Alright i believe i can break down a few things objectively. Let's see what we got.
I have faith in Christianity, that's not my religion of choice, nor have I actually read the whole Bible.
You should read or skim through the whole thing at some point. Me? Not a christian. Let's get down to brass tacs. Evidence of a greater power? Yes.
Greater than us? Yup, look at nature. There is a harmony going on and we have to figure out our place in it. Microwave to desired temperature and
serve with TLC.
However, it is the religion that I was raised on (my grandmother and mother as well were of the same faith).
Slavery my man. Look into why Christianity was taught to slaves. Now don't everyone go and spaz, it's our America.
A particular video, it speaks on the Jews and how they are the "chosen people." It goes on to say how God chose the Jews and blessed them with there
own land. And how God would oppose anyone who stood against "his people."
Oh really? So i guess he dropped the ball when they were made slaves then? Or.. when it was just Pakistan and and Israel was just a Zionist dream.
Hmm, i wonder. One of the many questions that is raised in the OT. That book is kinda off. There are alot of things that folks don't agree with you
know, it's counter productive. But you have to break it down and the OT is collection of folklore, myths and tales passed down via oral tradition by
those of the Jewish background. They wrote it, formed a religion around it, shopped it around, and folks bought it hook, line, and sinker.
I will say this, when taken together with the likes of Hindu holy texts and Buddhists scripture the same basic question are being asked. They are
asked in different ways, hence different religions but they are all asking the same questions. You have to think and self reflect on those answers
and when you have them, religion has fulfilled its purpose.
Don't look at me, i didn't write the rules, i'm a referee.
I was baffled by her question, because I found myself wondering the same thing. Were did we stand in the bible.
The correct answer is not where but when. America wasn't around at that time much less African-American. The Holy Bible is based around the Middle
East and those regions. Where are the Chinese, Indians (in INDIA), Black Foot, Hopi, Aztecs or Mayans mentioned in the bible? What about the
If I'm correct, we are descendants of Ham, which in turn bought about Egypt. But why? Why the plagues, why punish us?
If we're the descendants of Ham, then just about every other African descendant in the western hemisphere is also a member of that tribe. And when
you start thinking logistics, that's a to big of a tribe to be factual. Like i said, i ain't gonna totally write off.. but plausible? Nah.
WHats your view on Africans place in history?
Africans place in history? Wrong question chief. Can't question Africans place in history at least in the current Western mode because it all came
from Greece or Rome anyway from their point of view. Little to no Africans in the equation.. except for the Moors. If you want the truth then you have
to go beyond the mainstream, IE what they teach in school. And some of what is in books too because even they are slanted if the author has an
agenda. It's not a story of Africans, but a story of "us". Because we simply build upon was someone else has started. Culture goes hard like that.
Bless the Indians and their numbers because Trig would be hell with Roman numerals!
What did he mean by I "worship my oppressors God?"
Answered in second response.
Also, your question of "why did we get the short end of the stick" has no simple answer.... Well, I lied. If you want the truth then blunty; The 1%
wanted more. The illusion of us getting the short end of the stick (yea i know, it's one bitchin illusion) was put in place so that 1% could rob
everybody. While we are arguing about differences that were brought on by geographical locations they can continue to rob everyone blind and
controlling the masses. The truth hurts sometimes...
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