Religious matters are often sensitive and emotional issues to talk about given the diverse nature of our beliefs. Sometimes discussing them is like stoking some kind of controversy which does not go down well with so many folks. They claim that what they feel, know and practice and hold in great awe should not be challenged because according to them it is sacred.
What I am used to hearing all the while is that a hungry man is an angry man. Until recently an academic friend of mine at the University of Port Harcourt, Dr Njoku Tony, with whom I regularly exchange ideas opened my understanding to another statement that a hungry man can hardly think well. In what looks like propounding a theory he went further to seriously justify his claim when he insisted that the reason we are not able to rationalize situations properly and bring solutions is because we are always under the attack of hunger. He had queried if the three basic needs of man does not include food, shelter and clothing. He identified that of these three foods remains the most challenging to keep life going.