Black Spirituality Religion : Ancestor Worship

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  1. Ralfa'il

    Ralfa'il Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Who says that ancestors are not worshipped in many of our traditional religions?
     
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    Ralfa'il Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Come on now....

    It don't take 30 minutes or half a day just for some of you who've been "correcting" me all week about traditional religions to firgure out what to say to a black man who brings pristine clear argument.


    :pc:

    Don't let me have to start naming names.
     
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    Ancestor Worship - Fiction

    The concept of so-called "ancesor worship" was conceived by westerners and not by Africans. We (Africans) have never worshipped our ancestors. We built rituals and shrines in order to establish communication with them as a means obtaining direction in our lives.




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    i would imagine that people who practice a given belief system know what they are doing even if others do not.
    why don't we/you stick to the one that you practice and leave the others alone?
    i could say that Muslims worship Arabs but what good would that do?

    i say worship whoever you want and meet at Destees in peace.
     
  5. Ralfa'il

    Ralfa'il Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Let's see....

    I know brothers Sekhemu and Sam told me that we never worshipped our ancestors and it was a big white lie.

    I don't know if brutha Infomoetry feels the same way.


    But like Jodeci....I'm still waiting...
     
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    Hello Brother Ralfa'il ... you said the following, in this thread:


    The thread you mention above, is this thread.


    1. Don't be call'n nobodee out ... up in here ... take it to an alley or sump'n.

    2. Because others are respecting the peace here, does not mean they are afraid of you.

    3. As Brother James suggested, share your beliefs with us, instead of trying to un-do someone else's.


    Your original question in this thread is:


    Please Brother ... tell us who says that our Ancestors are worshipped in many of our traditional religions. You? Then tell us. Which ones, and in what capacity?

    :heart:

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    i think you need to take some of that energy that you spend worrying about other peoples systems and use it to pay a little attention to what i am saying to you.
    you define your own system however you want to and others may do the same for their systems.

    no one has to answer your questions, especially when they have already been asked and answered.
    the rule here is that everyone is entitled to their own thing, no matter how it may look to you.
     
  8. Ralfa'il

    Ralfa'il Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Destee



    Actually I was waiting for some of these people to show up and defend thier statements that our ancestors were never worshipped.

    But since it's obvious they won't because they know "how I do".... :rolleyes:


    Allow me to present Exhibit A:

    Kwango_Likemba is our resident expert on some ATRs and she says:

    "But like I said the Kongo religion (nkissi or Palo Mayombe) include many of other Bantu peoples traditions: we all worship of the ancestors, the Great Spirit (God) and natural Spirits. I am cool with you as long you don’t praise Islam or Christianity because that is not our heritage and cultures."

    http://destee.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35033&page=4


    So SHE says that they infact DID worship their ancestors.


    So why say that it's "white man's propaganda" when it's infact true in many cases?

    Most importantly, I haven't said whether it was good or bad...but if there was nothing wrong with worshipping one's ancestors why are so many reluctant to admit it was being done?
     
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    Ralfa'il Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    James

    I raise hell on the internet because I have too much free time on my hands.

    :darts:

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    I need some work to do.
     
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    Brother Ralfa'il ... Sister Kwango is not even here right now ... what are you doing?!!

    What do you have to say about this ... what are your words?!

    If you wanted to continue a discussion in another thread, where Sister Kwango posted, why not just leave it there? You started a thread to re-post what she said in another ... and you have no words of your own to offer other than ... you're waiting for other folk to show up and defend themselves?!

    You're tripp'n Brother ... let it go ... for you will not be able to blame your next ban on another.

    You're doing this to yourself.

    :heart:

    Destee
     
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