Do You Want To Be Free Of Fear Of The Authority? Keep Doing Good

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If you live in a glass house, there is a strict rule to follow. Don’t throw stones. Many don’t respect the authority, they disobey their parents, ignore their teachers and live reckless lives. Affected by problems at home, including divorce, alcoholism and drug abuse, they grow to be criminals, finding it hard to obey rules and respect the authority. At the end, they find themselves in the net of the law.

Surprisingly, people you may not suspect to be deceptive and cunning, also go against the law. Many celebrities and rich people don’t give respect to authorities, as law-abiding citizens. They evade tax. Every crime deserves punishment, yet those who commit crime, try to find ways and means to erase everything possibly to link them up to that crime to avoid prison sentence.

If investigation leads  criminals to prison, many refuse to obey the authorities, or have a changed character to demand early release, instead they plan prison escape. They don’t want to serve time in prison, yet they commit crime. Drug offense in many countries in Asia carries death penalty, yet people try to smuggle drugs to Asia.  Do we have to shed tears for people that get involved in such acts, when they have conscience to know good and evil?

One of the powerful ways to cultivate humility, humbleness, submissiveness and to get rid of pride, is to remain in God’s love. The devil has work for idle hands, so keep yourself busy by alienating from things that may put you into trouble. There is nothing that gives satisfaction and happiness to man, than to give Caesar what belongs to him (paying your tax) and give to God what belongs to God (To follow His teachings) to resist the temptations of the world.

I Am An African Writer, Thus; My Writings Reflect On My Culture

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 An African painting

Once a journalist asked Chinua Achebe, one of Africa’s greatest and international known writers, the reason he hasn’t written any book about Europe or America. Achebe responded by saying that a lot has already been written about those two continents. Yes, there are thousands of European and American writers but only a few write about Africa, and what they write is disgusting, just like how the colonial masters underdeveloped the continent.

The Western and America media promote Africa as a continent of poverty, war, disease and ethnic conflicts, than a place where tons of raw materials are imported to feed, employ and develop the Advanced Countries. Even though poverty has prevented many African children  out of schools, social problems in Advanced Countries exceed what is in Africa. It is often said that one of the reasons of teenage pregnancy is illiteracy, yet Britain leads with teenage pregnancy followed by America.

 

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Teenage pregnancy, a common problem in Britain and America than Africa.

We need to find out the reasons educated Britain and America are facing teenage pregnancy explosion, despite their best educational facilities, while such problems are less in underestimated Africa. So who is learning? I am an African writer, therefore my writing reflects on my culture, Africa can be set on top of the mountain by the Western and American media, as number one problem continent in the world, yet Europe and America have no solutions to their innumerable social problems, including teenage smoking, drug abuse, child abuse, immorality, drug trafficking and suicide.

The face of Africa is physically and medically disfigured and tainted. Many of Africa’s hardships were caused by external factors, but how many times adults and teenagers in Africa commit suicide like Europeans and Americans?  A British or American says it’s not important to study or learn anything about Africa. Many will scratch their heads when you ask them of the capital city of an African country, yet an African child can tell you everything including the geographical positions about America and Europe. Who is the clever one?

Being an African writer residing in Europe, for a very long time doesn’t make me European. I am still an African and therefore writes like an African. The more the foreign media excavates the earth to throw dust on Africa, the more I also dig the weaknesses, immorality and every disease plaguing the European and American societies, for others, especially those in the Third World Countries, to know that not everything that glitters is gold. In fact, I don’t even think there is anything in America called ‘The American Dream’ because many are poor and roofless.

Frankly speaking, despite everything Africans have passed through, including the Aids and Ebola crimes, it’s one of the happiest continents in the world, happier than Europe and America, because they don’t commit suicide. I will repeat, they don’t commit suicide, thus; instead of the media keep underestimating Africa, they should rather write about how they survive in that harsh continent, to save the mass Europeans and Americans killing themselves.

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Social drinking problems are commonly seen in Europe.What are they doing?

I am very happy to be one of the African immigrants to force my way to Europe to study and learn about Europeans and Americans. There are problems everywhere but since journalism has lost its credibility, it’s no more shamefulness for journalists to write any nonsense, since, at the end of the month, they will be paid to feed their families.

I eat, drink and write like an African, without competing with anyone.  Since I have readers interested in what I write,  it makes me feel I’m writing something they like. You may put down your pen as quick as possible if you step into the writing world, with money in mind. Let your passion propel you to write without ceasing and later you will make money as a writer.

Where Is Clarence Williams III, After The Moud Sqaud?: The Influence of Television Films In Africa

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The Mod Squad, featuring Michael Cole, Clarence Williams III and Peggy Lipton, played a significant role in the entertainment scene in Ghana. 

It is often said that Africa is a continent plagued by war, conflict, poverty and diseases, but the discipline, endurance and the survival on that harsh continent, which have never been the pride of the foreign media, could have been very good education for the advanced world, including Europe and America, to stand stress, frustration and other life turmoils. 

Africans are tough, immune to suffering and can adapt to every situation than Africans in the Diaspora and Europeans. Apart from the influence of the Bible, the role of churches and gospel music, television has played a significant role in entertainment history in Africa. The national coverage of television films from Ghana Broadcasting Corporation helped transformed Ghana.

Ghana was one of the happiest African countries in the Sub-Saharan Africa and still remains a peaceful and God fearing country. That doesn’t mean there is no crime. I remember in the early seventies, foreign television film inspired the first kidnapping story in the crime history of Ghana. Three young men made names for themselves and became fugitives when they kidnapped a car dealer’s son for ransom.

The entertainment scene in Ghana during the 6O’s and 70’s was amazing. Apart from Bonanza, featuring the Family Cartwright, Department ‘S’ featuring Peter Wyngarde and Joel Fabiani, Roger Moore as ‘The Saint,’ David Janssen as Richard Kimble in the fugitive etc; ‘The Mod Squad’ a group of two handsome men,  Clarence Williams III and Michael Cole and a pretty lady called Peggy Lipton, made some groundbreaking advancements in Ghana’s entertainment.

I missed those wonderful golden years; thanks to the birth of technology, making it possible to view those wonderful old television series today. Some of the great film stars may have gone or still living, but the role they played in Ghana’s entertainment and Africa generally shall never be forgotten.

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Clarence Williams III today

One of my dreams is to see Europe and America media, lifting the image of Africa to educate Europeans and Americans on how Africans cope with all the hardships. Why many criticize about Africa’s weak educational system, yet teenage pregnancy, smoking and alcoholism are problems Britain and America are facing today? Why so much suicide in Europe and America than Africa? Because the life of Africans is much influenced by the gospel. Above all the entertainment scene from the sixties in Africa was a key to provide young children the experience, teaching, skills and the critical thinking to survive on that harsh continent.

If Churches Are Being Converted To Drinking Pubs, Then Let Muslims Build Their Mosques

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An English church converted to drinking pub, whilst the government spends millions of pounds fighting against teenage pregnancy and alcoholism.

The whole world is complaining and protesting against the building of mosques in Europe and America because they think it’s one of the measures to prevent Muslims from dominating mankind.  However, if we live in a world of few Christians and millions of atheists, putting down a church or converting a church to a drinking pub, is a grave mistake. Islam is a religion that reveres Allah, thus; there is no Islamic country that would convert a mosque to a drinking pub. This is what everyone should know.

The church is the temple of God, where devoted Christians and those who believe in God often worship, besides the church serves many purposes by playing an important role in the society. Even though not everyone believes in the existence of God, the church has transformed and changed millions of lives in our society today.

I quite understand when Jesus couldn’t control his anger when he entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves because his father’s house of worship has become a den of thieves and gamblers.  Matthew 21:12.

 

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Britain booms with teenage pregnancy: 14-year-old pregnant schoolgirl.

Jesus did that because the temple must be kept holy and not a place for undesired purposes. In such a crucial period whereby the youths want to experience the freedom the world offers, which has led to the increase of crime, immorality, drinking, drug abuse, teenage pregnancy, and suicide, conversion of churches to drinking pubs, should have been discouraged by any serious and intelligent leader who appreciates and cares about human life.

How can leaders and heads of churches continue to disrespect God, by converting churches to drinking pubs, when they are desperately fighting to save teenagers from alcoholism, drug abuse, and suicides? Looking for a church to worship God in any European country I visited, was one of my priorities because it is not only the body that needs food but the spirit as well. This the secret to the peaceful and happy life in Africa, in the midst of poverty and diseases.

The Buddhist, Monks and those following Yoga activities, will explain the reason one needs spiritual food, sometimes leading to the search of spiritual food, instead of material things. Churches in Europe have the best architectural designs and interior decoration, but many times they are completely empty. One only sees people in the church when there is marriage or the coffin of the dead to receive his or her last prayers.

 

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Teenage drinking is one of the social problems costing Britain a fortune.

Despite the countless roles of the church in the community, including the support of families, providing moral foundation and community awareness necessary for the success of the community, leaders continue to mess the society with vain selfish political ideas. I don’t blame Muslims requesting to build mosques, because they have seen the weakness and the stupidity of such leaders, by continuing defiling God, inviting teenagers to succumb to drugs and immorality.

In Hungary sold consecrated church now serves as a night and stripping club, while others are been demolished. Apart from the conversion of churches to drinking pubs in Britain, certain churches have been turned into mosques, while in Cyprus the former St Nicholas Cathedral is now the Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque.

In the Netherlands, award-winning architects recently turned a former Dominican church in Maastricht into a bookshop, with a reading area and Café in the apse. We shouldn’t expect the world to be a better place in this condition and we shouldn’t expect our children to abstain from morally and destructive activities because that’s what politicians, some parents and some head of churches gone astray, have planted.

 

 

Avoid Being A Slave To Alcohol: There Is Someone Who Loves You

Depression, loneliness, bitter relationships and other chronic illnesses, gradually drift people to begin drinking. Many rely on alcohol when things are not going right, hoping they may forget over it for a while, but realizing that the drink isn’t helping, instead of giving up, they begin to  drink heavily, progressing from beer or wine to strong liquor.

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The sad part of being alcoholic is being not aware of your changing moods, but quickly others see the change in your personality. Under heavy influence of alcohol, you may even stink when your nose can’t smell the odor. Drinking is a social problem which killing both teenagers and adults.

Every country is facing alcohol problem, but teenage drinking has increased rapidly in the UK. According to an UK health magazine, teenagers between 14 and 15 admitted of taking alcohol and alcohol abuse could be costing the National Health Service over £6 billion in medical bills.

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Apart from alcohol related sicknesses, such as throat, liver stomach and breast cancer, alcohol kills prematurely, taking many to their early grave.  In 2011, there were 8748 alcohol related deaths in the UK, and between 2011 and 12, I.2 million people were admitted at the hospital over alcohol related problems.

For every long time the British government is fighting against alcoholism, inflating prices of alcohol to discourage buyers but without success. One of the laws on alcohol states, “If you are sixteen or seventeen, you cant buy a drink, but you can drink alcohol when accompanied by by adult.” I can’t believe a country fighting hard against alcohol can come out with ineffective law.

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If a sixteen or seventeen year old can’t buy a drink, the adult who accompanying the teenager will buy for him or her. Probably that’s the reason the country hasn’t been successful in taming its citizens against alcohol. When alcohol becomes your best friend, definitely it will destroy.  Perfect example of disastrous effect of alcohol on human is Paul Gascoigne’s story, a former England footballer, futilely continuously fighting against alcohol.

Overcoming addiction to alcohol is easier said than done. Depending on how long you’ve destroyed yourself one can be taken from the grip of alcohol. There are many resources, organizations, support and medication available, but it’s better to seek help earlier before alcohol begins taking its toll on you.

Many with diverse problems can always trust and have faith in reading the Bible. It is one of the best books to read. Matthew Chapter 11: 27 -29 reads “All things have been handed over to Me by My Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father; nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to reveal Him.”

“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS.…”