This Thursday October 16th 2014 in our book club discussion I Obara Meji have provided the material which you will find the link below, with an Introduction to the subject as well. I will be the one to moderate on the topic. We thank Kiabublez for her contribution to book club night she did a job well done on a very controversial topic. Good job Kia. It is unfortunate that I did not see my regulars to show support, but it is what it is, nuff love same way. Book Club begins @ 8pm, please make an effort to be here, knowledge is power, let us learn together.
I stumbled onto this video today, the brother Sa neter, is someone I know because I use to buy a lot of videos from him down in harlem. He is a very conscious brother, and I loved our many conversations. When you speak with people like his you learn, on that I can assure you. Now this topic is not about white and black to me Obara Meji. It is about logic and what is right. I was born into this religion christianity, which in my opinion, is the worse thing ever to happen to Black people, again My opinion!
I was one of them christians who loved Christ, I still do!..Are you shocked?, I said I still does, do, I likes de bredda!
Let me explain why; I have no idea if this brother existed or not although history says Yes he did. We do not have to believe what history says, because it is just that…His..Story…tainted and revised while being told or written through generations, so I being of sound mind and body cannot trust that entirely. However, the reason I like Jesus Christ, (I do not worship him, or pray in his name, or have him as my lord and saviour, no, not any more) is if what he portrays, benevolence!
Cinderella did not exist, but yet I felt empathy for her and the treatment she received at the hands of her cruel stepsisters and de ugly step madda. Jesus’s character as told in the bible was of a being that was kind natured and loving with a hint of temper (member when him beat de gamblers out of the temple). Now let me be clear, I question the very existence of Jesus, having now become “awake” and realizing that religion is really controll. Just something to believe in and many people just want to BELIEVE. Its just that simple. My attraction to the character is his benevolence, made up or not.
What is sad to me however as an African is that all other races worship and reveres deities that look like them, deities which they identify with culturally and traditionally, except the African. While there are some, how many are rushing to Africa to worship our Gods?
The Cubans worship Lucumi, which came in through the trans atlantic slave trade with them to cuba, when the Yorubas arrived as captured slave on the Island. Among them were Iyanifa’s, olorisha’s and Babalawo’s and other initiates of Ifa/Orisha. They preserved the worship as a collective, and hid the Orishas under the guise of catholic saints, yet slavery has been abolished for years, but the Cubans now call the Yoruba practice Lucimi, and have lightened the skin of the Orishas, changed the names to suit their language, Yemoja is called Yemaya and our Orunmila has become Orula. They even trash talk Africa and Africa from whence their religion came from and discourage people from going to Africa, where Orunmila built his house in Ile Ife Nigeria. So even though for years they had been great custodian of the tradition, they have bastardized it to fit them, while trying to put the African down or as worthless regarding his own legacy. O ma se ooo..My elders in Nigeria including my very powerful husband, told me “leave them, don’t mind them” God sees all things.
Please watch the video (s), I may add more and come mek we reason. Please be here on this very important topic and add you piece. and while you are at it, please pick or choose which one of these men have the most impact on your life;
Marcus Garvey….Jesus Christ…..Malcom X
1-Do you believe in religion? If yes, why and what purpose does it serve and what has religion done for you?
2-Should race (skin color) matter whether in tradition or religion, in who we worship or venerate as deity?
3- Seeing that there is no image of God in any religion or tradition, how do you vision the God you serve?
4- Why is it that some black people easily subscribe to the idea of worshipping or believing in another race as their God, while rejecting their own?
5- Why do you believe that the black man hate himself and his brother
6- Why do the black man look to other races as superior to him, this shows in him kneeling before a white image of his deity? Does that image of a white Jesus play into his Psyche as a subliminal message, and if so do you believe that christianity is and has been used to keep black people enslaved? (If this question sound repetitive, please inform me)
7 – Was all this planned?
Watch this video, I may add more
The Psychological Effects Of White Jesus Continue To Haunt Us
Obara Meji is a spiritualist, Ifa-Orisa practitioner, and teacher of metaphysics. Since 2011 she has used her online platform to share her personal experiences to those seeking answers about spirituality. Her teachings will expand into short stories, novels, and public speaking to continue her mission of bringing enlightenment to the world.