Sequel to the report currently making rounds about a popular Nigerian clergyman, Rev. Ntia. I. Ntia, who survived an accident yesterday, Saturday 6, in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital, where he came out unhurt, a Nigerian scholar, Mr Raymond Consider has waded into the topic today, Sunday, March 7, where he gave a detailed analysis why the cleric came out ‘actually’ unhurt.
According to Consider, one shouldn’t forget that the affluence and luxury on modern day vehicles can give so much strength to life and make it death-defying right in the face of deadly incidents.
Read Mr Ray’s reaction in full;
An Unfamiliar Facebook Friend:
“Mr Raymond, it seems that you no longer find joy in writing stuff that give God the glory. Why haven’t you said something about the FATAL ACCIDENT [foregrounded by me] that my papa survive [sic] a day ago? am [sic] beginning to think that our friendship should not continue. You don’t seem to believe in God.”
(It was his first message ever, and he blocked me after sending it.)
Me: (Hoping that he’ll see this response somehow)
Why not accept the fact that since I own this phone subscribe for the Internet data and own the Facebook account, it is my exclusive right to decide what to write about, Sir?
We should learn to use words in the way that they are contextually, meaningfully correct, beyond grammatical correctness.
A vatal accident is the one that causes someone to die.
The accident in question did not result in the death of anyone, to the best of my knowledge. Therefore, it cannot be termed fatal. That’s by the way.
I believe in and love God because my knowledge about God’s place in me is all of good towards me. And so when something good happens, I out of my personal belief attribute it to God. Again, it is a belief; a very personal one.
I thank God for saving the lives of everyone who was involved in the accident, especially the life of the pharmacist who drove in the red vehicle, which findings reveal that she was more vulnerable because of the grade of the vehicle she drove in. (See attachment 2 for the degree of damage.)
It must be noted that some vehicles are built with advanced security technologies: they are as well highly expensive.
We shouldn’t forget, affluence and luxury can give so much strength to life and make it death-defying right in the face of deadly incidents.
If the Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) of the papa were one cheap car, one may possibly survive the accident, but the person wouldn’t come out UNHARMED.
If it were in such a case where harm is obviously inevitable yet someone comes out UNHARMED, then we could call it a miracle.
The pharmacist in the red car with serious damage isn’t reported to have come out UNHARMED: she’s sustained injuries.
Does God love her differently? Why haven’t people thanked God for her life, most especially?
Findings reveal that some SUVs are built to guarantee the safety of life of the people driving in them should serious accidents occur. They are however highly expensive.
Matter of fact, there are even cars that are bomb proof.
The accident in question couldn’t break bulletproof glasses which the papa’s SUV possesses except proven otherwise. Thus the people in it were by a large degree protected from external harm.
Note again, not even a glass was (badly) broken. Now if the glasses were broken, that alone could get into one’s body: chest, heart or head, and possibly result in serious injuries or even death.
Should one be talking about coming out UNHARMED without at least finding out how and why?
Can we say that a submarine (which is produced to run in deep waters) comes out afloat because of miracle?
Logical reasoning should make us ask why the pharmacist in the red vehicle came out harmed, albeit alive as reported. Wasn’t it in the same scene of the ‘miracle’?
What am I saying? It is simple.
While we praise the monkey for how well it can jump from one tree to another in the forest, we shouldn’t forget to acknowledge the closeness of trees in the forest.
While we give God the glory for making the papa come out UNHARMED (which I’m happy about), technology and science should be acknowledged, too.
(If you’re disappointed in me because of this, then this is not my handwriting 💁♂️.)