Showing posts with label Life. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Life. Show all posts

Woman Marries A Man In European/Christian Tradition, Man Marries A Woman In Igbo/African Traditions – The Fallout

Ephesians 5:31 of the Christian bible states; - "…a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh." This is purely European tradition.

Therefore, if a man leaves his father and mother to join his wife, it invariably means that he has left his father’s house to go and live with his wife in her own house. The woman has married him.

God created Diversity and He’s Not Stupid

If Thou Shall Not Judge How Shall Thou Forgive?

African (Igbo) Tradition as contained in Psalm 7

My Forefather’s Encounter at the Gates of Heaven

eBible Fellowship: the world will end on 7/October/2015 – but the world didn’t end.

African Customary Marriage: The Misinterpretation of Bride Price

The customary marriage of Pres Zuma's daughter
a typical Southern African traditional marriage.
Photo source: WEHNAM
Uganda’s Supreme Court recently ruled that the refund of the bride price after a divorce is unconstitutional.
The judges stated that the practice should be banned because it seemed that women are being traded in a marketplace. But the same judges also agreed that the bride price itself is constitutional.

In Ome N’ala: A son is not responsible for his Father’s debts if:-

Is Homosexuality Alien to Africa?

Majority of Africans all over the world have been making a lot of noise about the legalisation of Gay marriage by the US Supreme court.

Slavery and Colonialism Were The Purpose of Christianity

While disagreeing with my article titled; Slavery and Colonialism: the purpose of Christianity, a commentator pointed out that ‘Christianity existed way before British/American slave owners used it for their own twisted advantages.’

Slavery and Colonialism: The Purpose of Christianity - The Religion of the Oppressors

Ikenga - Igbo Deity
I was born into a Christian family (Methodist) while my secondary education was at a Methodist college. As you can see, I was brought up as a Methodist.

Though my father practised Christianity but it was not the religion of his father. My grandfather practised Ome N’ala Igbo (Igbo traditional religion).

Then, why didn’t my father and his generation follow the religion of their fathers? The answer is simply because the British colonialists asked them no to. 

The British brainwashed them into believing that any religion other than Christianity was and is still – idol worshipping.

The Syncretic African Pastor

Uncle: NZE! Happy father’s day in advance!
Papa: What does that mean?
Uncle: A day Christians set aside to celebrate fathers.

A Father’s Encounter With His Christian son (5)

Son: Papa; the way by which you worship your God can only be characterised as idol worshipping.
Papa: How do you think we worship Chineke?
Son: You worship your God by bowing down to idols.

A Father’s Encounter With His Christian son (4)

Uncle: Chief; are you in the house?
Papa: Please don't call me Chief. I am NZE . 
Uncle: Oh! I thought they both mean title holders?

A Father’s Encounter With His Christian Son (3)

Uncle: But our Ome N'ala Igbo (Igbo Traditional Religion) is very similar to Judaism, the religion of the Jews. So, in some ways, IGBO must be related to the Jews.

A Father’s Encounter with his Christian son (2)

PAPA: So what did Paul teach the Greeks about God that they didn’t already know?
UNCLE: Please ask our Born Again, the Pastor and the General Overseer…

A Father’s Encounter With His Christian Son (1)

SON: Papa; you know that I love you very much. You have done so much for me in this life that I will forever remain grateful. But there is one final favour that I need from you.

Owl: A Satanic Bird or A Beautiful Bird?

Africans and Igbo people of west Africa in particular, believe that Owls are satanic birds. The main reason why they have this belief, in my opinion, is because Owls operate at nights. Moreover, the sight of a bird that can turn its neck 270 degrees, can be very scary.

New Yam Festival In Igbo Land: Offering First-Fruit To The Deity Called NJOKU

courtesy of iStock
Every August is a period when Igbo people (Nigeria) of West Africa have their most important celebration - New Yam Festival, known as Iri-Ji or Ike-Ji in Igbo language. Ji means Yam in English. And before the exploits of Christianity, new yam festival was the “Christmas of Igbo people”.

Air Peace Nigeria - Grounding of Boeing 737-MAX-8; Heaven Helps Those Who Help Themselves.

Soon after the Ethiopian airlines crash, The Ethiopian and so many other world’s airlines grounded their Boeing 737-MAX-8.

Even the British government went as far as banning the operation of the airplane (Boeing 737-MAX-8) within its airspace.

As for Air Peace Nigeria, the company has issued a statement that it is not planning to ground its own Boeing 737-MAX-8.