“As I am expressing I don’t know anything I am serious about this . I am still in a process yet to be defined . I am waiting for the knowledge that is greater than man . I believe the knowledge is always available for those who are ready . In order to truncate this grandiloquent expression , I will rest my case for consumption . ” — Akinrulie Opeyemi Joshua
“God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers? What was holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet owned has bled to death under our knives: who will wipe this blood off us? What water is there for us to clean ourselves? What festivals of atonement, what sacred games shall we have to invent? Is not the greatness of this deed too great for us? Must we ourselves not become gods simply to appear worthy of it? ” — Friedrich Nietzchet.
” You should be afraid of the unseen because the unseen can strike anytime . You can not battle with what you have not seen perhaps, your life is valuable to you . This should be scrutinized with the concept of metaphysics. “ – – Akinrulie Opeyemi Joshua
I know I am defending what I have not seen but I can not defend God because only him alone can defend himself justly . The ‘atheists and skeptics ‘are always in the quest of wanting to know the supremacy of God’s existence. Hence, if the existence of God can not be verified then God is dead, as purported by the aforementioned schools . If God is dead it means he was in existence therefore, he lives but can not be seen but be felt . Yet , why must they clamour that , God is dead ? As the case may be, if I should subscribe to evolutionism I might be mistaken and if I should subscribe to creationism I have no empirical evidence except the Bible , yet I may also be castigated . Thus , only God can illuminate mankind . There is something hiding in something but that thing is nothing to all but something to some. Since he has refused to appear, mankind became a freewill without the consent of his maker . Thus , some people are exclaiming , “God is dead ” .
If I should live my life the way I like , who will question me? After different thoughts I discovered that accountability will be needed someday at somewhere where people will gather without questioning . If I am to choose between God and man I will opt for God . You know why ? Because I have had enough familiarities with man, so I need to know the unknown who is said to be alive . As a matter of fact , when knowledge becomes common then ‘knowing’ won’t be needed . If God is dead , it means knowledge is no more because at the end it will either be rational or irrational . But, is God really alive ? Is God dead or what ? I wonder what must have prompted the announcement that God is dead . If God is dead , can we see His grave ? If the graveyard of God can not be confirmed then , God is not dead . It is better to assume that, what you have not seen is alive than to assume it is dead . What if it is alive ? Put this case in the situation of God .
If we can not cherish it we would lose it , no wonder God succinctly said , ‘among my people are the wicked ones ‘. This is an antique assertion by God to His people yet it is always new to those who are constantly following not in the realm of instagram or twitter but in the realm of knowledgeable digestion . I almost concluded that God is dead until I imagined beyond my imagination that I can not just be in existence without an origin and to say I have no source is a contradiction . The same thing goes to those who are still exclaiming about the existence of God . How will you justify your source without God ? Are there other justifications that can justify your origin ? Whether God is dead or he’s alive we should have one priority . Ask priority to tell you her importance .
God , when are you coming ? When are you going to exhibit yourself ? I have heard about all your miraculous works and your enigmatic notions still I think you should add more to them perhaps , I would have loved to express my opinions here but, I want you to see my heart yourself . If I should proceed by analyzing my feelings as regards your existence I may be tempted to probe and refute your existence I am only saying this as a son and I know you are my father . Will you sit and watch and let people lose focus ? Afterall , you are not a bad God and that reality makes the Good God to be alive . I heard you have created some things for those who listened keenly to your commandments , if that should be the case , can the dead make such commandments ? Truly His paradigm is living and he’s also in existence living a life like the living .
“The Death of God implies the death of mankind . Thus , if God is dead then you are dead because he’s alive you are alive . “— Akinrulie Opeyemi Joshua
In order not to commit a fallacy I will discuss democratism as related to Nigeria because I can not generalize , if I should , it will be ‘argumentum ad ignoratiam(appeal to ignorance )’ . Democracy might be a good concept in other countries but in the case of Nigeria , it has become a powerful canopy for those who are in power . If democracy connotes a political freedom of people coupled with equal rights then, oneness will be a forever discussion but , in this situation people are seriously brutalized without pity because democracy is powerless . A government for the people is now a government for the few. What democracy preaches are equality , good governance , legitimacy , transparency , and fundamental rights etc . Are these acknowledged in Nigeria ?
Where is the real democracy ? A real democracy that will cater and consider the masses who are execrable in all situations . Democracy has become an umbrella and a broom of deception without the accordance of Nigerians . Is democracy a disguise ? Or is she a freedom fighter using deception as a tool of truthfulness ? Yet, some people are still clamoring about the trust they have for democracy with the belief that she will rescue the aggrieved citizens of Nigeria. The question is, when? How long will the citizens wait? Even some would have met death in the process of knowing the reality of democracy. As a matter of fact , some are satisfied and some are not satisfied . The major problem confronting democracy is her inability to bring ‘equality’ to the masses . But , can equality live without prejudice ?
“Let’s be factual . Man created ‘democracy ‘ and if this is true , no doubt a sentimental act will be a priority so as to favour his personal thoughts . A real democracy won’t be ‘I’ only but the ‘WE’ will be like an everlasting covenant . ” — Akinrulie Opeyemi Joshua .
When would these citizens learn from the deception of democracy ? They will pretend as if they have learned from the mistakes committed, only to discover that they have been cajoled by the sugarcoated utterances of the people they have condemned. I can not blame them because democracy has become a lukewarm concept mingling in the hearts of Nigerians . If the citizens of Nigeria won’t stand for truth then deception will be a forever assumption . Who will rescue them? Who will carry the cross ? Who wants to sacrifice ? Or is it the case that all leaders are the same ? I weep for the future agendas of this very nation . This democracy created lot of abnormalities and she’s also a criterion needed for transparency and good governance , if I won’t be condemned I would say or utter this statement , “democracy is a liar ” .
Indeed, I have no regret by proclaiming the aforementioned statement because if democracy is not a liar , let her exhibit what she’s known for . She has become a dictator pretending to be free, whereas she’s not . She has given her pride to the wicked souls through her duties . The function of democracy in Nigeria is like a recycle bin. That is, it is just a repetition of those who have retired from politics or political offices but still waiting with certainty that they will be called back, if I am not mistaken this should be regarded as true . What theory is next after democracy ? All theories have been postulated for the betterment of Nigeria but all of them departed without success only ‘recession ‘ became a friend to Nigeria yet democracy is busy looking for solutions despite her old age . She should be the one to remind the leaders and citizens to unite in order to combat the challenges . I say again , “democracy is a liar ” .
” I have expressed little . Remember , I have not generalized democracy but I made it clear at the beginning of this article because if I should generalize, it might be an intractable expression . As a matter of fact , despite all these challenges I can not deny my country and I am anticipating the day Nigeria will be number one in the world . If the time is not near, it will be a difficult thing . “– Akinrulie Opeyemi Joshua .
“I was in an abattoir one day and I saw how a goat was slaughtered . I paused , I asked myself that , ‘if a man dies is soul will go to his creator but, is this applicable to animals ? . It has been said that dead souls will rise again and animals whose souls have been terminated will dance to the tunes of no return unlike man whose creator has a purpose for . Man should be grateful for the gift of life. “— Akinrulie Opeyemi Joshua.
As a matter of fact, the balcony of knowledge in me won’t stop this thinking . Hence , I ask, ‘where do souls go to? ” This question should not be taken as a joke or as a comic relief whose intention is to make people laugh coupled with no purpose . This should be a question for those who are in the stride of curiosity . If I knew the answer I would not have thought of this perhaps , this question has not been answered empirical but the spiritual world is a feeling for all. If my body comprises of life , soul , and mind . If my soul goes to the creator , how about my life ? How about my mind ?
When I was born I came to this world with three spiritualities and this can not be doubted . These are : LIFE , SOUL AND MIND . A life is given unto me in order to discover my purposes . The soul is the spirit that makes me feel the impact of my creator. The mind is the consciousness in me which makes me to realise that I am in world . This is not applicable to the writer only but the reader must also picture his or her self in this scenario . Have you imagined this ? If I am to live I will need these three tiers which can be seen like a governmental issue . If my life is no more . If my mind is gone . My soul will be accountable for all the things have done whether good or bad in the presence of the creator .
“At the end , you will know the truth because it is an unchangeable reality which can not be doubted . If the essence of life is not truth . What will it be? You want greatness perhaps , you have gotten everything . Train your soul for good records. ” Akinrulie Opeyemi Joshua.
Even the writer is guessing on a rational basis that souls go to the creator after man’s departure from this world . What if the creator says souls only radiate within the concept of imagination. Yet, I believe souls go to the creator. At this juncture, some might say that the use of word ‘creator‘ is ambiguous because creator can mean something else to me and also to many people . In other words , a creator is a person or an unknown being who creates things . It is very pertinent to note that , there is “a known creator and unknown creator ” . This is where superiority becomes Paramount , let me distinguish these two concepts as regards to where souls go to.
What makes the unknown creator superior is because he possesses life,soul,and mind . In addition , he has a perfect thinking that man is always agitating for . Thus , he made soul (spirit ) to be his superiority . Up till this moment , man can make robots with a partial life and mind (consciousness ) but the soul which can perform extraordinarily is not given to mankind . If not, man will be ‘GOD’ not ‘gods’. Despite this fact , some men are still claiming the position of ‘GOD ‘ the unknown creator . Have you thought of this ?
In the concept of the known creator , he depends on the unknown creator to establish his status . He’s in a box because of his limited freedom neither will he be unlimited anytime soon. The intelligence of mankind can be ascribed to the unknown creator perhaps , he can not input souls into what he had created if he can then , the unknown creator will be irrelevant and the world will be the absolute attainment for man. In other words , the creator I am talking about is the unknown creator who receives all souls . If souls don’t report to man then , souls must have a superior boss . Is it not the case ?
“I hope I have not bamboozled the reader . If souls radiate within the context of the world then, it will be a physical issue . Since souls go to somewhere to rest or receive judgment as it has been assumed . Thus, where do souls go to ? This is a question for all . “–Akinrulie Opeyemi Joshua.
” If I should say that souls go to the unknown creator I will be castigated . The known creator is not even an option . Hence, I have decided to make it an open conversation coupled with thinking and reasoning . Exempt all doubtful acts and choose one . The question is ‘WHERE DO SOULS GO TO ? “–Akinrulie Opeyemi Joshua .
“ Only if you have lost your perception then, women will make no sense. “—Akinrulie Opeyemi Joshua
She was twenty-two years old when she met this man. They got married but she could only enjoy her marriage within the interval of two years because of the beating launched by her husband. This terrible incident catapulted her to the land of the dead thus, at the age of twenty-four she died. Why should a man hit a woman? Is he responsible or irresponsible?
A woman brought you into this world yet you treat her as if she’s nothing. She carried you in her belly for nine months. She Covered and sheltered you with passion and love, till this moment you are radiating within her context. Well and truly, women can be provoking at times but this should not prompt you to beat a woman whether married or single. It has been assumed that whosoever beats a woman is irresponsible, if that should be the case, responsibility won’t be happy with such act.
What must have provoked a man to raise his hands against a woman? But in as much as anger won’t stop dwelling amidst mankind, what can he do? What he can do is to walk away from the atmosphere of that woman in order to quench his unpredictable fury. Women should be cherished and respected in the society perhaps, they are regarded as a vessel of lower standards. If this is true, a responsible man would cater and guide her through challenges not to beat her mercilessly. Yet again, why hit a woman?
Some men will exclaim like a gong saying, “it is the devil”. Why do you always provoke the devil? In contrary, the devil doesn’t provoke, may be you are the devil. Why hit a woman? What has she done wrong to deserve this disgraceful act? Although, women can be annoying at times but your ability to stabilise yourself is what makes you a man. Are you still a man? I hope you have not sold your dignity and integrity?.
Have you imagined a world without women? If men were to be the only existence without the opposite sex. What will be the benefit of life? Who will give birth? Would man and man have sex? We must not ridicule their efforts in the development of life. Moreover, their parental guidance should be eulogised as regards the upbringing of children.
As a matter of fact, this act of segregation alerted some feminists to protest all in the name of equality. But, in retaliation men stood firmly to rebuff this postulation wholeheartedly. This has not forgotten to the extent of beating a woman without or with consciousness. Let this question be your watchword, “Why hit a woman?”.
I was worried about the condemnations and the act of recklessness meted on women. The only way I could be their mouthpiece is to write on their behalf. If this won’t stop then, men will lose their pride, integrity, and dignity. Why hit a woman? Don’t you have conscience? If you are to correct a woman, it should be done with maturity. The moment you beat, maturity becomes immaturity yet you want to be respected.
Men should not sell their world by creating unnecessary scenarios all in the name of anger. Women, do not provoke men. Unity should be embraced by both parties in order to excel in all spheres of life.
“ A man in his right sense won’t beat a woman.”—Akinrulie Opeyemi Joshua
Akinrulie Opeyemi Joshua