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Which World leader could you be?

Here’s just a little game I found on the internet. I’ve been told that I could be like Napoleon Bonaparte……and I kinda agree with that.

You could be like Napoleon! You are strong, capable, and incredibly charismatic. You have a deep appreciation for military strength and patriotism. You’re also remarkably tolerant, intellectual and liberal. Napoleon Bonaparte was born in 1769. He rose to prominence during the latter stages of the French Revolution and reigned as “Emperor of the French” from 1804 to 1814. He supported many liberal reforms such as religious freedom and a new legal code. He was forced into exile in 1815 and spent the last 6 years of his life in confinement by the British. Just like him, you will also be remembered for hundreds of years!

I think Napolen has been one leader I find to be definitely worth emulating to a large extent. I actually do speak  French pardonably, so maybe that just proves the little possibility of it all. So, just for the fun, you should just click on  the picture above if you are curious about which world leader in history you could be.

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Posted by on 09/06/2014 in Biographies

 

Don’t think, just write!

Good write-up here from Cristian Mihai

Cristian Mihai

Benjamin Franklin once wrote that we should either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. I believe that we all aspire for greatness, one way or another.

I also believe that sometimes all we need is a little bit of confidence. We can be better, smarter or faster.

A century ago, people were dreaming of flying, trying and failing, falling on the ground. But why do people fall? Why do they continue to fight when all hope seems to be lost? I believe it is because it is in our nature to fight, to try to find something in the darkness of the things we do not understand, in the chaos that surrounds us.

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Posted by on 07/06/2014 in Uncategorized

 

Satan is Black, Jesus is Yellow and other lies we tell in Church

Disclaimer: You probably opened this thinking it was another discussion on race issues. Sorry to disappoint you but try and have a chat with Donald Sterling (I heard he’s asked Black Jesus to forgive him).

How I think he must have looked like in that black church

But if this still sounds like a racism dialogue, maybe racism isn’t a good thing, then.

 

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I often volunteer as a children’s teacher in church

Because I love kids, they are the clearest mirrors of a society’s tendencies

Then I’m teaching the kids a song.

I noticed, a little boy singing:

I love Jesus he’s my friend (he hugs a very fair skinned girl beside him)

So I change the song, then he goes:

I hate Satan; he’s my enemy (he pushes a dark-skinned boy sitting in front of him)

I’m appalled but I’ve learnt to be careful when challenging conventions

Especially in church.

I’m a volunteer, the real teacher is Mummy T.

As carefully as possible, I ask the boy?

Why do you think Satan is black?

He’s in hell fire and he’s burning. (I guess that was careful enough).

For people like us, Nigeria must be hell fire, being almost directly under the sun and making us black. I told him.

Then he seemed to notice he was also black (at least compared to the girl beside him). The other kids start laughing. Mummy T doesn’t like my conversation (I guess you know why).

I ask the kids to open Revelation chapter one verse fifteen.

The first person to tell me Jesus’ complexion (at least the feet and eyes give a hint) from that verse will get a fifty naira biscuit (a lie – the biscuit is forty naira and Mummy T knows). She shakes her head.

Tayo gets the answer; fine brass is like deep brown almost going red. Not totally black but closer to black than yellow or white.

One brilliant girl just shouts, Jesus is like my mummy’s colour.

Mummy T brings out a book with a Jesus painting and tells me the kids read it.

I understand, I used the same book years ago.

What of Satan’s colour?

I really told the kids I didn’t know (a little honesty makes a child trust you). But I added that paintings say he is black but nobody has seen him physically.

The kids understand. I’m the hero of the day.

Everybody is happy with the new knowledge.

Only Mummy T is concerned. She knows I have heard that she told the teenagers class that gays and lesbians are animalistic (or let’s just say behave like animals).

But hey, all lies told in the church, stays in the church…..

 

 
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Posted by on 03/06/2014 in General

 
 
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