Friday, September 28, 2012

Did Ke$ha Really Have Sex With A Ghost?

A friend had forwarded me the Huffingtonpost article where Ke$ha says she had sex with a ghost.  According to the artist, it was the sex with the ghost that gave her the inspiration. It is not so strange to hear that since people can still practice necromancy and ventriloquism. The purport of this response is first of all to show the validity of this statement and also to show the difference between good and bad success. The dangers with her assertion is that it can set a frenzy in our empty world amongst young people who want success by all means to now start looking for ghosts to have sex with so as to make them great. Therefore, the issues I will be looking at will be if a human being can have sex with a ghost and if it is ethical for humans to have sex with ghosts for success or should even have sex with them at all.
Ghosts fall under objective apparitions. They are different from subjective apparitions which are generally called hallucinations. Ghosts are also different from zombies in that while zombies are intoto manmade, ghosts are both manmade and supernaturally made too. In some families in Africa, it is hereditarily. In others, people buy the potion that will make you to appear as a ghost after you die. Others because of using certain concoctions for immunity are imparted with the demons that vivify your spirit after you die. Some people get themselves initiated into secret societies to reappear as ghosts so as to help their families when they die. Nonetheless, I don’t know what category Ke$ha’s ghost fall in.  

 Each person has an angel encamping around them. The Christians have the angel of the Lord (Ps. 34:7) while the unbeliever have the familiar spirit. After the fall of man, God and the devil struggle to win him over. That means; while the breath of God resides in you, the angel of the Lord and the demon sent by the devil to seduce you hover around. The demon is familiar with you and is called familiar spirit (Lev. 19:31; 1 Sam 28:7, Is. 29:14). When you die, the spirit of God goes back to God. The angel of the Lord is withdrawn, but the familiar spirit remains. The familiar spirit can reenter the body of the dead man and you start to live. That is what we mean by a ghost. Ghosts are not a new phenomenon because they existed in the Bible both in the O.T ((Lev 20:27; 1Chr. 10:13; 2Chr.33:6;   ) and N.T (Mt 14:26, Mk 6:49). The term ghost in the Bible means life while its equivalent is spirit. That means a ghost is the natural body of a dead person vivified by a demonic force.
Consequently, if Ke$ha had sex with a ghost is so terrible that in biblical times, she would have been lapidated because humans are not even supposed to have contact with the dead (Deut 18:1013).  We would have spoken of fornication if she did it with a human since she is not married. At that time it will not different from a young girl having sex with a music mogul, so he will   produce her.  That will be success and could procure them riches. But, does that bring them good success as mentioned in Joshua 1:8? 
Many people are rich and successful in the eyes of the world, but they are poor and failures in the eyes of God and those who can see far. That is why ¾ of Hollywood is on drugs. They have the money, but lack the joy and peace thereof. Sleeping with a ghost to be successful in music is one thing, but enjoying the success and living a happy life is another. Our world is in topsy-turvy else such an unethical behavior should be meted with a total boycott of her music because I am sure that is not what parents want their kids to kno0w about their role model and icon. Since some of you are copycats of everything evil, you should know that it is against all ethics, probity and decorum to have sex, talk less of contact with the dead. America should wail and bewail the young woman's soul.
In addition, sex is a spiritual act and not a physical act. Thus, anyone who has sex with a ghost ties his or her spirit with that ghost. One thing that characterizes ghosts is that they are pretty frightening and in most cases destructive. Murder is always at their fingertips. More so, they are always depressed especially because they miss being humans. Simply because Kei$ha makes a successful music career does not mean that she will and is a happy person. Ghosts are always lonely. You may be in a crowd but will always feel very very lonely. I am afraid that sooner or later, the world will witness her swift and pitiful demise.

Until then, may the good Lord lead us to good success.

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). "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." Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Chicago: The Last Bastion to Ricochet American Schools.

Why the Chicago Teachers Union’s (CTU) strike was and is a good thing. For most of you who do not read or watch news, I will like to brief you that the teachers in Chicago under the banner of their teacher’s union are striking for length of the school day and objecting to their evaluations being tied to performance which could cause job losses. Some have asked me if teachers who are Christians should strike. Every teacher who struck should be considered a hero. Having taught and ministered in Africa and the United States, having visited at least 8 countries in Europe, 4 in Central America, and 32 states in the US, I have met teachers and students that will enable me make a comparison and draw a conclusion. Therefore, my analyses today will be from experience, empirical evidence, and the Biblical tenets.  The most poignant question we must answer is does the Bible accept strikes and does a strike action have any “Uberrima fides” and “summum bonum”? I will divide the essay into two parts: are the teachers right to strike and what course of action should the authorities take.
I have said this over and over again that America does not need good teachers; she has them in surplus. In this country, I have met some of the best teachers you can ever find anywhere else. The United States instead needs good students, good parents, and better laws. I will just show you a little bit how bad American schools are. February 27, 2012, one student was shot dead and others wounded by another student in Chardon high School in Ohio.[1] Nowadays American kids do not even stand to recite The Pledge of Allegiance. Indeed they should not because they have none. That is why you have some of them fighting with the Talibans in Afghanistan and in Somalia. Their minds are being controlled by foreign philosophies and teachers.

Students cannot eat in the cafeterias without the supervision of the teacher. That is how one day while a teacher was leading her students from their lunch to use the restroom; one student asked her, “MS Williams, would you like to see me jack up?” Tell me where else such a behavior will go unpunished, if it is not the US? Another one came one day and snatched my laptop from the cart. I ran after him, tackled him, took it, and went back to class as if nothing happened. How many times have I heard students ask me if I eat pussy? Since I was still new, I thought they meant cats, so I will tell them “yeah, I may eat cats but not dogs.” Little did I know they mean adult food or theobroma cacao of some princess. Can you imagine a student in Mexico or Cameroon asking their teacher such a question? How many times have I had kids asked me if I wanted to date their moms.  Aren’t the things they watch on TV? At times it is difficult to differentiate between the behavior of the kids and what evil spirits do.
              America needs good students and parents without which in the next 50 years, 2/3 of American teachers would be imported because homegrown teachers cannot put up with all the rubbish kids produce these days. It is the beginning of a fall when an empire starts to import teachers. History has shown that all great empires survived with homemade teachers. From the Mandarins to the Babylonians, Medo-Persians to the Greeks, and then Romans. Their kids were drilled in their philosophies that they grew up with such allegiance unparalleled to any.
Parents have set fear into teachers that it is difficult to discipline a child without racism being injected in it. The white teachers do not want to discipline the black kids, and the black teachers do not want to discipline the white kids for fear they are accused of racism. When a student is atrabilious, parents still find a way to exculpate him/her and transfer the blame to the teacher, but when he or she kills or attempts to kill, the parents say he was being picked on. There is a better way of raising a child’s self-esteem than supplying him with guns. Most of these parents are absent when the kids flash serious opprobrium at home, but once they see an opportunity to appear on TV, they start to say how that was the cousin of Angel Michael, and how “he had plans to be a doctor. He just wanted to do what is right”. This has made students to be unaccountable. I have always said racism should not be seen in every action.
This is how women and men in Middle and High school discipline students .
Another reason why schools will not do well is the fact that there are too many women teaching the wrong grades. Don't get me wrong. I am not against women teaching, but they should teach the right grades where they have the power to maintain discipline. American women cannot instill discipline in school. They think that making students their friends or pampering them is the solution to classroom management. The women do not have the ability to instill discipline as men would have. Therefore, women should not be allowed to teach Middle and high school. They should teach elementary school and college classes where the kids are still very docile and easily to train, or they know at least what they want in life. Take a look at the picture above and you may see what I am saying.
The teachers’ strike is indirectly against cronyism. One of the problems killing education in the United States of America is cronyism. I taught in a school where the principal had not made any improvement for the past 7 years, but he was made Principal of the Year and was selected as the 3rd principal of the year nationwide. How was he good to be nominated nationally if a man's school could not register any improvement? That is because it is not by skills but by nepotism and cronyism. The same nepotism is carried into evaluation where if the teacher does not kowtow to the whims and caprices of the administrators, he or she is given a bad evaluation which leads to loss of job. The teacher is there to teach and not babysit. Babysitting is the job of the parent or babysitter. If a teacher points out the weaknesses of the school, it is probable that the administrators will give him or her a bad evaluation just to get rid of him or her. Getting rid of the teacher does not solve the problem; it mere digs a bigger hole to fill a smaller one.
The culprit for the failed education in the United is the absentee parent.  On the same February 27, 2012, “a 14-year-old boy allegedly shot his mother to death while she was sleeping.” If a child could do this to the mom, do you expect him to obey his teachers? The teacher can do very little with all the useless laws that are targeting the teacher more rather than the parents and students.  The teacher should come to school and teach and not spend half his time dealing with behavior issues. More so, those laws have made the teachers like robots and automatons.They are like boxers whose fists have been shackled but they are asked to fight. Are you expecting such a boxer to win?
Aren’t the teachers right to strike for better schools? The children nowadays lack basic mores. For those whose singsong has been the separation of church and state, I bring you bad tidings. Religion has always played a greater role in the advancement of civilization. Due to the Benedictine Rule, people became so religious, intellectual, and entrepreneuring; influencing the neighboring barbaric tribes who became civilized. The monks took time in preserving the writings of great scholars and church fathers. They also taught the people how to do manual work either in farming, art, or handicraft.
On the contrary, the children nowadays are deprived of the direction that religion would have provided. Instead, tutelage has been taken away from parents and transferred to the Kardashians, American Idol, UFC, NFL, NBA, Desperate Housewives, The Bad Girls Club, and Bachelor. I will be failing in my memory if I do not mention the internet as kids have internet in their rooms without any restraint. Where will they keep the TV and the follie the grandeur some of you have imbued in them to learn?

If an American teacher lost his/her job, it is befitting for him or her to apply for the position of a secretary because during their teaching career, they fill so much paperwork. They have to do that for legal purposes. Just the paperwork alone could take one third of his/her time. Tell me how you expect the teacher to be efficient? The teacher should be given time to do research and not to fill paperwork, babysit and practice flummery to placate the absentee and irate parent, and to scratch the back and ass of dysfunctional administrators. 
            There are teachers who would have loved to be holistic as I did. I visited all my students at home, and that usually reduces the dropout rate. But when teachers have too many requirements, they spend their time preparing programs that entertain rather than educate kids. That is why you see language teachers playing Dominos and Jeopardy in class. They have to watch movies to show to the kids. They show movies 3 days a week, one day game, and one day they do the other stuff (teaching). So, would that have been bad for any teacher to strike? The strike in itself was not and is not bad. It is instead the reaction of the authorities that is bad.  This strike if for the betterment of the students and succor to the absentee parents.
When the Israelites went on strike for better working and living conditions, Pharaoh instead increased their burdens. However, the more he tried to repress them, the more he buoyed their desire to be free (Exodus 1 and 2). Rather than repress striking workers like Rhamm Emmanuel is trying to do, he should negotiate because he will not win and he will be on the wrong side of history. Another example again was Rehoboam. The people sent a delegation to see him to lighten their working conditions. Instead, he relied on the counsel of the young people who advised him to not negotiate but instill an iron grip. The results are that he too failed. (I Kings 12:1-33). When authorities fail to negotiate with their workers, the end result is disgruntled workers and low turnover and or rebellion.  The teachers should strike and even if they ended, they have made a statement to revive and revamp the moribund education in the United States.

Until then, there is nothing bad with a Christian striking.

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). "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." Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

Monday, September 17, 2012

The Hopeless Face of Modern Christianity.

I have been pondering on the things that have been happening, and I am asking myself if Christians are really the salt of the earth and the light of the world. When I gave my life to Christ in 1986, I knew that what you say you are, you are really, and your life was to mimic Christ. Nowadays, despite churches and Christians increasing in numbers, the impact of Christianity is felt lesser and lesser. I still see that women are not free, Christian marriages are failing too like their non Christian counterparts, Christian kids are unruly, and there is no communion in Christendom again and many others. For example, many Christian singles from churches which sit thousands per sessions go to dating sites to look for partners and spouses. If there was communion, they should have been marrying each other. There seems to be no difference between the Christians and their non Christian counterparts. At times, some Christians even act worse than the so called unbelievers.Jesus once said, “This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.” Mt 15:8-9 
When you look at the so called Mormons whom many evangelicals say are a cult, one would think that they are a perfect organization. Most of their marriages are rock solid, they show real fellowship and communion, and they are less hedonistic as they adorn themselves with fewer pearls. Another case is my friend Patrick in Eugene whom before I had visited, I heard that he was a backslider. To my surprise, he was more a Christian than the many who accused him. Such is the opposite nowadays.
I even remember when I was doing my Ph.D on how Christians who disagreed with me reported me to the Immigration that I was an illegal immigrant. In search of my immigration file, they found that I was sponsoring my mom and her file kept getting lost. I had to refile three times. I still remember the gentleman called Powell who told me that his son was working at the Texas immigration center, so they will not allow my mother to have her papers. They had told me that they were going to report me that I was peddling subversive material, but methought it was just a joke of a debate. Then time and again they called Google which suspended my rights to post articles because they were investigating me. What were the investigations for; for philosophically disagreeing with a fellow pastor?  In one pastoral forum, when we disagreed on polygamy, they called me all sorts of names and several times, they promised reporting me to the authorities. Unlike others, it does not bother me what my brethren believe. I know that I believe in Christ, so I strive to live like Him. That is all that matters to me! Where are the christian attributes of love, joy, peace, goodness, kindness, meekness, faithfulness, patience,and self control? If these same American Christians did not have the so called Immigration and FBI, wouldn't they debate the other person?
To me, Christians should be tolerant people as I look at what the Bible says. When I disagree with people, they do not become my enemies. Unfortunately, many think that someone is their enemy for not thinking like them. That is what is happening in the Middle East. All these things make Christianity very empty and hopeless indeed. Think about it; why are the evangelicals and conservatives in America telling open lies over Foxnews and their Facebook pages? Where is their conscience, and where is their Christianity?
There is a difference with Christianity being hopeless, and Christ being hopeless. If those who say that they are Christians will garnish their Christianity with Christ, there will be hope in Christianity.They will have joy and peace like Christ promised. Christians too will not be doing drugs.I can't reconcile someone who is a racist and  the same person who says she/he is a Christian, or the same woman who has had 3 kids out of wedlock even though she grew her entire life in church. I don't understand when a pastor has a sexual relationship with a member's wife for 8 years; I mean eight long years. If temptation came to sin, he could satisfy his urges with a non married sister,  to say the least.  How do you look at the elder in the eyes and you are sleeping his wife for 8 years?
 When I hear people like Rev Pat Robertson saying that uncompromising wives should be beaten, it makes me wonder if Christians ever think of being culturally relevant. If you go to many churches, lesser numbers of children are in church. No wonder only dotards are there. What will be the future of our churches?  Women are not still free, and the children are not there to take over. I read the other day that half of Christians do drugs. If so called Christians can live on coping mechanism, what do they expect the non Christians to live on? If steel can rust, how much more iron? Isn't Christ there to lift away our burdens? It has come to a point where even Christians are depressed. Depression comes when people want to carry their own burdens. Hasn't Christ asked us to give him our burdens?
If you are in church and you tell a Christian anything, you have just betrayed yourself. A non-Christian will keep your secret even more than a Christian. There is no true communion in churches nowadays with brethren seizing their Brethren's wives and husbands. This is just plain Ichabod! Christian marriages can no more stand! How and why? You seldom find an adult above 30 in church who has not divorced once or twice. Some are even on their 3rd and 4th marriages. What type of Christianity are they living that they cannot live with another person?

I am at a loss for words. For me, Christianity is all about how you treat people. I don’t care if you go to church or not. Before, it would matter, but nowadays, it does not. If you invite a sister in Christ out, she thinks about dating, but you invite a non-Christian out, she goes out and does not even think about that. Whose mind is more messed up there? Have we asked ourselves why although some believers are members of a megachurch, yet they are on dating sites searching for love? That is because there is no connection amongst them. The most ludicrous is that while on those dating sites, most of them become keyboard Romeo and Juliets! It seems to bemuse me why a christian would make fake promises? They know they will not call you back, yet they take your number. Hahahaha.
Christian kids are as bad as non Christian ones because the gospel training does not more start at home. Isn’t the home the first classroom for the child? Isn't that where his or her mores are formed? That should be the beginning of their syneidesis. Hellas, children are left to be nurtured by teachers, TV and the pop culture. No wonder they are so detached from their parents. You can see that because once their parents get old, they take them and dump them in the nursing home without visiting them.
Each time I visit churches, I laugh at the hollering. To me it is empty showmanship. They have like ten pieces of brochures for the Sunday service. Why even go to church if we cannot live like Christians? I want anyone I deal with to trust me, to believe in what I tell them and to know that when I make them a promise, I will keep it. That is how Christianity will give hope to those who believe and those who intend to believe. We must give hope of Christianity by living as Christ did because Christ in us is the hope of the world. 
Until then, Christianity is a religion of Hope. 

St Arrey of Ntenako
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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). "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." Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

Friday, September 14, 2012

Pat Robertson advises a man to beat his wife.

Pat Robertson should retire. I think he is losing his senses. This is not the age to advise men to beat their wives. That is false doctrine! I really feel embarrassed indeed. In 2010, I wrote against wifebeating, and in 2012 we are still talking about it again. Violence: verbal or physical is the weapon of weak communicators.  We must encourage communication, negotiations, and tolerance to build relationships and not where one partner is the master and the other is the slave to obey acquiescently. 

 I don't think it was only sarcasm. Follow the thread of his conversation. After he finished his sarcasm, he still went back to say that, "something needs to be done." He did the follow up with silence, caesura, or a hiatus. By invoking that moment of silence, caesura or hiatus, he stretches the earlier thought into the present thought. No one should argue that he did not mean it. What was his proposition for remediation if he did not mean it?What should the man do with his wife who is stubborn and uncompromising? 

The man of God should have inquired from the man if they have living parents. He would have said, " you should talk to your parents let both families come together and iron out the differences." If it does not work, they should seek ecclesiastic or general counseling, but beating should not have even been an option.  What if the woman was stronger than the man? Who should beat the other then?  

Until then, " I like not that!"

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). "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." 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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