ARE YOU A FREE SOUL?

This article is an adaptation of the prologue to my book that is due to be released for the public most probably in the last quarter of this year 2018 with the title THEY LIED TO US – A Critical Review of the Origin of Monotheism.

There are two classes of people in the world, the good and the bad. However, it appears that in between these classes are the “not too good” and the “not too bad.” Likewise, there are also two groups of people in the earth population, the rich and the poor, and consistent with the general observation is the fact that in between these are the “not too rich” and the “not too poor.” Naturally, this is what is expected and obtainable in a normal, rational earth ecosystem where humans are preeminence. Conversely, I had come to regard another classification of the living entities on the planet Earth whom I believe is void of the ‘middle class,’ and this is the ROYALTY AND the SLAVERY class.

Royalty arose from the monarchical system of ruling where the majority of the populace in a state or territory live to protect and please a very few, either of their own citizenry or a foreigner. Hence, the adopted system of governance over the ages have produces generations of the royal person, royal people who all are of royal status. On the other side of the divide are the majority of the people who can be regarded as the “slaves” for the royal house. A slave, therefore, is not necessarily somebody who is forced to work for somebody else for no payment and is regarded as the property of that person but somebody who is dominated by somebody or by something (directly or indirectly) either physically or mentally. 

In the prologue to my book, I shared the allegory of the six blind men who were called by the king and his men in the ancient Hindu land, to come and identify an elephant simply by touching it. Another set of people who were not blind were asked to come and perform the same task but not in an open place, rather, the elephant was put in a very dark enclosure. One group can, therefore, be admitted to be naturally handicapped while the other group had handicap foisted on them. The first group of people can be identified as the stark illiterates, who have no capacity to adequately and independently evaluate issues, and are limited in their ability to explore any and/or all other options before they participate in them. The second group can be likened to the learned fellows who though have access to the highest academic learning and exposure but are still hoodwinked into accepting an unfavourable condition to make a critical decision. As a result, whether they admit it or not, they are bound to arrive at a conditioned conclusion which though in itself may appear good and square but under a comprehensive consideration are technically induced. Among the latter group are religious leaders and academicians who are psychologically and mentally incapacitated by the powerful system that has clouded their reasoning faculty, thereby has drawn limiting lines as to what can be probed or researched. Hence, despite their academic ‘excellence,’ their minds are still veiled.

The different groups of people highlighted above are the world populace who are all controlled by the king and his men. As exposed in THEY LIED TO US, the “royal house” consists of selected earth citizens and some foreigners (aliens). The aliens are both extraterrestrial and subterranean within the Earth or in the Near-Earth Space. 

When the ‘blind,’ as well as the ‘blindfolded’ men, left the venue of the exhibition of the huge animal, they went about to tell how they had been made to ‘know’ the elephant. The news was spread farther and wider by the generations after them bearing the testimonies about how their forefathers were privileged to have known the animal intimately. The followings are the classes of people who make up the earth population:


2.16 – 2.4 billion people, representing 30 - 34% of Humanity, practice Christianity;

1.5 - 1.6 billion people, representing 21.4 - 23% of Humanity, practice the Islamic religion;

900m - 1.1 billion people, representing 12.9 - 15.7% of Humanity, follow Hinduism;

376 – 400 million people, representing 5.4 - 5.7% of Humanity, are faithful to Buddhism;

850m - 1.1 billion people, representing 12.1 - 15.7% of Humanity, are irreligious; and

376 – 400 million people, representing 5.4 - 5.7 of Humanity, belong to other religions.[1]


The harmonised descriptions, given by the various reports after the visitation to the huge animal are:

For those who touched the Leg                                   -The elephant is a tree trunk or a pillar

For those who touched the Trunk                                 -The elephant is a tree branch or snake

For those who touched the Ear                                   -The elephant is a big hand fan

For those who touched the Belly                                - The elephant is a big wall or a big sac

For those who touched the Tusk                                 -The elephant is a spear or solid pipe 

For those who touched the Tail                                   -The elephant is a rope

The details of how the main character of each of the group aligns with the description of the elephant are well expounded in the prologue to the book. 


The entire scenario can be conglomerated as follows:

BODY PART

DESCRIPTION

RELIGION

POPULATION[2]

The Leg

Tree trunk

Hinduism

13.2%

The Trunk

Tree branch

Buddhism

5.8%

The Ear

The Hand fan

Other Religions

12.8%

The Belly

The wall/sac

Christianity

33.2%

The Tusk

The Spear

Islam

21%

The Tail

The Rope

Nonreligion

14%


As it can be seen, no single group identifies the elephant as an animal, except the group that alternatively called the elephant’s trunk a snake. They all called the elephant anything other than what it actually is. Since an elephant is more than its leg, trunk, ear, belly, tusk and tail when separated, then the true knowledge of the G-O-D is greater than each religion and philosophy. As seen in the allegory above, what each is holding onto is definitely insufficient to represent the whole; and as such, the people of the world are heavily misinformed. 

Keen thinkers and watchers of human behaviours and characters over the ages have reasoned that if the G-O-D is ONE, then mankind does not know what this elephant truly is irrespective of the experiences of having touched this big animal. Therefore, the G-O-D has been interpreted as a different thing to different races, nations and groups of people. Just as all the blind men would argue that they touched the ‘elephant’ and they knew what the elephant is, so do all the religious groups fret and claim that they know their ‘big’ elephant because they had touched (tasted) their G-O-D and the ‘elephant’ is real to them. And the madness continues among the world populace, the illiterates and educated alike, who had been made to call the G-O-D so many different things.

However, besides the blind and blindfolded human populace are the King and his men. These are extremely few people who, as said earlier, are made up of humans and extraterrestrials, to whom the entire world population is nothing but slaves. Which side are you, are you on the king’s side or you are a slave, merely working the king’s farm? If a 'middle class' can be assumed to exist, these can only be made of the FREE SOULS who have reasoned themselves out of the matrix and have come to a logical awareness of what has been happening. Not only this, they have been able to identify what must be done to opt out of the matrix and tell a few others who would be awakened. These are not just critics of other people's views and beliefs but are genuinely concerned to impart knowledge as much as the recipients are willing to accept. This is the void this book attempts to fill up. 

A poem by John Godfrey Saxe (1816 - 1887) sums it up as follows:

It was the six men of Indostan

To learning much inclined,

who went to see the Elephant 

(though all of them were blind),

That each by observation

Might satisfy his mind.

 

And so these men of Indostan

Disputed loud and long,

Each in his own opinion

Exceeding stiff and strong,

Though each was partly in the right,

And all were in the wrong!

 

So oft in theologic wars

The disputants, I ween,

Rail on in utter ignorance

Of what each other mean,

And prate about an Elephant

Not one of them has seen!

The reader will agree that this statements aptly represents our world in which many people “prate about an Elephant (theism)”, a God not anyone of us has ever seen.


Tunji Adeeko

August 2018


[1] The other religions include Judaism, the Baha’i faith, Jainism, Sikhism, Taoism, Confucianism and other traditional religious practices, in various homelands and in the diaspora, across the globe.

[2] According to the World Factbook as at 2015


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