Black Spirituality Religion : 90% of Black People are Christians?

wow..So, does THAT make YOU "better than other Black Christians?"

Well, you don't have a monopoly on those experiences.

I GREW UP in the church as well....Sunday School, Church (ALL DAY), B.T.U. (Baptist Training Union), EVENING service, singing in the CHOIR, church organizations, USHERING, involved with church programs, PRESENTATIONS,....SPEECHES...etc...

I, too, have attended so-called "Christian" schools...one a Catholic school (after segregation) in which I was ONE of TWO Black children in the whole school, K thru 12. (And, being raised BAPTIST, this was DOUBLY culturally and religiously shocking to me.).... I experienced the OVERT racism of White teachers and students who didn't want Black children there AND the religious confusion of Catholicism.

....and, later, at another "Christian" school (not Catholic), I was ONE of THREE Blacks in the whole school....which, by then, the racism had switched to a more COVERT operation.

Thankfully, I didn't stay at either school long and returned to schools where I was with more of MY PEOPLE....

As I grew older, I also LEFT my family's home church because of some things there that I didn't feel were good for my spiritual growth....and I joined another church where I did feel I could grow. (and yeah, that decision made some folks "upset" but I didn't care about that....I went where I felt I could grow spiritually.)

Throughout my life, where ever I had lived, I have "shopped around" and "church-hopped" LOOKING for a Bible-teaching Church...a church where I feel welcomed...a church where I can receive some spiritual "MEAT."

If I go to a church, and I'm not feelin' it there....I don't go back.

But, I don't go around, outta ONE SIDE OF MY MOUTH saying, "We all fall short. We're all sinners."

...And outta the OTHER SIDE of my mouth, calling other Christians "HYPOCRITES" and describing myself as a "Christian who doesn't like other Christians."




....and talkin' bout how MANY Christians are REAL Christians and how many aren't.


So, I'll ask again, "What makes YOU better than any other Black Christian?"

What makes YOU a better Christian than those in your mother's church?....or the ones who left it?








As CHRISTIANS, we are supposed to PRAY for one another, believers and non-believers, the back-sliders and the anointed, those IN and OUTSIDE the church.




....and I'm gonna pray for you....I'm going to pray that God takes this (seeming) ANGER from you....this (seeming) CHIP off your shoulder....and any other emotion or thought that would keep you from the church and other Christians and your present feelings about other Christians.

What she is saying is true, you're getting defensive and aren't listening...and this 'praying for them''' or the ''no one is perfect'' defense is getting old...when you have families torn apart because light was shined on an individual's behavior, but rather than own up to their shortcomings or their anti ''Christian'' behavior, they come out with the ''No one can judge me but God'' defense.....certain members of my family have stopped speaking because a ''good Christian'' Aunt of mine who lives in UK, refused to help my sister when she came here in 03'(she refuse to help with 10pds train fare so she can get to the Embassy) but this same family member sends 200pds to Benny Hinn every year (for about 10 years now)...what she saying is true, and it is the reason A LOT of people are turning away from the religion.
 
This ''90% of black people are Christians'' survey is complete hogwash! LIKE in Africa, ANYONE who is in the so called 'Pagan' tradition or traditional spirituality, be it NA, African, Eastern medicine ..et la knows that 90% of the people who come to them for help ARE CHRISTIANS!! Yes sir, i know 2 tarot readers and Reiki practitioners who earn their living doing the aforementioned- who can testify to this...

and don't even get me started on all the ''Christians'' who visit the Juju priests in Africa.:wave:
 
In the Spirit of Sankofa and Peace and Love!

This ''90% of black people are Christians'' survey is complete hogwash! LIKE in Africa, ANYONE who is in the so called 'Pagan' tradition or traditional spirituality, be it NA, African, Eastern medicine ..et la knows that 90% of the people who come to them for help ARE CHRISTIANS!! Yes sir, i know 2 tarot readers and Reiki practitioners who earn their living doing the aforementioned- who can testify to this...

and don't even get me started on all the ''Christians'' who visit the Juju priests in Africa.:wave:




.......Sorry Goddess, but I must disagree with the position that the survey is hogwash. In fact, the 90% of so-called Christians that solicit help from NA, African, Eastern medicine, tarot readers and Reike, et al(as you say)...nearly justifies the central premise of the thread.

The 90% figure(or 85%) of African Americans belonging to legs of Christianity, in no way indicates loyalty or conformity to that belief system, but does support the fact of African people, by and large, being more spiritual by a level of majority above which, the degree to which non-Africans project; which becomes the main point behind the thread.

 

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