Black Spirituality Religion : Is Your Faith or Religion a Verb or an Adjective?

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  1. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    There was an interesting discussion on the Gary Null show on WBAI the other day and he was

    kinda hard on those who claim to be spirtual and not tied to any particualr faith, you know, folks who meditate and do chants and burn candles,
    but his question was realy how spiritual could that be if they were only doing that for themselves, rather then for the common good of the planet???

    Looking at our recent history out of 30 thousand years, the folks we call real leaders came out of some tradition or religion

    Boukman in Haiti
    His focus the common good and liberation of the kidnapped African and thier famly by any means necessary

    Prince Hall
    the freedom of Black folks and the respect for our dignity and safety

    reverand Nat Turner
    self explainatory

    Garvey
    One Aim one God One people

    Elijah Muhammed
    the creation of a culture to liberate black folks from mental enslavement,
    with a basis in Science of Mind, and existentialsim

    Dr King
    the true use of Christianity as a verb

    El hajj malik Shabbazz
    the true use of the basic principles of spirituality manifest in a metaphysic of political and economic action

    Ra Un Nefer Amen
    the use of metaphysics as a form of
    transformation and elevation of consciousness into realms of clarity to establish modalities of
    collective progress communal concern and pan african empathy

    Therefore how does one see their personal reiligious or spiritual beliefs in the greater context of us all being part of the Creator?

    and as each one being a part of the Creator how important is creativity, as a daily function like eating, sleeping, working, and giving sexual pleasure to ones significant other?
     
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    My faith is an adjective and verb. I believe in the Blackbird, Blackbirdism all day every day. It is a statement of I and We thus Iwe pronounced i-Way.

    The Bird (the high priest and chief minister of Blackbirdism)
     
  3. Ankhur

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    In some cultures,

    the priests, had no name or image visible to the community they served.

    their name was hidden

    their face was hidden

    and their ego sacrificed for the benefit of the community
     
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    A way of life;
    to use Capoeira as the vehicle of transformation and elevation of consciousness into higher realms of clarity, to establish a collective communal progress toward Pan African Identity and knowledge.
     
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    I didnt know Capoeira was a religion, I had always assumed that it was a form of self defense, that would be good for every one flexible and the right body type to learn, but what is the religion of most of the folks studying Capoiera, world wide?

    A gun is used for self defense as well, but can a religion be made
    from guns?
     
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    As you probably know, Africans don’t separate life from religion (spirituality), dance or having to defend once self.

    Capoeiristas in the past did not separate the game, the art or fight from their every day life and spiritual believe systems. They all where one within the life’s they lead. The Mestres had to separate them for the white man in order to be able to continue to practice this art form. Now as is customary, the white man has altered the art into a sport. Cutting off it’s intrinsic African nature and spirit. White Brazilians (most) don’t know what Capoeira is. It is just an activity for most modern Capoeira practitioners. A great many don’t fully understand Capoeiras philosophical precepts, nor it’s spiritual manifestations.

    As for guns they are only a tool. But as you know, the white man has turned it into a religious symbol of destruction. Using the scull as their ultimate symbol of their believe system.
     
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    Thank you brother, and I had asked that question not just for myself but for the benefit of the readers here.

    In may places across the US we only see alot of white folks doing it

    but we tend to forget the Quilombo warriors, who like Boukman and
    the Maroons, had secret relligious practices and

    special commitments of virtue and morality as commitments to the community,
    that would be beyond the scope of us living in this mechanized society.

    I also desired for you to post that to educate our younger readers here who get cought up in the Yellow man's Bushido, although wonderful,
    they should understand and apreciate,
    their African ancestral traditions
    of not just martial arts and fighting but spiritual growth as well

    And the blessing of Capoiera is that practicly all of the African arts will not be taught to out siders

    but this system allows folks of African descent to absorb, a traditional vibe, aspet and love of self and community through movement, and the continuous circular flow, relating them to the circular flow of the microcosm of the atom and the macrocosm of the galaxy.

    When I was at Alan Lee's Kung Fu Wushu, many brothers who were Afrocentric left there after 7 years and studied under Maestros
     
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    Yes, We are losing a great deal of wisdom and spiritual understanding.

    I see most of our people have been domesticated and don't even know of what they have lost. but at least the knowledge is still here. We just have to seek it!
     
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