An atheist Professor of Philosophy was speaking to his class on the problem science has with God the almighty. He asked one of his new Christian students to stand and the following conversation ensued;
Professor : You are a Christian, aren’t you, son?
Student : Yes, sir.
Professor : So, you Believe in GOD ?
Student : Absolutely, sir.
Professor : Is God good?
Student : Sure.
Professor : Is God all powerful? Continue reading “VERY INTERESTING CONVERSATION”
I’m honored to be with you today for your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. Truth be told, I never graduated from college, and this is the closest I’ve ever gotten to a college graduation. Today, I want to tell you three stories from my life. That’s it. No big deal. Just three stories.
The first story is about connecting the dots.
I dropped out of Reed College after the first six months, Continue reading “Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish!”
… if anyone will not work let him not eat. For we hear that there are some who walk among you in a disorderly manner, not working at all, but as busybodies. 2Thess 3: 10b – 11
Strike is an ill-wind that blows no one any good. The period of strike is always a period of breakdown in society; economically, educationally, administratively and even morally. When civil and other public servants are on strike, economic and administrative functions are grounded and sometimes totally paralyzed. This paralysis is also evident in the educational sector when teachers are on strike too.
The traumatic effects of strikes are often times unimaginable because all sorts of ills and negative attributes are usually exhibited by various segments of the society. Continue reading “MAXIMIZING STRIKE PERIODS AS A CHRISTIAN STUDENT. by Friday Osarenkhoe”
Twitter began like a joke but is now graduating to being a big deal. It was conceived by Jack Dorsey et al and was launched on March 21, 2006 under the social media and microblogging platform. Facebook came two years after and put twitter in the backburner. Facebook ranks second on the Alexa rankings of websites the world over while twitter ranks 11 up from 12 as at June this year. However, I am of the opinion that twitter is bidding its time and that time is now and at the present pace at which it is on it will soon overtake Facebook in appeal and usefulness if not in number of visitors and revenue. With twitter came information; crisp, concise and immediate at the snap of your finger. Twitter gives us 140 characters to express ourselves explicitly but more importantly succinctly and if you cannot do so in this hurried world of headlines-news-only then you may move over to other social media sites. On the other end of the stick you have, at most, 140 characters to decipher and understand a tweet; if you have mental or psychometric problems then you will also have to move over. Twitter is shrinking an already shrunken world and is helping to translate the ‘global village’ into a ‘global street.’ And soon we will be talking about a ‘global house’ or even a room. Continue reading “What Does Twitter Really Say”
Ever heard of the acronym- FDR? Or of the caption – The New Deal? Or of the president who ruled from the wheelchair? FDR does not mean Federal Reserves neither does it mean Fixed Deposit Ratio. The New Deal is not the name of a musical group or of an award-winning western movie. The phrase – the President who ruled from a wheelchair- is not a folklore nor a parable, all these are facets of one man; his name, his policy and finally his disability.
Born January 30, 1882 in New York to a pleasant and aristocratic family, the young Franklin entered into politics in 1910 at the age of twenty eight when he was elected a New York senator. In 1912, he was re-elected despite the fact that he could not campaign because of a bad case of typhoid fever that kept him bedridden Continue reading “The President Who Ruled From a Wheelchair”
In summarising this political masterpiece, the four-part division is maintained and is referred to as Book I through to book IV. Book I seeks to make us understand how man graduated from being self-serving to being civil, why there was a need for the change and what political benefits necessitated it.
Book II tries to expose what kept sovereignty, its alienability, indivisibility and limits. The source of power of every sovereignty, which was in its laws as agreed upon by all was also examined and who the lawgiver was and how he came about with its different but important systems. Finally the people, their motivation and composition was glimpsed at.
Book III demystified government, its forms, institutions, preservation, classes and intersections. It also went further to show why different government are suitable for different countries and people.
Book IV explains the indestructibility of the general will and its motivations. It also ran an expose of the roman government, its build up, mainstay and peculiarities.
Jean Jacques Rousseau wrote the timeless piece “The Social Contract” in a bid to stoke the embers of self-rule and freedom in France and in the French Continue reading “Summary and quotes of Jean Jacques Rousseau’s The Social Contract”
Normally, I don’t pick up strangers along the road especially women because they tend to think that your act of kindness is their right by virtue of their sex or worse still that you have an ulterior motive; whichever is not acceptable by me. But on this fateful day it was different. My defenses were down either because of the late hour or because of the way the girl swayed painfully when she walked I don’t know but I put my foot on the brake pedal and stopped beside her. “Care for a lift?” I asked. She could only manage a nod after a brief hesitation and subsequent resignation. I guess she was more afraid of what she was running from than she was of me. I stretched across and opened the passenger side door for her. My car is a jeep; a Nissan Xterra and it is really high off the ground but it was not high enough to make her struggle into the car seat as if the lubricants in her body were all dried up and her bones were in direct contact with each other. “High fever.” I reasoned. It was the sickness that makes your body as stiff as that. “Do you care for the air-conditioning?” I inquired, after we had gone a little way off, wondering if the state of her health would permit such cold temperature that the air-conditioning of the car offered. But I didn’t get a reply. Briefly taking my eyes off the road, I spared a glance at my passenger and saw that what was beside me was only a body without the spirit inside of it. “Are you okay?” I asked, this time getting real concerned but as before I didn’t get a reply. I could now see that she didn’t hear me. I had to touch her. She jerked out of her reverie and almost out of her seat. “Are you sick?” I asked and this time got a reply which was a shake of her head. By now I had driven to a safe enough place and parked my car near a spot where a mallam sells suya. “Where are you going to and what is wrong with you?” “I don’t know where I should go to.” For the first time I heard the voice of my passenger. Since the answer was not what I anticipated I restated the second question. “What is wrong with you? What happened to you?” Pause. Like she was thinking whether she should tell me. Then… “I have just been raped.” Continue reading “Rape: The New Scourge”