Here is the very prolific Mutabaruka on religious hard talk with master Interviewer Ian Boyne, making some very solid points on christianity and the bible. It has always been my position not to discuss religion with anyone because I have come to realize with age, that most people who has been indoctrinated from birth or while they grew, by religious teachings, do not want to open their minds to other arguments that does not agree with their dogmatic teachings. Millions of dollars has been spent to keep the minds of the masses locked, with the threat of blaspheme which will bring hell and damnation, fire and brimstone upon the souls of those who query after some other possibilities. I was one of those who were enslaved by christianity, and would have nothing to do with any one who said or thought otherwise. Calling them the devil, who I have now come to realize does not exist. Oh the fear of this conniving BLACK man with horns holding a pitch fork. While I went to church and blew kisses at the picture of the famous artist Michaelangelo’s cousin hanging on the church walls with his blonde hair and blue eyes calling him my father and beseeching him to save me and protect me,when it was men that looked like him who were the ones to enslave, hang and killed my forefathers. It made no sense.
The Pastors or Bishops did not dwell on Revelation 1:vs 14-15, where Jesus was described by the apostle John who supposedly wrote that book was a black man…..hair like wool?, feet like burnt brass??…so then how does the commandments “thou shalt not lie” fit when the lie is being told to us in church. As I have said many times before I do not like the argument of color, because Anthropology teaches that there is only ONE race, and that is the black race, and once you are spiritually learned (educated), color does not exist. Our shadows are all black no matter your ethnicity, and that is the essence of human being. I like Mutabruka, because he is bold and as Jamaican people use to say “dry-eyed”. I also like Ian Boyne,because as a Christian he opened up to Muta’s argument and even agreed with him on some points. He could have shunned Mutabaruka or found some way to stonewall his argument, but he proved himself to be a fair host regardless of his own views.
As I have said in the “ABOUT OBARA MEJI” on Embracing Spirituality, my intention is to educate, and not to indoctrinate. I know for a fact that everybody has their own path cut out already for them to walk, and we must find our way. However way you look at life is your reality. Your mind is your universe and where ever you put your mind is where you will be. In other words if you are leaving work to go home and the bus and train has stopped running and there is no taxi around, it seems impossible for you to get home, it matters not how long it takes you to get there because your mind is already home. So even if you have to beg a lift you will get there! When the Christians cross over they will see Jesus because that is their reality, the muslim the same, the Jews also. I am a traditionalist, so my reality is Africa and all therein, but I came into this with an objective mind, there were no religious baggage to hinder my way. So Yes I have met Jesus twice, and I have met Selassie twice also, I have seen my mother Osun many times in different forms and Obatala, Esu and Sango too. I have even met Yemoja and many others. Bob Marley (who I also met in the realms) said “emmancipate your self from mental slavery, none but our selves can free our minds”.
Open up your mind and watch this interview, and enjoy. As usual I cannot wait to get your opinions.
He who does not look ahead always remains behind…Yoruba Proverb.