Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Buffoonery of Evangelism

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The manuscript is referred to as the "Bible." The belief system is known as "Christianity." Adherents worship a 'Supreme Deity' called 'God', a 'Savior' with the designation of 'Jesus', and the 'Holy Spirit' that makes up the Christian Godhead (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) known as the "Trinity." As authoritative as this might sound, these were the nefarious tools used by the Caucasoid race to enslave, subjugate, rape, brutalize, terrorize, disenfranchise, and murder over 20 million Africans who unwittingly participated in the 'Middle Passage' and 'Chattel Slavery'.

Those same, extremely effective methods of control, remain in place in the 21st century. Sadly, the aftermath of these archaic antebellum practices have been embedded into the psyche of the African American, which makes it self-refueling and self-regenerating, a century and a half after the abolishment of slavery. This explains why collectively, Blacks in the United States continue to have such a difficult time extricating themselves from perpetual second-class citizenry.

In 2017, almost 80% of African Americans identify with Christianity. These folks consistently read, study and adhere to a 2600-year-old holy book. They gleefully refer to themselves as Christian, while worshiping and singing songs of exultation to the deity depicted in the bible.The one who condones slavery and the rape and murder of children.

Here are a few scriptures:

Genesis 2:17 KJV - "But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you shall not eat of it: for in the day that you eat thereof you shall surely die."

There are limited ways in which evangelicals can cherry pick this one (certainly doesn't stop them from trying). "Tree of knowledge of good and evil..." This metaphor is not eluding to eating an actual tree. "Knowledge" is an intangible element. "Good and evil" equates to "right and wrong."

What other way are we to interpret the aforementioned apostolic instruction? The edification adamantly advises against independent thinking in regards to spirituality. This particular guideline and 'holy book' will instruct you on what is right and what is wrong. The moment you venture outside of this sacred writ, in an attempt to acquire knowledge for yourself, you will "surely die."

Exodus 21:20-21 NLT - "If a man beats his male or female slave with a club and the slave dies as a result, the owner must be punished." 21 - "But they are not to be punished if the slave recovers after a day or two, since the slave is their property."

Ephesians 6:5 NLT - "Slaves, obey your earthly masters with deep respect and fear.  Serve them sincerely as you would serve Christ."

Luke 12:47-48 NLT - "And a servant who knows what the master wants, but isn’t prepared and doesn’t carry out those instructions, will be severely punished." 48 - "But someone who does not know, and then does something wrong, will be punished only lightly. When someone has been given much, much will be required in return; and when someone has been entrusted with much, even more will be required."

Church-goers rarely, if ever, discuss Luke 12:47, about being "severely punished." But the statement attributed to Jesus in Luke 12:48, has become somewhat of an idiom in Western culture. Clearly the apocryphal Messiah was talking about the impossible responsibilities forced on the slave, and how he or she is expected to comply. 

Albert Einstein defined insanity as, "doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." 

The descendants of African slaves have been praying and pleading to the same mythical, human-created, celestial being since our ancestors arrival on the shores of America (the stolen continent). That would be insanity, would you not agree?

Sir John Hawkins was the first slave-ship captain to bring Africans to the Americas. "Hawkins was a religious gentleman who insisted that his crew 'serve God daily' and 'love another'. His ship, ironically called 'the good ship Jesus', departed the shores of England for Africa in October 1562." 

"Serve God daily and love another," don't that beat all? So 'Sir John Hawkins', evidently, was a Christian who served God and loved his fellow man. The loophole, I suppose, is that black people were not considered human.

At the time, we were at the bottom of the totem pole, even lower than animals. This also explains why a vast majority of Caucasian Americans today, have a strong affinity for their pets and are relatively indifferent about the plight of African Americans.

Buffoonery is defined as "behavior that is ridiculous but amusing." I grew up in a baptist church and watched the 'shouting' and the 'speaking in tongues' of a large group of black folks, who seemed not to care that the minister was a pedophile.

Believers were not concerned because Jesus was going to take care of everything. This type of canonical debauchery and felonious activity took place in myriad synagogues and cathedrals, across the globe, not just in the black church. It's past time to wake up people, stop believing in fairy tales. 


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