RELIGION

A DEBATE:CHRISTIANS AND MUSLIMS 

A DEBATE:CHRISTIANS AND MUSLIMS 

   READ. STUDY. THINK. RESPOND. 

                       PREAMBLE 

Why the Christianophobia? Why the islamophobia? Why the hatred between Christians and Muslims? Do they worship the same GOD? If truly they worship the same GOD then, they will have no reason to be against each other. This will be obvious in such a way that, their unity will shake the world.—Akinrulie opeyemi Joshua 

In the beginning GOD never had any challenge in creating this world. He made all things without stress, you know why? Because His Superiority has to be known. He created mankind with equality, if not, He would have kept some human beings in His kingdom. In addition,He created some good surroundings in order to satisfy mankind yet, the insatiable concept still flows in the hearts of mankind. Has He not tried? If man was not created, he would have been under the existence of nothing . My number one focus is, the disagreement: What’s really going on between them (Christians and Muslims)? What a remarkable shame. 

   It is believed that,the conception of Christians is that, God is trinity (God.Son.Holy Spirit) and trinity is one. But,the conception of Muslims is that,Allah is God who has no trinity. The discrepant issue happening between these parties has grown to be an apparent encounter known as HATRED. Some marriages can’t be held because of these religious incompatibilities. Some couldn’t be employed because of these disagreements.These are few assumptions which I have seen on this earth, when will these atrocious notions stop? Are they not tired? The essence of a good future is for it to be peaceful, not for it to be destroyed before its arrival. In this case, the deed has been done.  


     If Christianity is a way of life in accordance with Jesus Christ  and Islam means peace in relation to Prophet Muhammed. Where is the violence coming from? To talk of a way of life is to be submissive in attaining a particular goal without violence. To talk of peace is to act in accordance with God’s instructions  without violence. Is God a violent God? If they won’t concur to make peace then,let the world forget about the abolition of war. Let’s look at this analogy below : 

     If Q is from P and R is from P. P decides to give Q and R the freewill to create all things for their own good. But, this freewill disorganized Q and R. Hence, they are battling with each because they have forgotten the ONE SOURCE. How about this? 

    Who is to be blamed? Is it Q or R? Is it P? What are they deriving from violence? A competition that will yield nothing but, something called hatred within the society should be banished with the proclivity of no return. Mankind should continue is dramatic journey because I feel every act is being recorded in order to invite the retrospect. If they are beautiful houses and places which are extraordinary in this world,imagine how the unseen will be. Both parties are not seeing things from this aspect,may be they are. A shame chained by a shame. 

   ” As I am writing this article I am getting tired because it won’t change anything. perhaps,I am not the first person to ignite this type of passion.”–Akinrulie opeyemi Joshua 

     I have heard and seen many visions about the conglomeration of Christians and Muslims. Can this happen? Can they settle this dispute? My wish, is for them to come together as one but,I am still wondering how this unrealistic motive  will be realistic. I am sure I am not dreaming,and if it’s a dream,it must real. For how long will they continue to battle? It is an easy thing to destroy but, peace will demand a long meeting. 

  Mountains are angry because they have failed to provoke themselves. Hence, the spirit of companionship left, and mountains became happy. One mind,many minds. If GOD had created the world with a mentality of destruction then, CREATION will be impossible. Have you thought of this? Death rate will be immeasurable and birth rate will be measurable yet, Christians fight Christians. Muslims fight Muslims. Christians fight Muslims. Muslims fight Christians. 

                        CONCLUSION 

  I have a lot to say but,I have to be conscious because of the reading culture. Perhaps,this is related to our society where we fight unnecessarily. People tend to defend their  faith with brutality, if where you are going is not certain,why engaging yourself in such an act? Even if, where you are going is certain there is need for you to solidify yourself lest  you fall. Because what I am seeing in this context is, SUPERIORITY. What progress have they made? They are just proselytizing people to embrace their BELIEF. If that should be the case, this should not be based on hatred. – – Akinrulie opeyemi Joshua 

    

“TEARS IN HELL”

“TEARS IN HELL”

                       PROLOGUE

I could hear the voices of no hope. I could feel the pains in hell through the earthly fire. I could see that the darkness which is about to happen to this  world is absolutely real with certainty. Even tears is regretting about the mission given to her. I am having a feeling, a feeling, you can’t feel. – – Akinrulie Opeyemi Joshua 

   When all things are gone, what will be next? If we should assume that all things in this world are ordinary then, beyond will be useless. Did  we come into existence spontaneously? I am sure nobody will respond to this question by saying, ‘we came suddenly’. As a matter of fact, I am really worried about a place called “HELL”. Some people have argued that hell is not real, and if one is dead no judgement will be given. This has caused controversial speculations as regards the place of hell. Is hell real? If it’s real, where is it located? Heaven? Or where? The secrets of hell won’t be shown to many but few, you won’t be forced to believe the reality, keep doubting until it becomes real. Are you willing to think?  

   It is very pertinent to note that, if hell is not real, then, evil won’t come into existence. Hence, hell is real, if not, good would have no opposite called, bad. How did I know that hell is real? In rumours will you find an element of truthfulness, in fact, a rumour is a basic thesis of truth. Perhaps, if hell is not real, why do good? You can’t be doing good for nothing, there must be something yet, what I have observed for many years is that, nature don’t lie. There is a supremacy somewhere dictating the rules and regulations which nature must obey. I doubt,  if the hell in us will be able to tackle, the hell that is coming. Hell will be happy to accommodate all,a comfort zone in disguise. 

   I speak in parables and aphorisms. I don’t need to breakdown my claims. When Jesus Christ was alive in the flesh he expressed himself in parables, and if you are not coded, excellence might demand to evacuate herself. This has been the case of hell hiding under the canopy of goodness in order to win the hearts of people. If it has been said that, the kingdom of God is everlasting, how about hell? Don’t you think it will be an everlasting one? When you die for something that something might decide to help, when you die for nothing then, nothing will help you. Perhaps, hell will always be laughing 

       Lock the gates of hell. Give us the last chance to  obey the stipulated words. I know your fury is full but, remember you created us not for destruction but, to be your children in your Kingdom. If you destroy us, you have nothing to lose but, we have something to lose. Most people don’t realize this because of the free life given to them which will be accountable one day. I know as I am writing you are with me, investigating and monitoring my expressions. I know you won’t watch us go astray, I know you are trying all your best to save people, if all could dwell in your Kingdom I will be ecstatic. I am pleading for mercy. Please save us. Will you? 

                          EPILOGUE

  I am  not a preacher, I have only expressed my innatism. I am expecting something special whether it is real or not real. I believe life will be sacked one day, we can’t just pass away like that. Forever is not forever, surely, it will be over – – – Akinrulie Opeyemi Opeyemi. 

               “READ, STUDY, THINK.” 

GOOD GOD, FAKE PEOPLE 

GOOD GOD, FAKE PEOPLE 

                         PREFACE 

 6 and 9 are the same, it depends on which side you will like to choose . If you turn your phone upside down. you will see ‘6 and 9’ in the same actuality. Hence, reality is real. ” – –  Akinrulie Opeyemi Joshua. 

     For how long will this fake people hide under the umbrella of deception?  How many years will they spend in this world tormenting and deceiving innocent souls? Yet, they will speak with the tune of truthfulness saying, God called them with a proof that can not be verified. If this God is  good, why must you lie against Him? On the mountains will they sleep. They will prophesy and exclaim loudly with some sugarcoated utterances all  in the name of God. People will be moved by their miraculous exhibitions because they  have  said, “thou says the LORD”  whereas God has  said nothing. Afterall, when He speaks there will be a strong evidence which man will not be able to understand. 

      As a matter of fact, if one understands the mystery of God then, He’s not God. What makes God unique is the hidden facts about Him which mankind can’t comprehend. This fake people won’t accede with this belief still they won’t stop deceiving the masses with their deceptive  truism.  If people won’t  seek for  lightness, will lightness be happy to shine without the concept of permission? Remember it has been declared that, ‘let there be light’. This fake people won’t pause at any time they will  proceed by seeking for supernatural power to back their missions all in the name of fame, wealth,and glory.  When will they repent? Many souls have fell,people are falling, and many will still fall.

    They will hide under the umbrella of God because He can’t be seen but a feeling of His presence is always the subject matter in man’s society . I won’t blame this fake people for embracing this concept(deception)  but, I would blame the vast majority seeking for a sudden miracle, thinking,God is a magician. Have you not heard about this? : “Draw near to God and He would draw close to  you.” In other words, if there is no constant interaction between you and the maker, you might fall for the deceptive utterances of this fake people. Have you not heard this saying? : ” My grace is sufficient for you”. Why beg for grace when you have one?   

      Miracles would soon cease, I would like to see how this fake people will succeed without their magical powers, yet some agendas have been made available to reduce the high level of ignorance but, some people have chosen the path of argumentum ad ignoratiam(appeal to ignorance). I guess, the inequality in the prima facie has played a vital role  in this world. As a matter of fact, originality is not easy to attain. A fake concept can be tinted with originality but, truth can’t lie because truth  is true. Is there any other word that can substitute “Truth” in a simpler form? Why fake it when you know the reality? 

  Listen to the words of some people : “ How would I be original when condemnation is the proclivity of my reward? Since the word ” fake” has invited me  to flourish without payment I would rather go for it. Afterall, the after life is not certain.Hence, let me act in  a fake way under the good God.” Are you ready for the consequences? –Akinrulie Opeyemi Joshua. 

 ” All things might be informative  but, not transformative. If there is no transformation, what is the essence of the information? Do you want to live a life of once existed  but, no existence ? ” – – Akinrulie Opeyemi Joshua. 


THE EVIL AND THE GOOD 

THE EVIL AND THE GOOD 

                           PROLOGUE 

If I am sleeping,  please wake me. If my thinking is wrong, please correct me. Evil and Good have brought uniqueness to this world. Willy-nilly, we have our choices to make but guided by a limitation which man can’t wrestle. – – Akinrulie Opeyemi Joshua. 

     From the above quote will I bring my own arguments  as regards the concept of evil and good whereas some might use it interchangeably by saying, “GOOD AND EVIL”.   I am not writing this article to cajole or win the hearts of the masses but I am expressing in order to give my opinions about this ontological debate called, ‘evil and good’. I am sure that nobody will want to be in an auditorium of evil but if ‘good’ is given for free everyone will gyrate in her territory. Where is evil from? Where is good from? Their conglomeration or agreement would be like a mixed economy for the purpose of man’s realization. If I should tag God as evil, people will criticize my intention but if I should acknowledge God as the good one, people will jubilate with me without limits. Why is it the case that ‘evil’ has been attributed to man? Why is it the case that ‘good’ has been given to God as the supremacy? Hence, this is because His perfection can’t  be ridiculed. Yet I will ask this question, can’t I be like Him since He’s my Father? Mr X  wants  to be like his father. Or have we not heard this statement?  “Like father, like son.” Where there is evil, good will struggle and where there is good, evil will not struggle but their agreement will be fulfilled by death. What is the purpose of everything?  To be ‘good’as man implies perfection and to be ‘evil’ implies perfection. These two concepts in man makes him or her imperfect thus, man will continue to agitate for perfection. That is, man must claim or choose one side in order to obtain perfection. Hence, the presence of evil and good means imperfection. How about that? 

    If I have concluded to be good or evil, are my responsible for that? Is it the case that I am fulfilling and assisting a  mission which is unknown to me whether good or evil? How will I opt for evil and leave the good side? If truly this mission has been planned then I should not be blamed for my actions, in lieu of this, I should be appreciated for my contributions to life. This is also applicable to you. Isn’t it? If the genesis of evil and good  can be cancelled then people will rejoice afterall they will have the opportunity to choose the part and path they have been thinking. If natural disasters are regarded as evil, who will be responsible for these? God? Man? Devil? Man in his fear will quickly ascribe those evil occurrences to the devil since he has been named as a rebellious being. But,can the devil act and react without permission? Moreover, it is very vital to note that, what is natural is of nature. What is nature? Nature is the manifestation of what we can see but controlled by a supremacy greater than mankind. Are you still doubting? If you are a critical thinker without an extreme belief of religion you might get it right. As a matter of fact, fear might limit your level of understanding. Have you not seen the motto  of an “Acer laptop ” which opines “explore beyond limits”? 

        We are just struggling with these  two concepts because we do not know which is evil and which is good. What if at the end, evil was good and good was  evil. Can this be possible? We might think evil is evil and good is good , in such a way that we tend not to reason beyond because we think that should be a mere  definition for them. However, evil was created in order to draw mankind closer to the supreme being. It has been assumed that man lost his confidence when he disobeyed his maker thus, evil became a common issue and the only way to eradicate this, will be dictated by man. Must he be the one to rescue himself  ? Is it the case that his creator is napping? This can’t be. If  the creator possesses an absolute power then, He has the edict to change all evil to good. If that should be the case, why is man bothering himself to be good?  Do not mistake my arguments because I am not criticizing God. Afterall the concept of reasoning should be permitted. Nobody wants to be a friend to evil but if evil is not for man, who is evil for? Animals? Things? How do we tend to survive by being good when most of the  faces in this world are tinted with evil? 

                          EPILOGUE 

When good things are happening in your life always remember that evil is at one corner planning to also join the party. You can not always have ‘good’ afterall  ‘evil’ is like a debt. Beg who is coming to be quick. – – – Akinrulie Opeyemi Joshua 

“A KISS FROM RELIGION”

“A KISS FROM RELIGION”

Imagine a world where all religions will dwell together in unity. Imagine a world where you can be able to preach your religion to other religions. Imagine a world where laughter will live forever. When would religion stop this disastrous impersonation?.”  – – Akinrulie Opeyemi Joshua 

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     If religion is a criterion for all then, more Calamities would come to establish a canopy of religious conflicts. I have wondered about the essence of religion as related to human society. Some people have argued that the main aim of religion  is to  instill morality in mankind in order to act morally, yet, if that should be the case, this religion has succeeded in some not in all, in other words, is religion acting as a moral agent under man’s umbrella? Or is religion a dictatorial being upon mankind? Peace won’t come except your religion can create that peace with others. Discrimination won’t take you anywhere, it will only make you think you are dynamic whereas you are static. Stop being dramatic, rise up and face different things because time is not friendly.
       Religion was invited by man but, this religion brought an  overwhelming situation which led to different condemnations. As a matter of fact, at times I wish I could see religion myself as a human being that talks,so that I can tell him or her about the discrepancies, as the case may be, religion won the hearts of many deceptively in a unique way. This concreteness has been accommodated with a strong belief which is unshakable. The only way to discipline religion is for man to discipline himself, if not, religion will always be an everlasting paradigm. This is not the matter of exaggerations coupled with a delusive thinking which religion has  given to all in form of truthfulness. Can you think outside your religion?

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       If religion is exempted, what would be  the watchword of mankind? A nation without religion might collapse, if I am lying then, neutrality will be needed. Have you not heard this saying, “no religion, no society“. If this is true, religion connotes society and society connotes religion, as time approaches, religion became a predominance concept, up till this moment she is still existing in the spotlight as a queen over kings. Many crowns have been lost all  in the name of religion, the percentage of people agitating for unity is below but, the ability of religion in causing disagreement can be seen as a lofty standard. Man is like a moron blinded  by fear as regards religion, this blindfolded concept demands an illumination if progress is needed.
       I once approached a young lady that, would she marry me? She replied, ‘what is your religion?’ I could not respond to her question rather I embraced a concept in drama called farce (humor). Religion is everywhere, everything, something, and nothing. In order to be plain, I have concluded within me not to use any religion as an example for the sake of partiality. In other words, no sentiments. If religion won’t be friendly to all then, peace would  be scarce. If greatness is to be in continuity there is a common word which man must embrace, although it is simple but costly to maintain. Behold, I present to you, UNITY. I have little words to express, I  will continue to be loyal in all ramifications.

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” When I cry, you laugh. When I laugh, you cry. This is the concept of religion. An instability  without focus.”— Akinrulie Opeyemi Joshua

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” In this article, I have only expressed little because the reading culture is partially an existing imagination. I hope one day, the arena of seriousness will be designed with agitation. “— Akinrulie Opeyemi Joshua
      

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“CAN THE DEAD BE HONORED OR HARMED?”

“CAN THE DEAD BE HONORED OR HARMED?”

In September 2000, I  lost my biological father to death. In October 2011,my diligent mother joined the same routine. I will always celebrate them in my heart. But, can they be honored or harmed? If celebrating them will make them happy, how will I verify this? If this will harm them, how will I know this? “— Akinrulie Opeyemi Joshua

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As a matter of fact, whenever I see some people celebrating their loved ones who have departed from this world through death,I see them as an empty entity, I am not saying that they are not in the right path. But, what I am concerned about is to  know may be the dead can be honored or harmed. If celebrating the dead will harm him or her then, there will be no need to jubilate while the victim involved is suffering endlessly. If this jubilation is making the  victim lamenting rigorously, how can we know that? Has anyone gone beyond to verify how the departed souls dance to the tune of their consequences? If this is verifiable, a practical aspect will be needed to  convince  the masses to embrace this reality. The same principle will be applied to know may be the dead can be honored. What I am saying might be strange to some people who have not witnessed a remembrance ceremony created for the dead, at first, when Mr X is dead you tend to mourn but, when it is time to mark his remembrance you tend to celebrate him saying, “if we do not celebrate him, he will be angry”. Who told you he would be angry or happy? This world of mystery will continue to marvel everyone, except, if mystery can define itself. Is it the case that the dead is still in connection with the living after departure?

” A chance should be given to ask the dead about this reality because only the dead can know how it feels not be.” – – –  Akinrulie Opeyemi Joshua

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I think in the land of dead there is death which makes the dead to die, if dead bodies are  allowed to speak then, we would know what it is. As words will not be enough to express the main secret behind the dead, what I am trying to discuss in this article is how the dead feels after departure , if I die, where will I go? Where will you go? As it may be argued that judgment awaits the dead in order to give a full detail on how they have spent their tenure while on earth. But, what I am saying is, can the dead be honored or harmed? Do spirits cry or feel remorseful when honored or harmed? I am yet to unveil the covered mystery, since it has been assumed that the dead is in connection with the people who are alive. If a person dies, is it the case that the spoken words by the society whether good or bad will affect him or her? If it will affect then, the dead can be honored and harmed. But, I am not saying this is the case, because it is yet to be verified, I am only expressing what I feel about the dead coupled with my existence as a living being. You are  not exempted from this act. Will you be honored or harmed when you are dead?

How about those who owe the dead when he or she was alive? If Mr X owes Mrs Y something, and Mr X dies. Will Mr X feel harmed or honored?.” – – –  Akinrulie Opeyemi Joshua

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How will the dead feel? As a matter of fact, I am expressing with a curious mind , the world is too sweet, whether dead or alive. Who cares?” – – – Akinrulie Opeyemi Joshua

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