Sunday, February 5, 2017

USA Africa Dialogue Series - Re: PERSECUTION: DEFEND YOURSELVES, CATHOLIC BISHOPS URGE WORSHIPERS IN NIGERIA [ Second Such Call in Recent Weeks]

Peacetimes or wartimes, in time maybe we will be edified by an edifying homily by Nimi Wariboko or Lamin Sanneh on the subject of a government's obligations when it comes to protecting the lives of its citizens...

"You can't take anything from me that I care less about—except my life, except my life, except my life." (Hamlet)

Your money or your life? asks the highway robber. Life, sweet life, dear life is no joking matter, is all we have. Even in the age of the suicide bomber or Christian martyrdom in Nigeria, it's clear to see that something's not quite right.

For Christians it's Romans 8.38

From the once upon a time children's rime, " Gentle Jesus meek and mild"

to these post-modernity times : that it has now got to the point where we find

in the name of Jesus

Pastor David Oyedepo calling for members of his Christian flock "to kill "

in order to protect themselves, the Apostle Johnson Suleiman likewise "to kill "

in the name of Jesus

And as if that wasn't bad enough, that the Archbishop Ignatus Kaigama of the Catholic Diocese also has to be calling upon his flock with these words: "Defend Yourselves" -

as if law and order has completely collapsed in the Federal Naija Republic and they can no longer depend on the current government;

as if its poorly paid police and military whose duty it is to defend its citizenry's lives and limbs, is now defunct to the extent that otherwise good citizens have to take up arms to protect themselves –

as if they were not taught by Jesus saying to Peter: "Put away your sword, for all who take the sword shall perish with the sword !"

Apparently, the church which can no longer afford to remain passive or to follow the Jesus doctrine of "turn the other cheek" (against" radical Islam") is not alone in this: None less than His Eminence the Emir of Kano himself has said that Nigerians should have the right to defend themselves (against Boko Haram) ..





On Sunday, 5 February 2017 16:49:58 UTC+1, Oluwatoyin Vincent Adepoju wrote:

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Elombah Perspective elomb...@gmail.com [NIgerianWorldForum] <NIgerianW...@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 5 February 2017 at 13:34
Subject: [NIgerianWorldForum] PERSECUTION: DEFEND YOURSELVES, CATHOLIC BISHOPS URGE WORSHIPPERS
To: "NIgerianW...@yahoogroups.com" <nigerianw...@yahoogroups.com>


 

PERSECUTION: DEFEND YOURSELVES, CATHOLIC BISHOPS URGE WORSHIPPERS 

--
Every Nigerian that has something important to say, says it on www.elombah.com. Please send your articles to publ...@elombah.com

Follow us on twitter @Elombah; 'Like' our Facebook pages: "elombah.com" &  "For A Corruption Free Nigeria"

Call us on  +447460770987, +442088087999, +2349050382526

__._,_.___

Posted by: Elombah Perspective <elomb...@gmail.com>
Reply via web post Reply to sender Reply to group Start a New Topic Messages in this topic (1)

Have you tried the highest rated email app?
With 4.5 stars in iTunes, the Yahoo Mail app is the highest rated email app on the market. What are you waiting for? Now you can access all your inboxes (Gmail, Outlook, AOL and more) in one place. Never delete an email again with 1000GB of free cloud storage.


.

__,_._,___

--
Listserv moderated by Toyin Falola, University of Texas at Austin
To post to this group, send an email to USAAfricaDialogue@googlegroups.com
To subscribe to this group, send an email to USAAfricaDialogue+subscribe@googlegroups.com
Current archives at http://groups.google.com/group/USAAfricaDialogue
Early archives at http://www.utexas.edu/conferences/africa/ads/index.html
---
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "USA Africa Dialogue Series" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to usaafricadialogue+unsubscribe@googlegroups.com.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

No comments:

Post a Comment

 
Vida de bombeiro Recipes Informatica Humor Jokes Mensagens Curiosity Saude Video Games Car Blog Animals Diario das Mensagens Eletronica Rei Jesus News Noticias da TV Artesanato Esportes Noticias Atuais Games Pets Career Religion Recreation Business Education Autos Academics Style Television Programming Motosport Humor News The Games Home Downs World News Internet Car Design Entertaimment Celebrities 1001 Games Doctor Pets Net Downs World Enter Jesus Variedade Mensagensr Android Rub Letras Dialogue cosmetics Genexus Car net Só Humor Curiosity Gifs Medical Female American Health Madeira Designer PPS Divertidas Estate Travel Estate Writing Computer Matilde Ocultos Matilde futebolcomnoticias girassol lettheworldturn topdigitalnet Bem amado enjohnny produceideas foodasticos cronicasdoimaginario downloadsdegraca compactandoletras newcuriosidades blogdoarmario arrozinhoii sonasol halfbakedtaters make-it-plain amatha