myriads of planets, universes, galaxies and cosmic bodies out there, God didn't create man in one day! And follow the examples of some of these guys who have given most of their cash to practical humane charities rather than enriching pastors and building churches and mosques that God CAN'T LIVE in !'' - Greg Oshobugie. (Via facebook)

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Typical Nigerian mentality "only God will help us" "only God can touch our leaders so they realize what they're doing". If there is a God he's forgotten about Africa a long time ago. God cannot do anything for you, stop wasting your time and resources praying to a deity that cannot answer or help you. Nigerians you need to take matter into your hands and revolutionize this "banana republic" government because you are your only hope not God... – Jack White.

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"I have talked to many Christian fanatics,,especially the Nigerian version,.(like these blind folded sheeps) and realize that they use religion as a security blanket,when there is no hope to resolving their social-economic problems. The worst part about their religion is the fact, that it was based on greed and control.The hard facts and our own common sense should have buried this myth a long time ago.The problem about this bondage is like any smart scam .Christianity is able to morph like an evolving disease.most of the time Christianity is administered at an early age (much like immunization)
once its instilled in a young carrier at such an impressionable age its very hard to shake.However,we are well equipped to debunk,diagnose this mental virus! How can we possibly know where we are going when we do not know where we have been.Christianity is not a religion its a business." - Oguega Eziza Igodomigodo (Via Facebook forum)

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Proverbs 6:16-19 ESV:
There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.

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#Apparently.

China is currently the world's leading economic power, in China there is Zero Church!

Finland has the most stable economy in the world today. There are less than twenty churches in Finland!

Switzerland has the second most stable economy in the world.
Switzerland has fewer than thirty churches!

Denmark is the third most stable economy in the world, there are about 23 churches in Denmark.

These countries are considered to have the highest number of atheists, but they are blessed!

Come to Africa, there are more than 10,000 churches per region including 4,000 churches in the city of Yaoundé alone!

4100 churches in the only city of Abidjan!

7000 churches in the only city of Kinshasa!

10,000 churches in the only city of Kumasi and Accra in Ghana!
only, which is four hundred and thirty times more numerous than the whole of Switzerland!

In Africa, we have more churches than schools and hospitals combined!

More pastors than doctors.

Everyone is born again!

Everyone is covered with the blood of Jesus!

Jesus even became the husband of all single women (according to them) in revival churches!

Everyone is filled with the Holy Spirit!

However, none of these claims reflect the moral elevation that is hoped for in a society.

We are among the laziest, the most deceiving, the most corrupt, the most hypocritical, the most hateful on the planet today, with all our Jesus and the Holy Spirit!
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"African Gods different from Jehovah and Yahwee.
Osanobua is not the father of bastard jesus, Osanobua is the father of the three Ogisos. Abasi has no connection to joseph's wife, Abasi had a wife Atai, that gave him 2 lovely kids. Eledumare didn't have any relationship with Joseph, Jecob, Isaiah, Isaac, Eledumare only send Oduduwa to deliver his message. Chukwu is not Jehovah or Yahwee, Chukwu believe in using home pets like dog and goat to deliver humanity his message. According to classics and mythology All the African Almighty Gods have nothing in common with Jewish-Arab Almighty Gods and they have no relationship with bible, quran and toran. The idea that some illegitimate son of some jewish idol died for an African man is absurd. I wish to distant myself and my kinsmen from that absurdity. You don't tell a jewish or an european man that the son of some African god died for their sin. Honestly it is an insult to tell me a foreign bastard died for me and my people. "Osanobua had no relationship with Joseph's wife, he is unconnected to David, Jecob, Samual, but has a strong relationship with all the Obas of Bini Kingdom and the daughters and sons of Igodomigodo, Osanobua is the God of all who embodies the virtues of the ogisos. Hence it is ridiculous for anyone to pray to Osanobua and be saying in the name of Jesus, because Osanobua needs no jesus to get to you or anyone." - Wake up son!. " - Friday R Inoyo

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"ORIGIN OF THE NAME ISRAEL OR ISRAELITES.
There were no group of people called the Israelis or Israelites in times of old. All we had then were the Hibarous or Hebrews.
Those claiming to be Israelis today living in the state of Israel are actually European Ashkenazi who subscribe to the Hebrew religion of Judaism .
The name ISRAEL originated from the AGIA TRIADOS,TRIA DEI OR THE THREE GODS(HOLY TRINITY) OF ISIS wife of OSIRIS, RA the Egyptian Sun God and EL a major near east God or Semitic ELOHIM.
IS = ISIS, OSIRIS, an Egyptian powerful goddess,
RA = RA, AMUN RA ,Egyptian sun god and 
EL = EL, ELOHIM, god of power,amazing wealth ( EL-ITES, the ELITE club )
IS-RA-EL = ISRAEL, ISRAELIS,ISRAELITES.
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Efosamson Asemontana

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"Africans should stop worshipping this white man picture, what nonsense! I called this mental slavery. why on earth will Africans worship a white man image and called him Jesus. during Jesus days on earth was there anything like camera? if NO then how did they get this picture? the guy in that photo is just a mere actor and now almost all the Africans homes and place of worships got this guy photo and they worshipped his image and called him Jesus. if Africans don't stop this mental slavery then there's no way Africa can move forward."

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"Religion is a slave mentality.
Religious fundamentalism is used by the rulers of society to distract citizens from their inherent corruption. Religion inspires hatred and wars, crusades and genocides. Religious fundamentalism is a violent idea that is inherent in all religions. Religion keeps you focus on superstitions instead of the real life injustices that you face each day. Religion destroys the desire for freedom. Religion is used to turn you into a spellbound fool. Religion is a corporation and you're the one that keeps it from going bankrupt with your delusional faith. The wealthy want you to believe in god's goodness, so that you may not look at their inherent rottenness. Stop praying and start thinking revolution, freedom, a bold new humanity."

 

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"What has make this so called religion win the minds of our brother and sisters today is nothing but structure.
We are on a "psychological warfare"
I have said this here so many times.

Is either we eqiuped ourselves and dive into the war or better live it alone the way it is.because going inside without been eqiuped is just like sucide.

What am trying to say is this.
In Bene Republic where I have been few times,89 percent practice Africa spirituality.why? How?
It just because it is more organized.
So we that claim now we know that religion is shit,we must unite,organize and eqiuped our system with some psychological and metaphysical ingredients to make our food sweet...
We have to unite everyone and put what we have together to male our thing look nice.

That why you see pastors spending so much money on musical instrument.so that the music you hear there will stimulate and programme your Brain to that every sunday worship. It is a mind game.
And we most be wise if not we will just deppopulate ourselves for nothing and the international body offcures will give support and solidarity to the church..." - Nosa Duke

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"Christianity and Islam create dichotomy between ‘Gods’ and humans to foster the master or select elite syndrome, to numb followers, to raise a loyal tribe of mindless servants, useful as idiots. . Islam de-humanizes Africans. Arabs are the most implacable and rabid Black haters on earth. Arabs call Africans abd (abeed), meaning, their ordained slaves. Islam, is their camouflage instrument of coercion, a comprehensive, abeed numbing, brainwashing, entrapping, mass breeding, lethally intoxicating concoction. . The Qur'an distinguishes between races by discriminating against Africans. There is a strong legacy of racism against Africans from early Arab-Islam because the language, traditions, and customs of the Arabs, support the down grading of the African race. Arabs’ attitude to Blacks derives from Genesis’ racist fiction about Noah’s sons." - Naiwu Osahon

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"A mystical priestess was interviewed in her village Akan in Baoule country (Ivory Coast) and asked" How could God let such horrors occur? "(The destruction of Africa and its people by the Arabs and the whites)
This priestess gave an answer as profound as insightful ..
She said, "I think God has been deeply saddened by all this, at least as much as we have, but for centuries we have been telling God to come out of our lives. Because, by practicing the religion of the Arabs and the whites, we fortify the egregore of their Ancestors and at the same time we weaken the egregore of the Black People.
How can we expect our Ancestors to give us their blessing and protection if we insist on praying to the White and Arab Ancestors? "
Regarding recurrent events, (African invasions, genocides, Arab-Islamic slave trade, European slave trade, colonization, wars of Islamization and Christianization, destruction of spirituality, culture, science, traditions and African technologies, looting of Africa, Falsification and Appropriation of the Prestigious History of Africans, Human Guinea Pigs, Organ Trafficking, Rape, etc ...)
Those who practice the Muslim or Christian religion have said that we should no longer
to practice our Spirituality Traditions and Culture in the name of negrophobic prophets.
Because according to these same Africans, to practice our Spirituality, our Traditions and Cultures, belong to witchcraft, Satanism ... according to them it is diabolical and demonic.
In African Spirituality, the respect of all that God, Omniscient Omnipresent Omnipotent, is its essence.
These Africans decree that an Arab or white expert should know what he is talking about on our behalf no matter what he tells us and we must say YES.
Now we wonder why our children do not have conscience, why they do not differentiate between right and wrong, why they can without emotion kill, have sexual practices deviant unnatural, consume alcohol, Drugs.
Probably by deep reflection, we will come to the conclusion that this has to do with the principle of "harvest what we sowed"!
It's funny how simple it is for us Africans to reject our ancestors and then ask why we are vulnerable, why we have become the laughingstock of other peoples, why all the other people make us what they are want, Our continent this Paradise that God has bequeathed to us has become a hell, so much so that we believe everything that the media and their "specialists" of Africa say and we continue to move away and abandon our Villages which are our Sanctuary.
We are questioning more than ever everything our Spirituality says.
It's funny to see that we can send biblical messages by Facebook or phone that spread like wildfire but when we send messages about God from our Ancestors, people do not even think about sharing them.
It is funny to see that shameless, crude, vulgar and obscene articles spread so easily and freely, but public discussions about our Spirituality are banished within our families, schools and businesses.
And I will not be surprised that you will not read this message in its entirety, and you will probably not send it to many people in your address book because you do not know what they believe in or what they will think of you.
It's really unfortunate to see that we care more about what people think of us
Share this message. Given the scale of the damage .... it is worth it.
If you throw it away, no one will know it except your conscience and God!
But if you throw this process of reflection, do not complain about the bad state of the world in which we live and the bad state of Africa! " - copied

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*WELCOME TO NIGERIA!*

-Where we buy goya oil for protection from papa and pastors protected by armed bodyguards.
- Where we pay money to see a false prophet to receive false hope and false blessing from an invisible god.
- Where we pay money to fake prophets so that he can help us talk to god to bless us with money.
- Where we can kill our families because they don’t believe in our delusion.
-Where prayers and fasting replace critical thinking and research
-Where we gather prayer warriors to solve economic problems
-Where we buy holy water for healing from a pastor who visit the best medical facility overseas.
-Where we contribute money to build business empires for papas while we live in penury.

Our stupidity is incomparable.

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Comment by Otedo News Update 3 hours ago

When you speak against the wrong that’s been done by the so called “men of God”, their brainwashed followers never hesitate to back them up even as obvious as their misdeeds would be. They tell you let ‘God be the Judge’ and sometimes even back it up with other biblical verse. People like us do not have any problem with the gullibility of such brainwashed lot’s when it comes to such matters, but the continuous use of “Let God be the Judge” to justify their misdeeds which not only doesn’t make sense but also a double-standard

If that statement really is what it is, so why not let God be the judge to that man that worships Ogun to avert accident instead of condemning what he believes in by instilling fear of damnation – the imaginary Hell fire???

Why not let God be the Judge to the Woman who worships Olokun for her wellbeing instead of condemning what she believes in by instilling fear of damnation or branding the act as evil???

Why not let God be the Judge to those who at the end of the year celebrates Igue festival praying and thanking Osanobua(God) and their ancestor for a better new year instead of branding it as idol worshipping or even suggesting for the sacrificial aspect of animal be removed??

Why not let God be the judge to a Benin man who prays to and honours his ancestors by way of ancestral worship instead of condemning the act and even backing even backing it up with some biblical verses to instil fear of damnation which today has forced a lot of people into abandoning most of these passed on tradition of great importance. WHY NOT LET GOD BE THE JUDGE???

SO WHO ARE YOU TO JUDGE THE TRADITION AS PASSED ON BY OUR FOREBEARS??

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Comment by Otedo News Update on June 4, 2021 at 6:43am

By chief Utetenegiabi Omo osagie

This young man Alhaji Idris Sanni is more or less a Benin Man. He, like his father, was born in Benin. His father was the Sariki Arewa Community in Benin. But when his father died another man came up to say he should be made the new Sariki since it was not a hereditary title. This young man had been known to the Palace as he was always with the father in all visit and paying homage to the Palace. So when the Etsu Nupe visited HRM some time last year, HRM asked the Etsu Nupe to choose from the two men who were fighting for the position of the Sariki Arewa Community in Benin. It fell to the other person because, according to the Etsu Nupe the other man had been introduced to him previously and he had given him the position but because this one was like a son in the Palace, HRM indulged the Etsu Nupe to give this one, Idris Sanni, a position of recognition that will be the person HRM can always be sending errands to the Northern Emirs.
Alhaji Idris Sanni is a good Man and he is very trustworthy

Comment by Otedo News Update on April 25, 2021 at 5:40am

"Men created all the Gods; men wrote laws and books for all the Gods; men fight for and defend all the Gods; men believe in and coerced others to believe in the God they created.

The minds of men is the mind of God for God has no mind of its own. The day men stop to believe in God , God will cease to exists for all Gods are in the minds of men"
- Philip Udoimeh

Comment by Otedo News Update on February 2, 2021 at 3:14pm

Comment by Otedo News Update on December 12, 2020 at 3:28pm

*WELCOME TO NIGERIA!*

-Where we buy goya oil for protection from papa and pastors protected by armed bodyguards.
- Where we pay money to see a false prophet to receive false hope and false blessing from an invisible god.
- Where we pay money to fake prophets so that he can help us talk to god to bless us with money.
- Where we can kill our families because they don’t believe in our delusion.
-Where prayers and fasting replace critical thinking and research
-Where we gather prayer warriors to solve economic problems
-Where we buy holy water for healing from a pastor who visit the best medical facility overseas.
-Where we contribute money to build business empires for papas while we live in penury.

Our stupidity is incomparable.

Comment by Otedo News Update on October 17, 2020 at 4:13pm

Do we know who we are?
By
Professor Pfukwa
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October 16, 2020

THE PATRIOT recently wrote about the Catholic Church, particularly reminding the institution how it played a shameful role in the occupation of Zimbabwe and later on in the execution of our First Chimurenga heroes and heroines.
The backlash we received was not just interesting, but alarming to say the least.
Yes, many say we are heathens, but is that true?
When we talk about how Christianity was used to brainwash blacks, we are often criticised by the same blacks who have forgotten their roots.
However, we are used to it because the tragedy we face is that many have been hoodwinked to the extent of forgetting who they are.
Of course, there are a combination of factors, the major being Christianity.
That Christianity played a leading role in colonisation is not a secret.
The letter from King Leopold II to the first missionaries in Africa in the Belgian Congo in 1883 is quite revealing.
Part of it reads:
“Your principal objective in our mission in the Congo is never to teach the niggers to know God, this they know already.
They speak and submit to a Mungu, one Nzambi, one Nzakomba, and what else I don’t know.
They know that to kill, to sleep with someone else’s wife, to lie and to insult is bad.
Have courage to admit it; you are not going to teach them what they know already.
Your essential role is to facilitate the task of administrators and industrials, which means you will go to interpret the gospel in the way it will be the best to protect your interests in that part of the world.
For these things, you have to keep watch on disinteresting our savages from the richness that is plenty in their underground.
Your knowledge of the gospel will allow you to find texts ordering and encouraging your followers to love poverty, like: ‘Happier are the poor because they will inherit heaven’, and: ‘It’s very difficult for the rich to enter the kingdom of God’.
Your action will be directed essentially to the younger ones, for they won’t revolt when the recommendation of the priest is contradictory to their parents’ teachings.”
The above speech came to light in 1935 after one Moukouani Muikwani from Congo bought a second-hand Bible from a Belgian priest who forgot it (the letter) in the Bible.
It is such information that our former colonisers do not want us to know.
Today, many blacks, and Zimbabweans in particular, have abandoned their indigenous ways.
They dismiss their culture, values and norms as archaic and some have completely forgotten about their ancestors.
They have forgotten who they are.
I repeat, do we really know our fathers, mothers, grandparents and ancestors?
We must dig deeper into our history to understand who we are.
Only then can we raise a generation that defends our culture as black people; a generation that knows that being black is a blessing and not a punishment from God.

Comment by Otedo News Update on August 2, 2020 at 8:40pm

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SELF EXAMINATION TIME.
Topic of today is CHRISTLIKENESS.ASSUMING JESUS ACTUALLY EXISTED.

Are you a Christ like Christian?
What is Christ likeness ?.

Christ-likeness is a person who possesses the qualities,attributes or characteristics of Jesus Christ or who seeks to live like Jesus did while he walked the earth according to the Bible.Okay.
If you are born out of a wedlock between two humans and you have a biological or earthly father known to you,You are not Christ like because Jesus was biblically a bastard.
If you are humble, respectful and obedient to your parents ,You are not Christ like because youthful Jesus was arrogant and disobedient to his mother and step father.He even disowned his entire family publicly.
Do you have a girlfriend, boyfriend, wife,husband, child,children or fiancé, You are not Christ like because Jesus never did those earthly things.
Do you work for money wages,or do business ,trade for gain, You are not Christ like.
Do you own a car,bicycle, motorbike, house,houses,land,farm,shop,factory, You are not Christ like.
Do you own a personal bank account,current or savings,You are not Christ like instead you are a child of little faith saving treasures on earth instead of heaven.Go and give everything you have to the poor,follow Jesus and prepare for the Rapture.
Do you lie,cheat,gossip,gamble or flirt ?,You are not Christ like.
Have you ever had sex ,You are not Christ like ,you have defiled yourself with woman and your name is already out of the 144,000 people who will rule with Jesus in heaven.
Do you collect offerings, tithes,seeds and request money for divine healings, You are not Christ like but a thief,a criminal, a fraudster and a 419.
Do you preach prosperity gospel and perform staged miracles, You are not Christ like.
Do you live large and lavishly, You are not Christ like.
Are you over 33 years old,you are not Christ like.
Do you own any church or congregation to your name,You are not Christ like.
Are you racist, prejudiced or discriminatory, You are not Christ like.
Are you in the army,Navy, police force,You are not Christ like but trained murderers.
Brothers and sisters examine yourselves and mend your ways .
NONE IS RIGHTEOUS,NO, NOT ONE.
Am not judging you but asking you to reexamine yourselves biblically.

Comment by Otedo News Update on July 20, 2020 at 7:13am

A SELF-EVIDENT TRUTH

In round figures, there are 7.6 billion people in the world. Of these 6.5 billion profess a religious faith. We can subdivide these as follows:

2.4 billion - Christians
1.7 billion - Muslims
1.2 billion - Hindus
1.2 billion - Other faiths

There are contradictory beliefs between all these faiths such that if one is true, all the others must be false. If, for example, Christianity is true, it follows that 4.1 billion people hold religious beliefs that CANNOT be true.

In fact, there are two possibilities, either one religion is true and the rest are false or all religions are false. This means that between 4.1 and 6.5 billion people MUST have religious beliefs that are not true.

And let's be clear. Every believer would say that other religions believe things that are not just false but absurd, ridiculous and laughable.

So believers cling to the hope that their ridiculous beliefs are true and everyone else's ridiculous beliefs are false. The problem is that not one of them can bring forward evidence to show their beliefs are true--they simply have to believe using faith. The exact same faith that all religions use to believe their ridiculous beliefs are true.

But people protest, my religion is my culture, my identity. It is very important to me. Really? Is it really important to define yourself by ridiculous beliefs handed down to you for generations?

Why not define yourself by your common humanity, your kindness and your devotion to love and reason? That is so much better than defining yourself by ridiculous beliefs that someone told you to believe.

Source: Bill Flavell

Comment by Otedo News Update on July 13, 2020 at 12:25pm

EVERYTHING

Everything you have been told about God/god in religious places of worship is a lie. When I say “everything”, I mean EVERYTHING!

God/god is the greatest lie ever told. God/god is the most persistent, most embellished, most popular, most defended, and most successful lie ever told.

These lies are: (1) "God is the 'creator' of the universe"; (2) "It is God who creates life"; (3) "It is God who inspired/wrote the holy book"; (4) "It is God who gives children"; (4) "It is God who started marriage"; (5) "It is God who blesses one with success"; (6) "God answers prayer"; (6) "God blesses the faithful and punishes sinners"; (7) "God will bring the faithful back from the dead and give them everlasting life"; (8) "God is omnipotent"; (9) "God is Omniscient"; (10) "God is omnipresent"; (11) "God is perfect"; (12) "God is just"; (13) "God is infinitely loving"; (14) "God is faithful"; (15) "God loves children"; (16) "God is being patient with humans"; "(God loves a cheerful giver"; (17) "He was anointed by God to preach God’s words"; (18) "God performs miracles"; (19) "God watches everything you do and He will judge you"; (20) "the money you give in religious places of worship is to do God’s work and God sees it" ; and so on.

Why do they tell you these lies about God? They lie about God because God is the easiest and most effective way to control people. Why do they want to control people? The want to control people because controlling people means controlling their financial, material and mental resources. Why do they want to control peoples’ resources? The reason is that even though the resources in this world, properly managed, can go round for everybody, some see this world as “survival of the fittest.” They have this inherent desire to dominate and subjugate people.

The truth is that what happen in the Serengeti National Park, also happen in human society. The only difference is that humans have modernized, refined and disguised the brutality, the savagery, the exploitation, the enslavement and the subjugation of man by man.

The mainstream media may extol the virtue of egalitarianism, educational institutions may teach students about it, traditional institution may claim that its fatherly role is to enshrine it, politicians may promise electorates that once in office, a just and egalitarian society will be ensured, but egalitarian society is still an illusion. It is an illusion because even many of those who claim to cherish and promote a just and equal society do the opposite.

Comment by Otedo News Update on July 12, 2020 at 6:21am

There are three religious organizations within 10 minutes walk from where I live. One of these organizations is the Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah's Witnesses, the other two are Pentecostal churches

I observed that it is only the Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall that has remained locked ever since government directed that all religious organization suspend activities due to the Covid-19 pandemic. During the period of total lockdown, one of Pentecostal churches would clandestinely began Sunday service at 5.00 am and closed before 7 am before government monitoring officials could even begin going around to ensure compliance with the lockdown.

Even now, the two Pentecostal churches are running Sunday services as if all is normal, but the Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah's Witnesses still remained shut.

Why do members of the Jehovah's Witnesses behave differently? I pondered. It didn't take me long to realized the possible explanation.

The Jehovah's Witnesses do not give offerings, do not pay tithes, do not give first fruit money, do not sow seed money, do not give any special money for any elder or church leader. In short, all the showcasing of money we see in Christianity is absent among the Jehovah's Witnesses. Therefore, the motivation to defy government directive on non-opening of religious places of worships is not there. This experience further suggests that money is the primary motive of churches.

By Philip Udo

 

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