Why Blacks embrace their opressors God

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posted on Mar, 10 2010 @ 10:31 AM
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Originally posted by poedxsoldiervet
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Maybe you dont know because you have a warped sense of history, but Ill give you a bone to think about, Jesus wasnt white. (shock) (gasp) He his Brown Skinned being from the Middle East (Israel) It is say to say that he would take the skin color of his Mother, who are you ready for this?... She isnt white either (Gasp)....


i believe this as well. i also say something to the effect of, that the picture of jesus that we all accept, is actually a bisexual baron that was related to someone of importance, and not even jesus at all. i need to find the source. having a difficult time with it.

thats not to say he was black either, as some try to say.




posted on Mar, 10 2010 @ 10:37 AM
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Jesus was not white, and was hated, humiliated and finally murdered.

He is not the white man's god, few white men know him.


Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.




If you have a belief in God, then he is your God, no-one else's.

If you have no belief you are wise to admit the fact and live by your own principles.

In Matthew, 25, Jesus explains how he will one day divide the world. The judgement he promises is not based on who believes what, it is simply based on who took care of the needy.

We share a father, called by various names and worshipped in various ways all around the world. However he doesn't care about being worshipped or even believed in. All he cares about is that we are kind to each other.



posted on Mar, 10 2010 @ 10:45 AM
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Right I know what you are speaking of, There is a picture floating around someone did that depicts what Jesus may actually have looked like and it isnt the Blond Hair, Blue eye guy we are familar with.... He is rather unattractive and had an unkept.



posted on Mar, 10 2010 @ 10:47 AM
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Wow.

I guess you don't know the history of the Abolitionist movement.

The Abolitionist movement began in the churches.

The first Abolitionists were the Quakers.

Baptists and Methodists soon followed the Quakers on their crusade to end slavery.



posted on Mar, 10 2010 @ 10:48 AM
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Originally posted by poedxsoldiervet
reply to post by mahtoosacks
 


Right I know what you are speaking of, There is a picture floating around someone did that depicts what Jesus may actually have looked like and it isnt the Blond Hair, Blue eye guy we are familar with.... He is rather unattractive and had an unkept.


actually the one i was referring to, showed him as present day as we know it, and it is actually where we got this concept for him today.

i think he was a relative of the pope at the time, but i cant find my source



posted on Mar, 10 2010 @ 10:48 AM
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wordsofwrath.blogspot.com...
Even now thousands of people starving in Africa find that their only relief comes from Christian Missionaries and other “faith-based” charities at the expense of being preached to and converted. Food for minds as it were. Under threat of starvation and lack of medication they flock to these charitable organizations for relief and come out with medicine, sometimes clothing, food in their bellies, and a bible in their hands. Some may see nothing wrong with this. If faith-based charities are the only ones stepping up to help these people why shouldn't they be able to push their products at the same time? The problem is that it is exploitation. They are exploiting the desperation of starving and sick men, women, and children in order to spread their faith and gain more converts.

I haven't read all the "words of Wrath" yet, but this did strike me. This 'Faith-based' distribution favored by so many in the US has always struck me as similar to what's known as 'militarized' aid.

Example: "We, the superior force, have cut off all your supply lines. You the starving and thirsty, will concede to our demands, hand over to us the people we want. Then, and only then, will we allow the UN and Red Cross relief trucks. By the way, if you refuse, we the powerful, who control the media, will make plain to the world that you starve because of your obstinacy."

Militarizing aid is illegal and condemned internationally for a good reason, and yet, it goes on daily. It should stand as an indictment against the country that does it the most. How sad it is, I don't even have to name that country!

Faith based distribution of necessities really is on a par with the example above. Back in the old days, my church belong to a group of local churches that ran a soup kitchen. We had a rotating schedule. On our shift, the ladies would cook up dishes good enough for potlucks. I was one of the elders, so I got to cook up a sermon, to be delivered before the eating was to happen. Being a compassionate fellow, I made it short. It really was a nice sermon. Halfway through, I noticed there really was no audience interest. So I just said, "All right, let's eat."

I'll read some more and get back to this thread, just couldn't help addressing this issue first.



posted on Mar, 10 2010 @ 10:53 AM
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Yours and the authors assumption is that the religion of slave owners was a direct cause of their actions. I would say this is faulty reasoning. Further, the Christian God overwhlemingly demands equality for all people, yet because some where culturally Christian and slave owner, this means the Christian God is some how to be shunned? This is complete misunderstanding of the culture of the times. Finally it was Darwin that fathered modern racsim and now you raise him up as a moral Hero. The irony is disturbing.



Charles Darwin, the English naturalist whose books On the Origin of Species, published in 1859, and The Descent of Man, which followed in 1871, launched controversies which affected many branches of European thought… The ideas of Darwin, and of some of his contemporaries such as the English philosopher Herbert Spencer, …were rapidly applied to questions far removed from the immediate scientific ones… The element of Darwinism which appeared most applicable to the development of society was the belief that the excess of population over the means of support necessitated a constant struggle for survival in which it was the strongest or the 'fittest' who won. From this it was easy for some social thinkers to give a moral content to the notion of the fittest, so that the species or races which did survive were those morally entitled to do so.

The doctrine of natural selection could, therefore, very easily become associated with another train of thought developed by the French writer, Count Joseph-Arthur Gobineau, who published an Essay on the Inequality of Human Races in 1853. Gobineau insisted that the most important factor in development was race; and that those races which remained superior were those which kept their racial purity intact. Of these, according to Gobineau, it was the Aryan race which had survived best… It was.. Houston Stewart Chamberlain who contributed to carrying some of these ideas a stage further… Hitler himself admired the author (Chamberlain) sufficiently to visit him on his deathbed in 1927.



posted on Mar, 10 2010 @ 10:58 AM
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Originally posted by ButterCookie
to the haters:

The thread is about blacks embracing Christianty as if it were our own. Not realizing that it is the religion that was tuaght by our WHITE oppresors who forced this religion down our throats...


As someone already stated, Christianity was introduced, and prospered in Africa, well before it even made it to Europe. Africa was home to the vast majority of Christians (beings that Rome was murdering them in Europe/Greece) prior to being killed off by the Muslims. If you want to learn something new, look at the Christian population of Africa, prior to the creation of Islam, and then leading up to the start of the crusades.



My point is that african americans who still embrace this Christian god have no reason too; we are not in shackels anymore

And I posted a bit of the essay because it is WELL WRIITEN by a black atheist like myself and he says what I want to say PERFECTLY


Someone else in this thread actually tried to blame the problems within the African American community on the church. I would have to agree, but not on the same grounds. The problem is with most of the churches here in America and the idol worshipping, Bible ignorant that fill their seats. They preach their own human/world centered message that focuses on getting rich, being successful, being happy etc. This has nothing to do with the gospel message, and unfortunately, these false gospel subscribers will be in hell right next to their neighbors that slept in on Sunday mornings. This is why persons such as yourself have the audacity to make such outlandish claims. You are attacking a strawman that doesn't exist.
To be a Christian you must repent of your wickedness, and put all your trust in Jesus Christ for Him paying the price for your sins, and live a life that shows you are appreciative for His sacrifice. He died for the world not just whites (which makes this thread foolish in and of itself because He was Jewish, not white???) Now here is your dilema, once one becomes a Christian, you develop a relationship with Christ. So did you ever have a relationship with Him? If so, you are choosing to turn your back on Him, because you refuse to submit to His authority. And if you did not, you were NEVER a Christian. I will lean towards the latter, because it is impossible for someone to learn about the depth of God's love, goodnes, and mercy and reject it. I hope whatever it is your doing is worth it, that hell for eternity means nothing...



posted on Mar, 10 2010 @ 11:03 AM
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I have often wondered at this topic not only in the context of Africans taking up the religion of their oppressors, but also the indigenous populations of the Americas as well.

After much thought on the topic though, I believe this is a moot complaint.

It is my belief that many different cultures with their own brand of religion has conquered many a civilization and forced not only religion, but other aspects of their culture on to the losers. Africans are no different. Slavery and cultural amalgamation are the side-effects of "Human progress", so I do not suffer whiners.

Most Christians today esp. those in the thug culture,(no matter what color they are) Are C.I.N.O.(Christians in name only) and profess to love Jesus but do everything in their lives that spits in his face. Most Christians are akin to a pornstar who wears a crucifix during her scene.

If we were truly a Christian nation like so many fools think we are, the majority of us would take arms against those who are committing evil in this world. We are not, nor have we ever been, a Christian nation. Most of our ideas that protect freedom are born from the ideas of natural law, which the church saw as creating a culture that would not be humble enough to submit to a civil rule.



posted on Mar, 10 2010 @ 11:03 AM
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News flash, The Israelites were black, just like Christ.
You been living under a rock?

This is 2010 all the white lies are being exposed.
Type in "Jews are Black" or "Hebrew Israelites" in youtube people have put of 100's of history books, artifacts and information reveling who the Israelites are.

The white Christ is Cesare Borgia, who is a homo and rapist and hired Michelangelo and Da Vin-chi to make him the new face of Christ during the "Renaissance" aka Rebirth when white people took down us Black Hebrew Israelites slowly during our ruler-ship in Europe.

THE 12 TRIBES OF ISRAEL

JUDAH- American Blacks
BENJAMIN- West Indian Blacks
LEVI- Haitians
SIMEON- Dominicans
ZEBULON- Black Indians Guatemala to Panama(Mayans)
EPHRAIM- Puerto Ricans
MANASSEH- Cubans
GAD- Native-American Indians
REUBEN- Seminole Indians
ASHER- Columbia to Uruguay (Incas)
ISSACHAR- Mexicans (Aztecs)
NAPTHALI- Argentina/Chile


White people tried to erase our history and continue to do so, no Christ is not an Arab neither is he White, anyone who thinks so has an poor history education.

African Americans are not African / Hammite, they are Hebrew Israelites they don't even act or look the same as Africans.
Thats why the Africans sold us into slavery so easy, were not related to them, and they has us enslaved in Egypt and Babylon.
Even today in African school history they teach the slaves in West Africa were Hebrews.

Don't fall for the white oppression, they tell us whites have like 10 different races of white people but all black people are the same.
Forget all the lies and learn the true history that they stole from us after 400 years of slavery.
Just like we slaved and built Egypt, we slaved and built America the same way we are under the Deuteronomy curses at the moment.







Disclaimer:
Warning Bad language here and truth. Don't watch if your soft.













The Elite and the Khazars know we are Israelites.
This Rabbi here admits Jesus is black.




posted on Mar, 10 2010 @ 11:05 AM
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the idea that any free, thinking, beautiful human being should base any part of any decision about their SOUL on racial identity is ridiculous and sad. that's all i have to say about this thread.



posted on Mar, 10 2010 @ 11:16 AM
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so much truth i almost yawned. am i supposed to believe a guy on the couch?

of course i automatically turn off when it says anything to the effect of "the white devil"

i will watch it in its entirety later, just dont have enough patience to learn how evil i am right now.



posted on Mar, 10 2010 @ 11:18 AM
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AHhh the miltants have showed up good to see, News flash Jesus was brown not black, People can make anything up as you miltants have done, Your crazy to think God cares about the Color of your Skin, he sent his only son to die for all Mans sins.. Not the color of a mans skin...

The retardation of some peoples kids I swear.

[edit on 10-3-2010 by poedxsoldiervet]



posted on Mar, 10 2010 @ 11:19 AM
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To the knee-jerk reactionist jerks.

Get a grip please! Are you afraid Christianity will disappear unless you jump in and flood this thread? I, for one would like to discuss this issue without wading through a lot of reactionary rant. A little common courtesy PLEASE!



posted on Mar, 10 2010 @ 11:19 AM
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Off topic, I like the NATURE VS. NUTURE AVATAR always had wondering in PSYCOLOGY CLASS NICE.



posted on Mar, 10 2010 @ 11:21 AM
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Interesting point I am black british and have a sizeable US family.

I think that the point that the article relates is the deep religous conservatism in the black American psyche. This conservatism believes that Xtianity is the only way. There is also a insularity that means that non of these conservative thinkers can consider anything outside of a very narrow relgious experience.

It is no biggie unless there is personal attacks by other family members. I once had a whole Xmas ruined by daring to disagree with their xtian viewpoints but that is history.

I cannot help that a thug that goes to church once a year holds out a figleaf of hope to the Xtian community that one day they may "follow the Lord".

It is not just atheists that suffer in our community. I am amazed at other areas where narrow-minded exists why must we all be the same??

We don't need big brother we police our own people far too much.

[edit on 10-3-2010 by Tiger5]



posted on Mar, 10 2010 @ 11:23 AM
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THE 12 TRIBES OF ISRAEL

JUDAH- American Blacks
BENJAMIN- West Indian Blacks
LEVI- Haitians
SIMEON- Dominicans
ZEBULON- Black Indians Guatemala to Panama(Mayans)
EPHRAIM- Puerto Ricans
MANASSEH- Cubans
GAD- Native-American Indians
REUBEN- Seminole Indians
ASHER- Columbia to Uruguay (Incas)
ISSACHAR- Mexicans (Aztecs)
NAPTHALI- Argentina/Chile



It would seem your tribes are a little wrong... Being that we have found Ancient Temples and Indian Mounds well over 2000 years old... LOL.. really if American Indians are Hebrew, please explain why they in fact dont have and recorded histroy of it? When they themselves have said they have been here in the America's for long time?????? Please explain... Because I think your grasping for straws trying to further your Anti-White Agenda.



posted on Mar, 10 2010 @ 11:24 AM
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Listen up

I know the depiction of Jesus in the bible is depicted as an african american
(even though we hang pics of the white blond haired blue-eyed one on the wall)

I know the true Jews were black

I know that Christianity is practiced in Africa today.

Yall are so off the topic and irrelevent to my topic tho!!

Lemme guess..... Most of my negative replies are....caucasian ATS members? I"m not being racist- never have and never will. But this topic, the ROOT of my topic does not even apply to you all...It may that you are feeling like I have stepped on your toes because of soem evilness of your race, but really this was a topic to mainly my fellow African American ATS'rs....

If this topic is "disgusting, ignorant, and pathetic" please click on another topic from another forum....

This was not even meant for you to relate to

[edit on 10-3-2010 by ButterCookie]



posted on Mar, 10 2010 @ 11:24 AM
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Morality is a lever for power: Most philosophers and thinkers before Nietzsche's time had a very innocent relation to morals and ethics. Plato and Aristotle, two of the greatest heavyweights in the Western philosophical tradition, each created a set of ethics believed to uphold the good in man. Nietzsche liked Aristotle's idea of an ethics serving to promote excellence, but felt the need to further refine his theory after making a survey of the history of morality. By applying his knowledge of psychology indiscriminately, he concluded that two conflicting sets of morals dominated the studies: master-morality and slave-morality. Morality, Nietzsche suggested, is a tool to gain power and control of others, and the notion of an objective morality is a false assumption. He went on to outline a controversial but enduring theory that morality has always been center-stage in conflicts of class, race and religion. I tend to agree.



posted on Mar, 10 2010 @ 11:28 AM
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Hi-five to you, as you understand what I was saying

They have jumped on here out of feeling that their toes have been stepped on....

They don't want to face the music so they blast away out of subconscious guilt





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