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Originally posted by Saphronia
The scripture in the bible that you are referring to is Psalms 82:6 "I have said that ye are gods and all of you are children of the most High."
Truly, I agree that man is god, but it isn't taught that way in christianity.
Originally posted by Underling
Thomas, it's fortunate you have NOI friends that aren'tracist, or at least not to your face, but i've had run-ins with NOI extremists, and they're extremism makes them appear cartoonish and irrational.
Originally posted by markrm
Good analysis. Islam (in Africa primarily) being the 'black mans' religion and Christianity being the 'white mans' religion. Somewhat accurate.
Keep in mind, African muslims are militant to a high degree - and as the other 'muslims' they seek to eradicate all other religions that stand in their ways - especially christianity. Seems to me, the Koran is a misfit's bible - unscriptural. It promotes killing, and killing if people do not convert to Islam. Well, come kill me, I'm not converting!
Christianity, if you look at it and all the religions of the world, makes the most 'sense' - since I don't see Jesus commanding his followers to kill people who wont believe in Christ, ya know. The big dispute with 'islam' began in the tents of Abraham a long time ago, and with a cramping wrist (i've been typing for 5 hours, a report) I cant go into detail right now.
As long as you are in America, you should call yourself American... and not hyphenate your 'status' - example, my grandmother was german, but, I do not call myself German-American. I am American. I find it silly really, and unwarranted.
For most militant black africans, islam promises power, wealth and the ability to conquer - nothing more. Hence, why most radical black muslims, in Africa and the US, join 'islam' - it's more or less another 'gang' in my eyes (shrug).
Originally posted by Tamahu
To those who may compare the N.O.I. with the KKK; that's just foolishness. Even if the N.O.I. does teach "hate" it's nowhere near the degree of what the KKK teaches.
And those who take all the teachings of the N.O.I. literally; that would be like taking the Hadith literally, or looking at a Masonic symbol and saying: "this is what it means" without having learned anything about it. This is explained in the "Black FreeMasonary" thread in the Secret Society section. The Qur'an wasn't meant to be totally literal either. Ask the Sufis.
And to "Truth":
Please don't run up on us with that "Christianity is peaceful and Islam(N.O.I. or otherwise) is racist or violent" type nonsense. Christianity probably has a more violent history than every other religion combined(save Judaism).
Maybe the NOI and KKK can get together, chip in for 2 islands and go live on them. They can call their islands...BLACK MANS PARADISE and MANIFEST DESTINY ISLAND.
Originally posted by Imzadi
The Nation of Islam preaches SEPARATION from WHITE PEOPLE.