Black Spirituality Religion : How Christianity is Used to Support the White Man's Agenda

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  1. river

    river Watch Her Flow MEMBER

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    If you go into a white church you will find the pulpit is used as a soapbox for George Bush. "We're fighting for our country. We're fighting for our families. We're fighting for our fredoms etc"

    Right down the street the preachers are telling their Black congregations "Don't worry about what Bush is doing. Just be loving and compassionate and god will bless you and take you to heaven. We're in the last days so pack your bags and don't worry abuot this old world."

    Yes we still languish in the bowels of the Good Ship Jesus. The message of brotherly love and compassion would be more easily digested if it did not come from those who kill us daily.
     
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    Monetary going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That's why GOD gave us common sense. We just have to use it. We, as a people, must learn to think for ourselves instead of following another human thinking things will be aiight...only to say it's her or his fault when things go awry. Let's take responsibility for the decisions that we make in our lives and just use plain ol' common sense. GOD gave it to us and no one can take that away from us except GOD.

    And YES, everyone has it too. Some of us refuse to use it because we're caught up in the games of this society...this country.

    I love Black people.

    :heart:

    Peace
     
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    Hey Money Man!

    Talk to us. Tell it like it be, Broths
    ^5
     
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    I think many people are just too willing allow man and a book to over-ride their better judgement. If you talk to a Christian and ask them a question, they always run and say something like "Well the bible tells us in verse......". They very rarely think for themselves and they never deviate from the book. It's like a blueprint for their thinking. The ultimate form of brainwashing. Anything outside of it is devil worship to them. Everyone that doesn't consult the bible before talking a step is going to hell, no matter how you are inside. It's sad. The thing that dangerous is the fact that it pacifies a person. With the bible, your grand prize is up in heaven. Don't worry about fixing anything for yourself on Earth, because you won't be here long. It's basically something that shuts the mouths of millions of potential radicals and free thinking activists, and transforms them into zombies that are only living to get rewarded after they take their last breath.
     
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    ^^Truer words have never been spoken. ^^

    PEACE
     
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    There's no better judgment than that of the Father and the Holy Anointed Son, so no man or book over-rides it.

    Just because we know we won't be here long does not mean all who follow after the Son don't give thought to things being better for themselves and brothers and sisters on this earth. We do know that we have our set time here, and some times are longer and some shorter; whatever the case, we have a duty to spreading the Good News and being an example to each other as the Shepard sent by the Father was example for us for salvation. This means helping to better a situation for another while they are here, and praying the same may come upon you, in due time.
     
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    24/7-365 Days a year...!
     
  8. river

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    By Father, do you mean Olodumare? That is the name of the God of the West Africans, of whom I am one

    Christianity is for the Jews and the gentiles and according to the Bible, Africans are not gentiles. According to the tenth chapter of Genesis, the gentiles are the descendants of Japheth. I am supposed to be the descendant of Ham. My ancestors had civilizations tens of thousands of years ago, so how can I be the descendant of someone in a book that says the Earth is only 6.000 years old?

    And why should Africans eat another man's crumbs when we have a full plate? Especially when his crumbs came from our plate to begin with.

    It was the White man who gave you the Bible and told you to believe it. The White man told you to believe a book tat says you are evil and God is punishing you. Why, when we have our own God, should we believe such nonsense?
     
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    What do you know and understand about the history etc. of the black church?

    I. e., were havens for so called runaway slaves, others the backers of the Civil Rights Movement, and a few supported the Black Power movement mainstays...

    Those who blacks backed reflected one agenda:

    Those who got white folks backing quite another...

    Let's don't just rewrite history...

    FYI...
     
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    You and yours are able to continue the practices of your African ancestors:

    May here couldn't (or couldn't out in the open)...

    Many white slaveholders didn't need or want their enslaved folk to have any religious practices at all (or fronted as preachers to their slaves too)...

    I. e.. such is how our ancestors got played close, and whatever we did wind up with (under our control) didn't come without a fight, so some criticisms are at best shortsighted etc.
     
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