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Ethiophobia: British Media + Ex-Athletes Try to Undermine Athletes Who Are Not Theirs

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on August 16, 2016

Only theirs are honest, clean and superior – and the whole world belongs only to them and to the Arabs.

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As if Ethiopians begun dominating long-distance running just yesterday. I wish I was there, back then to witness the anger and dismay of those Olympia-unspirited jerks when the great Abebe Bikila became the first Ethiopian / African to win Gold in the Olympics Marathon. Imagine westerners being petty over Almaz’s amazing strength and endurance — Ethiophobia; negative comments about her come from deep bias and reluctance from the Western press to see Ethiopians, in particular, making breakthroughs. It’s exactly for this reason the British laboratory fabricated the likes of Somali-born Mo Farah. (Christian Ethiopians and Muslim Somalis are historical enemies) If Almaz were a British, an Australian, a Canadian or an American, the tone would be different among the producers of BBC and co.

See how the biased BBC, and ex-athletes, like crappy Steve Cram presented their wonderful “clean” athletes vs “dubious” Ethiopians:

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and on Mo Farah:

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and on Katie Ledecky:

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Selected rational and sane comments from the DailyMail

British are simply very bad loosers ! Same was it when they were ousted out of Euro in France!“

Pundit on TV basically came out and said it was drugs , said the record was set and can’t be broken. Who the hell makes a comment like that haha.”

…and if Lahti really did suggest that Ayana is doping then she should be severely reprimanded. She should also ask for her 26 SECOND personal best (and Swedish record) to be struck from the books, because it was the pace of Ayana and co that dragged her skinny blonde backside round the track.„

Ohhh same old British media trying to undermine some one who is not one of you. You mention a coach related with doping who has never trained Almaz to undermine her achievement. What did you ever say when Mo Farah missed his drug test and his coach got sacked because he was directly involved in doping? You said nothing! Same here, if you cannot appreciate great achievements like these then say nothing!„

Yeah the hypocrites are out in numbers. Our guy broke world record in swimming and all here declared him clean yet he came from nowhere. .now someone here from another country does the same we are all becoming suspicious. .years the reason why we are hated around the world„

These games are the cleanest . All the envy from people whose countries can’t compete in real Olympic sports not fencing and stuff„

Have they finished testing Phelps or he’s American so my the mighty forces it’s legit?„

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Coptic Christians Not Christians, Evangelical Leaders Need Reminded

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on February 20, 2015

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Twenty-one Egyptian Christians who were being held by Islamic extremists were executed yesterday. They were decapitated. They were killed because they were not Muslims and because that’s what the extremists do…they kill people, savagely, brutally, horribly, sinfully.

Regardless of the religion of those twenty-one people, the world should be outraged. The western world should be horrified. Americans should be disgusted. American evangelicals should be saddened and brought to our knees in sorrow and prayer. We should be brought to our knees in sorrow and prayer not because the Coptic Christians – as they’ve come to be known – are Christians who share our saving faith in Jesus. Coptic Christians (by their confession) do not share our saving faith in Jesus. That should make no difference to the sadness of this tragedy…except, perhaps, make it sadder and even more tragic.

Southern Baptist and evangelical leaders were stumbling over themselves yesterday in a race to demonstrate who was the most sympathetic to our fellow Christians and these brave martyrs for the faith.

Do Southern Baptist leaders and other evangelicals really not know what a Christian is or how you become one? Is it being born into an ethnic group that denies the dual-nature of Christ in his full deity and humanity? Is it embracing a meritorious, works-based salvation nearly identical to that of the Roman Catholic church? Is it in aggressively denying salvation by a personal, saving relationship with Jesus Christ? We ask because that’s what Coptic ‘Christians’ believe. This really isn’t new, and we have to wonder why our leaders don’t know what Coptics believe and if they do, what on Earth makes them think they should be categorized as Christians.

Now, sure. In the broadest possible (and most inaccurate) sense possible, the term Christian is applied to the Coptics for the same reason it is applied to Roman Catholics by major media. To secularists, all one has to be to be considered Christian is to call themselves one. In this same sense, the press refers to cultists like the LDS and Jehovah’s Witnesses as Christians as well. There should be no outrage that the press calls them such, or even their outrage representative to evangelicals, Todd Starnes. We get it; they don’t get it. But why again do our Southern Baptist leaders not grasp that?

Maybe it’s one of those “Today we are all Republicans” type things – the expression used by Ronald Reagan’s surgeon the day he was shot – and often used to express solidarity to those suffering. A few weeks ago we are all Charlie Hebdo. So maybe what they mean is, “Today, we are all Coptics.” I think we’re fine with that, in a way. But that’s a far cry from saying, “Today, Coptics are Christians.”

Now is not the time to discuss doctrinal differences! We can hear that echoed now. How dare you, in a time of tragedy! Frankly, now is not the time to confuse for the entire blooming world what it means to be a Christian. We cannot consider the Coptics an unreached people group by the IMB one day and then call them Christian martyrs the next. Why anyone should have to point this out to our SBC president is beyond me.

What’s at stake, you see, is the Gospel. May God forbid our (good and honorable) desire to show sympathy for temporal suffering lead us to say careless words that might lead to eternal suffering. The Coptics, by their confession, believe in salvation-by-works. They need to be evangelized, and they need to come to Christ. Please love the group known as ‘Coptic Christians.’

Please pray for them.

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Ed Henry Challenge WH Spokesman on Islamic State: ‘Why Did You Not Say 21 Christians Were Killed?’

White House press secretary Josh Earnest was pressed on Wednesday as to why he did not identify the 21 victims of an Islamic State beheading as Coptic Christians, as opposed to just Egyptian citizens.

At one point, Earnest said, “I can’t account for that specific line of the statement.” However, he asserted the Egyptians were killed because they were Christians.

You talked about the murder of 21 citizens. I’m just curious, why didn’t you mention it was 21 Christians killed by Muslims? Is that relevant?” Fox News reporter Ed Henry asked.

Earnest answered, “It sure is.”

The ISIL extremists that carried out this attack indicated the reason they were killing them is not just because they were Egyptian but because they were Christian,” Earnest said. “I think the president has been very clear. The president talked about this in his prayer breakfast speech earlier this month. There is a responsibility for people of all faiths to stand up and speak out when individuals try to use faith and distort faith to try to justify an act of violence.”

On Wednesday during the press briefing, Henry followed, “Why did you not say 21 Christians were killed?”

Earnest responded, “I can’t account for that specific line of the statement.”

But we’ve been clear that we condemn this murder. The president was clear in the op-ed that was publish today and on a variety of occasions I think I’ve been pretty clear here,” Earnest said. “We’ve been pretty clear here that we condemn this outrageous killing of these Egyptian citizens because of their Christian faith.”

Henry went on to question Earnest about why the White House “invoked faith” when three Muslim students were killed in North Carolina, but not when Islamic State terrorists beheaded 21 Coptic Christians. Local authorities in the North Carolina slayings believe that the deadly incident was the result of a long-running parking dispute, not religion.

US Official: ISIS Will Not Join Boko Haram Due to Racism

A U.S. intelligence officer told NBC News the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) will not likely team up with Nigerian radical Islamic group Boko Haram in any official capacity due to the group’s racism against black Africans.

“The Arab world is incredibly racist,” the officer explained. “They don’t see black Africans as equivalent to them.”

Boko Haram has repeatedly praised the Islamic State and showcases its flag in many videos, but the Islamic State has not shown any brotherly love towards their comrades in Africa, other than reports indicating that the groups are in communication. The officer also said there is no evidence that the two groups will merge soon.

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Racism: A Mind Virus Implanted by Demons

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on December 18, 2014

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When Do They Stop Hating Africans?

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 24, 2014

Rewriting History: The Rwandan Genocide Story That the BBC Didn’t Tell

“Propaganda is what the left wing BBC do best these days.

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On Saturday 200 UK-based Rwandans, including many genocide survivors, protested outside the BBC offices in response to the documentary ‘Rwanda’s Untold Story’, which aired earlier in October. The demonstration followed a letter of complaint sent to the BBC’s director general, written by the survivors’ organisation Ibuka.

They point out that despite the BBC’s commitment to upholding truth and objectivity, the programme contained factual inaccuracies and seemed intent on reopening wounds in Rwanda. They expressed disbelief and disappointment that:

[A] few people who have their differences with the current government or the country were given a platform to politicise the Genocide and deny the planned and systematic killing of over one million people.’

My organisation, the Aegis Trust, manages the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Rwanda for the government of Rwanda. From here, documentation about the genocide is preserved, and peace and reconciliation programmes are run. For 12 years I have shied away from commenting publicly on growing genocide revision, concerned I might be interpreted as an apologist for the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF), the country’s ruling party.

Now that this tide of denial has swollen into the mainstream media, I break my silence. I don’t argue with the BBC’s investigative role, nor do I defend the government of Rwanda against any allegations. However, the beloved and trusted BBC owe licence-fee payers an explanation as to how they could produce such specious content on the history of the genocide.

The BBC also presented the notion that Paul Kagame’s RPF did not stop the genocide, implying instead that the massacres against Tutsis were somehow all over by the time the RPF liberated the country. No other explanation is offered by the BBC as to how the genocide ended – perhaps because there is only one answer: the genocide ended when the RPF defeated the Hutu Power government, which was intent on exterminating every last Tutsi.

The programme also appears to blame Kagame for the death of Rwanda’s former president, whose plane was shot down on the eve of the genocide. While there remains no decisive evidence of who was responsible for the assassination, the BBC producers relied on the thinly sourced 2006 Bruguière report that blamed Kagame, without mentioning the more robust Trévidic report in 2012 that implicated Hutu extremists. Viewers are owed an explanation as to why they were given such a biased, partial view of the evidence.

The programme also puts the number of murdered Tutsi at 200,000, though most other estimates put the Tutsi death toll at four times that. One would expect the BBC to secure strong evidence before allowing such a divisive, inflammatory and offensive claim to be made. Again, however, the programme relied on academics who have been deeply criticised by other scholars for flawed calculations and extrapolations from unreliable data.

It is hard to lecture countries like Rwanda to raise media standards when the BBC airs documentaries with such shocking lack of balance. This week, as part of a group of scholars, journalists and lawyers, I added my voice to the protest in this open letter.

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Rwanda Hits Back at America’s Ebola Paranoia

“Good for Rwanda! Protecting its people! Maybe we could learn from them and protect our own!

Rwanda will be begin screening all Americans entering the country for Ebola, regardless if they’re exhibiting symptoms or not, government officials in the East African nation announced Tuesday. Coincidence? The new measure comes just days after two Rwandan students were denied enrollment at a New Jersey school over Ebola fears, even though Rwanda has had zero cases of Ebola. The United States, on the other hand, has had three confirmed cases. Rwanda is also more than 2,500 miles from the closest Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

The US Embassy in Rwanda explains the situation:

On October 19, the Rwandan Ministry of Health introduced new Ebola Virus Disease screening requirements. Visitors who have been in the United States or Spain during the last 22 days are now required to report their medical condition—regardless of whether they are experiencing symptoms of Ebola—by telephone by dialing 114 between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. for the duration of their visit to Rwanda (if less than 21 days), or for the first 21 days of their visit to Rwanda. Rwandan authorities continue to deny entry to visitors who traveled to Guinea, Liberia, Senegal, or Sierra Leone within the past 22 days.

Although there’s no way to tell if the screenings are indeed motivated by retaliation for the ignorant panic displayed by the New Jersey school, this sure is an interesting turn of events.

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Ebola Scares Prevent Oklahoma Students From Attending School

“This is a perfect teachable moment. Perhaps the school can dedicate an hour in the schoolday and show kids that the Ebola zone is closer to the U.S

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Three students who just returned from a mission trip to East Africa caused Ebola scares at one Oklahoma high school.

Reports circulated on social media about the students returning to school and that raised fears of classmates coming into contact with people who might have been exposed to the virus; but there is currently no cause for alarm.

Inola School Superintendent, Dr. Kent Holbrook, said 18 students didn’t show up for class Monday because of the rumors

He said to ease fears school nurses are monitoring the three students who just returned from Ethiopia, but stresses they have never come into contact with anyone or anything associated with the deadly virus.

“You have to respond with facts rather than just the fear and I think that’s what’s happening,” Holbrook said.

Rumors started circulating through social media when parents in the Inola School District learned three students would be returning from a mission trip to Ethiopia last week.

Holbrook said rumors the students were exposed to the Ebola virus are just false.

“Our students were not exposed to Ebola. There was no person that was sick on the trip. There was no person sick Ethiopia while they were there. There was no person on the plane,” Holbrook said.

Ethiopia isn’t anywhere near the countries in Western Africa where people have contracted the deadly virus.

Holbrook said the three students were screened by officials when they re-entered the United States and were cleared to come to school.

“They just said, ‘where’ve you been?’ They told them, ‘Africa.’ ‘What part?’ They say said, ‘Ethiopia’ and said, ‘you’re clear, there’s never been a case out of there,'” said Holbrook.

T.J. Helling is the youth pastor who helped organize the mission trip for the students.

Amazing students, amazing students willing to give up their time and energy, their money, their fall break to go and serve others,” he said.

Helling’s heart is broken over the students being singled out because they went to Africa.

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Ebola: Africa’s Image Takes a Hit

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 19, 2014

ቸሩ እግዚአብሔር እናት አገራችንን ከመቅሰፍቱ ሁሉ ይጠብቅልን!

In the United States, some parents fearful of deadly Ebola pulled children out of a school after the principal returned from Zambia, an African nation far from the area hit by the disease. In Geneva, a top U.N. official warned against anti-African discrimination fueled by fears of Ebola. The disease has ravaged a small part of Africa, but the international image of the whole continent is increasingly under siege, reinforcing some old stereotypes.

Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone — the African countries afflicted by the Ebola outbreak — have a combined population of about 22 million on a continent with more than 1 billion people. Their corner of West Africa encompasses an area the size of California, or almost as big as Morocco. Yet the epidemic feeds into a narrative of disaster on a continent of 54 countries that has seen some progress in past years, and false perceptions of Ebola’s reach are hurting African business distant from the affected areas.

“It speaks to a whole discourse about the danger of Africa,” said Michael Jennings, a senior lecturer in international development at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.

He cited the recent decision of a British school to postpone a visit by a teacher from the West African country of Ghana after parents expressed concern about the Ebola virus. Ghana does not border the hard-hit nations and has not reported any cases of the disease.

Jennings said fearful people don’t necessarily react in a rational way and the message of some comments on social media in Britain is: “Why don’t we just stop everyone in West Africa from coming?”

Africa has had a troubled image. Famine in Ethiopia, chaos in Somalia and genocide in Rwanda drove the idea of a continent in perpetual crisis. In recent years, though, an end to a number of wars and ensuing stability and growth pointed to a turnaround that some enthusiasts dubbed “Africa Rising.”

Now the economic impact of Ebola fears is being felt in many parts of Africa. Hotels, tourism operators and conference organizers are recording increasing cancellations.

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ፈረንጅ በኢትዮጵያውያን ላይ ያወጣቸው 10 ቀልዶች…

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on August 31, 2014

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አብረን እንስቅ ይሆን? እንናደድ ይሆን? ሳቅንም ተናደድንም በሕዝቦች ላይ የሚሰሙ ቀልዶች፡ በተለይ ኢትዮጵያውያንን የሚመለከቱት የፈረንጅ ቀልዶች ኢትዮጵያንና ኢትዮጵያውያንን በሞራል ለማውደቅ ብሎም እነርሱን ለመቆጣጠር ከፍተኛ ሚና ሲጫወቱ፡ የቀልዱ ባለቤቶቹም ምን ያህል ስሜትአልባ እና ኢሰብአዊ መሆናቸውን ያሳያሉ።

ወደ ቀልዶቻቸው፦

  1. ለምንድን ነው ኢትዮጵያውያን መፋቂያ አፋቸው ላይ የሚሰኩት?
  • ነፋስ እንዳይወስዳቸው
  1. ወደ ኢትዮጵያ መድኃኒት መላክ ከንቱ ነው፤ ለምን?
  • ምክኒያቱ፡ የመድኃኒቱ ማሸጊያ ላይ፡ ከምግብ በኋላ ይውሰዱስለሚል
  1. ኢትዮጵያውያን ከስንት ኪሎ ክብደት ጀምሮ ሲኒማ ቤት መግባት ይፈቀድላቸዋል?
  • 5 ኪሎ በላይ፤ ያለዚያ ወንበሩ ወደላይ ይታጠፋል
  1. ኢትዮጵያ ያሉ ሊፍቶች ምን ዓይነት ምልክት ይለጥፋሉ?
  • ከፍተኛ ክብደት 200 ኪሎ ወይም 500 ሰዎች
  1. ኢትዮጵያውያን ታዛ/ጥላ ሲፈልጉ ምን ያደርጋሉ?
  • የልብስ መስቀያ ሽቦ ይዘረጋሉ
  1. የኢትዮጵያዊው ጉሮሮ ምነው አበጠ?
  • የበቆሎ ፍሬ ስለዋጠ
  1. የኢትዮጵያ ሆስፒታል በሮች ላይ ምን ተለጥፏል?
  • የድንገተኛ አደጋ በሽተኞች፡ ባካችሁ በበሩ ሥር ሾልካችሁ ግቡ!”
  1. በዓለም በጣም አደገኛ የሆነው የመኪና እሽቅድምድም የትኛው ነው?
  • ሥጋ ጭኖ ኢትዮጵያን ማቋረጥ
  1. ጂፕስ እግሩ ላይ የተለጠፈበት ኢትዮጵያዊ ምንድን ነው?
  • የጎልፍ ኳስ መምቻ
  1. አንድን ኢትዮጵያዊ ኃብታም እንዴት ለይቶ ማወቅ ይቻላል?
  • ወገቡ ዙሪያ ባሠረው የሮሌክስ ሰዓት

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Crazy Love: 18 Traits of The LUKWARM

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on December 26, 2013

Because when you’re wildly in love with someone, it changes everything.

LLHIn his book, Crazy Love, Francis Chan made a list of 18 traits of the lukewarm Western church / churchgoers

LUKEWARM PEOPLE attend church fairly regularly.  It is what is expected of them, what they believe “good Christians” do, so they go. (Isa. 29:13)

LUKEWARM PEOPLE give money to charity and to the church…as long as it doesn’t impinge on their standard of living.  If they have a little extra and it is easy and safe to give, they do so.  (1 Chron. 21:24; Luke 21:1-4)

LUKEWARM PEOPLE tend to choose what is popular over what is right when they are in conflict.  They desire to fit in both at church and outside of church; they care more about what people think of their actions than what God thinks of their hearts and lives. (Luke 6:26; Rev. 3:1; Matt. 23:5-7)

LUKEWARM PEOPLE don’t really want to be saved from their sin; they want only to be saved from the penalty of their sin.  They don’t genuinely hate sin and aren’t truly sorry for it; they’re merely sorry because God is going to punish them.  LUKEWARM PEOPLE don’t really believe that this new life Jesus offers is better than the old sinful one. (John 10:10; Rom. 6:1-2)

LUKEWARM PEOPLE are moved by stories about people who do radical things for Christ, yet they do not act.  They assume such action is for “extreme” Christians, not average ones.  LUKEWARM PEOPLE call “radical” what Jesus expected of all His followers. (James 1:22; 4:17; Matt. 21:28-31)

LUKEWARM PEOPLE rarely share their faith with their neighbors, coworkers, or friends.  They do not want to be rejected, nor do they want to make people uncomfortable by talking about private issues like religion. (Matt. 10:32-33)

LUKEWARM PEOPLE gauge their morality or “goodness” by comparing themselves to the secular world.  They feel satisfied that while they aren’t as hard-core for Jesus as so-and-so, they are nowhere as horrible as the guy down the street. (Luke 18:11-12)

LUKEWARM PEOPLE say they love Jesus, and He is, indeed, a part of their lives.  But only a part.  They give Him a section of their time, their money, and their thoughts, but He isn’t allowed to control their lives. (Luke 9:57-62)

LUKEWARM PEOPLE love God, but they do not love Him with all their heart, soul, and strength.  They would be quick to assure you that they try to love God that much, but that sort of total devotion isn’t really possible for the average person; it’s only for pastors and missionaries and radicals. (Matt. 22:37-38)

LUKEWARM PEOPLE love other but do not seek to love others as much as they love themselves.  Their love of others is typically focused on those who love them in return, like family, friends, and other people they know and connect with.  There is little love left over for those who cannot love them back, much less for those who intentionally slight them, whose kids are better athletes than theirs, or with whom conversations are awkward or uncomfortable.  Their love is highly conditional and very selective, and generally comes with strings attached. (Matt. 5:43-47; Luke 14:12-14)

LUKEWARM PEOPLE will serve God and other, but there are limits to how far they will go or how much time, money, and energy they are willing to give.  (Luke 18:21-25)

LUKEWARM PEOPLE think about life on earth much more often than eternity in heaven.  Daily life is mostly focused on today’s to-do list, this week’s schedule, and next month’s vacation.  Rarely, if ever, do they intently consider the life to come.  Regarding this, C.S. Lewis wrote, “If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next.  It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this.”  (Phil. 3:18-20; Col. 3:2)

LUKEWARM PEOPLE are thankful for their luxuries and comforts, and rarely consider trying to give as much as possible to the poor.  They are quick to point out, “Jesus never said money is the root of all evil, only that the love of money is.”  Untold numbers of LUKEWARM PEOPLE feel “called” to minister to the rich; very few feel “called” to minister to the poor.  (Matt. 25:34, 40; Isa. 58:6-7)

LUKEWARM PEOPLE do whatever is necessary to keep themselves from feeling too guilty.  They want to do the bare minimum, to be “good enough” without it requiring too much of them. (1 Chron. 29:14; Matt. 13:44-46)

LUKEWARM PEOPLE are continually concerned with playing it safe; they are slaves to the god of control.  This focus on safe living keeps them from sacrificing and risking for God.  (1 Tim. 6:17-18; Matt. 10:28)

LUKEWARM PEOPLE feel secure because they attend church, made a profession of faith at age twelve, were baptized, come from a Christian family, vote Republican, or live in America.  Just as the prophets in the Old Testament warned Israel that they were not safe just because they lived in the land of Israel, so we are not safe just because we wear the label Christian or because some people persist in calling us a “Christian nation.”  (Matt. 7:21; Amos 6:1)

LUKEWARM PEOPLE do not live by faith; their lives are structured so they never have to.  They don’t have to trust God if something unexpected happens—they have their savings account.  They don’t need God to help them—they have their retirement plan in place. They don’t genuinely seek out what life God would have them live—they have life figured and mapped out.  They don’t depend on God on a daily basis—their refrigerators are full and, for the most part, they are in good health.  The truth is, their lives wouldn’t look much different if they suddenly stopped believing in God. (Luke 12:16-21; Hebrews 11)

LUKEWARM PEOPLE probably drink and swear less than average, but besides that, they really aren’t very different from your typical unbeliever.  They equate their partially sanitized lives with holiness, but they couldn’t be more wrong.  (Matt. 23:25-28)

I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot.  Would that you were either cold or hot!  So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth. For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor,  blind, and naked.” [Revelation 3: 15-17]

በራድ ወይም ትኩስ እንዳይደለህ ሥራህን አውቃለሁ። በራድ ወይም ትኩስ ብትሆንስ መልካም በሆነ ነበር። እንዲሁ ለብ ስላልህ በራድም ወይም ትኩስ ስላልሆንህ ከአፌ ልተፋህ ነው። ሀብታም ነኝና ባለጠጋ ሆኜአለሁ አንድም ስንኳ አያስፈልገኝም የምትል ስለ ሆንህ፥ ጐስቋላና ምስኪንም ድሀም ዕውርም የተራቆትህም መሆንህን ስለማታውቅ፥ [ራዕይ፡3: 15-17]

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Ethiopia: Marathon, Horses & The Ark

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 21, 2013

What do Horses and Ethiopians Have in Common?

They both can run, run and run. A horse can’t run a marathon, but a horse is a horse, of course, of course, and no one can race like a horse, of course, unless, of course, the horse, of course, is the famous Ms. Ethiopia!

Marathon = Pain = Endurance

Can a marathon race tell us something about the nature of a particular individual or group of people? Could strong showings, simultaneous victories in marathon from a particular country like Ethiopia raise the vibrational energy of The Ark of the Covenant, by recharging / reactivating It? Or, withershins, The Ark reactivating the enduring spiritual power of individuals and peoples? The Ark helps the righteous and destroys the wicked. We learn that when Prophet Moses and Israelites were able to cross The Red Sea with the help of the Ark, uprooting the arrogant claims of the Egyptian Pharaoh.

Anyways, the marathon is a true test of endurance that requires physical and mental strength for success. The endurance needed to accomplish these tasks is supernatural in origin–it happens only through the power of the Holy Spirit.

John Piper beautifully expressed it in “The Roots of Endurance”:

Our fight and our race and endurance is a radically God-centered, Christ-exalting, Spirit-dependent, promise-supported life. It is not a ‘just do it’ ethic. It is not a moral self-improvement program…. It is a deeply cross-embracing life that knows the Christ of the Bible as the Son of God who was crucified first as our substitute and then as our model of endurance.”

Now, let me get back to the horses…

In 2007, a young Bosnian Muslim named Sulejman Talovic–within six minutes–shot nine people in the Trolley Square mall in Salt Lake City, killing five people and seriously injuring four others, before being shot dead by officers. Before he came to America, on the night of Feb. 11, Talovic told his girlfriend, Monika, a story about an important revelation he had in Bosnia:

One evening, “as the sun was falling,” Talovic heard a horse outside of his family’s home in Bare, where they lived after they left Talovici. He walked out and, standing before him was a white horse “with two beautiful eyes,” he told Monika

According to the teachings of Father Alexander , “the four horsemen of the Apocalypse depict in the simplest way the history of mankind. The vision of the seven seals acts as an introduction to the subsequent revelations of the Apocalypse. The removal of the first four seals presents the four horsemen, who symbolize four factors characterizing the complete history of mankind. The first two appear as a reason, and the second two, as a consequence. The crowned rider on the white horse “emerged in order to be victorious.” He personifies those good beginnings, innate and blessed, with which the Creator endowed mankind: the image of God, moral purity and innocence, aspiration toward goodness and perfection, the ability to believe and to love, and individual talentswith which man is born, as well as the blessed gifts of the Holy Spirit which man receives in the Church. In the Creator’s plan, these good beginnings should have been victorious; they should have been able to define a happy future for humanity. However, already in Eden, man had fallen prey to the Tempter. His nature, corrupted by sin, was passed on to his descendants; that is why already from a very young age people are inclined to sin. Through repeated sinfulness, bad tendencies are reinforced. Thus, man, instead of growing spiritually and perfecting himself, falls under the ruinous influence of his own passions, succumbs to various sinful desires, and begins to envy and to show enmity. All of the crimes in the world arise from the internal strife within man (violence, war, and every sort of misfortune)”.

Though using frightening religious symbolism in the current world affairs might sound odd, yet, if the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse indeed are about to descend on Planet Earth, it seems one might be riding in from South Korea on an invisible steed to the tune of “Gangnam Style”, or jumping up and down for joy like the guy in the above video, right after , “Ethiopia” the horse, won the Australian Derbyor, one should would continue chasing the proverbial dragon – a terrorist’s horse.

Back in September 11, 2001, on Ethiopia’s New Year’s Day, messengers of Lucifer brought terror to America by attacking the twin towers of New York. Symbolically speaking, may be this attack was intended against the first skyscraper of the world – the 1800-year-old obelisks of Axum which looks more like Manhattan skyscrapers than the usual obelisks. May be there was a hidden message out there when an Ethiopian won The New York Marathon running under the motto,“United We Run” — right after this tragedy. Is there something important to read in the “victories” of Ethiopian athletes at the 2013 Boston and London Marathons which were organized under similar horrific/fearful circumstances?

Does “Marathon” hold symbolic and historic significance?

The Four Horsemen, 4Ms: Matrix, Marathon, Mystery and Madness – 2013 Timeline

  • Thursday, 3rd of January, 2013

Ethiopian Woman Raped and Murdered in Kuwait

  • Sunday, 13th of January, 2013

Ethiopian women on Saudi Arabia’s death row

  • Monday, 14th of January, 2013

Two Ethiopian maids were found hanged in Saudi Arabia

  • Monday, 22nd of January, 2013

An Ethiopian woman was found hanged in Saudi Arabia

  • Wednesday, 24th of January, 2013

Ethiopian Maid allegedly hanged herself to death in Kuwait

  • Wednesday, 6th of February, 2013

Ethiopian maid charged with self abortion in Kuwait city

  • Thursday, 7th of February, 2013

Ethiopian woman allegedly committed suicide in Kuwait

  • Wednesday, 27th of February, 2013

Ethiopian woman in Dubai fined, allegedly, for attempted suicide

  • Sunday, 7th of April, 2013

Ethiopian woman allegedly killed herself in Kuwait

  • Monday, 8th of April, 2013

Ethiopian woman stripped naked, molested by three in Kuwait

  • Wednesday, 10th of April, 2013

Ethiopian woman in Saudi Arabia allegedly committed suicide

  • Thursday, 11th of April, 2013

Employer poured hot cooking oil on an Ethiopian woman in UAE

  • Friday, 25th January, 2013

Ethiopia’s Lelisa Desisa and Tirfi Tsegaye win Dubai marathon

  • Saturday, 6th of April, 2013

5 killed when Muslims attacked Christians in Egypt

  • Sunday, 07th April, 2013

Muslim mobs committed an act of war against Christianity by attacking the 2000-year-old Egyptian St. Mark Cathedral in Cairo ( The seat of the Coptic Pope) Watch videos

  • Sunday, 07th April, 2013

2013 Paris Marathon: Boru Tadese wins women’s race in record time

  • Tuesday, 09th April, 2013

A powerful 6.3 magnitude quake struck close to Iran’s only nuclear power station

  • Saturday, 12th April, 2013

The Korean horseman, Psy, released his follow-up single, Gentleman

  • Saturday, 13th April, 2013

Ethiopian Korean War veterans enact departure for conflict

Participants in the reenactment ceremony visited Holy Trinity Church in the capital to pay tribute to Korean War veterans whose remains are enshrined there.

  • Saturday, 13th of April, 2013

‘Human Rights Watch’ praises Yemen

  • Sunday, 14th April, 2013

Ethiopia’s Ketema Bekele wins Pyongyang Marathon (N. Korea)

  • Sunday, 14th April, 2013

Ethiopian distance star Haile Gebrselassie won his third consecutive Vienna half marathon on Sunday, timing one hour one minute and 14 seconds. Check this out

  • Sunday, 14th April, 2013

Ethiopia finishes 1-2 at Rotterdam Marathon

  • Sunday, 14th of April, 2013

EVERYONE Should Be Thrilled By The Historical Gold Crash (Ethiopian tricolors in the Illuminati ‘joggers’ image)su516c956e

  • Monday, 15th April, 2013

Ethiopian Lelisa Desisa wins Boston Marathon

  • Monday, 15th April, 2013

Tragedy in Boston: 3 killed, more than 140 hurt by bombs at Marathon

  • Monday, 15th April, 2013

Saudi student detained for ‘acting suspiciously’ at the Boston marathon

  • Tuesday, 16th April, 2013

Magnitude 7.8 mega earthquake hits Iran-Pakistan Border. Felt in Dubai

  • Wednesday, 17th of April, 2013

Unscheduled meeting between President Obama and Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal at the White House

  • Thursday, 18th April, 2013

Up to 15 people are feared dead after a massive explosion tore through a fertilizer plant in Texas.

  • Thursday, 18th of April, 2013

The Saudi student, “person of interest”, suspected of being involved in the Boston Marathon bombings is being deported from the United States next week on “national security grounds”

  • Thursday, 18th of April, 2013

The US Defense Department is expected to finalize a $10 billion arms deal with Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates

  • Thursday, 18th of April, 2013

Legendary “Pura Raza Española” – Pure Spanish Breed — horses to be slaughtered in Spain

  • Thursday, 18th of April, 2013

US Secretary of State Kerry to visit Ethiopia

  • Thursday, 18th of April, 2013

First Lady, Michelle Obama Visited Saudi National in Hospital

  • Friday, 19th of April, 2013

Copts Call President Obama to Speak Out on Christian Persecution

  • Friday, 19th of April, 2013Timeline

Police Name Suspects in Boston Shootout as Mike Mulugeta (Ethiopian name), Sunil Tripathi

  • Friday, 19th of April, 2013Timeline

Hubble Space Telescope Sees The Iconic Horsehead Nebula of a Different Color

  • Friday, 19th of April, 2013Timeline

Ethiopian Migrants in Yemen Face Harrowing Conditions

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  • Friday, 19th of April, 2013

Boston Marathon bomber became US citizen on September 11, 2012 – 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks

  • Saturday, 20th of April, 2013

China’s worst earthquake in three years on Saturday killed at least 157 people and injured more than 5,700

  • Sunday, 21st of April, 2013

Tsegaye Kebede of Ethiopia crossed the line first in front of Buckingham Palace, to win the Virgin London Marathon – on the 87th birthday of The British Queen, who is reputedly considered as descended from an Ethiopian grandmother.

The persecuted, the abused and innocent victims don’t have an advocate in this world, but they do have one in Heaven. That is the only place they need to look for help.

Lord, Have Mercy on Us, Bring an End to Tragedy and Suffering

When the sinners spring up as the grass, and all the workers of iniquity have watched; it is that they may be utterly destroyed for ever.” [Psalms 92:7]

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Why Is Christian Persecution in Saudi Arabia Ignored?

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 11, 2012


By John Meinhold

As I write, many Christians are observing Good Friday. Easter is the holiest season of the Christian faith. With CNN broadcasting the latest insignificant news about Kim Kardashian in the background, I happened to recently stumble on an obscure government document on the Internet from the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). It turns out what I read in the USCIRF 2012 Annual Reportwas one of the most important documents I have read in many years.

USCIRF is tasked with reporting to the president, Secretary of State and Congress on international human rights abuses of religious freedom. Their recommendations are either acted upon or the country is given a waiver.

Why was I doing research on the Internet?

The Grand Mufti Sheik Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah of Saudi Arabia had recently been reported to say it is “necessary to destroy all the churches in the (Arabian Peninsula) region.” Pretty shocking news since the Arabian Peninsula encompasses Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman and Yemen. Furthermore, the grand mufti is the highest religious authority in Saudi Arabia and has world influence on Muslims. Yet, an Internet news search showed only the Washington Times and Houston Chronicle posted an editorial condemning his barbaric words. More disappointing is that only Reuters had a news story about archbishops from Russia, Austria and Germany decrying what the Saudi grand mufti said.

The Catholic Bishops Conference in Austria said the grand mufti’s fatwa was “incomprehensible” and demanded an official explanation from Riyadh. They said his words endangered Christians around the world, not just in Arab states.

According to the USCIRF report “systematic, ongoing and egregious violations of religious freedom continue in Saudi Arabia.” The report says, “More than 10 years since the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, the Saudi government has failed to implement a number of promised reforms related to promoting freedom of thought, conscience, and or belief. The Saudi government … prohibits churches, synagogues, temples, and other non-Muslim places of worship, uses in its schools and posts online state textbooks that continue to espouse intolerance and incite violence, and periodically interferes with private religious practice.”

Furthermore, the report says, “The government continues to prohibit foreign religious leaders from seeking and obtaining visas to enter Saudi Arabia.”

Catholic and Orthodox Christians are especially impacted by this since they need clergy in order to receive the holy sacraments. It is estimated there are about 800,000 Christians in Saudi Arabia. Most are Catholic Filipinos on work visas.

The USCIRF report also says, “On December 15, 2011, approximately 35 Ethiopian Christians were detained for holding a private prayer gathering … Some have alleged physical abuse during interrogations.”

On March 26 a protest led by International Christian Concern took place in front of the Saudi Arabia Embassy in Washington D.C. demanding that King Abdullah release the unjustly jailed Ethiopians. Even with the protest being almost on the doorstep of The Washington Post, I could find not one news story about this on the Internet. Only Tadias, an online magazine for Ethiopian-Americans had coverage about the protest.

The USCIRF report says, “Many observers contend that even now, the United States does not want to jeopardize important bilateral security and economic ties by pushing for political and human rights reforms, despite opportunities emerging as a result of demonstrations calling for increased reforms and greater rights throughout the Arab world in 2011.”

Many asked the question after the 9/11 attacks, “Why do they hate us”?

Recall that 15 of the 19 September 11 terrorists were from Saudi Arabia, as well as Osama bin Laden originally being from there. After reading the USCIRF report, it seems possible they were taught to hate us.

If our nation wants to be the leader to spread freedom around the world we cannot have double standards. Saudi Arabia has been granted human rights religious abuse waivers by our government since 2005. The Ethiopian Christians presently incarcerated by the Saudi government for simply having a prayer gathering is an international abomination. The media may not find reporting about poor third world Christian black workers in Saudi Arabia being jailed unfairly as glamorous celebrity news, but it is news that should be in the headlines. Our leaders should be demanding on the floor of Congress that they be released and condemning the Saudi grand mufti for calling for churches to be destroyed in the Gulf region.

The United Nations should be enforcing its charter and doctrines to protect religious freedom in Saudi Arabia.

The world is at serious security risk without sweeping human rights and religious freedom reforms in Saudi Arabia. Martin Luther King Jr. famously said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

Editor’s note:  The writer adds he is an Orthodox Christian and a U.S. Air Force veteran

SLEEPING WITH THE DEVIL: How Washington Sold Our Soul for Saudi Crude

In Jeremiah 51, the prophet received a revelation from the LORD that ancient Babylon was going to fall. Look at what he said.

“And Babylon? …I will make them drunken, that they may rejoice, and sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith the LORD,” (verses 37,39).

“And I will make drunk her princes, and her wise men, her captains, and her rulers, and her mighty men: and they shall sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith the King, whose name is the LORD of hosts,” (verse 57).

Islam has worked furiously for centuries to control the territory of ancient Babylon. Ancient Babylon was not Muslim. It was Luciferic. Nevertheless, they are kindred spirits. From Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Afghanistan, Islam is right now attempting to take complete control of Iraq, North Africa, Turkey, Palestine, and in very fact, ALL OF EUROPE.

According to Robert Baer, the centre of the global economy is a “kingdom built on thievery, one that nurtures terrorism, destroys any possibility of a middle class based on property rights, and promotes slavery and prostitution”. This kingdom also sits on one quarter of the world’s oil reserves, thus ensuring that it receives the full support and protection of the US government. Sleeping With the Devil details the hypocritical and corrupt relationship between the US and Saudi Arabia and the potentially calamitous economic consequences of maintaining this Faustian bargain.

As Baer makes clear, the US has been aware of problems within the bitterly divided Al Sa’ud family for years, but has ignored the facts in order to keep lucrative business deals afloat. (The amount of money the royal family spends to influence powerful American politicians and lobbyists is staggering.) Particularly damning are his details regarding Saudi Arabia’s support of militant Islamic groups, including al Qaeda. The ruling family funnels millions of dollars to such groups in order to dissuade them from overthrowing the monarchy–a protection scheme that is shaky at best, given the hatred most citizens feel for the ruling family. To prevent economic disaster that could come from either a local uprising or an interruption in the flow of oil due to terrorism, Baer raises the possibility of the US seizing the Saudi oil fields and forcing a regime change on its own terms: “An invasion and a revolution might be the only things that can save the industrial West from a prolonged, wrenching depression”, he warns.

Baer spent 21 years with the CIA, much of it in the Middle East, so he is an informed guide to this complex subject. His alarming book deserves to be read for raising many important and troubling questions

 

Continue reading…

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በእውነተኛና ሃይማኖት ባለው፡ በቆራጥ ሕዝብ ዘንድ፡ መልካሙ ኹሉ ይቻላል!

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on January 15, 2012

 

ኢትዮጵያ ሆይ፥ ሀገራችን! ረስቼስ እንደኾነ፡ ቀኜ ትርሳኝ፣

ያላሰብሁሽ እንደኾን፡ መላሴ ትናጋዬን ሰልቶ ይውጋኝ።

አቤቱ ፈጣሪያችን፡ በኢትዮጵያ ቀን፡ ጠላቶቿን ኹሉ አስብ፤

አፍርሷት፡ ኢትዮጵያን፡ እስከመሰረቷ ድረስ፡ የሚሉትንም ሕዝብ።

እናንት ትምክህተኞች፡ የኢትዮጵያ ጸሮች፥ የተነኰላችሁን ብድራት፤

የሚመልስ ነው አምላካችን፡ በፍትሕ በተአምራት፤

በሚጠሉሽ ላይ፡ በእውነት፥

በቅን ለሚፈርደው ንጉሥ፡ ምስጋናችን ይብዛለት።

ኢትዮጵያ ሆይ፥ ሀገራችን! ረስቸሽ እንደኾነ ቀኜ ትርሳኝ።

 

ኢትዮጵያ እና ኢትዮጵያዊነት“(የተደበቁ የኢትዮጵያ ምስጢሮች)ከሚለው የንቡረ እድ ኤርምያስ ከበደ ወልደ ኢየሱስ ሦስተኛ መጽሐፍ የተወሰደ።

ከታላቅ አክብሮትና ምስጋና ጋር።

ዛሬ ባሉትም ሰዎች ዘንድ፡ እንደጥንቱ እየተፈጸመ ከመቀጠል በቀር፡ ሌላ ዕድል ሊኖረው አይችልም! ምክኒያቱም እውነታ፡ እርግጥ በበለጠ እየጨመረና እየተጠናከረ የኼደ መኾኑን፡ ይኸው፡ እየረሳችን ምስክር በመኾን፡ በገሃድና በግዘፍ እናየዋለን፡ ይኹን እንጂ፡ እየራሳችን ምስክር በመኾን፡ በገሃድና በግዘፍ እናየዋለን፡ ይኹን እንጂ፡ ከሰነፎችና በሰነፎች የሚቀርበው፡ እንዲህ ያለው ምክንያት፡ እዚያው፡ ለሰነፎች የሚያገለግል፡ የሰነፎች፡ ከንቱና ፍሬቢስ አሳብ ሰለሆነ፡ በእኛ፡ በቀዱሱ ኪዳን ኢትዮጵያውያን ዘንድ፡ ፈጽሞ ቦታ የለውም።

በሓሰተኞችና በእምነተቢሶች ዘንድ፡ ክፉው ኹሉ እንደሚቻል፡ እንዲሁ፡ በእውነተኛና ሃይማኖት ባለው፡ በቆራጥ ሕዝብ ዘንድ፡ መልካሙ ኹሉ ይቻላል! አንድ ቆራጥ ሕዝብ ከፈለገ ኹሉን ማድረግ የሚቻለው መኾኑን ለማመልከት ባመኑበት እምነታቸውና በፈለጉት ሥርዓታቸው ማንነታቸውን አኩርተው፥ መሪዎቻቸውንም አቅፈው፡ የኃያላን ተቃዋሚዎቻቸውን ጥቃት ተቋቁመው፥ በውጭ ተፅዕኖም ሳይበገሩ፡ ይህን እውነታ፡ በግብር ያረጋገጡ ሕዝቦችን በምሳሌነት መጥቀስ ይቻላል።

ከእነዚህም መካከል የዛሬውን ትውልዷን አያድርግባትና ከቀደሙት ታማኞቹ ኢትዮጵያውያን ልጆቿ፡ ምግባርና ገድል የተነሣ፡ ቀንደኛ ኾና በመልካም ምሳሌነት የምትጠቀሰው፡ ኢትዮጵያ መኾኗ፡ በባለጋራዎቿ ዘንድ ሳይቀር የተመሰከረ እውነታ ነው። ለዚህ ቆራጥነት ስለሚያበቃው፡ ሃይማኖታዊ ሥነ ምግባር፡ በዓለም ላይ የሚኖሩት ሕዝቦች፡ የተለያየ ግምት፡ እንዳላቸው፡ ከዚህ የሚከተለው፡ የጊዜያችን ኹነት በቀላሉ ሊያስረዳ ይችላል፦

ከጥቂት ዓመታት በፊት፡ በመካከለኛው ምሥራቅ፡ ኢራቅ ኩዌይትን በወረረች ጊዜ፡ አሜሪካውያንና ምዕራባውያን አገሮች፡ በነዳጅ በኩል ያላቸውን ጥቅም ለመጠበቅ ሲሉ የቃል ኪዳን ጦር አደራጅተው ኩዌይትን በመርዳት ጎረቤቲቱን ሳዑዲ ዓረቢያን ጭምር፡ ከወረራው ማትረፋቸው ይታወሳል። ይህን በመሰለው እርዳታቸው፡ ሊዋጉላቸው፡ ወደእነዚሁ የእስልምና አገሮች የኼዱትን፡ አሜሪካንና የጦር ጓደኞቿን፡ ሳዑዲ ዓረቢያ፡ በቅድሚያ ካስገባቻቸው ግዴታዎች መካከል አንደኛውን ልጥቀስላችሁ! እርሱም ለእርዳታ የደረሱላት ክርስቲያኖቹ ምዕራባውያን የጦር ጓደኞቿ፡ በሳዑዲ ዓረቢያ ምድር ላይ፡ ሃይማኖታውያን የኾኑ፡ የጸሎትም ኾነ የሰንደቅ ዓላማ፥ ወይም የበዓል ሥርዓቶቻቸውን፡ በምንም መንገድ እንዳይፈጽሙ የሚከለክለው ነበር።

ይህም ማለት፡ እናንተ ክርስቲያኖች፡ የክርስትና ሥርዓታችሁን፡ በእስልምና ምድራችን ላይ ከምትፈጽሙ ይልቅ፡ እስላሙ ጠላታችን ኢራቅ ወርራን፡ አገራችንን ብትይዝ ይሻለናል!” በማለት፡ ቅድሚያውን ለሃይማኖቻቸው መስጠታቸው ነው። በተቃራኒው ደግሞ አሜሪካና ምዕራባውያን ተባባሪዎቿ፡ እናንተን ሳንረዳ፡ ሃይማኖታችንን ከምናስከብር ይልቅ፡ ለገንዘብ ጥቅማችን ስንል ሃይማኖታችን ቀርቶ እናንተን ብንረዳ ይሻለናል!”ማለታቸው ነው።

ምሥራቃውያንና ምዕራባውያን፡ ስለሃይማኖት ያላቸው አስተሳሰብና ግምት እንግዴህ በዚህ ተለይቶ ይታወቃል። ኢትዮጵያ፡ ከእግዚአብሔር ያገኘችው፥ ጥንታዊ፥ ቀዳሚና የራስዋ የኾነ ሕዝባዊ የአስተዳደር አቋም የሌላት ይመስል፥ እነርሱም ዛሬ እየሠሩበት ያለው ከዚሁ ከእርሷ የወረሱት መኾኑን ለማዘናጋት በመሞከር በአሜሪካና በቀሩት ምዕራባውያን አገሮች ግፊት፡ በኢትዮጵያ የሕዝባዊ አገዛዝ ሥርዓት (democracy/ዲሞክራሲ) መስፈን አለበት!” ተብሎ ለዚህ ትውልድ ይህን ያህል ነጋሪት የሚደለቅለት ለምን እንደኾነ በቀላሉ መመልከት ነው።

የሳዑዲ ዓረቢያ ሕዝብ፡ ከአሜሪካውያንና በጠቅላላ ከምዕራባውያን ጋር ያለው ግንኙነት ያው በገንዘብ ላይ የተመሠረተ ኾኖ፡ የቱን ያህል የጸናና የተንሰራፋ እንደኾነ በይፋ ይታወቃል። ይኹን እንጂ ግንኙነቱ እንዲህ እጅግ የተቀራረበና የተጠናከረ እንደመኾኑ፥ አገሩም በፈረንጆቹ የሥልጣኔ ምርት እንደመጥለቅለቁ መጠን ሕዝቡ በሃይማኖቱ ላይ የተመሠረተውን ሥነ ምግባሩን ቋንቋውንና ፊደሉን፥ አለባበሱንና ሌላውን ባህሉን በይበልጥ አጠናከረ እንጂ በምንም መንገድ አልለወጠም።

እንዲያውም ዐረቦች፡ የዘመኑን ትውልዳቸውን በእስላማዊው ሃይማኖታቸው ሥርዓተ ትምህርት እያነፁ በማሳደግ እያዘጋጁት ያሉት በክርስቲያኖቹ ምዕራባውያን ላይ በጠላትነት እንዲነሣ መኾኑ በይፋ የሚታወቅ ከመኾኑ ጋር፡ በአሁኑ ጊዜ፡ ከምዕራቡ የክርስቲያን አህጉር ላይ በእስልምና አክራሪዎች ታውጆ እየተካኼደ ያለው ዓለም አቀፍ የ”ሽብር” ጦርነት በቂ ማስረጃ ነው።

ኢትዮጵያም እኮ እስከዚህ እስከዛሬው ትውልድ ድረስ እንደዚህ ነበረች። ያውም በ፯ሺሆች ዓመታት ለሚቆጠር ዘመን። ዛሬ ግን ይህ ትውልድ ከላይ የተጠቀሱትን የአባቶቹንና የእናቶቹን ምሳሌያዊ ምክር ባለማጤንና ባለማስተዋል ወይም ቸል በማለት ወይም በመናቅ እንኳንስ ዓበይት የኾኑትን የተከበሩ ውርሶቹን ሊንከባክብ ይቅርና፡ ጥቃቅንና ተራ የኾኑትን እንኳ መጠበቅ አቅቶት ይኸው፡ ጨርሶ ለመውደቅ፡ ሲፍገመገም ይታያል።

የኢትዮጵያውያን አንዱ የጨዋነታቸው መገለጫ የኾነው የመከባበር ባህላችን በዚህ ትውልድ እየተዳከመ በመኼድ ላይ ይገኛል፤ ለምሳሌ አንድ ኢትዮጵያዊ ቀደም አድርጎ የማያውቀውንና በዕድሜው ከእርሱ ላቅ ያለ መስሎ የሚታየውን ማንንም ሰው፥ ወንድ ኾነ ሴት፡ “እርስዎ” በማለት ወደ “አንቱታ” ደረጃ ከፍ ያደርገዋል፥ ወይም ያደርጋታል እንጂ፡ እንዲያው ተነሥቶ ወንዱን “አንተ!” ወይም ሴቷን፡ “አንቺ!” አይልም ነበር። ዛሬስ፡ ይህ ባህል፡ በምን ኹኔታ ላይ ይገኛል ይህስ የመከባበሩ ባህላችን እየቀረ መኼዱን አያመለክትምን?

የሥጋ ወላጆችን፥ ወንድሞችንና እኀቶችን ብቻ ሳይኾን፡ አዛውንቶችን ወንዶች፡ “አባባ” ወይም ታላላቆችን፡ “ጋሼ” ፥ አዛውንቶችን ሴቶች ደግሞ “እማማ” ወይም ታላላቆችን “እትዬ” ብሎ የመጥራቱ መልካም ባህላችን ደብዘው ሳይቀር፡ እየጠፋ መኼዱን ይኸው እየተመለከትን ነው። እንዲያውም በዚህ ፋንታ በባዕዳን ቋንቋ፡ Father! Mother! Brother! Sister! እያሉ መጥራት በኅብረተሰቡ ዘንድ ሙሉ ተቀባይነትን አግኝቶ ተጠሪዎቹም፡ በደስታ፡ ወንዶቹ “ወይ!” ወይም “አቤት!”፥ ሴቶቹ፡ “ወይ!” ወይም “እመት!” እያሉ ፈጥነው መልስ በመስጠት ተባባሪነታቸውን ሲያረጋግጡ ይታያል። በነገራችን ላይ “አቤት!” የሚለው ምላሽ የሚሰጠው፡ ጠሪው ወንድ ሲኾን ብቻ እንጂ ለሴት ጠሪ ፈጽሞ “አቤት!” አይባልም፤ ነውር ነው። ለሴት ጠሪ፡ ተጠሪው ምላሹን መስጠት ያለበት “እመት!”ብሎ ነው።

ለዚህም፡ ለኹለተኛው ቁም ነገር፥ በቂ ምክንያት አለ፤ ይኸውም “አቤት!” “አብ የት?” ማለት ሲኾን፡ በግእዝ፡ “አቡየ” አባቴ፥ “አይቴ” የት ማለት ስለኾነ፡ “አባቴ! የጠራኸኝ፡ ወደየት (ወዴት)ልትልከኝ ነው?” ፥ እንደዚሁ ኽሉ “እመት!” “እም የት? ማለት ሲኾን በግእዝ “እምየ” እናቴ፥ “አይቴ”፡ የት ማለት ስለኾነ “እናቴ! የጠራሽኝ፡ ወደየት (ወዴት)ልትልኪኝ ነው?” ማለት ነው ተብሎ ይተረጎማል።

የአለባበሳችን ባህል ስለሚገኝበት ሁኔታ ስንነጋገር በጣም የሚያሳዝነን ነገር ይኖራል። ይኸውም ይህ የዛሬው የኢትዮጵያ ትውልድ በአለባበሱ ረገድ የራሱን ባህል ጨርሶ ትቶ፡ ፈጽሞ አውሮጳዊ፥ ወይም ምዕራባዊ ወይም ፈረንጅ በመኾኑ ነው።

ዘመናዊውን ትምህርት ከተማረው፥ ከጥራዝ ነጠቁና ከከተሜው መካከል በአኹኑ ጊዜ የአገራችንን ልብስ ለዓውደ ዓመት እንኳ የሚለብሰው ስንቱ ነው? እጅግ ጥቂቶች ናቸ፤ ምናልባት የመልበስ ፍላጎት ኖሮአቸው የሚለብሱ ቢኖሩ እንኳ እነርሱ አለባበሱን ስለማያውቁበት አንድ ባዕድ የኾነ ሰው፡ “እንዲህ አድርገህ ልበሰው!” እየተባለ እንደሚናገረው ተዋናይ መስለው እንደሚለብሱት የሚታወቅ ነው።

በአሁኑ ጊዜ ከጥንታውያኑ የዓለም አህጉር መካከል በዘመኑ ትውልዷ ምክንያት በአጠቃላይ ኹለንተናዋ “ባለቤቱ፡ በቤቱ ባይተዋር፡ ባይተዋሩ በሰው ቤት ባለቤት” የኾነባት አገር ቢኖር ኢትዮጵያ ኾና ትገኛለች። ይህ ዝቅጠት አያሳዝንምን? አያሳፍርምንስ?

የዘመኑን ዓለማዊ ሥልጣኔ እንደሃይማኖት በተከተለው ወገን ዘንድ ከአገር ልብሱ ብቻ ሳይኾን ከለባሹም ሰው ይልቅ የክብሩን ቦታ የያዘው የባዕዳኑ ልብስ ስለኾነ የኢትዮጵያዊነት አንዱ ምልክት የኾነውን “ነጠላ” ወይም “ኩታ” ደርቦ መታየት ለዚያ ሰው በዘመናዊ ትውልድ ዘንድ የመጨረሻውን የውርደትና የንቀት ምልክት ተጎናጽፎ እንደመታየት የሚያስቆጥር ከመኾን ደረጃ ተደርሷል። ይህን እውነታም፡ “ባለኩታ”፥ ወይም “ኩታ ለባሽ” የኾነው ኢትዮጵያዊ የዚህ መጽሓፍ አዘጋጅ በራሱ አገር፥ በራሱ ወገኖች ሳይቀር ሲናቅና ሲዋረድ አይቷል። አዎ! በነገራችን ላይ “በራሱ አገር በራሱ ወገኖች”አያስብልም ምክኒያቱም በባዕዳኑ ዘንድማ እየተደነቀና እየተከበረ ነው ያለው። የተናቀውና የተዋረደው እኮ በራሱ አገር፥ በራሱ ወገኖች ዘንድ ብቻ ነው።

ይህ ኹኔታ የደረሰው በኩታውና በባለኩታው አገር በኢትዮጵያ ከዚያም ይባስ፡ በአገሩ በኢትዮጵያ ስም በሚጠራው አየር መንገድ ነው። ባለኩታው ኢትዮጵያዊ ወደባሕር ማዶ የሚበርበትን የጉዞ ወረቀቱን (Ticket)ለማስቆረጥ፡ በመናገሻዪቱ ከተማ ውስጥ ካሉት የአየር መንገድ ጽሕፈት ቤቶች መካከል በአንዱ እንደተገኘ በተራው የተቀበለችው ጸሓፊ ባለጉዳዩ ባልጠበቀው መልክ አነጋግራና የጉዞ ወረቀቱን አዘጋጅታ እስከሰጠችው ጊዜ ድረስ ለአንድም አፍታ ቀና ብላ ዓይን ለዓይን ሳታየው ከእርሱ ለቀረበላት የምስጋና ሰላምታም እንኳ አጸፋውን በአግባቡ ሳትመልስለት አሰናበተችው።

 

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