By Uwagboe Ogieva
IDEALS, MONEY and TECHNICAL KNOWHOW NOT PRAYERS.
“Ideas rule the world. An idea has brought us all together here today. Not only is one generation ruled by ideas from the preceding generation, but some ideas rule for centuries, and some even for millennia. Ideas rule the world; and like all rulers, ideas can build or wreck. Ideas can help or hurt, clarify or confuse, enlighten or delude, facilitate or impede. We must pay careful attention to them to ensure that we do not blindfold and hang ourselves with the wrong ones. Unhelpful notions and delusions If ideas rule the world, then our first stop on the way to social reconstruction of any kind must be at the workshop of ideas. Note that I did not say “the marketplace of ideas,” that place where the lazy mind goes to shop for readymade ideas, ideas prepackaged to serve their maker’s vested interests. We must begin by deconstructing and reconstructing our idea of our society and of its place in the world. We must, indeed, begin by reconstructing our idea of social reconstruction.” – Chinweizu
Right ideals properly defined, backed with all sincerity, technical knowhow and finance will surely defeat all irrevant and unwarranted prayers.
gbo is not build on unholy bible prophesy nor have anything to with Jesus or Mohamed. its purely a religion free organisation and maintain zero tolerance to religion. Anyone that fills they can not join an organisation unless religion/christianity takes the order of the day can as well look for other christian NGO to join. There so many christian NGO out there making waves. GBO is not one.
A pastor, native doctor and Iman can be a member of GBO but they must keep all their prayers, religious uttrances, preaching and religious materials to themselves. GBO is looking for quality not irrelevant crowd. “Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts” – Albert Einstein .
Prayer is a personal thing. Everyone can pray. If God is ominipotent he knows everyone and what they need. There is no need to be holier than thou or think your prayer is more effective than others. Its purely MAN’S HIGH EGO for some people to actually think they can pray more than the others.. GBO organisation is not a religious organisation where prayers meeting are held. Keep your prayers to yourself for goodness sake.
For those christians who still dont understand or may not have read their bible properly: Jesus made it clear that prayers are to be a secret act. Please go read the follow verses again, may be you escape it : Mathew 6:1-7, Especially from verse 5 to verse 7. (Please read it.)
GBO IS IN SEARCH OF IDEALS and those who are ready to put their money and technical knowhow to back those ideals.
Nigerians/Edo people have been praying since infancy and still praying. If only prayers as many claim is the key can solve problems, i dont think all social ills, deliquencies, under developments, Islamic invation, corruption and all that’s destroying their spiritual and physical existence till date will be mentioned, holding to the massive prayers and prayers conferences going on everytime by Edo people and Nigerians. Every sunday is a massive prayer cry.
“”We must give up that silly idea of folding our hands and waiting upon God to do everything for us. If God intended that, He would not have given us a mind, He would not have given us intelligence, He would not have given us his soul, He would not have placed us here in the midst of creation, and sorrounded us with all the beautiful things of nature. What so ever you want in life you must make your mind to do it for yourself and accomplish it for yourself whether it is rearing a home, expanding an empire ” – Marcus Garvey
Typical Nigerian mentality “only God will help us” “only God can touch our leaders so they realize what they’re doing”. If there is a God he’s forgotten about Africa a long time ago. God cannot do anything for you, stop wasting your time and resources praying to a deity that cannot answer or help you. Nigerians you need to take matter into your hands and revolutionize this “banana republic” government because you are your only hope not God… – Jack White
“CHURCH BUSINESS, THE BEST BUSINESS. Every available space in Benin City is now being taken over by churches. Not by cottage, small or medium scale enterprises/industries. Yet every year we turn out graduates from our tertiary institutions. Every now & then poor parents begged borrowed or stole to see their children through school. It is as if church owners are praying and/or waiting for industries to wind up so that they can build the house of “God business” therein. From Downtown Sapele Road to Ugbowo & to every nook & cranny of d City, d story is d same. Now, what hope does this portent for d future of employment in our society, knowing that govt. alone cannot employ our teeming youths seeking employment out there?” — Hon G N Agharese
“Christianity is a money making and masses control religion while the Bible is m.c.m mind control manual.Jesus never physically walk this earth.its high time black Africans who were the first to practice real spirituality stopped defending what the oppressors of their ancestors and the inventors of racism wrote in a book.let the Jews defend Judaism with proofs, let the Europeans defend christianity with proofs and let the Arabs defend Islam with proofs.African defenders of foreign faiths where is your own spirituality and which Jew, European or Arab that is defending African spirituality ?. Wise up people and defend only your ancestry.” – Samson Montana
“The great benefit of science is that it can contribute tremendously to the alleviation of suffering at the physical level, but it is only through the cultivation of the qualities of the human heart and the transformation of our attitudes that we can begin to address and overcome our mental suffering… We need both, since the alleviation of suffering must take place at both the physical and the psychological levels.” – Dalai Lama
“We want to stand upon our own feet and look fair and square at the world — its good facts, its bad facts, its beauties, and its ugliness; see the world as it is and be not afraid of it. Conquer the world by intelligence and not merely by being slavishly subdued by the terror that comes from it. The whole conception of God is a conception derived from the ancient Oriental despotisms. It is a conception quite unworthy of free men. When you hear people in church debasing themselves and saying that they are miserable sinners, and all the rest of it, it seems contemptible and not worthy of self-respecting human beings. We ought to stand up and look the world frankly in the face. We ought to make the best we can of the world, and if it is not so good as we wish, after all it will still be better than what these others have made of it in all these ages. A good world needs knowledge, kindliness, and courage; it does not need a regretful hankering after the past or a fettering of the free intelligence by the words uttered long ago by ignorant men. It needs a fearless outlook and a free intelligence. It needs hope for the future, not looking back all the time toward a past that is dead, which we trust will be far surpassed by the future that our intelligence can create.”– By Bertrand Russell
GBO says its time for action! Its time to keep those prayers to yourself and lets get to the field to be doing all or the best we can puting and acting on all our intelligent ideals and money together.
So, Keep your prayers and religious untrances to yourselves… GBO will flourish in Greatness but thanks to your Ideas, expertize and MONEY not PRAYERS!
Oba gha tor kpere!