THE Lagos Zone of the Rosicrucian Order (AMORC) recently organised a symposium on National Reorientation for sustainable development in Lagos, to mark its yearly celebration of virtues.
In his opening speech, chairman of the Planning Committee of the Lagos branch of the organisation, Young Arebamen, informed the congregation that AMORC is dedicated to the study and investigation of natural and spiritual laws for the attainment of health, happiness and peace in the world.
Arebamen believes that such knowledge, as the Rosicrucians propagate, frees man from the shackles of superstition, disease and ignorance. He said the reorientation suggests that our current orientation is out of place. He wants Nigerians to stop the long pretence, which manifests in the fact that though we have established churches and mosques, yet we continue to experience corruption, poverty, insecurity, crimes and massive unemployment. Thus, there is an urgent need for a change of attitude. To him, sustainable development could not thrive in an atmosphere of endemic corruption, kidnapping, fraud and terrorism.
In his keynote address, the grand administrator of AMORC, Dr. Kenneth Idiodi, avowed that Rosicrucians are thinkers, who learn to operate natural laws to change the world by changing themselves. He said that insight gained through the study and practice of mysticism brings about the progress and advancement of the nation.
Idiodi said that what informed the AMORC’s choice of national reorientation, as the seminar, was the perceived lack of seriousness of Nigerians, as people cannot do the same thing, the same way and expect different results. Therefore, there is need to transform a mission to a vision in order to transform the unserious mindedness of Nigerians.