Black Spirituality Religion : Warning Family

Discussion in 'Black Spirituality / Religion - General Discussion' started by Destee, May 4, 2009.

  1. Destee

    Destee destee.com STAFF

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    Peace and Blessings Family,

    As i'm sure many have noticed the levels of drama, disruption, negativity, intolerance, disrespect, etc., have been very high lately.

    It's not what this community is about ... and i want you all to be warned ... that if that is what you bring here, if you think you have the right to do this here ... you are wrong and stand a great chance of being suspended and/or banned.

    With the levels so high right now, and resources low, we just don't have the time or wherewithal to dissect every single situation to its least common denominator. Instead, we will more than likely be looking at the bigger picture, holding all involved, responsible ... allowing you to share in the suspension and/or banning, together.

    This may be your only warning, so please, take it for whatever it is worth ... for our peace will be maintained ... by any means necessary.

    Love You!

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    Destee
     
  2. soulosophy

    soulosophy Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Sign of the Times

    The Higher vibrations are pulsating much stronger now. It’s of no consequence whether we are inclined to higher consciousness or lower consciousness, because whatever is built into who we are as a person, which is the entirety of this life and past lives, is being amplified to whatever we are predisposed to. However, we don’t have to be victims but we do need to take charge of our own ship and be the captain of our souls. Most people tend to just float like leaves on the stream letting the ripples toss them about because they haven’t yet figured out that they’re the ones ultimately responsible. Let us not relinquish our responsibility to be conscious Beings in charge of our own souls.

    Love, Peace!
     
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  3. cherryblossom

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    Dear Destee:

    I am posting this here because the other relative threads are closed now.
    However, truly, I did not come here to sow discord or negativity nor did I come here to receive it.

    Where I have “bumped heads” with members, I have tried to resolve it. But, the most recent situation was one where I felt disrespected as a woman.

    However, it is interesting to note that almost all of my conflicts here have been connected to my spiritual beliefs, either directly or indirectly.

    But, in spite of my religious beliefs, I am still a woman, a BLACK WOMAN.

    Many times here, I have had my words twisted and misconstrued to fit what others WANT to think of me. But they don't know me. They don't know where I come from nor my life's experiences. But, all of what they DON'T know is what makes me the BLACK WOMAN I am.

    And I truly believe that if we, as a people, can not respect each other on-line, then we are doomed to never have any constructive unity in our REAL lives as well, while our communities continue to suffer from the self-destructive and dysfunctional mindsets and behaviors which send our people to the streets, to jail, and to the grave.

    For example:
    Let's say, I had a business proposition that would generate employment and some economic growth in a Black community, like a grocery store or donated land for a community garden and if I invited MetaSaience, Nasheed, and Keita to work with me on this community asset, I have to wonder if each of us could do so for the good of the community, putting aside our different, respective, spiritual beliefs.

    But, if we can't ever get past whose religion was “first” or whose religion is “eurocentric” or whose religion is the only right one for Black people, then we'll never defeat our common foe, which is the White power structure in this country and in Africa.

    Now, I reported Keita because he disrespected me as a WOMAN. In my original post, I didn't say anything about Christianity. But, he responded to let me know that his opposition to me was because of my Christian stance. So, I responded to him with biblical verse. He opened that door, not me. So, I responded with the very text that he opposes.

    Even the post I reported had NOTHING to do with religion. Keita is the one who first mentioned Christianity in his response to me.

    And some others made comments defending him speaking to me that way. But, if you review those comments, almost everyone of them mentioned my religion, NOT ME AS A BLACK WOMAN. So, am I to glean from those comments that his profanity was JUSTIFIED because of my religion? If I were not a Christian, would his profanity be viewed differently?

    Now, I mean no disrespect with this post either, but this was my only recourse to state my views.

    And, I do hope that whatever “energy”on Destee.com that is counter-productive to its mission will align itself with loving, respecting, encouraging, teaching, embracing and building with Black people.


    Respectfully,

    CherryBlossom
     
  4. Destee

    Destee destee.com STAFF

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    Sister CherryBlossom ... it's overkill ... you're doing too much ... slow down.

    Notice how you are a factor in much of the disruption, almost center to it. From one Member to the next. This is not good for you, if you want to remain with us. On occasion, we experience a new Member that comes in ... and for whatever reason (and there have been many ... white, homosexual, christian, demon, etc.) ... they upset the whole house. They are involved in a myriad of squirmishes, and their integral involvement, cannot be ignored. They too, are often suspended or banned, for this reason alone. It is not good to be fighting with a bunch of different Members ... no matter the reason ... for it can't help but be a reflection on you as well.

    You've submitted your complaint, it was handled.

    You've submitted the results of your experiment, and i agreed with it.

    Yet you continue to go on and on regarding all of this negativity.

    Unless there is another official complaint, which we welcome, you might oughtta let it go.

    This thread ... TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN ... you should just stop posting in.

    You and all those who continue to feed that negativity, for you are all at risk of being suspended.

    I don't care who it is, or why it's happening ... i just gotta make sure it stops.

    I'd appreciate your help toward that end, but if you can't help, i'll take care of it.

    Love You!

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    Destee
     
  5. Destee

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    Peace and Blessings Family,

    There has been so much juvenile behavior demonstrated lately, i'm having trouble finding words to speak to it ... new ones, anyway.

    excerpt from our very own core foundational pieces :

    The majority of our Members are Grown Men and Women. We are not raising children here. We believe that if a person is a whole grown man or woman, they already know how to do and be, and don't need us to teach them. I don't want that job, and i don't believe for one second, it is required of this community to do ... to try and raise already grown men and women. We will not do it. We want those who consider themselves grown, to demonstrate that here. Make right and proper choices, basically things most learned as a child. If you can't do that, or don't know what right and proper is, you will not be allowed to remain here. We just don't have the time or wherewithal to teach you. We need Sisters and Brothers that already know right from wrong, what's considered proper, respectful, etc.

    I guess it's time out for words.

    :heart:

    Destee
     
  6. BlakShan

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    Notice how you are a factor in much of the disruption, almost center to it. From one Member to the next. This is not good for you, if you want to remain with us. On occasion, we experience a new Member that comes in ... and for whatever reason (and there have been many ... white, homosexual, christian, demon, etc.) ... they upset the whole house.

    As a newbie, I'm just seeing this and as a black lesbian, would like to know. Based on this statement, are gay people, black or otherwise not welcome. I have nothing to prove and would like very much to know where I'm not wanted. I will gladly leave and have no issue with anyone here. Please let me know and thank you in advance.
     
  7. Destee

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    Sister BlakShan ... of course you're welcome ... in fact ... Welcome Welcome Welcome ... :wave:

    I was trying to be inclusive, showing no matter one's lot in life, they have the ability to be disruptive.

    You're good ... just make yourself right at home ... and if you have more questions, please ask.

    Much Love and Peace.

    :heart:

    Destee
     
  8. Enki

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    I am not a newbie, and along with momma Destee (hi momma:hi:) welcome you, and would very much like for you to stay. To be honest, you having to ask if you are wanted on a site that reflects you,created for you, and is you;bothers me. I feel I should be able to go anywhere my people are at at feel welcomed. People talk many times without thinking,we have this habit (blacks) of labeling our own kind. So this is from my heart,I don't care what your lifestyle if,you're a sista,my beautiful sista,and that's all I need. If I'm in da hood,feel free to post to me anytime.

    I hope you stay

    Peace my sista!
     
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    butterfly#1 going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I too am a newbie, I would ask you to please stay. You are welcome here! There are reasons for what you read. And I'm sure that sister Destee and CherryBlossom will have that squared away shortly. but as a newbie, I have found that this community is one of the best I've ever visited and finally joined. There is so much knowledge here. We as Blacks need to learn to allow others to speak their truths, ask questions if need be, but with respect. Everyone here, I'm sure, want to be respected..."Treat people like we want to be treated".......
    this simple rule carrys a lot of weight! We speak of coming together while some are allowing our words to divide us! I wish there was a bucket at the door in which to drop egos.
     
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    Thank you for extending unity and friendship.

    Peace!
     
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