His Holiness, Ogbaja, Ahanyi Kama Onu Kama Onyioha, addressing a meeting of the Special Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations on World Disarmament, 22nd of Anyanwu, 22 D.T. (During Tutelage). June 12, 1978. United Nations Photo.
Chiism (Godianism) at the United Nations
Text of Address Delivered by Ahanyi, His Holiness, Ogbaja (Prophet) Kama Onu Kama Onyioha, Supreme Spiritual Teacher of Chiism (Chiism) to the NGO Delegates to the Special Session of the United Nations on World Disarmament, New York, June 2, 1978.
My dear brothers and sisters in God: The title of the address I am going to present now to you is "Religions and World Disarmament." But before I proceed, permit me to express my gratitude first to Dr. Carl David Soule of the Christian Peace Conference who contacted Mrs. Dorothy Maas and agreed with her that I should speak.
Religion gave genesis to human thinking. The thinking of man began when man began to wonder how all the phenomena of nature milling around him came to be. In this wondering he conceived the idea of the first Caaue. the first principle, which the African calls "Chineke" in lbo, "Olodumare" in Yoruba, "Ubangiji" in Hausa, "Mawu" in Togo and Benin Re- public, "Katonda" in Uganda, "Osanobuwa" in Bini, "Abasike-Inyong" in Efik-Ibibio, "Tamuna" in Ijaw; and the white man calls "God" in English, and "Allah" in Arabic. Various other ethnic groups of man both in Africa and other parts of the world not herein mentioned have various names in their various languages for this one supreme being, the creator of the cosmos. With this concept of the supreme being came man's belief in his dependence on God for existence on this earth. And man assumed it as his duty to love God, and to worship Him in gratitude for His goodness to humanity. Thus religion began as the first binding philosophy of man--a fact which gave man his first conceptual unity...Click here to download this historic speech.
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