It’s another October 1st and Pastor Poju Oyemade-led Covenant Nation, Lagos, presents another intellectual fest. My neighbour says he is primed to learn from Pastor Poju and the advertised guests. But he doubts if the ideas that would be broadcast today would knock off from the top what he believes to be the most powerful idea that has been broadcast from The Platform since the first edition. When I asked him why he thinks the idea is the most powerful from The Platform over the years, he told me it was because of the look on Pastor Poju’s face as he read the quote to his audience during his welcome address.
Here is the quote:
“I could fill volumes with descriptions of temples and palaces, paintings, sculptures, tapestry, porcelain, etc., etc., etc.—if I could have time. But I could not do this without neglecting my duty. The science of government it is my duty to study, more than all other sciences: the art of legislation and administration and negotiation, ought to take place, indeed to exclude in a manner all other arts. I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain. John Adams
How many agree with my neighbour and why?