Raadaa Research Competition Category B (Undergraduates, Colleges of Education, Monotechnics & Polytechnics Students)
The rate at which our culture and traditions are depreciating and depleting is alarming, therefore the need to reinculcate our culture and traditions to various groups in our society and African at large or our culture would not meet the future generations. Religious differences and sentiments aside. Thus this research is conducted towards promotion of our (African) cultural heritage.
Humanity should not avenge divinity. In dead men's path, after the road was blocked by the newly appointed principal who refused to open it even after the warning from the chief priest, and the hard labour of a young woman in the village. The villagers destroyed the school because a diviner said the ancestors were insulted and angry and they had to make heavy sacrifices. To me, the villagers (humanity) were not meant to avenge for their ancestors (divinity). If the ancestors were insulted, they should have revenged for themselves. Besides, the principal was just a man filled with western values.
According to Merriam Webster dictionary, Divinity is the state of being supernatural, a deity or a gods. Divinity entails everything supernatural. Divinity is an unseen being or law that oversees the affairs of humanity. Humanity on the other hand, is the virtue associated with the basic ethics of altruism(selflessness) derived from human condition. It is also seen as the human race, which includes everyone on earth. It is also seen as a word for the qualities that makes us human, such as the ability yo love and have compassion, be creative and not a robot or an alien. Humanity comes from the Latin word “Humanitas” which stand for human nature. The question; Should Humanity Avenge Divinity? Using the text “Clash of Divinity” by Reuben Onyishi, and “Dead Men’s Path” by Chinua Achebe.
"vengeance is mine;I will repay;says the lord (Romans 12:19).God is just:he will pay back trouble to those who trouble you(2 Thessalonian 1:6).These are some verses in the bible where God gave insights of his condemnation to vengeance by man.God gave assurance to man to turn to the other cheek when one slaps him in the other.Looking beyond the surface,it simply means that man should not retaliate what ever done to him.It also means that all battles belongs to God and not man.A man who worships God to the brim,is automatically God's property, so for a human to touch God's anointed,the person has definitely incurred God's wrath and must not go unpunished.
Sited from Reuben Onyishi’s Clash of Divinity and Chinua Achebe’s Dead men’s Path. Humanity is mankind; human beings as a group. The quality or state of being human. Divinity is the state of being a god or God. The state of being divine. Can humanity fight for divinity? Why then should we fight for it? Omaba should avenge itself of any wrong done it by the people. We need not hate one another over the fight that should be left to the spirit. Why do we express such deep-seated hatred for the church to the extent that anybody who worships there is considered death?
Who can participate?
Undergraduates, Colleges of education, Monotechnics & Polytechnics students of any tertiary institution in Africa.
Which research work is accepted?
Research works or papers in any field are accepted.
Category B (Undergraduates, Colleges of education, Monotechnics & Polytechnics Students)
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For Category B; Term-papers or any other well-researched and referenced work.
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Program of event
1st May, 2017 Voting and Submission of research works or papers begins
30th June, 2017 Submission of research works or papers ends
31st July, 2017 Voting ends
1st August, 2017 Shortlisting of research works and papers with best impression
1st August, 2017 Grading of research works and papers with best impression begins
11th August, 2017 Award Ceremony
Prizes to be won
First position – ₦150,000
Second position – ₦100,000
Third position – ₦70,000
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