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An open letter to one Kahari Mugo- Lecturer of Philosophy at Multimedia University of Kenya

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Hello Fool , I trust that you are doing great at these challenging times . Well , dear by standers , or rather dear readers , I know you are wondering why I adressed my Lecturer as a fool. But worry no more , I have the full story .

Now , open letters are synonymous with negative stories , stories of oppression and shame , and to some extent , you are thinking that I am here too for the same. I will have to disappoint you this once , for I have nothing but flowery appreciation for my former lecturer , senior fool .

Mr Kahari Mugo , you taught me Philosophy on my first semester at the University. You used to refer to every other human being , yourself included as fools . And the origin of this was simple , we are all fools because of the manner at which we accept things , ideologies and events without questioning. To this far , I agree that we are a fools , because even if I asked anybody why they take three meals and not ten are one , they would not have an answer .

Mr fool , I can vividly remember how you urged us to think critically and evolve out of the nutshell that humankind has been mushroomed under for its existence. You taught me the art of thinking not only creatively but critically. Always asking myself the questions of whys and why nots . You gave me a base to support my arguments and through you I learnt that human life is just but a staged drama ,where you enter to play your part ,and when it’s done ,you exit so unceremoniously and everyone forgets about you .

You introduced me to the topics of ethics , metaethics and metaphysics . Together we tried to dissect and digest the origin of various phenomena. The origin of man ,and earth ,and trust me you , nobody has come up with any convincing story of this beginning. Not to say that I am not religious , but the Bible Story of Creation contains massive drawbacks .Likewise , the Darwinian theory is not any better .

We studied about religion and its fanatism ,and the adage long question popped up , is Christianity the truth ? And does that mean Buddhism ,Islam , Hindu and all other religions are false ? Does it mean they will all go to hell ? And if really God loves his people as it is written in the Holy Book , then why is hell present ? Mean if you are my kid , no matter the magnanimity of your crime , my love will still remain. And lastly , is religion the opium of the poor ?

Mr Mugo , I dare not forget about the history of great philosophers . And personally , I picked on Plato . That guy was just an avid learner . Of course Aristotle also makes much more sense .

I am sure Mr Mugo , you would love me to write more , but just like I disappointed my readers , let me disappoint you too. I have to end my letter here , but even at my conclusion , I urge you to soldier on your good job within the lecture halls.

Lincoln Oyugi!

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