Marilyn Oma Anona writes: The living and the dead church.

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I was in a beauty parlour trying to get my pedicure. As we already know, the salon is one place where females engage themselves in conversations. I love to mind my business especially when I see that we are on conflicting sides having heard you speak.

I was minding my business but then I heard one of the ladies tell the other one that she attends a living church😁.

And some

“I attend a living church!”
😳😳😳😮😮😮😏😏😏

Please aunt…
Please uncle…

Which is one is a dead #church?

And one had the dirty stomach to tell me that the #CATHOLIC church is a dead church and the other #orthodox churches!😒😒😒

The things I hear!!!

That’s how also, these new generation “clap clap” or “akulumaka” churches were going on and on about how CATHOLICS worship “Virgin Mary” the mother of JESUS CHRIST (which is not true)!
But they worship their pastors, stickers, oil etc!
Please which is worse?

You raise your voice on your #pulpit constructed probably with human head as the foundation and your sermon for the day is how the Catholic Church is evil and the pope is evil…
Like seriously?

That’s all you can offer the empty #followers gathered in front of you?

Apart from being annoying…
You don’t have respect!

You want respect so much but can’t respect others.
You stand in your small church to puke nonsense about the pope, the number one person as far as Christianity is concerned…
But you want respect!

Clap for yourself👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

The new churches that call themselves #Pentecostal churches are the ones that have made nonsense of #Christianity.
Nothing is checked.
No uniformity.
Anyone can stand up and build a church.

I have a call…
He has a call…
She has a call…

And so?
You must build a church of your own because you had a call that can’t even be verified?

The Catholic Church is Christianity…
The Catholic Church is #universal…
The Catholic Church is uniform…

The same sermon preached in #Abagana during the 8am mass today was preached in #Rome.

You don’t wake up to tell anyone that God said this or that just to brainwash and collect from them.

You have to learn to be #respectful.
The orthodox churches are not dead.
Catholic, #Anglican, #Methodist etc are not dead.

The only thing is, they are not #dramatic and are not unnecessarily #noisy.

Thank you.

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Marilyn Oma Anona writes: Things are not always the way they seem.

Marilyn Oma Anona

Nkechi woke up that morning in a happy and very expectant mood.
Expectant, but she didn’t know what she was expecting.

She had made up her mind to go out often, and she got an invitation to attend a small get together for women.

Maybe that’s why she was expectant.

She is not the type that loves social functions. But after several advice from her friends that going out will help her career, she decided to give it a try.

She wore a jumpsuit she had bought that week and stepped into the venue looking like a super goddess!

Everyone admired her outfit. Fashion comes effortlessly to her and she doesn’t struggle to look good.

She practically stole the day.

The day was going well, until…

A phone suddenly started missing in the room where she and other people were.

It was a small event and they were gathered in one room, eating and laughing.

Suddenly, one of them started looking for her phone…
It was a rowdy day and that room was filled to the brim!

They had danced before settling down to a meal.

Nkechi’s handbag was open…
She didn’t take the phone…

She wholeheartedly and genuinely joined others to search for this phone!

It was not found.

While they were all consoling their fellow guest with the host explaining that the phone will be replaced.

Nkechi took the dishes to the kitchen only to emerge and start facing accusation from your friends!

She didn’t steal the phone…
She has never stolen before…
The thought has never crossed her mind!

The phone in question is even cheaper than her own phone.

She tried to explain that if she stole the phone, she won’t be too foolish to leave her bag there.

But no!
They descended on her and hurled insults at her.

God has finally exposed you…
They chanted!

Slay queen…
Independent woman indeed…
So this is how you have been living!

After stealing you will be speaking English.
We will disgrace you today.
God has exposed you.

We must put this on Facebook and Instagram and tag instablog.

She didn’t steal the phone!!!

Either someone did and intentionally set her up…
Or
The phone fell into her bag while they were all dancing!

She cried bitterly…
She was embarrassed…
The trauma was overwhelming!

She will never get over it.
She will never forget.

(Things are not always the way they seem… Don’t be too hasty in judging people and joining popular opinions and verdict. If you are blessed with the gift of discernment and the ability to see beyond, you are blessed!)

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Marilyn Oma Anona leads the campaign against “Jungle Justice” with “Sexual Assault” as a subtopic.

#CAMPAIGNAGAINSTJUNGLEJUSTICE still on.
The online campaign has been on for 3 weeks.
This campaign is going on with #campaign against #sexualassault

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The need became very imperative due to the alarming increase at the rate which these two issues occur.

Awareness, education, orientation and reorientation are tools that must be used to curb or eradicate these terrible nagging issues.

Have you seen a situation where a person was suspected of a crime…
Every situation and happening point directly to him or her… You are so sure as a human being judging by the things you see, feel or hear that this person is guilty…
But then he is charged to court and is awaiting trial…
After a few months, the real criminal is caught!

Now what if this person was killed through #junglejustice and you justify it by saying that he is a criminal and you never get to find out the truth.

Jungle justice is not just a crime…
It is grossly barbaric!

Why don’t we strive to see that our laws are implemented.
They are there for a reason.

Now, from research more than 50% of victims of jungle justice were innocent!

And I tell you this; “anyone capable of butchering and lynching any human for what ever reason is capable of anything!”
And worse than a criminal.

Do you also know that people set people up?


Crime is bad…
I have lost a brother inlaw to thieves.
I have been robbed…
My father has been robbed… That does not still justify JUNGLE JUSTICE.

If this goes on, a time will reach where uncivil people will start to mob and lynch people for mere arguments.

The internet is buzzing!
Jungle justice and sexual assault are unacceptable!

Join the campaign.
Lend your voice to some worthy cause.

Let’s preserve humanity and make the difference between us and animals clearer.

Several people have shared their stories and concerns about this ugly and barbaric practice called jungle justice.

About 70% of the victims of jungle justice were innocent.

Should this be allowed to go on?
NO!!!

AMARA MERCY AKPOTUE, a make up artist based in Anambra state had this to share.

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Amara M

I was on a job sometime ago,someone started looking for her phone,I was the only stranger there and they were all giving me “we know you stole it” look,they said they want to search my bag,I gladly let them,they searched everything on me thoroughly but didn’t find the phone.
I finished with the job and went home. One week later I was doing my routine box and work tool clean up and found the phone. I cant even put to word how I felt as I imagined what would have been my fate if they had found the phone in my box. I am still thanking God for saving me. I called and waybilled the phone to them.
Let’s be civil and let the law prove a suspect guilty beyond all reasonable doubt and deal accordingly with him/her if found guilty.
We are not murderers.
SAY NO TO JUNGLE JUSTICE

Another Nigerian had this to share.

Nnenna Okafor is a health and safety professional and am entrepreneur.
She narrated how her younger brother was almost a victim.

Hear Nnenna:
Great job you are doing dear, to spread awareness on the ills of Jungle Justice. Last year, my youngest brother would have been a victim of jungle justice. He went to visit a friend, on his way back a tricycle scratched the car he was driving. He stopped to check the damage and from nowhere a mob.
A mob started chasing him with sticks, cutlass, knives and screaming “Barawo”. He ran, he called my mum when he hid, he was screaming ” These people want to kill me”. He cut the phone and continued running. Till he got to a good Samaritans house who hid him at his back yard while the mob was threatening to burn the house down if the man didn’t release my brother.
The man called police, called my parents. My parents came along with the police.

That was how my baby brother was saved.

According to them, a guy stole a car in town and coincidentally it was same type of car my brother was driving.

I still have goose bumps when i think of it. I think of those young guys at Aluu, those guys were my brother’s age mates. They had nobody to fight for them, nobody to prevent the unjust act.

These are just few instances.
Can you imagine how many more have fallen victim.

This has to stop.

Let’s raise our voice.

Jungle justice is becoming the order of the day and it should not be so.

Let us concentrate on making sure that the police sit up and perform their jobs better. Let us try to ensure that laws are implemented.

Recently, an upcoming comedian was lynched and butchered on his way to tow his broken car.
His only crime was being out at night. He was killed alongside his mechanics.
How long do we have to watch the society deteriorate?

Chinedu Paul (MC Thi

Crime is bad…
I hate criminals…
But jungle justice is even the worst form of crime.

Now again I ask; “can crime eradicate crime?”

On #VIGILANTE!!!

In any village or community where vigilante services are used, 98% of the members of these vigilante groups are mainly criminals…

All they do is kill INNOCENT people to give the impression that they are working meanwhile they are the actual criminals.

Many innocent people have gone through jungle justice.
How long do we have to sit and watch our society deteriorate?

Are we going back to the Stone Age?

Enough is enough!
Join the campaign.

Join the campaign
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Marilyn Oma Anona writes: Can you consume your product?

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The CEO of MERCEDES BENZ after each production of their “bullet proof” cars…
Goes into the car and the trial is first done with him!

Bullets…
I mean bullets in quick succession are fired on the windscreen!

That is extreme and absolute confidence in your brand and product!

Excellence at it’s peak!

You are sure of what you are putting out there.

How many of us can at least consume what we produce?

This is the simple summary of how to fix the society.

Can your kids attend the schools in the state you govern?
Can you eat that same food you cook with the water you have used to wash your vagina so that customers will troop in?
Can you stay in a house without high walls and tight security after boasting as a security personnel that security is wonderful in Nigeria?
Can you send your wife and kids to our general hospitals after you have claimed that our hospitals are the best in Africa?

We can all show that level of excellence even in the very little we do.

We won’t wait to get to that level to show excellence.

If we can’t at least wash the rice we cook properly knowing full well that consuming dirty rice will lead to food poisoning and some of the people who patronise us will fall ill when they take them…

If we can at least keep our surroundings clean…

These are simple things!

If we can’t show excellence in simple things..
It won’t be any different when we become big!

Let’s be the change we want to see.

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Marilyn Oma Anona writes: A fool can have many followers.

I think people should be punished for FOOLISHNESS.

When I said this to my friend yesterday she laughed hard and I was startled but then I discovered she doesn’t know the impact or the implications of foolishness.

A group of people can ruined as a result of the FOOLISHNESS of one person.

Foolishness like most things in life comes in degrees, is very harmful and can be contagious.

You don’t know how harmful and contagious FOOLISHNESS can be?

If you don’t, then it also means that you don’t know that A FOOL can have many followers too!

Yes!!!
A fool can have many followers and this is where foolishness becomes very harmful and contagious.

The fool directly transfers his or her foolishness to their followers and what can be more harmful or contagious?

The followers are constantly fed and you know how it is , pupils or students often learn to become better than the teacher and it therefore means that more and better FOOLISH people will be unleashed into the society which makes it worse.

There are many types of fools.

But the one who doesn’t know he is a FOOL is the worst of them all.

These set of fools pose a lot of danger to themselves and the society.

The second type of fool is the one who is afraid of trying anything because he or she is afraid to appear foolish.
This one can be pardoned a bit because he only damages himself.

But for #oma who was called to inspire, we can’t afford to let a great person waste due to the fear of trying.

So a fool is a fool and we must see that they stop being fools.

If we are able to identify, deal with and fix FOOLISH people…
Organisations, the society will be a lot better and our leaders will perform better!

Staying around foolish people is detrimental to your growth…
Be sensitive and know when to pull the plug.

#omalivingshow

Written 6/7/15

By Marilyn Omalivingshow Anona

Marilyn Oma Anona writes: She was raped at 16

Marilyn Oma Anona

This poem is a reflection of someone’s past. It is a true story that happened to her as a child. She will never forget this and she hopes you won’t too.
Because it is to help and to prevent this from happening to others.

I still remember the dark dirty floor
of the backyard.
The pain as every piece of clothing I had on
was getting torn off in fast motions.
The hand covering my
mouth as I screamed for someone to help me.
The help never came.
As I screamed with the sweaty hand over my mouth
I thought that this was it,
I was going to die.
I was only 16 years old,
all my hopes and dreams were over,
nothing pursued.

The pain was something I’d never felt before,
it wasn’t a cut nor a scrap.
This pain would never go away or heal.
Then as if time stood still
I lay there thinking what my parents would think
when I told them what had happened.
I tried so hard to get myself to safety,
but I was weak every move I made
felt like the world was crashing down on me.

When really it was a 30 year old man crushing me
as he forced his way into my innocence.
Taking away every purity I had
and leaving me with pain and suffering.

At that moment I prayed that I would die.
For to live a life with this pain and wound that would never heal was
unbearable.
As I stopped screaming I thought I had died.
The pain was still there but I felt a light shine on me.
As I looked up I realized the torture was over he had fled
the back yard and went back into his house.
I lay there naked in my own blood trying to figure out why this all
happened, and why it had happened to me.

To this day there isn’t a moment that goes by that I
don’t think about that day in the backyard.
The pain and suffering still lurks in my head as I dream at night.
It isn’t forgotten and never will be,
for that is how I learn and grow.
Sharing and preventing is something I strive for.

No one should feel that way.
No one should cause that pain.
For that pain lasts a life time. HEALTH.
When life becomes a sea of pain.
When life becomes a sea of pain
And every moment agony
I must endure again, again,
It is a curse to have to be.

And every moment agony,
And every longing fixed on death;
It is a curse to have to be
And fight by instinct for each breath.

And every longing fixed on death
Even as I must go on
And fight by instinct for each breath,
Sailing thus, though loved, alone.

Even as I must go on,
You watch me helpless from the shore;
Sailing thus, though loved, alone,
I need you with me all the more.

You watch me helpless from the shore
As I endure again, again;
I need you with me all the more
When life becomes a sea of pain.

Rape has become a very serious and nagging issue in our society today. You flip through the pages of our news papers and read heart breaking stories of old men raping or taking advantage of girls as young as two years. This is madness of the highest order. Some of these victims of rape cannot talk to anyone and they have this experience killing them within. I met a girl with a weird behaviour and I was always observing her. I asked her what the issue was and why she acts the way she does. She eventually told me how she was raped three years ago. I asked her if she reported to anyone and she said NO. So many are in this shoe. The effect of rape on a victim is terrible. I urge you to please talk to us today.
I always say to the girls, please mind the kind of company you keep, the way you dress and do not go out late in the night. For the people who can’t do without raping, you need to seek therapy because its evident that something is wrong.
Join us as we hold massive campaigns against sexual assault.
Rape is sexual assault.

BE ENLIGHTENED! BE INSPIRED!! BE MOTIVATED!!!

THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST JUNGLE JUSTICE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT.

The campaign against jungle justice and sexual assault led by Marilyn Anona

Holidays over!!!
The Campaign against jungle justice is still on.
A woman shared a story of how she was almost beaten up because of 400 Naira somewhere in Abuja.
This is a woman that owns choice cars and lives in one of the high brow areas of Abuja. She tried to explain that there was no way she could have taken 400 Naira.
My goodness!!!
400 Naira.
Instead, the angry people around her didn’t want to hear. Until God showed up.
The woman who said she was looking for her 400 Naira saw the same 400 Naira in her purse.
Imagine that!
Before the money was found, they had said all sorts to her. Things like, you must have been stealing to keep this your skin and buy these expensive clothes you are wearing. Your cup is full today and we will disgrace you.
Imagine that kind of emotional torture.
People are angry for no reason. Some are even angry at the air and that’s one of the reasons why jungle justice is on the increase.
Many innocent people have died or fallen victim to jungle justice.
Let’s leave the ones who you claim deserve what happened to them.
What about the innocent people that have galled victim to jungle justice?
Jungle justice is unacceptable.
It’s getting worse by the day.
If care is not taken, it will get to a point where people start getting mobbed and lynched because of arguments and different views on issues.

CAMPAIGN AGAINST JUNGLE JUSTICE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT.

People should be responsible.
People should be concerned.

Nonchalance is not a mark of responsibility.

Nonchalance has helped to increase #junglejustice.

It doesn’t concern me…
Therefore, you just chill and watch someone mobbed and lynched!

Most times, the victim is innocent.

There was an incident in Lagos. A woman raised an alarm that her sales boy had stolen her 100,000 Naira.

Trust angry Nigerians…
They descended on this boy without even bothering to ask questions!

They beat him mercilessly and were on the verge of setting him ablaze.

While the beating was ongoing, the woman and some people were inside the shop and this woman suddenly exclaimed; “ewoooooo see the money here!”

The money was there all along but in her hastiness, she didn’t see it but concluded that a guy who had worked with her for months without stealing had stolen the money and foolish to remain in the shop.

Then another drama started…
The angry mob, again descended on the woman!

Do you see the irrationality in jungle justice?

Let’s say the money was not seen at that time…
What becomes of that innocent boy?

Many innocent people have died as a result of this barbaric practice.
It must STOP!!!

A bill should be brought up to make it a duty for persons to ensure that no jungle justice is done near them, so in essence when someone is lynched somewhere, people in that vicinity will be held accountable.
This I think will reduce these acts of barbarism considerably.

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