Dear Christian God,
You know we have a relationship that no one understands. No one has to be privy to what’s going on between us. You see, I’m exasperated with many things I see and hear in the world that you created. They say you’ll question us on the last day but then, I have some questions for you. You might not answer me now. Maybe you’ll give me answers on the day you judge me. Nevertheless, I’ll ask these questions. Continue reading
If the idle mind is the devil’s workshop, and the curious mind is the devil’s playground, my mind has been the devil’s playground since I was a teenager.
Things beyond my grasp entice me. The serpent dangles the apple before my eyes, and I never resist to take a bite. A little knowledge never hurt anyone. Or does it?
Cisi Eze, Conversing with Osun. Photo Credit: Stephen Eke.
Contrary to popular belief, I am not an atheist.In the real sense, I am a deist. I believe there is a creator but he/she/it is not interested in our affairs. He/she/it is distant and remote. With all the sorrow and misery I see in the world, it’s pointless deifying this deity. What artiste loves to see his/her work destroyed? Continue reading
They told us that God created us in his image and likeness. Ha! Did God even say he is a man? Well, I’m wont to think it’s the other way around; that we made god.
We create gods, actually. No reference to Anton Lavey’s Satanic Bible here.
Let’s start with ancient Rome where homosexuality was a norm. There were gay gods. Continue reading
O, Lucifer, Prince of Darkness!
Many art the works of thine hands
That mortals have ignored through the aeons.
Wherefore art thou to claim thy works?
I shall speak for you, Prince of the Underworld!
‘On the seventh day,
Satan created ovulation cramps.
They were mildly painful but, t wasn’t enow mis’ry f’r the distaff folk.
And he mused, “what m’re shouldst I doth to amerce those folk f’r being so pow’rful?”*
I love puns and allusions! How they colour a story while being effective in passing your message to your audience!
Once upon a time lived three brothers; Ike, Ade, and Audu.
Ike was the oldest and Audu, the youngest. The three lived in a big hut in harmony and love.
One day, Ike decided to embark on a trip to the neighbouring town. Before setting out, he called his brothers to him and said, “Brothers, I’m travelling to the next town. I don’t know when I will be back. I need you two to hold the fort and be careful.” Continue reading
Prima facie, the concept of witchcraft is revolting due to it being associated with the devil. Nevertheless, things shouldn’t be taken literally.
According to Encyclopaedia of Occult and Parapsychology, ‘‘witchcraft’’ derives from the Saxon wicca, sometimes translated as ‘‘wise person’’.’
I tell people, “Knowledge is knowing a concept. On the other hand, wisdom is understanding a concept and applying it constructively for your good and good of mankind.”
If you are a wise person, from that definition, you are a witch.
Witches weren’t so bad.
Women that were branded as witches in the Dark Ages were mostly healers that made use of herbs and nature in treating the sick. Let me add that midwives, who aided childbirth, were tagged witches because they made childbirth easy for women, thereby going against Yahweh’s curse on Eve in Genesis 3 VS 16. Continue reading