Black Spirituality Religion : Why do Black people follow Christianity?

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  1. Observer

    Observer New Member MEMBER

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    I'm genuinely curious as to why Black people follow Christianity. It is generally understood here that Whites have mistreated Africans all over the world. But if that's the case, why do Blacks center their lives so heavily around Christianity, which is obviously a "White" religion? By White, I mean that it would've never been introduced to Africans had it not been for slavery. Does this make slavery acceptable, if only to introduce millions more people to Christianity?

    Also, Christianity was used by Whites to discriminate against people of other races and cultures. Missionaries were sent to civilize the "savages" of Africa. Yet for all the complaints about the racism of Whites, do you think that the basis for that discrimination is in Christianity? Do you think you would discriminate against Muslims or Gays if you weren't Christian? Also, why do you think God chose Whites and not Blacks to spread Christianity?

    So there's the problem. If you accept the bible, you also have to be somewhat accepting of slavery and the White mistreatment of blacks, for without it some of you might never have heard of Christianity. Furthermore, you also reject a large amount of African culture, which Christianity deems barbaric and uncivilized.

    I'm curious as to how people respond.
     
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    Nothing can make slavery accecptable from the perspective of the slave. But from a barbaric, unintelligent and lazy culture, you would see slavery acceptable being that your very survivable depended on it. If you look into early in American history before, during ,and a little after the europeans revolted against their homeland because they themselves were getting 'pimped' they were going thru some hard times (dying) something they don't like to talk about too much. So they were desperate. And didn't travel across the Atlantic to bring back anybody they needed ppl who knew argriculture.
     
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    :wave: Hello Observer and Welcome!:wave:

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    why do you think...

    if you look at civilizations around the world,all through time mostly all peoples believed in a higher power whether it was one god-jahovah-yawee-zeus-ect.it was known that there was one supreme being,of course if you know anything about white folk you know that they are only gonna accept what they believe to be true,no they weren't[chosen]to teach anything they just had a plan and they're still working it today.
     
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    Study the history of ETHIOPIA. They were and still continue to be "Christians" and have been from at least 330 A.D.
     
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    I have wondered many times myself about why they accept it. I came up with the following reasons.

    1. It lets the guilty off the hook by saying someone died for you sins.
    2. Its accepted by many peers.
    3. Since alot of bibles are given out free its easy to get in a conversation with among people.
    4. There are simply more churches than mosques or any other religious building.
    5. Spirituality and not religion requires way more discipline to learn.
    6. Your own intepretation of a Christian's words are easy to get since the words are some **** confusing.
     
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    You went into extreme detail about some of what I was saying. That was good. Break it down sis.
     
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    Fear is the fuel of religions, especially Chrisitianity. I don't think it matters to most followers rather the whites they worship enslaved their ancestors or not. In fact most have never even made the connection. I met very few Christians who have actually read the entire bible, many haven't even read one of the books of the bible. I read the whole thing while I was a college student.

    Christianity is shoved down the throats of children at the earliest opportunity. This way they have nothing else to compare it too, and are threatened with hell if they deviate from the admonitions. Being told repeatedly throughout childhood that this is the only truth, accept it, and don't ask any questions, is the way absolute control is taken.

    I stopped being a chrisitan at age twenty, when I found out that I didn't have to be. I found out that there were other options. I stirred into space one night and began to wonder what this universe was all about. Although I haven't gotten an answer that completely satisfied my curiosity yet, I see nothing of value in the Christian religion that offers anything that come's close to answering my inquiry.

    There's a enormous universe out there, I wonder how many Jesus Christ's there are floating around out there?
     
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    Beloved Mrron writes: Fear is the fuel of religions, especially Chrisitianity. I don't think it matters to most followers rather the whites they worship enslaved their ancestors or not. In fact most have never even made the connection. I met very few Christians who have actually read the entire bible, many haven't even read one of the books of the bible. I read the whole thing while I was a college student.

    Christianity is shoved down the throats of children at the earliest opportunity. This way they have nothing else to compare it too, and are threatened with hell if they deviate from the admonitions. Being told repeatedly throughout childhood that this is the only truth, accept it, and don't ask any questions, is the way absolute control is taken.

    I stopped being a chrisitan at age twenty, when I found out that I didn't have to be. I found out that there were other options. I stirred into space one night and began to wonder what this universe was all about. Although I haven't gotten an answer that completely satisfied my curiosity yet, I see nothing of value in the Christian religion that offers anything that come's close to answering my inquiry.

    There's a enormous universe out there, I wonder how many Jesus Christ's there are floating around out there?


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