I picked up the Church address and exited the building with Alice before Father Onuigbo.
One problem our people also had was that as long as one was proclaimed a pastor or Father or Imam, we all assumed that they knew everything. These priests were also humans. They studied books just like many other people. They ate the same foods and slept on the bed like the rest of us. Some of them were more brilliant than the rest of us but some of us were also more brilliant that the rest of them. Nothing was definite on earth. Almost everything revolved around trials and error. A pastor who was my classmate and who was far below my level of brilliance during our school days should not return to me to claim that he has suddenly became too intelligent in God’s ways better than me. One thing i knew right from childhood was that God never spoke to anybody on earth, if anybody ever claimed to have heard from God, that person was not only a lair but also a scammer. Everything we learnt about God here on earth were from other human beings. The same way we learnt Biology and Physics from our Science teachers. I liked Science so much especially physics. Physics was what i would have loved to go for if i had decided to further my education. It was physics that showed us the earth we lived in. Physics told us about the sun and the moon; about Jupiter and pluto and Mercury. It wasn’t the pastors. However these conmen called reverends claimed to know metaphysics when they can’t pass physics exams. You can’t know metaphysics when you don’t know physics. Nature made it clear that you must first of all be born before you die, you cant die before you were born. These confusion was what kept Africa in the dark. While the westerners were advancing their world with science and technology, we were busy deceiving our own World about where they will go when they die. These things were the biggest scam of all time.
The westerners go thousands of miles up to the sky with flying machines to discover more planets and advance the course of humanity while you who can’t even put together a paper kite claimed that you know of a God above the sky. If these westerners decide to wipe you away with a disease, no god can save you; not Ifa or Amadioha, not any pastor who already owned a jet built by the westerners and who wouldn’t hesitate to fly away with it before the disease arrived. If the westerners chose to kill all the Olokun in the seas across Africa, a single submarine armed with chemical nukes could do that job easily.
I believed there was a supreme controller inside all of us; we gave him many names. Some called him Alpha and Omega, Some called him Jehova, some said he was God and some said he was life. Those were beautiful deserved names for it but I chose to go with the name ‘Life’. God is Life and Life is God. You seize to exist the day you stopped breathing. There was never two ways about that. It was Robert Nesta Marley who said in one of his songs that “If you know what life is worth, you better fight for yours here on earth”. That was how we were supposed to fight for our gods. If you allow someone to kill you due to racism or discrimination, it meant that he has also killed your god. That kind of god we generally believed in Africa should not allow such deaths to occur but of course we attribute such deaths to the devil whom we generally believed has less power compared to our gods. It was confussion everywhere.
To those who have been deeply brainwashed, i might be sounding as if I was confused but one day, the gate of wisdom will be opened for you and you will be able to understand that death is the end of life.
There was never anything like where you will go when you die because when you die, you are dead; new person was born at the same moment you died. No part of the body is called soul. Soul is virtual. It can’t be labeled in a human body, it can’t be touched or felt. What can’t be touched or felt can’t go anywhere. That was what we learnt from nature surrounding us. We felt the liquids and the solids and the gases around us. Those three things were the nature. Everything you know and will ever know was made up of those three things. Anybody who told you that you will be going anywhere when you die lied to you. Life started and ended here for now until the same people who brought that whole religion to you discovers another planet that supports life which I am sure they are currently doing. It was all done to keep you away from developing yourselves. The people who advanced rapidly were the people who embraced science and not religion. The only thing religion has achieved for you here was to divide you and cause fights amongst you. People hated and killed each other here because of the same religion. Paganism faded away with time and so will the other religions. There was a time when the entire Nigerian Christians worshiped one foreign Church or the other. It was ether Catholic or Anglican or Methodist or whatever name they gave it. Eventually the smart criminals knew that it was all a big scam and what did they do? Instead of enlightening our people to Embrace science and technology and pray at their own will, they chose to open up their own centers and churches where they continued the scam by telling us that if we sowed a seed of ten thousand, we would reap hundred thousand; since when did the God became a bank?
Prayer was good but it was a personal thing between an individual and his or her Chi, God, life, Jehova or whatever you chose to call yours. Nobody can ever pray for you better than yourself. As an adult, nobody can ever know what is in your mind except you. Nobody can ever know what you wanted to eat except you or except that you told the person. Nobody can ever be you. You existed to serve your purposes and teach yourself from experience. You were not here to become anybody’s slave. Physical slavery was abolished for a reason but mental slavery still lived among us. People developed with time and anybody who ever told you to look up to the sky for divine anything is holding you hostage especially if you believed him or her. That should be classified as crime.
“None but ourselves can free our minds”
We can’t walk in the air or water. Nature was against that. Gravity was natural and it existed. Magic cannot make a plane fly in the air. Reading Koran or Bible will never teach you how to develop a wheel barrow. Listening to a Pastor or Imam will never teach you how to produce food; it was science that opened up our World.
It has always been so foolish to pray for your life not to end because it will end when it will end. That is the meaning of life in reality; something that ends.
“Your religious beliefs are your business. They are not and should not be the basis for law. If you use them as justification to discriminate against others, don’t be upset when others decide you are primitive.”
” The harder you fall, the higher you bounce”
This Chapter is dedicated to two of our fans chidex Ubochi and Adegoke Taiwo who are going for their NYSC services in Rivers and Cross River states respectively. Life on the Run wishes you good luck and safety.