Black Spirituality Religion : faith by force?

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    does slavery, conquest, genocide, etc invalidate the oppressor's faith?
    when practicing the slave master's faith how do you know it is true and not just fear?


    is it correct for a blackman to practice any religion that was introduced to him by force?
     
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    people died in the coming of all of it

    Hi James; long time no see.

    In looking closely at your inquiry I would say no. I say this because in looking at all of it, all religions are forced upon us in one-way or another. People died in the coming of Jesus just as people died in the coming of Ra, Osiris, Aten, Amun, Yh etc…etc.

    What we have to do is figure out which one is correct and why.

    Peace and Power in Reading.
     
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    i would have to say yes, just based on the fact of an "oppressor"

    the oppressor is there to oppress not elevate

    fear is what brought one to practice in the first place, fear of self

    if you're talking about any religion as we as humans know it?

    i would say NO!
     
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    figure:?:
     
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    great point

    the whole con-struck of it all should be examined
     
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    In the Spirit of Sankofa!





    jamesfrmphilly,

    ..........Or, is it consequences of action?
     
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    i believe that many of us actually live in fear of white power and that fear drives many of our decisions.....including our faith
     
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    First of all you are coming from the erroneous position of believing black people only believe what they believe because they are forced to do so. Nobody is forced to believe anything so we are free to believe what we want.
     
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