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Sunday, 31 December 2017 07:14

From Igbo neurosis to sanity

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A Happy New Year to all my friends. TEACHING PEACE AND LOVE IS OUR FUNCTION Ozodi Thomas Osuji, PhD You cannot succeed in life unless you are committed to doing what you have aptitude for doing, what you like doing and what there is a market demand for. You have to produce and sell what people want to buy for you to make profit. If you are committed to producing what people do not want to buy and what has no uses for people you are not going to succeed. PURSUIT OF IDEAL SELF AND POWER HAS NO MARKET FOR…
WE OVERCOME GUILT AND FEAR BY HAVING THE HOLY SPIRIT GUIDE US Ozodi Thomas Osuji Guilt results when someone feels like he did something wrong and fears that he may be punished by the person he wronged. Thus, guilt and fear tend to go together. Normal human beings are prone to guilt and fear feeling. There are a set of human beings called antisocial personalities, aka sociopaths and psychopaths who do not feel guilt and fear; indeed, the sadistic criminal enjoys hurting people, his mind does not have guilt or fear. Folks like Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin killed millions…
Friday, 29 December 2017 19:40

The Holy Spirit acts through each of us

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THE HOLY SPIRIT ACTS THROUGH EACH OF US Ozodi Thomas Osuji Many of us daily ask the Holy Spirit to do this or that for us; we ask him to guide us or to comfort us. We kind of expect some supernatural force to come out of the clear blue sky and do something extraordinary for us for us to see the Holy Spirit doing something for us. This magical expectation is based on faulty understanding of what the Holy Spirit is and how he acts. The Holy Spirit is not a person apart from each of us. The Holy…
This is the time we make our New Year Resolutions for 2018. Are we going to make resolutions we can keep or ignore? A resolution is a decree, declaration, or decision we make. It can be a personal ruling, promise, pledge, or oath made to simplify our life, things we intend to keep, do, or make part of our activities during the New Year. Problem is either we don’t often intend to keep our resolutions or we lack the zeal or motivation to do so. Sometimes, we do the opposite of our resolutions and sometimes we do things we never…
Wednesday, 27 December 2017 02:32

My year end thoughts on Igbos

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This is my year end notes on Igbos; I give them this parting gift and wash my hands of them; their idiocy irritates me no end. I do not ever want them to enter my consciousness; a person can only tolerate so much foolishness. ARE IGBOS MORALLY BANKRUPT? The rate at which Igbos tell lies, especially on behalf of their desired Biafra makes one wonder if they are morally challenged? Can telling lies to foster their desired end actually bring that end into being? Has there been any political system that came into being based on lies and is maintained…
Monday, 25 December 2017 04:19

On the Holy Spirit guiding us

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ON THE HOLY SPIRIT GUIDING OUR THINKING AND BEHAVIORS Ozodi Thomas Osuji You probably have heard that you should not live from the ego and instead live from the Holy Spirit and that before you make any decision you should consult the Holy Spirit and have him tell you what to do, Suppose that you ask the Holy Spirit to guide you and you do not hear his voice in your head telling you what to do so what should you do? Should you not do anything and stay there paralyzed and do nothing? WHAT IS THE HOLY SPIRIT First,…
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL THE MEANING OF THE CRUCIFIXION OF THE SON OF GOD AND HIS RESURRECTION Ozodi Thomas Osuji It is amazing how someone can hear a concept for many years and still do not know what it means. We, Christians, talk about the crucifixion of the son of God (Jesus) and his resurrection (as Christ) and do not get it. I certainly did not understand what crucifixion and resurrection meant until recently. So, what does it mean? It does not mean nailing Jesus the man on the cross and his resurrecting three days later on Easter Sunday.…
As a backdrop to this article I had wanted offload the video of one of the greatest song ever composed and performed together by a collection of the most famous Music Stars around the World but most especially in America. They include individuals like late Michael Jackson, late Uncle Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Lionel Ritchie, Kenny Rogers, James Ingram, Christina Aguilera and many other big names in the Music World. I am just not computer- savvy enough to download the video so you can all listen to it from beginning to the end before reading this article. The amazing artiste…
It is gratifying that someone finally makes a mighty sense with the recommendation that Nigerian leaders should be tested for drug use and abuse. We commend Emir Sanusi II of Kano for boldly coming out and taking the lead in war against drug use in Nigeria. Emir Sanusi II makes the recommendation and offers to undergo the drug test himself. He says he would give up his position if any illegal drugs are found in his body. What an upright man! When a man thinks of his fellow man’s health and well-being of his country, that man needs to be…
Friday, 22 December 2017 13:57

Must governments always be evil?

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MUST GOVERNMENTS ALWAYS BE EVIL? The United States Congress has just passed a Bill into law that supposedly over hauled the US Tax system. What it amounts to is cutting corporate tax from 35% to 21% and cutting tax rate for millionaires from 39% to 37% and a few cuts for other high income earners but did nothing for the middle and poor folks; indeed, the middle class and poor would see their taxes rise! The legislation removed the Obamacare mandate requiring all Americans to buy health insurance meaning that many young and healthy persons would not buy insurance and…
AMERICA GIVES ITS PEOPLE SO MUCH STRESS THAT SHE IS KILLING THEM! Ozodi Thomas Osuji It is difficult to escape from the conclusion that America is on a self-destructive path. Why so? It is because the country is causing its people unnecessary untimely death. America has put so much pressure on its people that they have no choice but to resort to alcohol, drugs and weird sex to reduce the stress in their lives. The people feel so hot that they must seek ways to reduce the tension they feel in their bodies or else they explode. A country that…
Tuesday, 19 December 2017 17:28

Do past, present and future exist?

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DO PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE EXIST? Ozodi Thomas Osuji In our world we see past, present and future. One is born and lives to be, say, age forty, so one has a past. One hope to live, at least, another fifty years; the anticipated fifty years is one's possible future. We see houses that were built a few years ago, exist today and will probably exist for another hundred years before they collapse and like all man-made things return to the sand from which they were made. Even the great pyramids will, in the future, return to sand. The world…
Monday, 18 December 2017 07:56

Only return to God heals personality issues

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TO KNOW GOD YOU MUST HAVE NO SEPARATED SELF Ozodi Thomas Osuji This morning I went to church. After the church service I decided to hang around and mingle with people. Normally, I headed for the door and was out of there in a jiffy. So, I hung around and observed what folks were doing. People drifted from one small group to another having small talk. Although I was there I really did not participate in the small talking going on. Nevertheless, I hung around for thirty minutes observing this phenomenon. At some point I asked myself why I do…
Friday, 15 December 2017 21:31

The son of God made the physical universe

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THE SON OF GOD MADE OUR PHYSICAL UNIVERSE John chapter 1:1-18 NIV Ozodi Thomas Osuji "1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was with God in the beginning. 3Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5The light shines in the darkness and the darkness have not overcome it. 6There was a man sent from God whose name was John. 7He came as a witness to testify concerning that…
We posted an essay on December 13, 2017 regarding the trouble brewing in Kaduna State where the Governor dismissed 21,700 teachers from service for failing a test.. The teachers sued the government at the industrial court, seeking an injunction to restrain the government from chasing the teachers out of the classrooms on the basis of flunking a test conducted in June. On December 15, 2017, the court granted relief to the teachers. The Court gave mixed messages. On one hand, the Court allowed Kaduna teachers to continue to do botched- up job of miseducating our children. On the other hand,…
If there is any single person in America today who can stop Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin from turning America into a Dictatorship right before our eyes, it is Robert Mueller. If Vladimir Putin ever believed he has scored a technical knock-out against America by successfully implanting a KGB sympathizer in the White House just like America had successfully implanted a Mikhail Gorbachev in the Kremlin to break up the old Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact, Robert Mueller the independent Prosecutor has clearly proved to Putin he is decidedly wrong just by telling Putin he cannot fool America and…
Thursday, 14 December 2017 23:24

How Jesus did it

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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN JESUS CHRIST AND OTHER PEOPLE? JESUS DID NOT BELIEVE IN THE ILLUSIONS OF EGO, BODY, SPACE AND TIME Ozodi Thomas Osuji Human beings identify with the separated self, the ego and its body and want to live in the world of space, time and matter. People so like their egos and bodies and the world that they are afraid to die and leave them. Jesus realized that the ego, body, space, time and matter are illusions; he realized that they do not exist in reality but seem to exist in the dream of self-forgetfulness and…
This article is borne out of the frustration and disappointment expressed by many Nigerians at the poor performance of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration of the country. More important, there is a Presidential Election taking place in 2019, when the use of Permanent Voter Card (PVC) by the Nigeria's Voting population would be Golden. The use of PVC becomes an important, critical instrument for electing the presidential candidate, who would be occupying the Aso Rock Villa in Abuja for the next 4years. This is to say that many Nigerians of voting age take the utility of PVC in the election…
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 05:19

Did Jesus physically resurrect from death?

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DID JESUS PHYSICALLY RESURRECT FROM DEATH? Ozodi Thomas Osuji In Robert Perry's A course in miracles, from Columbia University's Professor Helen Schucman's handwritten manuscript of the book, pages 1882-1883, Jesus Christ, talking about his physical resurrection, said: "My body disappeared because I had no illusion about it. The last one had gone. It was in the tomb, but there was nothing left to bury. It did not disintegrate because the unreal cannot die. It merely became what it always was. And that is what rolling the stone away means. The body disappears, and no longer hides what lies beyond. It…
We have been writing for awhile on the poor educational climate in Nigeria in general and specifically in Northern Nigeria . This writer had served as teacher and headmaster in primary schools in then Benue Plateau State. Readers should please check out our featured essay (How Do We Educate the Children of Northern Nigeria?) at jamesagazies.blogspot.com. 30 May, 2015. When Governor Nasir El-Rufai of kaduna State sacked about 21,000 teachers who had failed a recently conducted examination in the state, there was a huge hullabaloo. See https://dailytimes.ng/features/kaduna-el-rufais-burden-teachers-failure-national-emergency-2/decision. The Governor buttressed his decision by sharing the results of some of the…
From Ozodi Osuji's Daily Journal: YOU CANNOT BE CREATIVE UNLESS YOU LISTEN TO YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS MIND This afternoon, after church service, I went to a bookstore and bought a book on European mythologies. David Leeming, From Olympus to Camelot, The World of European Mythology. (Oxford University Press, 2003). Dr. Lemming was a professor of Literature at the University of Connecticut, at Storrs. He has written several books on mythologies. I have been reading about Greek, Roman, and Celtic, Germanic (and Norse) mythologies, their stories of birth (creation) and death and the afterlife. I find the whole thing interesting; it gives…
Sunday, 10 December 2017 14:54

Respect and Abuse!!!

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In today's Nigerian (and most African) society with everything going, from politics to terrorism to religious and ethnic intolerance and corruption of epidemic proportions, it is very helpful if we as a people learn to start respecting other people's opinions, views, position, outlook, and rights, etc. Oftentimes disagreements and heated debates start between people because they have differences of opinions toward a certain subject. In my years in this world, and with my upbringing, education, and life’s experience, I have learnt that just because someone has a different opinion from your own do not mean that their opinion is wrong.…
Adeyinka Makinde: Below is my answer to your sentimental write up on the need to deprive Jews of Jerusalem. I feel like giving you an education on political realism but do not have the time to do so. I leave you to your political idealism. It took me about two hours to write the below, a time that I really do not have to waste on settled subjects, such as the fact that power rules the world. Ozodi Osuji ON TRUMP'S RECOGNITION OF JERUSALEM AS THE CAPITAL OF ISRAEL Ozodi Thomas Osuji On Wednesday, December 6, 2017, President Donald J.…
THE WORLD NOW NEEDS A SAVED PERSON NOT JUST A PREACHER OF SALVATION Ozodi Thomas Osuji THE SON OF GOD CAN THINK IN THREE POSSIBLE PATTERNS: UNIFIED WITH GOD (CREATING), SEPARATED, FORGIVING OF THE UNIVERSE HE MADE WITH EGO THINKING In the world of time, on earth, the son of God (me, you), thinks through the ego or the Holy spirit but he is neither of those two; in his essence he thinks as God thinks, in a unified manner and in that mode creates with God, but in the ego and Holy Spirit he does not create (although in…
WHEN THE SELF CONCEPT IS DISCARDED CHRIST IS REBORN IN ONE The concepts of redemption, salvation, deliverance, healing, Christ self, death and resurrection are familiar to most Christians but are seldom understood. What do they really mean? Each of us has a self-concept, an idea of who one thinks that one is. The self-concept is an idea, not a fact. Each person has an opinion of who he thinks that he is. No one on earth actually understands how his self-concept was formed. Psychologists speculate that each child constructs it using his biological constitution and social experience. Those into new…