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Bantu_Kelani
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« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2003, 01:58:11 AM »

Posted by: Sealedbyfaith
---I am not a historical scholar nor do I need to be to understand who I am. †I have reverence for the history I know and continuously seek to learn more. †So, if I do not tie my arguments to a succinct history that does not make the following statements false.


Faith is no substitute for FACTS! Archeological and historian materials available at present do raise VERY DISTURBING questions about the validity of the of Judeo-Christian theologies. We as nation of Africans have lost our knowledge of self ONLY because the REAL biblical Truth has been changed, abused to suit Imperialist aspiration of various Imposters. White men know that, but black folks are still in denial.

--- What is Christianity? You attack it, but admit you are not a Bible scholar. †Do you really understand the Christian philosophy, or do you just hate the perverted versions of it that you've HEARD? †

It does not take a theologically astute to know that Christianity is the one religion who brought the Atlantic Slave Trade into existence! Because if I recall pope Martin V gave Christian Europe the blessing to enslave Negroid Africans in 1502 and King James II sent many ships with African slaves to Europe and the New Word. King James came out with your modern day bible and he was a true Christian eh! So let ME ask you WHAT is Christianity? As a Negroid AFRIKAN WHO KNOWS HISTORY, I AM HAPPY TO DECLARE YOU DON'T NEED CHRISTIANITY TO KNOW WHOM GOD IS!!

--Bantu, every thing that you find important: loving people, respect, kindness, and reflection... It is all summed up in this commandment: †Thou shall love thy neighbor as thy self. †A true Christian, one who understands our faith, strives everyday to achieve this love. †

The European Christians do not practice Christianity, as it should be practiced in their everyday life just as much as modern day Negroid Africans do not practice as it was ORIGINALLY practiced. Christianity is a European political instrument!

----What contradictions exist in the Bible? †Bantu_Kelani, can you point them out? †Or can you merely tell me what you've heard the Bible says.

Don't tempt me! I could post HUNDREDS of biblical contradictions and errors. In fact I would like to do it sooooo bad that I'm salivating at the mouth †Grin...I will post just a few here. If the bible was the inspired word of God, it should have NO errors or contradictions. It should be a book that NO human mind could produce. But as we ALL know Romans so-called inspired authors have given the bible to us. Why would H.E allow H.I.S Word to be corrupted by incompetent men? And where the H.E comes from?? Could this MALE personification of GOD come from the European male dominated culture since their cave dwelling days?

*Contradiction number 1:

In Matthew 27:5, Judas threw down the pieces of silver in the temple, he departed and he went and hanged himself.

But in the Acts of the Apostles 1:18, Judas kept the silver and purchased a field with it; he went into it and falling headlong, he burst open and all his bowels gushed out.

That is a contradiction! He cannot have both left the money in the temple and purchased a field with it. He cannot have both hanged himself and threw himself face down into a field and exploded. One account MUST be false. Which one should you believe? Why should you be placed in this position of having to choose between scriptures as to which one is true and which one is false? Also, who purchased the field? Judas or the priests? Both of these stories cannot be true at the same time.

*Contradiction number 2: Has anyone seen God?

John 1:18 - "No man hath seen God at any time."
Exodus 33:20 - "Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live."
I John 4:12 - "No man hath seen God at any time."
VS.
Genesis 32:30 - "For I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved."
Exodus 33:11 - "And the Lord spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend."
Isaiah 6:1 - "In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple."
Job 42:5 - "I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee."
Has anyone seen HIM and lived? Or not? It says both. Both statements can't be true.

*Error number 1:
Isaiah, in 30:26, thinks that someday "the light of the moon will be as the light of the sun". This was written in the days when people thought the moon gave off it's own light. It does not. There is no "light of the moon".

*Error number 2:
Matthew 4:8 states that there is a high mountain from which all the kingdoms of the world can be seen. There is no such thing. (Note: this implies a flat earth!)

*Error number 3:
According to the bible, Ahaziah was 2 years older than his father Jehoram. What follows is an unbroken narrative from the Revised Standard Version, starting with 2nd Chronicles 21:20:

"He (Jehoram) was thirty-two years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eight years in Jerusalem; and he departed with no one's regret. They buried him in the city of David, but not in the tombs of the kings. (That makes Jehoram 40 when he died.)
And the inhabitants of Jerusalem made Ahazi'ah his youngest son king in his stead; for the band of men that came with the Arabs to the camp had slain all the older sons. So Ahazi'ah the son of Jeho'ram king of Judah reigned.
Ahazi'ah was forty-two years old when he began to reign, and he reigned one year in Jerusalem."

And you say this junk is the Word of God? More like drunken white men writing lies about some fire & brimstone God from the culture they come from! And since most of it come from desert people who stole it from other cultures we can see how Negroid people and people in general can be enslaved or confused by such nonsense.....

----So in your religion, if your god only represents us as black people, are the rest of the races damned? †And oh my goodness, what happens to people of cross-cultural races. †If religion is indigenous to race, then multi-racial people are screwed. †These are merely observations and questions.

The bible excluded the Mayans, Inca, Eskimos, Australians, Indus, Japanese and Chinese. They are never mentioned and how come they don't have a prophet in the bible. Seems to me like the God of your bible is the one bigoted. †

---As to the Book of the Dead †Did not a man write it? †Is it not then subjected to the same claims that you bring against Christianity?

The BOOK of the Coming forth by Day is hierolyglypics inscribed at the Temple of Luxor date more than 10,000 years ago! The modern translated versions were Texts put together by ENGLISH MEN. Those Texts are a few collection of the more accurate wisdom of Ancient Negroid Africans. Our Ancestors didn't need any doctrine or books form the oppressors to be the MOST advanced and SPIRITUAL people on the planet!

--Oh definitively...Moses existed, as did every other man and women in the Book.


With all the litanies of disillusion, contradictions, improbabilities, chronological lapses and absence of corroborating evidence you are still advocating the veracity of the bible? OK, what if I tell you that in fact archaeologists dig in the Sinai and have found no trace of the tribes of Israel, not one shard of pottery! Their excavations also showed that Jericho was unwilled and uninhabited, which clearly seem to contradict the episodes portrayed in the bible. There is almost total absence of archaeological evidence backing up the Bible's grand descriptions of the Jerusalem of David and Solomon. Knowing these facts are you still going to claim Moses existed?

--- The bottom line is this: †You don't understand REAL CHRISTIANITY.

You ask me if I understand the King James Version of the Holy Bible and Christianity? †Answer NO! I believe in the ORIGINAL scriptures produced by Negroid Africans for Negroid Africans more than 12,000 years in Alkebu-lan. Before the Greeks, our Civilization was much MORE SPIRITUAL and had much MORE INTEGRITY.

----You've heard a lot of things and frankly, I wouldn't believe either if I had seen or heard the things you have.

Don't take my word for it. Go do your own research THAT IS MY POINT and come back tell me what you find! All this I found form the Nile Valley Contribution to Civilization by Antony Browder, African Origins of the Major Western Religions by Yosef ben-Jochannan, Countee cullen's poetry esp. 'Black Jesus', Challenge of the Barons by Lekan Are, The Egyptian book of the Dead, Dr. John Henrik Clarke, Anta Diop, Heroditus, Homer, mass media, Hollywood and my immediate cultural and religious oppression!

------My prayers are with you. †You are so intelligent. †It's obvious in your posts. †But don't be wise to the world and a fool to God. †He loves you!!!!!!!!!

When you PRAY just remember every Negroid African slaves the Church captured, raped and lynched in the 'GOOD SHIP JESUS' in 1619. †Amen!


Bantu-Kelani.


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« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2003, 03:30:29 AM »

ONE, WHO DOESN'T TREAT YOU RIGHT, IS ONE WHO WON'T TEACH YOU RIGHT!!

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« Reply #17 on: September 19, 2003, 03:39:50 AM »

Alright then,

I see we have some Biblical Quotes and questions, which is always good.  You cannot learn with out an initial question.  Iíll admit, I do not have all of the answers.  I firmly believe that ďwe understand it better by and byĒ.  Knowing this, I may choose to postpone answer until I can consult with my Brothers and Sisters and Christ.  After all of that we will have something for you.  So donít go crazy if you donít see a response to something youíve said.  I donít want to misrepresent my faith with false information or assumptions.

Now with that said I am going to do a little trick I learned as a competitive debater.  I am going to sign post.  Basically Iím going to analyze your response point by point.  Make some assertions and then go back to some original arguments.  The format is as follows: (off-case/ analysis)  + (on-case analysis) +cross examination.  This just makes everything easier to follow.

HERE WE GO ITS LONG BUT READ IT ALL OR YOUíLL MISS SOME THINGS

Bantu_Kelani wrote
Faith is no substitute for FACTS!

Response:  First of all, that statement is subjective.  It depends on where a person places the importance of facts versus faith.  But there is something you should know about your facts.  These FACTS ARE FOUND BY PEOPLE AND CAN BE MANIPULATED BY HUMAN ERROR, COMMON TRENDS OF STUDY, AND HOST OF OTHER INFLUENCE.  Take early geo-centric theory for example.  Common trends of study allowed the Geo-centric Theory to exist as Geo-centric Law.  It was a fact everything rotated around the earth.  We were the center of the universe.  Wrong, in 1530 Copernicus wrote De Revolutionibus executing that line of thinking.  But wait, is it a fact that Copernicus authored this thought.  New studies are showing that he may not have been the first to think this way.  If this is the case then new studies destroy the present fact that Copernicus is the father of astrology.  But I guess I should put all my trust in physical facts.  Nah, Iíll pass!   This is just one example.   We could go on, but why waist bandwidth.  So since there is no question of the level of subjectivity in your first statement.  I know that I can clearly assert the relevancy of faith in my life over facts.  You see, faith gets me through the fact that things happen.  Faith is my foundation.  As such, nothing is more important than the foundation.  

Bantu_Kelani wrote:
It does not take a theologically astute to know that Christianity is the one religion who brought the Atlantic Slave Trade into existenceÖ

Response:  I understand your response, but you did not answer the original question.  From your post we can all tell you have issues with Europeans.  But Iíll address your statement.  But only by starting with the original question: What is Christianity? You attack it, but admit you are not a Bible scholar.  Do you really understand the Christian philosophy, or do you just hate the perverted versions of it that you've HEARD?

The aforementioned was your response.  Whereís the answer to the question.  What part of that answer tells me that you know anything about Christianity or its philosophy?  So Iíll assume you donít know.  Weíll work on that one step at a time!  And youíre right it doesnít take theologically astute to know that Christianity is the one religion that brought the Atlantic Slave Trade into existenceÖ IT TAKES THEOLOGICAL ASTUTE TO KNOW THAT CHRISTIANITY DIDNíT!  By contrast we can accept that people who claimed to be Christians did.  BIG DIFFERENCE.  I can CLAIM TO BE THE QUEEN of a small country called Tigisteria.   Unfortunately my king has not yet rested a crown upon my head.  However, since you will accept a claim as fact.  My country is a great vacation resort.  Feel free to vacation with us.  On a serious note, not everyone who claims to be a Christian is:  beware of the false motives of others; beware of foes who pretend to be brothers.  By the way the Atlantic Slave trade was not the only one in existence.  Further, the fact that we are using slavery to devalue you essence of faith is ridiculous.  We both know slavery existed.   Yet, even in its time, white people and black people fought it.  They were abolitionist.  Many fought it based on Christian principles.  You know, that well-defined law: Thou shall love thy neighbor as thyself.  They recognized it was wrong to enslave a human being.  Thus they chose to do their Christian duty and rise against injustice.  Finally, I donít know the god that you know.  But I know my God through the Christian faith!


Bantu_Kelani wrote:
The European Christians do not practice Christianity, as it should be practiced in their everyday life just as much as modern day Negroid Africans do not practice as it was ORIGINALLY practiced. Christianity is a European political instrument!

Response:  Again I think you are stepping away from my assertion.  Maybe you donít want to take the issues head on.  Maybe you want to hold on to the notions that you have about Christianity.  It can be hard letting go sometimes, I know.  But this was the original statement: Bantu, every thing that you find important: loving people, respect, kindness, and reflection... It is all summed up in this commandment:  Thou shall love thy neighbor as thy self.  A true Christian, one who understands our faith, strives everyday to achieve this love.  

So since all you can say is that people donít practice it, Iím going to have to reject the argument because it isnít one.  First of all, I find it hard to believe that you have taken the time to watch the lives of the majority of all Christians.  Majority means at least 51%.  You havenít! We are spread out all over the world.  Itís hard to follow whatís going on in oneís own life.  How can you have time to analyze the life of at least 51% of the Christians in the world?  But guess what, I did something sneaky.  I threw that number in just to give a visual image of your inability to accomplish that task.  The keyword in this graph is Christian.  Not pretend Christian, not weekend Christian, not Sunday morning Christian, but Christian. As such, that means that you would have to monitor all of us, the full 100% those of us who are truly Christians: the ones who strive everyday to Thou shall love thy neighbor as thy self.  Yeah, we mess up.  Sometimes we jack up the whole commandment. But we serve a merciful God.  We repent, and He casts our sins into the sea of forgetfulness.  We press on.  But we acknowledge our wrong so that we are not a stumbling block for others.  We know the world is watching us.  We have to be on point.  What you havenít done is proved that love is not the theme of Christianity.  Youíve shown me a lot of people who have betrayed the faith, but you havenít shown me the flaw in theme of loving thy neighbor as thy self.  SO POINT BLANK:  WHAT IS WRONG WITH LOVING YOUR NEIGBOR AS YOURSELF?  TELL ME WHY I SHOULD STOP LOVING MANKIND!  TELL ME WHY I SHOULD STOP TREATING PEOPLE WITH RESPECT!

Bantu_kelani wrote:
Don't tempt me! I could post HUNDREDS of biblical contradictions and errors In Matthew 27:5, Judas threw down the pieces of silver in the temple, he departed and he went and hanged himself.  
But in the Acts of the Apostles 1:18, Judas kept the silver and purchased a field with it; he went into it and falling headlong, he burst open and all his bowels gushed out.
Ö That is a contradiction! He cannot have both left the money in the temple and purchased a field with it. He cannot have both hanged himself and threw himself face down into a field and exploded

Response:  I donít want to tempt you, I want to enlighten you.  Letís deal with Judas first.  Judasí money was used to purchase a field.  This is stated in Mattew 27: 5-9.  The chief priests bought the land to bury strangers in.  Then we jump over to Acts 1:18.  You have to back up and start at verse 16.  It ties in the entire prophecy with regards to Judas.  Verse 18 ties into the prophecies found in the Old Testament and Matthew 27:5.  Itís saying that his sin is what allowed that field to be brought not that he bought it.  Further, falling headlong is the method of Judasí hanging.  It is a sign of betrayal.  He hung himself upside down and cut his stomach to ensure death.  He did not just fall face forward and blow up!


Bantu_Kelani wrote: Contradiction number 2: Has anyone seen God?

John 1:18 - "No man hath seen God at any time."  
Exodus 33:20 - "Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live."  
I John 4:12 - "No man hath seen God at any time."  
VS.  
Genesis 32:30 - "For I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved."  
Exodus 33:11 - "And the Lord spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend."  
Isaiah 6:1 - "In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple."  
Job 42:5 - "I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee."  
Has anyone seen HIM and lived? Or not? It says both. Both statements can't be true.  
Response:  Again with scriptures you can just jump in the middle and take off.  Itís just like a novel.  You have to read the complete story to know and understand whatís going on.

In all of the scriptures that you named there was a transfiguration that took place before the viewing.  Hence, no man has ever seen God.  
1.      In Genesis 32:30 Jacob wrestles with the image of a man (or masculine angel).  Not true image of God.
2.      In Exodus 33:11 they are speaking to a pillar of cloud that had descended
3.      Isaiah 6:1:  Isaiah was prophet.  He was always having visions.  If start in chapter 1 of Isaiah read through chapter 6 you can tell that 6:1 speaks of a vision
4.      Job 42:5.  Back up to Job chapter 38 and read through 42.  Youíll notice that chapter 38 is where the conversation begins.  Job was not seeing Godís face as we think face, because God transformed into a whirlwind.

So as you can see there was always a transfiguration, which is something, that God allowed.  But we have never been able to see Him in His glory.  This is what those scriptures mean.  We have not seen him in His Glory!

Bantu_kelani wrote


Error number 1:
Isaiah, in 30:26, thinks that someday "the light of the moon will be as the light of the sun". This was written in the days when people thought the moon gave off it's own light. It does not. There is no "light of the moon".  

*Error number 2:
Matthew 4:8 states that there is a high mountain from which all the kingdoms of the world can be seen. There is no such thing. (Note: this implies a flat earth!)  

*Error number 3:
According to the bible, Ahaziah was 2 years older than his father Jehoram. What follows is an unbroken narrative from the Revised Standard Version, starting with 2nd Chronicles 21:20:  

Response:
Isiah:  In my understanding of the scripture Isaiah spent most of 30 talking about bad things that will happen.  30:26 is a part of a contrast that shows good things to come if people will humble themselves.  But even further, he is given importance to day and night and not reflecting on the illuminating powers of the moon.

Matthew:  This is not a reflection of a flat earth.  In Matthew 4:8 Satan was trying to tempt Jesus.  So now we have deities on this mountain and not men.  With that being said, the entire universe could have been viewed since they were not inhibited by 20/20 vision.  Actually they could have stood on the ground if they wanted to and saw the whole world.  They werenít human.

II Chronicles 21:20:  The Bible does not say that there was an immediate displacement or placement of power.  Even if the Bible were bogus as you suggested, youíd have to be an idiot to write a text that would allow a son to be older than a Father.  As you say the Bible is political propaganda.  The political powers that be would not let it ride this way (in error).  Moreover, the linages of these kings are sparse because of their lack of importance.  These were kings that were not liked; you donít record too much of a personís history if they are devoid of value.

Bantu Kelani wrote: The bible excluded the Mayans, Inca, Eskimos, Australians, Indus, Japanese and Chinese. They are never mentioned and how come they don't have a prophet in the bible. Seems to me like the God of your bible is the one bigoted.  

Response:  You jumped off subject again with this response and did not answer my question.  MY Original Statement was: So in your religion, if your god only represents us as black people, are the rest of the races damned?  And oh my goodness, what happens to people of cross-cultural races.  If religion is indigenous to race, then multi-racial people are screwed.  These are merely observations and questions.

So first let me address your new argument:  Nope, my God is not a bigot.  Throughout the New Testament Paul talks about churches in Asia and other places.  Even greater is the Great Commission found in Matthew 28:19-20  Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always even to the end of the age.  The scripture illustrates 2 principles:  Weíre not bigots and those who enslaved people werenít Christians.  If you observe what Christ taught, you would not abuse people.  IF you go into all nations you are including everyone.  LOVE LOVE LOVE!

So that leaves the questions still:
1.      Does your religion only represent black people?
2.      Are mixed raced people doomed?

Bantu_Kelani wrote:  The BOOK of the Coming forth by Day is hierolyglypics inscribed at the Temple of Luxor date more than 10,000 years ago!  

Response:  Again the question was not answered.  I understand what the Book of the Coming Forth By Day is.  This was the question: As to the Book of the Dead  Did not a man write it?  Is it not then subjected to the same claims that you bring against Christianity?

So itís original text was a hieroglyph.  Which means man wrote it.  Which means it is privy to subjective undertones. Further, it has been translated into modern day language.  Which means in the translation process original meaning was lost.  Which means we are back at the original question.  And if this book contains lessons of spirituality then it is a doctrine.  And if this doctrine was so great, why is it so lost?  Iím not trying to be condescending.  It just seems that if the spirituality was so high people would not have allowed themselves to be robbed of it.

Bantu_Kelani wrote: There is almost total absence of archaeological evidence backing up the Bible's grand descriptions of the Jerusalem of David and Solomon. Knowing these facts are you still going to claim Moses existed?

Response:  Almost doesnít count.  Thereís still so much in this world that has been unturned.  Itís there.  We just donít know where to look.  But there are several theories as to who Moses was or wasnít.  Some even say he was Akenhaten.  I believe that he was Moses and lived and died as the Bible says!

Bantu_Kelani wrote: You ask me if I understand the King James Version of the Holy Bible and Christianity?  Answer NO! I believe in the ORIGINAL scriptures produced by Negroid Africans for Negroid Africans more than 12,000 years in Alkebu-lan. Before the Greeks, our Civilization was much MORE SPIRITUAL and had much MORE INTEGRITY.

Response:  If you donít understand Christianity, then why do you call it bogus and non-sense?   Just say you donít understand and leave it at that.  You donít see me bashing your religion.  I donít understand it.  Consequently, I question it.  You throw around scriptures as if you understand them, but you donít.  Thatís dangerous! You will take your misinterpretations and present them as facts.  How can you present a fact on something you donít understand?  ÖThe original scriptures for us by us (FUBU).  This isnít a clothing line.  We are talking about souls.  Iím going to Bluntly Honest:  I will never belong to something that excludes people based on race.  If I do that, I am no better than my oppressor.

Bantu_Kelani wrote:  When you PRAY just remember every Negroid African slaves the Church captured, raped and lynched in the 'GOOD SHIP JESUS' in 1619.  Amen!

Response:  This may seem harsh but I pray for the living.  The dead have left this world and are awaiting judgment.  Itís too late for them now.  However, I donít think that was the point of your statement.  Iíve read about the good ship Jesus.  What happened on that ship and every other was wrong.  We never should have been there, but what the Devil means for our harm God means for I good.  I know have a ancestral linage full of sacrifice and endurance.  I can take pride in the strength of my race.  As to the church doing thisÖNahÖ.The church is the body of Christ, an undefiled temple.  Some imitators, they did it, and when my Father gets through with them on the Day of JudgmentÖ


So based on the first post and response you still have left many questions blank. So, I will just outline them for you
1.      Do you really understand the Christian philosophy, or do you just hate the perverted versions of it that you've HEARD?
2.      Whatís wrong with loving your neighbor as yourself?
3.      If religion is indigenous to race, then are multi-racial and other races of people are screwed?
4.      Color is a physical attribute and carnal in nature.  I answer to a power much higher than any carnal weight.  Does your religion allow you to do the same
5.      What is your concise answer regarding Genesis one (keeping in mind the knowledge was spoken before it was written)?
6.      If the BOOK of BOOK of the Coming forth by Day was written by man and translated by man, does it not come under the same scrutiny you place on the Bible?
7.      If my God is fake, you have not accounted for my blessings, direct answers to specific prayers, and my undying faith.  Can you?  Itís not anyone else answering me because I havenít spoken with them.
8.      Can you address the differences between a spiritual walk and carnal walk in oneís day to day life and how those differences allow you to formulate different conclusions to questions
9.      If you donít understand Christianity can you cease to degrade it?
10.      Can you accept the fact there are Christians who serve a living God, do all that they can to keep His commandments, and do not feel entrapped, enslaved or devalued by their beliefs.  I donít; I love my God.  I want to love Him more, give Him more.  I want people to see the God in me.  Iím not European.  This was not forced on to me.  I have been introduced to other ways, and I choose this path.  I do all I can to do the will of the Lord.  Can you accept that we exist and our spirituality levels are high.  We are liberated, we are Christians!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #18 on: September 19, 2003, 06:23:32 AM »

Sealedbyaith thanks for the reply and your explanations!

I approach this subject without malice for it is Important to my understanding that the Male Chauvinist Murder cults whether it be Islam, Christianity, Black Hebrew, or Judaism caused DESTRUCTION on Indigenous African Religions and the Holocaust it had on Black people the world over.. (Western) Christianity has brought destruction and caused converts and proselytes to be ashamed of their indigenous African heritage. Do you or do you not SEE this? Apparently you do not as lack of information and fanatic approach collides with the Historical, archeological and anthropological authenticities I bring forth.

It is my belief that you still failed to defend your faith against the argument that Christianity caused destruction to the original Customs and Civilization of Black people... From the perspective of a cultural and spiritual oppressed african, my aim is to accuse Islam, Christianity, or Judaism all three religions was taken out of Africa, then resold to us by Male Chauvinist Murder cult societies which main purpose was a justification and a rationalization for the slave trade and murder and exploitation of black people all over the World. †

Your argumentation borders misinformation. I suggest you go research a little bit more. My objective is not immaturity by attacking black folks characters', rather to effectively draw to their awareness the stench of religious, social, economical and political imperfections with the reality of Negroid Africans Exploitation and International Oppression that does 'Justice' to Caucasoid European politics in the world.

Go research the TRUTH!

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« Reply #19 on: September 19, 2003, 06:48:46 AM »

An Enlightening post by the member Pianke Nubiyang posted on the GRL board, date: friday, 19 September 2003...

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WHY THE SINGULAR FOCUS

Actually, there was no singular focus. I realize there are many people in Rastafari who are not aware of the core and roots of Rastafari on the level that Haile Selassie would have dealt with it or how our ancestors dealt with it.

We must understand that religion in African tradition is a way of life, not a ceremony that takes place on Sundays. Like music and dancing, worship, recognition of ancestors, recognition of elemental forces, the study of the planets (as in Dogon religion) the initiation of males and females, the practice of dance and martial arts (like when the Brazilians practice capoeira or the Dogon do the Sigle dance to mimic the path of the Sirius star and its system), these are practices that are filled with sacred meaning.

Yet, we must also realize that nature in its wisdon and the Divine Mind of the Universe is about positivity. Its said that survival is for the "fittest" however nature and God programmed survival to be for the smartest as well as those who can endure.

If we look at economics and just society in general in the US what do we see. We see conditions arising that can lead to genocide of Black folk. AIDS, confinement, divorce, voilence, family breakups, intermarriage, gentrification, hoomelessness, lack of employment, being pushed aside by other more aggressive groups of people. Imagine, people who used to be veterans in wars have become the weakest of Americans becaue of not having that type of power and strength that is within us and needs to be used at all times. In order to use that power to ensure our survival, we must seek knowledge, seek the truth and apply it for our benefit.

Hence, we are in our right to recognize and worship but we must also realize that we are living on planet earth and we are no longer slaves. The slavemaster told us to forget about living a decent life on earth and instead work on his plantation, be obdient, accept poverty and we shall all go to heaven. In the meanwhile, the slavemaster would continue to enslave us and have us working for him/her as beasts of burden.

Believe men, this trickery is also found in other types of religion where oppression of Blacks is the core of the practices of the highest levels of these religions. Take a look at the June Issue of National Geographic about India's Dalits or "Untouchables," or better yet, read "A History of Racism and Terrorism, Rebellion and Overcoming," pub. by www.xlibris.com or "The Black Untouchables of India," by V.T. Rajshekar www.claritypress.com

If we sit back and not use our intelligence to help elevate, protect and save our people by teaching them survival skills as well as spiritual and other benefits, we are not going to survive to carry on our mission. One cannot expect to be effective when one is struggling to survive, hence, one has to know one's true history.

That history will show that in order to survive there must be a strong economic, educational and political foundation. If one looks at Judiasm, Christianity or the Khemite/Egyptian religions before, one will notice that they were the strongest institutions in the cultures they existed. The Egyptians and Nubians were strong scholars, they were the first People of the Book and studied. The Jews and Christians continued this tradition.

To promote the African point of view in Rastafari is the way to go as far as I am concerned. I have read on Budhism, Hinduism and Shinto as well as Judiasm, Islam and Christianity. All these religions have at their core the recognition and practice of their native culture. So what's wrong with returning Rastafari to the African core? There is of course the spiritual aspect and there is the cultural aspect. The cultural aspect is ancient and modern African culture and civilization. The country of origins is Egypt, Nubia, Ethiopia and since most of us int the Americas are of the Mende-Kongo linguistic and cultural group of Africa, recognizing that part of our being is also very important.

We are not being complelte if we simply are applying only a small piece of all we can be. Is there a system of temple building with an African style of architecture for Rastafari temples?

Is there a system of meditation and spiritualism making use of the mystic powers that the original seers used?

What about our sacred texts. There are many of course including the Kebra Negashi. Shouldn't we be working to revive the cultural and moral benefits that come out of African culture and help return it to the people in a time when we are being bombarded with filth all over the air and when the enemies of Black people/Africans and people of good will are spreading some of the most vile and racist propaganda against Blacks since the Nazi era?

We should have contole of media to include radio and television stations so we can spread a message of unity and upliftment on both the spiritual and secular basis.

Let me give thanks to those who read my article and those who posted it. Folks for good 24-hour Black talk radio on a large number of issues, get an xm satellite radio www.xmradio.com and listen to Power 169 as well a over 160 radio stations from reggae and African music to the BBC and Discovery Radio.

looking for some great reading, go to "Black Books" http://community.webtv.net/nubianem

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« Reply #20 on: September 19, 2003, 02:59:34 PM »

People are free to and have a right to believe what ever they want to believe. I will just state things as i see them. If ones think that whatever path is true, then they should just try to give their all in it.

Christianity like Islam and other mainstream religions were developed from the periphery of indigenous African traditions. Christianity,Judaism, Islam †was never the highlight was never the highpoint of African consciousness, as it contained just fragments of authentic practices but lacked the totality to provide a holistic framework for higher development. Concepts and stories from African civilizations provided the foundation for a lot of the mythology, beliefs and practices found in Christianity and the bible. The Virgin Mary and Jesus is a carbon copy of Isis (Auset) and Heru (Horus) which existed thousands of years before the alleged birth of 'Jesus the Christ'. This version of Auset and Heru, remodeled with White skin, blue eyes and blond hair has been one of the most damaging myths ever unleashed on the Black world. It upheld the notion that light/white skin is the epitome of what is best and this notion has been just another piece of the White Supremacy puzzle that has been propagated in Christianity's bloody quest to assert itself as a global religious powerhouse.

History has documented the massacres , savagery and ruthlessness of Christianity, shown by missionaries, explorers and mercenaries alike, intent on gaining money and power at all cost. The belief that God has a chosen people as put forth by the bible has also caused havoc globally, causing some manaics in this time to claim divine authorisation to invade, plunder and kill, as with the story of the Israelites plunder of Canaan where God suppossedly gave the order to invade, kill and plunder alnd that wasn't theirs. Added to this confusion is the inferior position that the woman is relegated to in the Bible where she is blamed for the downfall of mankind. The patriachal nature of the bible is often taken for granted, a reflection of the wider world where Patriarchalism and the resulting implication of female discrmiination is glossed over and ignored.

The story of Adam and Eve (adapted from the people of Sumer)can only be about 7 thousand years for the most, while mankind has been around for much much much longer. Yet there are a lot of people who view this as a historical fact. Manipulation of media/education to give credence to these myths have been one of the hallmarks of Global Patriachal White Supremacy. The so called Ten commandments suppossedly handed down to Moses on Mt Sinai are part of a larger collection of precepts, called the Precepts of Maat that outdate Moses. There is much evidence far older than the bible that very clearly shows the foundation not only of The Bible and Christianity but Hinduism, Bhuddism, philosophy, engineering, medicine, astrology, astonomy, numbers, the alphabet, mathematics, physics, chemistry etc. The evidence is there, but its not highlighted in the mainstream media because those that are in control are ignorant, have their own agenda's or both. As a result they have no wish to upset the status quo of their own priveleges.

I think that the bible contains some truth, and within the framework of conscious self development, a higher understanding of the stories contained in the bible could be realized. However i don't think that it is necessary to a person's development. All the truth and keys needed to unlock the mysteries of the universe is within, and need to be directly experienced to be properly validated. It has been the shortfall of mainstream religion to think that the infinite nature of the cosmic consciousness(God) could be captured in the boundedness of a book. Even the most 'God inspired' wriiter can't relay the fullness of an experience with words. The experience has to be experienced for it to be properly †and fully understood. There is no substitute for experiece especially not (blind) faith. The experience is the ultimate evidence.
For me, its more than having a strict set of rules that says don't do this, do that. Its about providing context for one's every action and critically examining the intention behind such actions.

I think that people can discern through the truths of any religion even Christianity and evolve to higher essential truths. However it takes courage and integrity (among other things) to work through the years of social conditioning that ecourages the masses to walk away from the reality of their divinity and engage blind faith. Those that imbibe this conditioning, often can do no better than uphold the status quo of injustice and inequality because that is what is taught to them. They are systemically taught to blind themselves.

There is no shortcut around the hard work of constant character refinement and critical self examination. Those that want to use the idea of a savior (other than oneself) or repetance as an excuse not to do the work necessary to reconcile with one's Higher self can do so, but natural law is accorded whether one is knowledgeable about it or not. In grasping history, reasoning, and examining every word, thought and deed, we can elevate ourselves beyond the prison of our own karmic creation.

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« Reply #21 on: September 19, 2003, 09:53:48 PM »

Bantu_Kelani,

I think you and I could go on for an eternity and neither of us would back down from what we believe.  I have defended my faith.  My faith is what get's me through this world.  I have defended the Christian faith.  I have shown you your misinterpretations of scriptures.  I have answered your questions.  You on the other hand have failed to answer mine specifically.  Honestly,  I don't want you to.  I want you to really think about my questions and all of the responses I have made.  I am at peace with my decision to be a Christian.  I serve a Loving God.  My God is love.  As such that is what Christianity is.  I know people have done horrible things in the name of Jesus.  They even did so in the Bible.  It took a demon to tell those people:  Peter I know, Jesus I know, but you I do not know.  The demon over took them because they did not have the authority to use the name of Jesus.  They were perverted men with evil hearts.  People like that still exist.  Yet, they will be judged.  They will say in the day of judgement:  haven't I cast out demons and healed the sick in your name.  And the Lord will say, "Depart from me ye workers of iniquity".  "I never knew you"  He will say the same to those who have robbed and killed in His name as well.  Evil will give an account for its deeds.  

With that said, lets move on.  Reflection must place before we can revisit this topic.  

Peace My Sister
PS-I was serious about the French Lessons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #22 on: September 20, 2003, 07:57:36 AM »

Raspect Warrior Queen, Bantu KELANI!

Bantu_Kelani wrote:  An Enlightening post by the member Pianke Nubiyang posted on the GRL board, date: friday, 19 September 2003...

What or Where is the GRL board.  With posts like the one you shared with us flow like that, there appears ones could benefit from such shared knowledge.

Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes Bantu,  and to all the contributors of this thread.  Just follow your spirit to the facts.

Bless
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« Reply #23 on: September 22, 2003, 06:02:36 AM »

Posted by: Sealedbyfaith
I have answered your questions. †You on the other hand have failed to answer mine specifically. With that said, lets move on. †Reflection must place before we can revisit this topic


Sister allow me to answer your questions this morning, as this topic of †Judaism, Christianity & Islam as the handmaiden for the development of Racism is Important and wrenching to me. I will NOT move on. until TOTAL liberation of black African minds occur..

1.Do you really understand the Christian philosophy, or do you just hate the perverted versions of it that you've HEARD?

Judaism, Christianity and Islam are religions that were created to enslave the human race, and they still do today. Christianity damaged African spirituality! Our ancestors and ourselves were ripped from our ORIGINAL LANGUAGE, SOCIAL TENETS, RELIGION, and CULTURE, WAY OF LIFE. What you see today (this is a FACT!), since we as peoples are pushed into the bottom of the economic pole...No, I didn't HEAR about it baby, you and I daily experience this oppression! I urge you to gain Knowledge about these religiosn the oppressors are spreading as a way to damage our African minds. You lack knowledge of too many facts, you are a good demonstration of why we as a people need to study our African spirituality!

2. What's wrong with loving your neighbor as yourself?

I never said spirituality was wrong (if it's what you mean). Ethics, morals values, religion or spirituality is the CORE of African beings; alongside culture it forms all the basis of our identity. However, our ORIGINAL ethics moral values, spirituality were removed from us as a way to diminish us. So, I will NEVER believe the oppressive 'spirituality' of the Conquers, I prefer the purer and KIND of our ancestors'!

3. If religion is indigenous to race, then are multi-racial and other races of people are screwed?

Why are you twisting my words?? I never claim indigenous African spirituality is EXCLUSIVE to Negroid Africans! However, I said countless times, before the worship the foreign Male Chauvinist Murder religions, African Civilization WERE MUCH MORE SPIRITUAL and HAD MUCH MORE INTEGRITY! Christianity, Islam or Judaism are culturally ANTITHETICAL to indigenous African spirituality because it teaches separation from others instead of Oneness. ONENESS was the foundation of original African beliefs! Besides, this bible of yours concern specific geographic areas, Europe (Greece, Rome, Persia), the Middle East/Tigris and Euphrates region (Canaan, Sumer, Babylon..) and north-east Africa (Egypt-Ethiopia, Nubia). And I'm STILL waiting you tell me WHY the Mayans, Incas, Australians, Chinese and Indus are NOT mentioned in the bible and why they don't have a prophet??

When I hear black Christians like you emotionally proclaim that ancient mystical faith of Africa is exclusively black, I question whether this is some sort of spiritual cognitive dissonance? Even if the latter was true, black Christians like you fail to mention in your critique that capitalist Christianity used RACISM to make the biblical characters EUROPEAN in video, media, Hollywood etc...Whereas, before the Roman Empire embraced Christianity, there were 2 popes, one was always of black African descent (or least resided in Africa), according to Dr. Henrik Clarke and Richard Poe, author of "Black Spark, White Fire. the perception of Christ and the Bible being 'white". It seems to me, that THE INGENIOUS WHITE EUROPEANS SATANIC PLAN TO MAKE THE BIBLICAL CHARACTERS MOSTLY CAUCASOID WORKED! Knowing these facts, do you still claim the spirituality of our ancestors bigoted!?

4. Color is a physical attribute and carnal in nature. †I answer to a power much higher than any carnal weight. †Does your religion allow you to do the same?

Thousand of years before the tribes of Israel, the Ancient mystical wisdom of our ancestors's teached GOD-Consciousness , adoration, tolerance and compassion for ALL humans, dedication to Nature and science! †Our original spirituality, helped our ancestors to rise to GLORY form this physical world, whereas Judaism, Christianity or Islam indoctrinate Male Chauvinist Murder tenets and teaches the masses of our people to reject reality for a fictive heaven and discourage us of a better life on EARTH through revolution!

As I see it, instead of the redemption of our souls, the whole point of Christianity was/is used to dominate and enslave people the world over. It is your capitalist religion the carnal one..I don't know any indigenous Afrikan religions that teach murder and mayhem in similar fashion as Islam bemoans women and Christianity teaches the curse of Ham!

5. What is your concise answer regarding Genesis one (keeping in mind the knowledge was spoken before it was written)?

The myth of Genesis is an Endiku tale that existed in Sumer thousand of years before the patriarchal faith of Abraham! The Genesis story in the bible was STOLEN from Sumer tales then corrupted to praise white and male supremacy! I don't believe  the Lies in the bible, it's a corrupt human document that justified the slave trade against black people. †

6. If the BOOK of BOOK of the Coming forth by Day was written by man and translated by man, does it not come under the same scrutiny you place on the Bible?

Only a few modern "Book of the Coming Forth by Day" transcripts are printed! They sitll remain MORE TRUTHFUL than the bible, as they are a DIRECT hieroglyphic translation of the ancient mystical teachings of our ancestors, the Kemetcu (black humans)! The bible in the other hand was written, changed and revised by white Capitalists in a 2,490 years periods at various councils of Nicene/Constantinople and many many many many others, then used and abused by missionaries and "white Jesus" to enslave people of color the world over!


9. If you don't understand Christianity can you cease to degrade it?


What I do UNDERSTAND is that Christianity has made my people docile and passive while the so called white Christians rule the world and practice unchristian ways just as Islam has made the African an Arab! I don't only degrade it but always ATTACK it because its HISTORY in terms of its exploitation and HOLOCAUST to black people!

10. Can you accept the fact there are Christians who serve a living God, do all that they can to keep His commandments, and do not feel entrapped, enslaved or devalued by their beliefs...I want people to see the God in me. †I'm not European. This was not forced on to me. †I have been introduced to other ways, and I choose this path. †I do all I can to do the will of the Lord. †Can you accept that we exist and our spirituality levels are high. †We are liberated, we are Christians!

I beg to differ, the CREATOR is not in the company of badly informed! Christiany is not your Original spirituality baby, the Truth is YOUR ancestors spirituality were shun! The so-called western Christians teach you Greek myths among others stolen.... Why are you scared to pick up a book and read our original African mythology and philosophy? The attitude you have towards of our original spirituality is grieving. We are spitting on our ancestors' graves by continuing in this manner!!

As for you insinuating I'm a European/white racist, I think as a black African I should qualify to be racist considering all the injustices that are meted to me and members of my race!

Bantu-kelani.

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« Reply #24 on: September 22, 2003, 06:30:23 AM »

King Tyehimba and Queen Bakarah,
I want thank you for giving me HOPE, too often being Conscious is lonely, and you begin to loose hope that people will come to the light, I am pleased and enlightened by all of your posts!


Ras_Tyehimba,
You have made a well-articulated contributions on this thread, with interesting and accurate points to challenge and consider... I hope the naysayers will eventually SEE a conflict of interest when a group of Negroid Africans depends on their enslavers/conquerors for 'spiritual' guidance[smiley=huh.gif]?? Why would our conquers/enslavers give our spiritual guidance that is beneficiary to the freedom of our mind?

Wo/man should ONLY borrow certain values from other parallel culture to enrich his/her own. No wonder sub-Saharan Afrika look sick and so stupid in the eyes of the world. The curse continues to menacingly bite Big Cry.

Bantu-Kelani.

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