Religion

Friday, 24 April 2015 02:40

Are there christians in this world?

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I hear folks around me call themselves Christian; I observe their behaviors and they do not jive with what I garnered should be the behaviors of Christians. Given this perceived contradiction, I ask myself: who is a Christian and are there, in fact, true Christians? Is a Christian a person who simply states that he is a Christian even if he does not behave as the New Testament part of the Bible said that Christians should behave? There is no doubt whatsoever that Jesus taught love and forgiveness. In the Sermon on the Mount (Mathew, 5: 43-48) he asked his…
My Hindu Swami (priest), Bhaskrananda told us a parable. Pay attention to it and learn. Two monks were on their way to a village. They got to a stream and saw a young woman dressed in her finest attire contemplating how to cross the stream without getting her clothes wet; she could remove her clothes and cross naked; that would not be considered socially appropriate, you know! She stood there not making up her mind what to do. The old and young monk came upon her. The old monk recognizing her dilemma offered to carry her across the stream and…
A few minutes ago I posted an essay I wrote on the purpose of Hindu/Buddhist meditation. Read it and try to understand what it is saying. It is saying that both Oriental religions (the same goes for Taoism and Zen but I am not writing about those now) teach Asians to extinguish their egos. It says that both religions recognize that to be a human being is to be an ego and says that to be an ego is to identify with a false self and asks folks to do away with their ego self-conceptions and try to attain the…
*You might find this piece interesting; it is a planned talk to the public. Of course, it would change, for the ambience of the talk environment and the questions asked by members of the audience influence the delivery of talks. In the meantime, I hope that you learn something from this piece regarding Oriental religions, especially their concept of meditation as a path to experiencing God, our real self. THE PURPOSE OF HINDU/BUDDHIST MEDITATION IS TO TRANSCEND THE EGO AND REACH GODtRANSCEND A talk given at Anchorage, Alaska ATOM Center Sunday, April 12, 2015 Ozodi Osuji Hinduism and Buddhism believe…
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 10:57

Why Gnosticism came into being

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I did not first study Gnosticism to know what it teaches; instead, I reached conclusions that I later found out are called Gnostic. That is to say that I developed a philosophy that is similar to those developed by Gnostics. Before I formally explicate what Gnosticism is let me share with you how I came to my conclusions about existence. In childhood I was extremely sickly. I was almost always at the gate of death. This is because I inherited a disorder of the mitochondria (cytochrome c oxidase deficiency, aka COX). Children with this disorder are in tremendous pain and…
There are people in this world who take their egos and bodies as all they are. They are proud to be their bodies and egos; they, thus, seem to have positive self-concepts. On the other hand, there are those who look at their bodies and immediately realize that they are nothing. The human body is composed of twenty five elements; the main ones are carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen. The various elements are composed of particles (electrons, protons and neutrons). Particles are composed of quarks (neutrons and protons are, electrons are made from light). Quarks are made from light. Light,…
Sunday, 15 March 2015 16:04

The Three worlds

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There are three distinct worlds, each operating with different parameters. They are: (1)The formless unified world of God (2) The light formed world of the Holy Spirit (3) The dark formed world of the son of God (1). in the world of God there is no form. There is no space, time and matter in this world. One self, God extended his oneself into infinite selves; God created infinite selves all of them sharing his one self. God and all his creations, selves share one self and one mind in eternal state of union. This world is what traditional religions…
Regardless of why individuals do what they do they receive the consequences of their behaviors. We, as observers can point out the correlation of action and effects. The individual not only receives the consequences of his behavior but also those around him do. The individual can work on changing his own pattern of behavior and point out other folks patterns of behaviors and suggest how they can change them and receive different consequences but he cannot change other people's behavior patterns for them. Due to the exigencies of my inherited problematic body and conditionally accepting society I rejected my body…
Saturday, 28 February 2015 19:36

There are sinful and evil forces in human beings!

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Science, especially social science managed to teach contemporary people that the only forces operating in our lives are natural and social forces, that there are no such things as spirits, good and bad spirits, good and evil forces. Everything is explained from the perspective of natural forces and any other idea is cavalierly dismissed as superstitious. The old religious idea that people are capable of being evil is seen as quaint nonsense; in so far that people seem to do bad things in society their behaviors are seen as due to either biological issues or adverse social circumstances. For example,…
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 02:05

Dream interpretation is necessary in psychotherapy

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In this dream I was in Nigeria, in my village and preparing to return to the USA; my folks gave me three kids who are distantly related to me to take to the USA and I began returning to the USA with them and woke up. In real life I would have had to go to the US Embassy to obtain Visas for them but in the dream I did not do that. What the dream shows is that even in my dreams my idealistic self operates; here, I was helping strangers that I was told are related to me.…
Monday, 23 February 2015 05:51

What does an enlightened person look like?

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If you are like me you probably have wondered what an enlightened, illuminated and God realized person looks like and how he spends his day. Seriously, how do the people you read in books, folks that have realized that they are one with God, such as Gautama Buddha, Ramakrishna and Ramana Maharshi look like? And how do they spend their days? How does an enlightened person live daily? Does he plan his life and days as the ego does? Not necessarily; he does what he is guided by his inner self, the Holy Spirit, his true self urges him to…
Friday, 20 February 2015 02:22

Some spiritual experiences

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Mazi Azubike Ekwueme: What did I do to you this morning that made you drag my name into your unending discourse on the need for Christian South Eastern Nigeria (the old Eastern region of Nigeria) to separate from Nigeria? I am particularly curious why you fished out an essay I wrote six months ago and attached it to your rant? At the end of your rant, as usual, you called me a fool. Thank you for calling me a fool. I do not know whether that is supposed to make me happy or sad. Why should you calling me a…
Here again, the man of God will continue to carry out the religious and social duties for which he was ordained a priest of God, not a priest of Aso Rock. Fr. Ejike Mbaka is Going Miles for God and Humanity, he cannot be moved. Through him and in him, Christians will endure and overcome. Anyone following the debate on Fr. Ejike Mbaka's criticism of the present PDP government led by President Jonathan, and indeed, the gathering storm against this unassuming clergy man for speaking out must read this article below posted in www.elomba.com and written by Chuks Collins. The…
Tuesday, 13 January 2015 23:04

Of Rev. Fr. Mbaka And His Prophecies

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The saving grace is that the Catholic Bishops of Nigeria in a press release has disassociated the Catholic Church from the utterances of Rev. Fr. Camillus Ejike Mbaka. In the release the bishops asserted that the Catholic Bishops, on all matters, speak for the Church. Had this not been the case one would have felt that the priest turned politician and voodoo prophet speaks for the Holy Roman Church. As Dr. Ogbonnia, the Executive Director, Patriots United for Transparency and Accountability in Nigeria (PUTAN) pointed out in a press release Fr. Mbaka has a huge following in SE. Fr. Mbaka…
I had a lady friend in New Jersey, USA. She would tell me that she hears from what she called her spirit guides. She would tell me what her spirit guides asked me and other persons to do. She said that she did not hear actual voices from her spirit guides but that it was impression from them on her mind; that is, it is her thinking that she felt came from outside her, so she was not truly hallucinating. I felt that she was telling me and other persons what she wanted us to do; I felt that she…
Tuesday, 23 December 2014 06:14

Pope Francis The Pope Who Loves God

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A few years ago the Roman Catholic Church Cardinals left agonistic Europe and went to South America to mint a new pope. Some argued then that he was still European because his parents had migrated from Italy and that therefore he is just a chip of the old block. That may be so but Pope Francis is a pope that loves God. So far he is the best pope I have lived under (I have lived under a few) and often I am tempted to say that he is THE pope of all times. I recognize that he is a…
Sunday, 30 November 2014 17:42

The parable of the prodigal son and you

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Yesterday, I was trying to explain to my girlfriend what the parable of the prodigal son means to me and she asked me to write it down on paper. I spent a couple of hours trying to write this stuff down. Jewells, here it is looking at you! Now, read it; you cannot make me do all this work and not humor me by reading it, would you? Talk to me about what you think of my take on the old boy’s tendency to anthropomorphize reality. THE JESUS PARABLE OF THE PRODIGAL SON IS THE STORY OF US Ozodi Osuji…
What you believe is true or is possibly true makes you behave as you behave and as you behave you receive appropriate results. What you believe is true may be true or may not be true; nevertheless, if you behave in accordance with it you will receive the necessary attendant results. The question is not the truth or lack of it of your belief but that you believe in it. New age religions, such as A course in miracles teach that one’s belief produces the world one sees, that the world is a projection of ones beliefs, a mirror of…
Thursday, 20 November 2014 17:14

The Great Hoax

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This world is a practical joke, a fraud and a trick we perpetrated to deceive ourselves; we succeeded so well that we now believe the hocus pocus, the great hoax is true! The good news is that we neither did right nor wrong; we did nothing to blame ourselves for; it was just a game, a play we decided to engage in. We did not waste our time for there is no such thing as time (time is part of the illusion). Nor is there any need to regret it. We just decided to have fun doing what we do.…
If you know that everything that happened to you, to other people and in the world happened as they were meant to happen and that we choose them you would not complain; you would keep quiet and go through life on earth peacefully. I know that everything that has happened to me since I was born was meant to happen to me; my personality and behaviors were meant to be exactly as they were; my body (which I chose) made it necessary for me to think and act as I did. By the same token, whatever has happened to other…
Saturday, 18 October 2014 15:06

Are some people and groups special?

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According to A course in miracles, in eternity, that is, in unified spirit, aka heaven we are all the same and equal. We desired specialness; in pursuit of that specialness we separated from God and from each other. The world came into being to offer us the opportunity to seem special; only separated persons can be special so we have to be separated on earth. In heaven we are unified and the unified must be equal and the same. In heaven we are equal but we desired the opposite of heaven; the opposite of equality is inequality. Heaven is love…
Sunday, 12 October 2014 08:28

A Theory of Personality

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To Africans: Traditional Africans who lived in rural areas had tribal cultures; those cultures offered them a non-systematized philosophy for living. Contemporary Africans have been yanked away from their tribal settings and are now living in urban areas. The cultures they imbibed in their villages are not relevant to living in urban centers. Thus, they do not have a realistic philosophy for coping with the exigencies of modern life. They, therefore, flounder around trying to apply whatever metaphysics they probably received from Christianity or Islam. They need a well-articulated new philosophy to enable them cope with their new situation. I…
Monday, 29 September 2014 05:38

Re: Islam: A German View

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You will read in this current note a critical observation on Islam with regard to what Islam has been doing to us as a religious force. It sheds light on what fanatics and peace-loving groups of the same religious curiosities can be up to in turns. By arguing that peace-loving groups should rise and take control of the society, the author shows that God will reside with the side that gives him a chance to be at peace with them. Development and peace will not occur in a place and space filled with extreme heartless hate and killings. If religion…
Saturday, 27 September 2014 13:05

Mind is creative and powerful

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There is weird sound in my apartment. When I am in the bedroom it appears as if someone is walking in it. When I go to the living room it appears as if the walking has shifted to the living room. It seemed spooky and my girlfriend, who was living with me, suggested that it is ghosts walking around. Before her voicing the idea of ghosts I had no belief in ghosts. But since she said it, apparently, I sort of believe her thesis that ghosts are sharing the apartment with us. She welcomed the idea of ghosts in the…
Monday, 15 September 2014 16:46

Why Do Young Westerners Join Islamic Jihadists?

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If you cool-headedly look at what Islamic Jihadists want to accomplish: convert the entire world to Islam, establish a Muslim theocracy, an Islamic Caliphate ruled by a Muslim Caliph (Mohammad's vice ruler) and accomplish this goal through killing non-Muslims (hence Jihad) you ask yourself: how could rational persons in Europe and North America join these groups? The answer is very simple: the West offers its young people nothing ennobling to live for. If you are in Britain, France, Germany, the USA and Canada and for whatever reasons are good at science (physics, chemistry, chemistry, astronomy, geology etc.) you tend to…