2 Samuel 22:28
You save the humble, but your eyes are on the haughty to bring them low.
personally, i think that these two bands, okri and tagore, have really good speakers and stuff. we're good, ngl. and i know both of us were confident about winning at least one round. people like clement were confident about winning both ._. clement aside, what has happened to a normal friendly debate?
i don't actually know what happened, but it's only a inter-band debate! idg why it has to escalate into something as big as this. can't we all just finish the debate without relatoinships being soured, or having friends turned into foes? i think it's all kind of childish. and i'm sad this is happening. i thought these things only happened in my primary school. no offence, north spring pri.
is there a need to call people names, or to suan people, or if you're the one being suaned at, why retaliate? what's the point? do we have to just stick to our own bands now? tagore is tagore and achebe is achebe and okri is okri and naipaul is naipaul and desai is desai and ondaatje is ondaatje? we aren't allowed to mix?
is there a need to draw the line so clearly? i'm that kind of person whereby i don't really care what kind of situation i'm in, a friend is always a friend, no matter what, so i don't understand your view on rivals first friends second. i know i'm being damn obvious but i'm not mad at you, i'm just curious as to why you adopt that attitude. are we not to love our neighbours as ourselves, and to even love our enemies through God's grace? yes, they are rivals, competitors, but shouldn't we still be gracious and be civilised?
i was quite shocked to see your post. and seeing okri's name there. we were there at the corridor but honestly it was just to see the results.
i actually do think you're being overconfident. perhaps i don't know the tone which you had when you blogged, but it came across as being overconfident. i'm sure many others felt that way too. i know you're pissed off as hell but step back and take a look at the big picture. some of the drama came from you, this you have to admit.
from where i'm standing, you're acting as though you can be competitive, and call names, but when the others retaliate, they're not supposed to because it's a joke. it might be funny to you, but it may not be true for other people.
you know, tbqh, i've always looked up to you, mainly because you always seem to have that close connection with God and you blog about how spiritually filled you are after a certain event. i've always wanted that. i struggle a lot with myself, i constantly deviate from God until i'm desperate then i go back to Him. i'm not proud of this, and i want to change so bad. when i look at your blog now, i see no semblence of that girl who was filled with God's love and mercy.
i berate myself for the comment. in no way am i trying to judge you, this is just my personal opinion.
in one of my church's services quite a while ago, the speaker mentioned that there was a guy who was serving God. (i forgot what he was exactly doing), and he said to this professor, that at first when he started, he felt so challenged, like satan was attacking him at every given opportunity. then he said, now, i don't feel that way anymore. i feel like my life's sailing really smooth. the professor gave the most shocking answer. he said "that's terrible! it means you're no longer a threat to satan so he couldn't be bothered to attack you anymore."
i myself don't exactly get what point i'm trying to convey, but it seemed to fit in somehow. are we no longer a threat to satan? that's a really horrifying thought.
i never imagined that debate was going to turn out like this. weren't we all so excited for what was to happen in the beginning, to get experience from this? i feel like it has turned into a battle which both bands feel that they have to win.
i don't want a war, i never expected one, especially not about this.
i besiege everyone to stop saying anything about debate, at all, except to discuss the motion. it'll all be over in two weeks. meanwhile, i hope this doesn't hurt the friendship between us, because i really wanted to tell you this for quite a while now, but didn't know how.
Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. but watch youself, or you also may be tempted.
funny how people can't confront people face to face anymore. and admittedly, i'm one of them. oh well, i was never one to tell a person directly that the way he/she was acting probably wasn't so good. i haven't told someone else too. no idea how to tell her. am praying for the right opportunity and courage to be able to do it.
im sorry i had to do this over a public blog. but it really has escalated into something no one wanted in the first place. ):
The entire law is summed up in a single command: "Love your neighbor as yourself. If you keep on biting and devouring each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.
in the end, will we really remember this foolish arguement between the entire level in 10 years time?
in the end, it doesn't even matter. (linkin park!)