Follow the Gleam: A Treatise on Misinformation

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AuthorHouse, Aug 31, 2001 - Religion - 154 pages
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Misinformation is an impedance to metanoia, (turning from bad to good,) which is the central message of christianity. It misleads, it disorients, it confuses, it generates misunderstanding and disaffection, and occasions emotional and spiritual disquiet. This book decries its pernicious effect on the future of mutual understanding, love, peace, and harmony in the nuclear family setting, and in the wider family that includes all human beings of all colours, races and cultures. the book seeks to awaken consciousness to the reality of the pervasive presence of misinformation in our midst, recommends efforts at eradicating it, and by showing the light aims at replacing it with information that is wholesome, palatable and correct. This book is not about people per se, as individuals or as groups. It is about their intellectual inconsistencies and the harmful demagoguery that proceeds therefrom. Where names appear of persons, groups of people, institutions, or of events and places, they are merely incidental. It was not possible to avoid them and still address the wrong they were intended to instance. the directness of address is a timely invitation to change the rather too timid, too politically correct way in which important issues, especially those affecting revealed information, have hitherto been addressed. While it may sound somewhat disturbing to some parochial interests and localized opinions, it is really meant to express love and acceptance to all. When Jesus called the Pharisees and the Saducees hypocrites and whited sepulchres, it is not because he hated or despised them, it is because he loved them so much he was spoiling to have them change for the better even if it took harsh language. A book for everyone, it has no precise target readership because when information contained in a book is from revelation, who is it not for. It is instruction for the uninformed, elucidation and edification for the doubtful, and a mental stimulant for the tired intellectual who perhaps fell asleep. It will get you thinking, even talking, even responding, and that's not a bad thing. Many themes seem fused together in this book and that is because I am not writing on any of them, I am using them to illustrate and buttress the case I am making for the need for correct information.

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Chudi Conleth Anya, 57, of Catholic parentageFather: Pius Anyamkpele AmaefuleMother: Theresa Loloeke AnyaPlace of Birth: Mpam, Ekwereazu, Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria -Began secondary education as a seminarian at St. Peter Claver's Seminary, Okpala, Imo State, Nigeria. Studied Latin.-Obtained a Diploma in Education from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, majored in English and French.-Speaks Igbo, English, French, Pidgin English.-Taught High School 14 yrs. 1962-1976 -Radio/TV News anchorman in Imo Broadcasting Corporation Owerri, Nigeria, 13 yrs. Trained by BBC Staff Trainers in Production and Presentation.Rose to Principal Producer/Presentation OfficerHead: Features and Documentary Department; Talks Dept. Women & Children's Dept.Features Editor of the magazine "The Comet" 3 yrs.Wrote several magazine articles for "The Comet" Came to settle in the U.S. in 1989Elected into the International Poetry Hall of Fame Dec. 22, 1997Published in all Anthologies by the National Library of Poetry since 1997, each of the poems won the Editor's Choice award. A "Chudi Anya" Poetry Exhibit was established on the Internet's World Wide Web by the International Poetry Hall of Fame Museum at http://www.poets.com Married, with three children: Anayo, Chiamaka, UchennaDoing Masters in Theology and Pastoral StudiesPlans to do Doctorate in Theology, to wind up a lay minister.

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