Black Spirituality Religion : Black Liberation is attainable...


The Age of Aquarius
Sep 27, 2005
however JC is not apart of the equation...! :nono:

I remember walking out of church thinking that I
should reverence every white woman that I saw because
she might be an angel in disguise. But as they say, in
the church, “When I was a child, I thought as a

I cannot help but wonder, how my life, as well as the
lives of countless other Black boys and girls, would
have been changed if someone had told me that Judaism
was one of the many religions originally practiced by
African people. If someone had only told me that what
is called “Christianity” was the recorded history of a
Black Revolutionary named Yeshua (Jesus is derived
from a Greek word, Yeshua was not Greek) who rebelled
against the Roman Empire and tried to teach the Black
Hebrews a clearer understanding of the word of God.

But no one took time to tell me that the picture of
the blue-eyed, blond-haired “Jesus” hanging from the
wall in my parents living room was actually the family
member of some European artist from the 16th century
who was commissioned by the leaders of the white
church to paint the Son of God in the image of a white
man in order to enslave and dominate the original
people of the scriptures. So I grew up thinking that I
was God’s little nappy headed stepchild.

When our African ancestors were enslaved and brought
to America, they were taught a slave theology that
made most of them docile and submissive, however a
chosen few of them saw through the lies of the white
man and embraced a Liberation Theology and shouted,
“Before I be a slave, I’ll be buried in my grave.”

Because it was forbidden for the enslaved Africans to
read, if “massa” sent a preacher to tell them that God
was white and they were a cursed people who had no
soul, or if he told them that they were blessed to
have been enslaved because if it wasn’t for slavery,
they would still be “heathens” who never would have
gotten to know “tha lawd”—they believed it. Most
damaging was the teaching that to rebel against
slavery was to rebel against God.

What is most tragic is that this mentality is still in
the hearts and minds of Black people today. Instead of
seeing the Bible as a book to be read and understood,
many see it as a magical good luck charm and if we
place it under our pillows at night, we would learn
“the word” by osmosis.

Because many of us use the King James version of the
Bible, written in Old English, many feel that if
“Jesus” talked like that surely he must have looked
like one of those Shakespearean actors from TV.
Hollywood has also pushed this lie that the people of
the Bible were European, by allowing white actors to
play Moses and Jesus but making Black actors play
muggers and junkies.

As we look at the condition of Afrikan people today,
we can attribute the drugs, the Black on Black
violence and poverty to our being brainwashed by
European “nationalism” under the guise of religion.
How else can you account for our perpetual misery? How
else can you account for the state of mind of our
young Black boys who think that they are thugs and
gangbangers. Or our Black girls who think that they
are “Ho’s”, unworthy of respect. No one has told them
that they are the people of God. No one has told them
that the “Jesus” that they hear about in church was
the same color as the one that they see staring back
at them in the mirror.

Can we really expect to reach out for the Hip Hop
generation with one hand while clutching a figurine of
a lily white “Jesus” with the other?

How else can you explain our inability to respond
effectively to the problems that have faced our people
for the last 400 years. Why do we accept racism,
economic exploitation and racial profiling? With all
our fancy jobs and college degrees, we still cannot
find a way to stop crack from coming into our
communities or AIDS from spreading at an alarming

The reason that we tolerate such injustice is that we
are looking for a white man to come down from heaven
and save us and if we can’t have “Jesus” right now,
any white man will do.

What we need is Afrikan Liberation Theology; a
theology that reveals the TRUTH that will make us
free. Afrikan Liberation Theology gives us a
theological foundation to fight the battle for the
upliftment of Afrikan people. This theology teaches
that the fight for Justice is not against God, as the
white man has taught us, but is your religious duty if
you are truly a follower of Yeshua, the Black
Revolutionary Messiah.

Afrikan Liberation Theology recaptures the scriptures
from the white supremacist system and brings it back
home to the African people upon which they were based.
Most importantly Afrikan Liberation Theology
challenges us to finally confront the question, “Can a
white Jesus save Black people?” Our current condition
answers that question loudly and clearly.


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