Tuesday, March 22, 2016

“What Is The Difference Between Being Politically Correct And Being Biblically Correct?”


Since there are two opposing thoughts, we will have to first define and exemplify each thought, so that we draw out their contrasts before we make a conclusion. It would be entertaining to start with this anecdote. There is a modern day cinematographic melodrama enacted yesteryear when the King of Judah: Jehoshaphat wanted to reclaim RamothGilead. He sought the King of Israel to call his prophets and seek their inquiry. The latter invited more than 400 prophets to come and prophesy. All the prophets were required to be politically correct by encouraging the king with the invasion and to assure him that victory was already in his pockets with the speed of the blitzkrieg. That was exactly what they each did!
Jehoshaphat has not been used to political correctness, so he asked Zedekiah if there was no other prophet in town. The King of Israel said that there was Micaiah, but he never spoke well of him.  They went for Micaiah, anyway. The messenger who went for him had to give him a briefing on how to toe the line like every other person. He told him to say the same thing as every other person has said.  In a politically correct society, it is anathema to have a contrary view from those who have power or who wield it thereof.
When Micaiah came, he wanted to be politically correct, but the king in his pride insisted for Micaiah to be himself and speak the truth. What buffoonery! That means that being politically correct is living a lie or telling lies. At that moment, Micaiah deviated from political correctness to biblical correctness by telling the king that he was going to lose the war if he attacked them, and all hell broke loose.
The rest of the political correct people ganged up on Micaiah, and the king ordered that he should be locked up. He paid with his liberty for speaking differently and speaking the truth as is! Those who advocate political correctness have less patience with those who do not think and speak like them. You can reread the story from I kings 22: 1-55. This foreshadowed the archetype of what we would be having in the 21st century.
To be politically correct is to be aligned in speech and actions to the philosophies of certain minority groups on sexual orientation, race, religion, gender and politics. It requires the individual to stifle his or her opinion, if it would offend the hearer. Permit me to demonstrate it in two examples I once lived.
One time we were standing on the hallway of a High school when a teacher came and met the 5 of us chitchatting. She showed us her blue dress and told us how she bought it from the mall the previous day. All the women congratulated her and asked her to turn her back. She made a little catwalk to their applauses. Then she left. Immediately after she left, one of the teachers said, “That dress is ugly!” Another one asked, “Who wears a dress like that?” I asked them why they did not tell her that in her face. They told me that, “In America, you do not say such a thing to people because it is very rude.” It corresponded with the definition of Political correctness from the Urban Dictionary as, “A way that we speak in America so we don't offend whining pussies.”
Another time a guy told us that he was coming out of the closet, and a Brazilian colleague asked him, “Who put you there, and are you a shirt that was placed in the closet?” He said that he just wanted to let us know that he was gay. The Brazilian retorted that, “It is devilish.” The gay man said that he was hurt. The other people began to call the Brazilian bully and one of them said, “In America, if you do not like what someone is saying or doing, you should keep quiet, rather than bully them.” I was about to intervene when the bell for the conference ended, and we all had to go to our different rooms.
               In other words, never ever say anything that would offend another person. Politically correctness does not give room for diversity. It has the semblance of relativism, but it is not. It assumes the role of absolute.  It simply means, smile with someone so they don’t know what you are thinking, but stab them on the back later. Political correctness would be exemplified in these words of Lady Macbeth:

Your face, my thane, is as a book where men
May read strange matters. To beguile the time,
Look like the time. Bear welcome in your eye,
Your hand, your tongue. Look like th' innocent flower,
But be the serpent under’t. (Macbeth Act 1 Sc. 5, 54-58).

One day while sitting in a staff room, a little girl knocked at the door, and I opened. She told me that she wanted to see Mrs. So and so. I let her in and the teacher told her to come the next day. I asked her why she kept sending the student to come back next time. She told me that the student wanted a recommendation letter, but she was not going to give it to her because she used to be a very bad student. Then I said to her, “you should just tell her that 'due to your behavior as a student, I am not going to recommend you.'"  She laughed and said to me, “In America, we do not do that. She will get tired and not come back.” The next time the girl came, I stepped out and asked her to come to my room. I explained to her what was happening, she sobbed and assured me that she had changed her behavior. I wrote one and asked two other collages to write one each, and they did. 
On the other hand, biblically correctness is to align one’s speech and thought according to the bible in spirit and in truth, no matter the sensibilities of the hearer. The bible adjures the Christians to “speak the truth to one another in love.”(Eph 4:15). This verse does not mean dilute the truth so that you do not hurt people's feelings; it simply means, due to the love you have for one another, tell them the truth! Political correctness encourages you to be two face, but the Bible dissuades us from that. Those people who worship God with their lips, but their hearts are far from God in their acts, do worship him in vain (Matthew 15:8; Jeremiah 29: 13). Jesus calls such people, hypocrites (Matthew 15:7). Therefore, politically correctness is hypocrisy.
The intention of being political correct was and is to include the minority, but the rejection of an opposing viewpoint or contrary opinion evokes the necessity of the Laws of Non Excluded Middle. If we are to accept every opinion, then we cannot reject the one we do not like to run parallel to ours. By rejecting the view of another person as not being politically correct, we are stifling their freedom of speech, simultaneously and surreptitiously endorsing ours.  When supporters of abortion get offended that Donald Trump rejects abortion, they are saying that they are right, and he is wrong; otherwise, they would not be offended.  Consequently, they fall headlong to the goads of the law of Excluded Middle because both viewpoints could not be correct. Both may exist, but both would not be all correct; else, they would not have a problem with the person who rejects it. These are just the rudiments of syllogism.
Three days ago, Kansa University cleared a professor for using the N word. 11 communications studies Masters Students from Kansas State University had penned an open letter against their professor for using the N-word in which they said, “Dr. Quenette’s deployment of racially violent rhetoric not only creates a non-inclusive environment…”[1] By declaring her speech non inclusive, they meant that the absence of the N word made their communication inclusive. That will be total hypocrisy since the same word is used more by black people who feel oppressed by the word than any other ethnic group.
When Jesus was born, “Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against…” (Luke 2:34.) From birth, Jesus was going to be a topic of contradiction. Which is normal, since people think differently.  Jesus himself said this, “Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.” (Matthew 10:34-35).  Therefore, Political correctness is ungodly because it is the wisdom of the world which is foolishness with God. (I Corinthians 3:19). It is a life style that does not find its base in the bible' whereas, biblical correctness goings with the prescriptions of the Bible and the mind of God.

Until then, I hope I have made the differences.

St Arrey of Ntenako.






[1] "KU Investigation Clears Professor Who Used N-word in Class."LJWorld.com. N.p., 18 Mar. 2016. Web. 22 Mar. 2016.

“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk). Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk). "If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable." (I Cor 15:19). "It is not how well you know a person; it is how well you treat them that they will live longer and happier with you." Hamilton Ayuk. Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

Saturday, March 19, 2016

“Can A True Christian Support Donald Trump?


This question seems a little tricky because this has to deal with the faith of Trump that we do not see. Does it mean that if no Christian was running, the Christians will not vote? Does Trump’s misbehavior annul his salvation and ultimately brotherliness? Are all the other candidates holier or perfect than Trump? These are all questions we must consider to come to our conclusion. In the eyes of many, Donald Trump has not been a good person, talk less of a good Christian. His family friends and coworkers say that he is a good person. Would our judgment be based on what total strangers say about him, about what he says on the campaign trail, or what he lives as a Christian?
I understand why people may ask this question. After all, Trump is the one who advocates for a total shutdown of the Muslims from entering America. He was the one who belittled Carly Fiorina and Megan Kelly. He openly inferred that Carly was ugly, and Megan was menstruating. He is the same person who said that ISIS should be bombed. It was Trump who compared Ben Carson to a child molester and McCain as a weakling who got captured. He has asked his supporters to fight back or for protesters to be jaded out by force. These are a long list of his sins. The question is, “do they qualify for his lapidation? Like Jesus, I have written down the sins of Trump and found him guilty on all charges. The next question I must ask is “let him who is without sin cast the first stone.” If we are looking for a perfect candidate, then it would neither be Cruz nor Kasich. Therefore, the GOP like their Democratic counterparts would not have a presidential candidate. However, it is expedient to look at the biblical concepts that disqualify or provide support for Trump.
Some people think that he should be charged with violence or inciting violence. First of all, it is undemocratic to block Trump from holding his campaign. In a democracy, the candidates are allowed to campaign and be voted. Somehow it would seem that Trump is “more sinned against than sinning.” As much as what he was saying lacked probity and decorum, it was not against the law. Trump is covered under the “Fair Comment Privilege” Phoenix Newspapers, Inc. v. Church, 103 Ariz. 582, 595 (Ariz. 1968) because abortion and politics are a matter of legitimate concern to the country for the campaigns decide who will be the next president in the country. In addition, those are “pure opinions” as protected speech, MacConnell v. Mitten, 131 Ariz. 22, 25 (1981). Finally, the court does not require any decency in voicing a valid opinion (Reno v. American Civil Liberties Union, 521 U.S. 844, 117 S.Ct. 2329 (1997). Since he is not breaking the law, any Christian who wants to support him may do so. Our next stage will be to examine his behavior with the Bible.
The word Christian was used in Antioch for the first time in Acts 11:26 to refer to the behavior of the disciples acting like little Christ, in other words, imitators of Jesus Christ. Therefore, we are representing Christ when we are called ambassadors of Christ (2 Cor 5:20). As Ambassadors, the code of conduct obliges us to be an example and flippancy is not a good example for anyone representing Christ. That means students of Christ. The term disciple progresses to Christians in Acts 11:26. These ones want to learn from Christ so that when he is gone they will take the mantle. They become the little Christ through whom the world sees the Christ who is gone to heaven.
Paul says that Onesimus was unprofitable for a time but later become profitable (Philemon V. 11), even after stealing from Philemon. Paul did not abandon him, neither did the rest of the brethren. Let us say that Trump is caught in a sin, the appropriate way to deal with him would not be to declare him anathema. The solution is to gently restore him, else we are tempted ourselves (Gal 6:1). It is the temptation of Moses to put himself in the place of God when attempting to correct the Israelites that he was denied the privilege of entering the Promised Land. He was asked to speak to the rock, but he decided to strike it, calling the children of Israel “rebels” (Numbers 20”8-12). That cost him Canaan, the land that flowed with milk and honey.
It is true that "Ye shall know them by their fruits; "however, it will depend on the objectivity of the seer. There are people that will see fruits and call them leaves, and those who will call leaves fruits, nowadays. Like I said, Cruz, Hillary, Rubio, Romney have told a lot of lies too, but people still think they are righteousness or even perfect because they prefer them to Trump. 
People should be careful how they trample underfoot the work of salvation in Trump. Trump’s fustian is a parlance that the majority of white men and women understand. His idiolect opens the door for conversations and forces Americans to look at the mirror of hypocrisy whereby it is more polite to speak behind people’s backs than speak to their face for fear we hurt their feelings. That is even more Christian than devilish because we are to speak the truth to each other. Everyone wants to be politically correct, so in most cases they unconsciously become biblically incorrect. When Paul told the church of Ephesus to speak “the truth in love” (Ephesians 4:15), he did not mean that people should dilute the truth. Truth diluted is no truth. The verse simply means that because of your love for each other, you should speak the truth to one another. Some of the things Trump has spoken are very true. Some illegal immigrants, including Mexicans, Nigerians, British come with a crime baggage. He is right that the refugees should be properly vetted before they come into the country, and he has also said that African leaders are very stupid because they steal their people‘s money to hide it in foreign banks. Those are undeniable truths that the country must grapple with. He will not win the elections, but he has opened doors on free speech more than it was before.
Considering the fact that he has neither broken the law nor has he denied Christ, I do not see why a Christian would not support him. That does not mean that every Christian must support every Christian because at times, a Christian, despite their good intentions may still be in error. Politics is a game of interest, so the Christians should see who has their interest at heart better than the others and support that person, even if it is Trump. We should be careful how we judge the salvation of people.

Until then, I don’t see why Christians should not support him.

St. Arrey of Ntenako





“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk). Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk). "If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable." (I Cor 15:19). "It is not how well you know a person; it is how well you treat them that they will live longer and happier with you." Hamilton Ayuk. Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

The Growth of Islam In The US Is A Challenge To White Christian Conscience.

In April, 2015, Pewresearch said this, "In North America, Muslims and followers of 'other religions' are the fastest-growing religious groups." It is showing that Islam is the fastest growing religion in North America. Islam is the fastest growing religion in the US, yet the American church pretentiously runs to Africa, Asia, Central America and Latin America to preach, except in their own backyard. It was in 2000 that I published a first article stating how Islam was going to overtake Christianity in America if Americans were not careful. Lo and behold we are living it. Despite the data, there are many who think that is it not true.
The American church has been bewitched by the Rip Van Winkle Syndrome that they do things for others. They fly to Africa, Europe, Asia, Central and Latin America to preach, except in the black communities where they need to preach. Most of the new Islamic converts are black Americans. Why then do the white churches that have the finances not see this?
Each time you raise this issue, where you are asking White America to go and preach in black neighborhood, they consider it divisive. They only want to run abroad. Some of them want to keep running pretentiously to other continents, except staying in their own continent to preach. They will say it is not Christian rhetoric. They run to Ethiopia and come back with fictitious numbers of people who have given their lives to Christ, yet Ethiopia is as godless and evangelized as it is today. 
They will philosophize about Islam not being a religion, except tell us how they are going to take the gospel to black neighborhoods to stop their influx into Islam. 
I see many missions from white churches to Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin and Central America, but I do not see the same missions to black neighborhoods where Islam is raving the people. Shouldn't our evangelism start in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria before going to the extremities of the earth? Why then are most of the White Churches running to the extremities of the earth when they have never ever made a single trip to black neighborhoods? When are they going to start building the computer centers, sport complex, schools, helping the black people with trade, skills and others so to curb their desire for Islam? White churches must do everything to eliminate the very factors that promote Islam in America. The most egregious are the social and economic conditions of Black America. The problems of black America are those of white America because of black America falls to Islam, the rest of America will follow. Now is the time.
I hear people telling me that they will move to Europe. Well, Europe is not free either. The onslaught is even more grievous than in the US. The question you should ask yourself is what legacy are you living for your grandkids? White America must take mission trips to black neighborhoods to safe America from Islam. White America must go to black neighborhoods to preach rather than run to Namibia, Ethiopia, Ukraine, Argentina, Columbia, India etc! For how long shall they avoid Black America? You can avoid them all you want, but you will meet them in heaven. Therefore, start being used to them.  

Until then, may the Lord be with us all.


St Arrey of Ntenako


“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk). Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk). "If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable." (I Cor 15:19). "It is not how well you know a person; it is how well you treat them that they will live longer and happier with you." Hamilton Ayuk. Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

Friday, March 18, 2016

A Tale of Two Best friends: Aandem Aaki and Aremteteb

Two women: Felicia Takor-Nog and Paulina Ako-Nje went to give birth in a hospital. Both the child and mpother’s mortality rates where so high that going into the delivery room was 50/50. The families were ready for death or life, but they all hoped for life. When there was safe delivery, there was great joy and feasting. Making friends usually boosted the morale of the expectant mothers, so the two became great friends. Little did they know that their friendship will transcend their hospital time and will go beyond their children?  After their delivery, they became friends. One named her child: Aandem Aaki (he who keeps his word), and the other named hers, Aremteteb (the speaker of truth). They kept their friendship even after leaving the hospitals. They constantly visited each other, and their children too became best friends. As time went on and the children waned, it was clear that they have formed an inseparable bond of friendship that will go a long way to propel them to greatness.
They both attended Presbyterian Primary School Ntenako Ndekwai. Upon graduation, they moved to Ntenako Enlightened Secondary School where they each graduated with Ten GCE O levels. They went to the Ntenako Superior High School where they each also graduated with three GCE A levels.  However Aandem Aaki became a teacher while Aremteteb became a business man.
Aandem Aaki did well in forming minds while Aremteteb was the business guru of the area. Years have passed and they were establishing themselves. It was then that they decided to move to Eshobi area. Aremteteb asked Aandem Aaki to lend him some money. Andem Aaki said to him, “My brother, you know that as a teacher, I do not make much money. If I had, I would not have waited for you to ask. Your problem is my problem, and your happiness is my happiness. In you I believe that the spirit binds and bonds better than blood.” Aremteteb lowered his head down and then suggested that his last resort would be consulting the Chief Akumaya. Aandem Aaki reminded him of the chief’s conditions. The wicked chief will lend money to his people, but he will seize their lands or daughter or wife if they did not pay him back on time. Despite that, insisted he was going in for the loan, and he promised to pay chief Akumaya back. As a result, they went to see the chief.
The chief reiterated his conditions, and the two friends signed out the loan. Aandem Aaki was the cosigner, so he was to report to the palace a week before the deadline. On May 22, 1972, three months before the deadline, Aremteteb went to the chief to make another request. He told the chief that he did not think he would be able to pay the loan on time, looking at the circumstances in the village. As a result, he wanted the permission of the chief to go out of the village and seek the money. The chief told him that he could go on one condition; he should bring his surety. If he didn’t come, the person would bear his brunt.
Aremtebe went to Aandem Aaki told him the king’s request. Aandem Aaki asked him if he was going to come back, and he promised him he was coming back to either repay the load or bear the consequences of default. He promised him, “Aandem (as he usually called him), have I ever failed you? You know that you and I always spoke the truth to each other, and we trust each other with our lives. I would not failed you, so you stay in peace.” They went to the chief, and he signed the contract again.
Two months had passed, but there was no money. A week to the deadline, the chief asked Aandem Aaki to report to the palace until the D Day. On that day, they brought his beautiful daughter who was a year shy of her 18th birthday. They placed her in the palace. Aandem would take her hand and give her to Chief Akumaya. The entire village was invited and neighboring villagers due to their long-eye or langa (hyperopia) had also showed up. It was a hectic occasion. Then Aandem Aaki began to sing and rejoice:

Aremtetbe  Aremtetbe Aremtetbe  
Manoh wah 2x
Aremtetbe eh Aremtetbe oh Aremtetbe eh
Mwuet rewah 2x

It means:
Aremtetbe  Aremtetbe Aremtetbe  
My brother
Aremtetbe  Aremtetbe Aremtetbe  
My friend

People thought that he had mental issues because they couldn’t understand how a man who has been betrayed by his supposedly best friend would be that happy to keep trusting him. Others blamed Aremteteb for being too wicked and for betraying his best friend. Other swore and wished him evil. In all of this, Aandem Aaki did not say a bad word against Aremteteb. Instead, he kept singing and dancing his trust in Aremteteb.
As the drummers began to play the drums and the damsel began to dance and gyrate her buttocks, the sentinel shouted, “Chief we are under attack. I see someone running into the village.” The chief sent his warriors to intercept the intruder. Upon coming closer, they found out that it was actually Arem (as he was popularly known). He ran to the chief, fell on his knees and said, “Chief, I did not want to miss this precious days and time. I am sorry that I couldn’t find your money. However, I want you to allow Aandem to go because he is not the one who took the loan. I did! I have no daughter, but I have a wife and some land. Please, take whichever you wish, your highness.” Chief Akumaya asked Aremteteb why he came back, knowing the sort that was going to befall him, and he told him that he promised Him and Aandem Aaki that he was going to come back. Chief Akumaya turned to Aandem Aaki and asked him, “Son, why did you believe him? Were you sure he was going to come back?” It was there that Aandem told him, “Chief, may you live forever! I have known this man since when I was in my mother’s womb. We were born on the same day, and we became friends. Since then, we have trusted and told the truth to each other. I knew he would keep his promise. He has never, ever failed me.”
The chief turned to the crowd, “People of Eshobi, I have never ever seen men as trustworthy as these two. They do what they say and keep the promises they make. For that reason, I appoint them the caretakers of the village business. As from that day, Aandem Aaki and Aremtebe became the stewards of Eshobi village. The village prospered under their care, and the chief awarded medals upon medals for their trustworthiness and faithfulness.
Can your friend trust you? Do you keep your promises? Trust is built and it comes with time. You must make yourself trustworthy to earn trust. There is no circumstance that should make anyone to break their promise.

Until then, it is a noble thing to trust and be trusted.


St Arrey of Ntenako. 

“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk). Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk). "If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable." (I Cor 15:19). "It is not how well you know a person; it is how well you treat them that they will live longer and happier with you." Hamilton Ayuk. Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

Thursday, March 17, 2016

In Response to H.E. André Mama Fouda and Prof. Robinson Mbu about Monique Koumate


Dear  H.E. André Mama Fouda and Prof. Robinson Mbu, 

I thank H.E and Prof Mbu for the information in your attempt to clarify the Monique Koumate Saga. No one had questioned your education, and no one has questioned your safari prowess. However, we are all Cameroonians, and we know that country so well. Is it not the same country where the former minister of communication: Prof. Kontchou Kouogmeni said, “Il y a zero mort" during the student strike? Although Endeley was assigned the task of verifying the information and he endorsed the government position, everyone knew it is not true because records in Cameroon mean nothing. That narration you gave could be created in any office; after all, if  people could create nonexistent tales it would not be impossible to create a rebuttal that attempts to wash the image of the government. Let us examine these four statements from Prof Robinson Mbu. Your statements are purple because they are lovely.

Contradiction 1. Nature of the corpse: Koumate Monique.
First statement: The people who brought her confirmed she was dead and requested for a post mortem C/S which could not be done because of competence. Referral was made to Laquentinie hospital for post partum C/S. At the mortuary of the latter hospital, an attendant while diplacing the corpse thought the foetuses were still alife because of fœtal floating in amniotic fluid.” Prof Mbu Robinson.”
Second statement: “She was brought in dead, confirmed by the health personnel at Nylon and Laquintinie.”
Question 1? How did they ascertain that she was dead if they did not do postmortem? In the first you said no postmortem, but in the second, you confirmed it was done. How was it done without you taking out the babies then? 

Contradiction 2. Setting of the incident.
First statement:
“At the mortuary of the latter hospital (Lanquintinie), an attendant while diplacing the corpse thought the foetuses were still alife because of fœtal floating in amniotic fluid. One of the women who accompanied the corpse took that as an excuse and summoned the courage upon her self to open the corpse up within splits of seconds, imagining she was bringing out life neonates; what effrontory !”

Second statement:
“Families don't have access to corpses if deaths occur in health facilities. She was brought dead and no mortuary had appropriated the corpse. The process of registration was on before the woman committed the act.”

Question 2: In the first statement you said that they were inside the facility of Lanquintinie, at the mortuary, but in the second you said that she was brought dead and the mortuary had not appropriated the corpse.  Notwithstanding, do you now stock corpses of pregnant women, even with the babies still in their wombs? When do you think the hospital was going to remove the babies from the woman's womb since the only official at the mortuary was incompetent?? 
Furthermore, in the first statement you indicated that there was an attendant present, but in your second statement you said that there was none. Could that be negligent enough that there is no attendant on duty to examine a pregnant woman who died with twins?
Until then, you have still not convinced us.


Do you mean that in the Nylon District Hospital in Douala there was no competent health official to look and verify if the woman was truly dead that they had to go only by hearsay?
Secondly, after they heard that she was dead, there was still nothing done to take out the fetuses while waiting for a postpartum and even postmortem. Is that what we do now in Cameroon? Is that what you as a medical doctor and an accredited health official want people to believe as the prescribed act you would want them take? When a pregnant woman dies, they should carry and stock her up in the mortuary with her babies in the womb.
Thirdly, while at Laquintinie, it is only an unqualified health official who showed up. From your narration, it shows that the act took place outside the hospital and not inside. That is why upon refusal of the official, the brave woman decided to do what Laquintinie health officials did not want to do. How can such a grievous case happen and no doctor even shows up to consult or take a look, yet you and the minister say that there was no negligence? It portrays the very callousness we are decrying about people who want bribe before they could perform the very services they were paid to do.
These hospitals have the tendency of refusing people treatment, except they bribed those nurses and health officials. I had a neighbor who was abandoned and refused treatment in the hospital bed because she could not afford for the surgery fee and even la bière pour l'infirmière. I have personally paid for some people, including the said neighbor. Therefore, I can attest to their negligence. I want you to look at this video below!

How come there was no hospital official to come out and stop the lady? That video (included above) correlates with the initial version that they were not allowed inside the hospital. Your appendix or perhaps annotation from the minister endorses that claim. Prof Mbu, we want to hear that people are given treatment in Laquintinie now without bribery. We want to hear that people are treated as human beings. That is how you will clean the image of the country. By the way, those poor people the government has locked up should be released because they are not the ones sullying the image of the country; that country has robbed itself in dysentery for too long since the time that Biya took over that government. We are swimming in shit, eating shit and drinking shit, and the shit can be seen in this very video!!  

Until then, I don’t believe the minister’s version.

St Arrey of Ntenako


“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk). Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk). "If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable." (I Cor 15:19). "It is not how well you know a person; it is how well you treat them that they will live longer and happier with you." Hamilton Ayuk. Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

Agbor-Ereng: The Hated and Abandoned Wife.


Deep in the quarter of  Boh Mbi, in the great Kingdom of Ntenako, Cameroon lived a married woman who was maltreated by her wicked husband. Agbor-Ereng married the man of her dream. She loved him so much, but it was not clear if he did same. They toiled every night and day, exchanging their spirits with one another. This culminated into three children; three years, two years and three months old. One day, as the youngest cried, her mother sang a lullaby, the dad Ebensuk left to harvest plums from the plum tree just behind their house.
The night past, but there was no sight of him. The wife reported his disappearance to the quarter head who quickly sent out a town-crier. He played the akangkang (local dual aluminum bell). He called the villagers to gather at the market square. They all did. He asked if anyone knew the whereabouts or the wherewithal of Abgor-Ereng’s husband. Rumors were that he probable died in the river or perhaps was eaten by a wild beast. That was quickly dispelled because he was a warrior, unlike many others, a hunter who killed crocodiles, buffalos and pythons with his bare hands. Others felt that his womanizing must have caused him to be kidnapped or some evil had surreptitiously befallen him.
The villagers searched and searched, set up nets in the river so in case he had drowned, they will at least find his body. Many argued that if he had been eaten by wild beats, they should have at least seen his clothes or even bones since there are always remnants of corpses eaten by wild beasts.
One day, when Nnangti-Nnangti went to Obang Market to buy oil and other household needs, she saw someone who looked like Ebensuk siting comfortably, eating with one beautiful princess of the place. She thought that perhaps her eyes were failing her, so she wiped them off over and over again. Then she looked again. Now that she was certain, she decided to approach them to remove any doubts, whatsoever. She went to them, greeted them and introduced herself. He introduced himself courteously, as did the girl too. Nnangti-Nnangti hurried home, wishing her legs could take her faster because this was the type of news that will make the bearer a heroine. Upon arriving the village, she did not stop by her own house; she passed straight to Agbor-Ereng’s. She was pounding the cocoayms that was donated to her. She told her about her discovery.
Agbor-reng thought that it was some form of April Fool joke, so she laughed it off. There was a moment of silence. Then she asked again, “Did you say that she you saw my husband? You know that this is not a joking matter. “She reiterated. Her friend told her that she was ready to lead her to Obang Njemiyah for her to take her own eyes and see. That would be the only way she could find the truth herself. She should run to Obang and find out for herself because they are a popular couple in town. She tied her wrapper, as was the custom of women going for a fight. If she head feathers, she could have flown, but she only had legs, so she beg them, to go faster. Her heart encouraged her to fly, but her body took her by the pace of her legs. Finally she reached Obang and inquired if anyone knew the said couple. A young girl pointed to the house.
Agbor-Ereng went to the door and knocked. Her husband stepped out. With utter shock and bemusement, he went in and called for his present woman with whom he has been living. The wife asked him why he abandoned them. He told her that she was acting like a porcupine to him, so he could not bear her presence anymore. She then asked him, “What about the kids?” He told her that they were his gift to her, that she could keep the kids. He asked him about the house he had built, and he told her to take it too. She asked him about the famrms, he told her to inherit everything because he had cut off from that village of Ntenako.
She turned her back and began to sorrowfully sing with tears running down her cheeks:

mmu oyie ne yi ka naw woh nti ehh,
Ana me ti ah na woh nti oh
Nmemwah arome, nnemwah abue me eh
Ebensuk abwe ngoreh yi a bweh bhoh bhi nkwo
Eh eh Ebensuk eh, eh eh Ebensuk oh
mmu oyie ne yi ka naw woh nti ehh

She marched to the palace and reported the matter to the chief. The chief immediately sent people to go and bring the man. They brought him with his new father in-law, new family and villagers. They asked him why he abandoned his wife, talk less of his kids.
He got up, cleared his throat and began to speak. “My people, just by seeing this woman, I am depressed. Had I continued to live with her, I would have died before my time because she nagged me every minute of my life. She is tiny like an ant, but her bite easily form an anthill in your life.”
 He told the crowd of onlookers who had composed a song just to shame him that he did not come to stay. He came to go back because he did not see his lot in this village again. That is why he came with his new family, just to prove that he has moved on.  The chief asked him, “What about your kids?” He looked at him and smiled. Then he said to the chief, “these kids are a replica of their mother. They carry badluck and death like her, so I do not want them. I have given them to her as my gift. If she does not want the gift, I will throw it in into the river. That way everything will be forgotten.” The crowd went dead quiet. An old woman exclaimed, chah me, nenengti noh mma! This is great wickedness. How can anyone bear such heartlessness? Many in the crowd asked.
The woman got up, told them chief, “Chief and honorable people, I have heard him, so I must leave. Mere mortals do not hold the destiny of the chosen ones. I thank everyone who searched for him, kept me in their prayers and above all, fed me until this day. When your self-worth in trampled underfoot, it is not a time to organize pity parties; it is a time to fight because that is all you have left. Therefore, as from today and this very time, I am no more going to welcome any gifts.
Since the time that the husband ran away, she has been fed by the largess of the villagers. She does not more want the pity party, so she looked for an iron basket, put charcoal in it and began to roast corn every day; morning, afternoon and night. As she roasted the corn, she cried and sang;

mmu oyie ne yi ka naw woh nti ehh,
Ana me ti ah na woh nti oh
Nmemwah arome, nnemwah abue me eh
Ebensuk abwe ngoreh yi a bweh bhoh bhi nkwo
Eh eh Ebensuk eh, eh eh Ebensuk oh
mmu oyie ne yi ka naw woh nti ehh

For days she spent roasting her corn. The villagers, passersby and other traders going to Nchang, Ndekwai, Besong-Abang or Mamfe stopped by to buy her corn. She sold and cried. Within a short time, she was the most popular corn seller, even with an informal monopoly. No one bought corn from elsewhere, except her. She sold and sold the corn! Finally, she raised her kids from selling corn. They graduated from high school, went to college and the first child became the vice president of the National House of Representatives. 
It is not every relationship that will work. If it does not work, the world has not come to an end. There are other opportunities. Do not allow anyone to trample upon your self-worth for that is all you have. A person self-worth is not determined by wealth, education or beauty. Your life is as valuable as theirs. Therefore, you must gather yourself to fight for your life, for only then shall it be well.

Until then, your fighting spirit will carry you through!

St Arrey of Ntenako.



“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk). Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk). "If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable." (I Cor 15:19). "It is not how well you know a person; it is how well you treat them that they will live longer and happier with you." Hamilton Ayuk. Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

How Can I make Restitution If I cheated on my Husband?"

I am sure that you have read or heard the saying, “Restitution is doing the right thing," but I will tell you that there are certain cases when “Restitution is doing the wrong thing.” A few years back a pastor told one of his Christians who was married to three wives to divorce two of them and remain with only one, if he wanted to be a member, talk more of being a leader in that church. The man did. Years later, another pastor came and preached that it was wrong theology, so the man remarried one of the wives who was still single to make restitution, and he waged a lengthy suit to recuperate the other one who was married. While one scripture or passage does not make a doctrine; however, the said principle is frequent in the Bible. Restitution is a predilection theme in the bible (Ex 22:1; Num 5:7; 2 Sam 4:6) because God prefers a contrite spirit, so He would show mercy and not sacrifice (Mt 9:13); nonetheless, there are cases where restitution could be impossible.
For example, if you premaritally slept with someone’s daughter or killed their father; no matter how contrite you are, you cannot make any restitution because it is life for life and not life for money or things, albeit, you can alleviate their pain with financial and moral compensation. Having sex with another person, other than your spouse is adultery, and adultery like illicit sex and murder are some of those sins that one cannot make restitution, not even with money because sin is not redeemable by money. It does not mean they are not forgiveable.
Let us start by defining the word restitution before we can know if you will be able to make restitution. Online version of law.com defines restitution as:

Returning to the proper owner property or the monetary value of loss. Sometimes restitution is made part of a judgment in negligence and/or contracts cases. 2) In criminal cases, one of the penalties imposed is requiring return of stolen goods to the victim or payment to the victim for harm caused. Restitution may be a condition of granting a defendant probation or giving him/her a shorter sentence than normal.[1]

If you pilfered or scammed your husband, there is possibility of restitution. There are two things you need to do; you must pay back what you took fraudulently, and then he must accept you back into his life like the case of Zacchaeus (Lk 19: 8). Furthermore, restitution is done when it is feasible and practical for the better good of the doer and the sufferer. If you committed abortion, you cannot restitute to him the dead baby or restore the child's life back.
Notwithstanding, there is another phase where confession to the person you wronged sexually may be helpful. If you seized another woman's husband during your adultery; you must return the husband back and ask the wife for forgiveness because it would bring peace, sanity and faith to all concerned. Despite the fact that God will forgive you if you confess for snatching the husband of someone else, you still have to ask for forgiveness from the wife whom you hurt in your adulterous stupor. In this case though, you can only make restitution if the victim is still single and wants the husband back, but you cannot keep him as a side man, anyway if she refuses. Some people will snatch another’s spouse and after finding out that he or she is not really what they thought they were, they will want to give him or her back; whereas, it was “Un bon débarras!" If the victim is married, there is nothing you can do about because they cannot go back to their ex-wife ((Lev 18:18). In this case, you only ask for forgiveness. That is because a spouse who ran away cannot go back if the ex is already married. The reason that will be bad is because you will be taking him or her from someone else who is already married to her. In this case, an apology will be enough.  You see, according to worldly wisdom, you pay some money for pain and suffering. That is because they are not looking at it as a sin but as a broken code or a violation of the law. If they looked at it as sin, they will merely ask the individual to offer repentance.
Nonetheless, if it is possible to return the seized spouse, it is like dropping their gifts at the altar to make peace (Mt 5:23-24), else whatever service or good deed they do is regarded as filthy rags (Is 64:4). It is heartless and lacking in Christian ethos to just go as if nothing has happened because you have asked forgiveness from God and He has forgiven you. If the spouse is married already, it becomes a non restitutionable offense. When a sin becomes a non-restitutionable offense, the only decorous thing you can do is at least ask for forgiveness from the person whose spouse you sinned with or you merely ask forgiveness from God. I personally believe that spouses should not tell their wives or husbands if they committed adultery because in most or all cases that I have seen, the marriage did not survive. More so, there is no way they are going to make any restitution. Even when they confessed, there was always mistrust. However, I think that it is not worthy seizing another person’s spouse when there are so many single women. You see, he that is fooling around with someone’s spouse is tired of living. You should do everything you can to stay away from someone else’s spouse, and you may live longer!

Until then, you should ask for forgiveness from God  and make restitution wherever possible.

St Arrey of Ntenako







[1] "Legal Dictionary - Law.com." Law.com Legal Dictionary. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Mar. 2016.


“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk). Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk). "If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable." (I Cor 15:19). "It is not how well you know a person; it is how well you treat them that they will live longer and happier with you." Hamilton Ayuk. Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Mbikeng Morah



Our people say, “Mbune mmoh abwekghe bwong noh ne chi eh punoh bhe yi abekghe bwong mbapberi.” Itmeans, “It does not mean that a child with neither a father nor a mother does not have a protector.”

Mbikeng[1]  was a girl protected by God. When her mother got pregnant, she became ill. She was constantly sick, so people accused her child of being an “obanje,” reincarnated child. Her parents fearing that she was badluck, went and abandoned her in the forest as was the custom of those types of children. They wanted to sever ties with the cursed child. A hunter found the child and took her to his home in Ntenako.
On Friday, September 15, 1972, her new parents registered her in in Presbyterian Primary School Ntenako Ndekwai. When she began to go to school, the teacher’s money was stolen, and the entire class accused her of being the thief. She was beaten and driven from school. She told them that she did not steal it, but no one would believe her. She went to a woman who sold puff and worked for her. She paid her, Mbikeng restituted the money to the teacher, and she resumed her classes. Despite restoring the money, her reputation did not change.
When she graduated on in June 1979, she began working for Mami Frida who was a tailor. She learnt how to sow clothes, but she was not allowed to leave because she did not pay her apprenticeship fee. She was asked to work for her mistress for the next three years. There were three other young women who served mami Frida. One of them was poisoned. Everyone accused her of being responsible for the girl’s sickness; meanwhile, she wasn’t. She tried to prove her innocence, but no one will believe her. She spent all her days crying
Mbikeng morah oh
Mbikeng morah eh
Mbikeng morah oh Eh he Mbikeng morah ah
Mbikeng keh bwong noh
Mbikeng keh bwong chi
Mbikeng keh bwong noh eh he Mbikeng keh bwong chi
One time, one woman met her swimming with her son, they accused her of trying to rape the boy, even though the boy refused. Notwithstanding, she was arrested and locked up. Three years later, the boy and her parents came and confessed that they had lied. Mbikeng was freed, and she got married. A year later she had a set of triplets and the following year, she had a set of twins. Her children became lawyers, doctors and engineers.
An orphan may not have a physical parent, but God looks after them. God surely did look after Mbikeng. Therefore, never ever give up in life because discouragements only come to those with a great future.

Until then, let the orphan know that there is still hope.

St Arrey of Ntenako.





[1] Mbikeng was a compound name from Mbi (persistence, determined) and Nkeng (main pillar or binder of a house). It means someone who will persistently make things to happen in the family.  

“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk). Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk). "If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable." (I Cor 15:19). "It is not how well you know a person; it is how well you treat them that they will live longer and happier with you." Hamilton Ayuk. Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

Monday, March 14, 2016

Little Lovely stubborn Butterfly


Up up the tree sat a mother butterfly and her daughter.
“Mom, I see a lovely European bee eater flying over us patiently.”
“Daughter fly away and enter into the little chink!”
“Oh mom, she does not hurt because she is so lovely!”

“Daughter at the appropriate time you will be her meal.”
The bee eater flew around flapping its feathers for beauty sake.
“Mom, look, she is just flying, not having any intention to hurt!”
The mom flew a few yards away and the daughter absconded.

The bee eater quickly pulled her, opened her legs and sucked nectar.
“Please do not do this to me,” she cried! “I am still a virgin!”
“Oh mom help!” The young daughter cried frantically.
“Methoguht you were just a lovely bee eater basking in the sun.”

Her mom could hear the cry, but she feared for own her life.
The little butterfly cried again louder as the bee eater sucked more.
“Oh mother, I should have listen to you when you told me!”
“I promise never ever to play with bee eater again in my life!”

The bee eater said, “Oh, silly girl, disobedience has consequences!
I love butterflies with all my heart, soul and spirit everyday!
How can I see a butterfly and stay hungry my dear girl?
I am not too hungry so I will let you go see your mom.”

“My daughter all that glitters is not gold, just so you know.
The bee eater flaps its feathers and dances just for your nectar.
You are lucky he let you go because others haven’t been.
Beware, the nectar between your legs may cause your life!”

 Hamilton Ayuk, 2016. 

“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk). Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk). "If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable." (I Cor 15:19). "It is not how well you know a person; it is how well you treat them that they will live longer and happier with you." Hamilton Ayuk. Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

Local Swamp Hero.




I see the local hero in the swamp.
Pumping pump by pompous puff.
Seeking souls to enter his boastful boat.
To him and his irks, it is life they live.

He told tales from his vain veins.
Singing sorrow songs from sinful soul.
Living life with less lebensfreude . 
To him and his irks, it is life they live.

Why wife when home is balandra bed?
Hunting holes harvesting heterism.
Ranting raves of self-seeking success.
To him and his irks, it is life they live.

No one knows why he lives like that.
Bewitched by worthless swamp settlers.
Plying praises to soothe his empty ego.
 To him and his irks, it is life they live.

Oh vain man to whom I make the plea.
People prey on sorrowful souls.
Doing deliraments for praying popinjays.
How can him and his irks live life like this?

Hamilton Ayuk, 2016




“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk). Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk). "If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable." (I Cor 15:19). "It is not how well you know a person; it is how well you treat them that they will live longer and happier with you." Hamilton Ayuk. Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

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