This is not a post about race, or equality of race. This is a post about spirituality and the black race of which I have been privileged to be born into. Yes, Privileged to be born into and to have a succession of ancestors before me of whom I am proud. People of African descent are truly spiritual in a way no other can claim. Yet many of us have no idea, mainly because our minds are locked into the falsity and wickedness of religion.
There is something deep within us that when it comes out can do powerful things. For years many of us have lost our way, and for some the struggle to get back or be who we were meant to be is not there because we have no idea who we really are.
Yesterday the post on Embracing Spirituality was on saluting Queen of Kumina Sister Bernicey Henry who has now made her transition, and have gone to join her ancestors in the world of spirits. In the post the bloggers and I began to recount the rich heritage and culture which is a part of Jamaica. All of which came from Africa with us during Trans Atlantic Slave Trade, the horrible African Holocaust. For over 400 hundred years we were beaten, raped, sodomized, abused, starved, and more, but the worst thing that could have happened to us as Africans, stolen and brought to a foreign place was the enslavement of our minds through Christianity.
The same can be said for religions in general such as Islam also, but I will concentrate my efforts on Christianity today since I was born into it, or rather it was forced onto me, and I am familiar with its teachings, its Jesus, its role in the destruction of my people. Much can be said of other religions but we will save that for another post.
I was born in Kingston Jamaica, and I remember being told by my mother that If we, my sisters and I did not go to church we would not get our Sunday dinner. My mama was the best cook, so that threat was a serious one to us and off to Church we would go.
I remember a time, when my logical mind began to point things out to me, many things within the bible did not make sense, and then there was this very disturbing picture of the white archangel Michael spearing the cowering black devil with a sword. In my mind, through that picture, the suggestion to me was that all which is good is white and all which is evil or bad is black. A white Jesus and a Black devil, the very religion which black people supports denies them, mock them, look down on them, and this has been for over 400 hundred years, and still.
On my Altar I have a picture of my wonderful grandmother, posed on her veranda with her church hat on, although I love the Picture, the church hat offends me in a way I cannot describe. This was always not so, because there was a time when I, through indoctrination was deeply embedded in Christianity, never missing a Sunday from church. Pleading the blood and worshiping what looked like my oppressors. Christianity forced onto me by my very own parents, whom I trusted, and I also sent my children to church telling them that there is no other than Jesus. He is our redeemer. I did not mind that he was white or that was how he was represented, his looks, image or the painting of Cesare Borgia, because I had always seen him as such and although the bible described him as black, the fact is imagery projects reality, so that went out of one ears and out the next. The Image which had been etched into my mind from birth of Jesus was that he was white. Who was Cesare Borgia? A murder who had an incestuous affair with his sister, read about him here;
White Jesus modeled on Cesare Borgia?
The theory is that people were generally not too enthusiastic about the Catholic Church’s regular massacres of Jews and Muslims, because the people they were killing looked like Jesus. Pope Alexander VI then ordered the destruction of all art depicting a Semitic Jesus and commissioned a number of paintings depicting a Caucasian Jesus. His son, Cardinal Cesare Borgia, was the model for these paintings. Thus, the nastiest of all the Borgias, became the iconic Caucasian Jesus so loved by Christians today.
In 1995, GZA’s Liquid Swords album featured the solo track by Wu-Tang Clan affiliate, Killah Priest, ”B.I.B.L.E. (Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth)”. The lyrics include the lines; “I even learnt Caucasians were really the Tribe of Edam, The white image, of Christ, is really Cesare Borgia”
- See more at: http://theholyprepuce.tumblr.com/post/16655875084/white-jesus-modeled-on-cesare-borgia-the-theory#sthash.swpiD3iu.dpuf
Why would they choose such a man to be the face of the benevolent Jesus? Cesare Borgia did exist however, Jesus did not.
In Africa, while I am driving on the streets of Lagos, I see many paintings on the walls, of the white Jesus, white Angels, white little children playing with white Jesus and in the back ground a black devil which the white angel is battling, beating to a pulp. I am saddened by what I see daily, because the message is painted all over, feeding the minds of the younger ones to come, that they are less than who they are and that white is right and Black is not.
It was a brilliant idea by white people to do this. Use religion and fear of blaspheme to tame the minds of a set of savages (this is how they see us) to control us and to keep us down. Use their image of Lord, and Master, Savior and redeemer, It worked then and it continues to work now.
If only we really knew who we were/are! If only we would say one day “screw your Christianity and let me go back to the ways our ancestors worshiped their God. We are the only race who praise and worship a deity who does not look like us, the only race of people! Jamaicans will kill you for Jesus, a personality who did not even exist, at all, AT ALL!!. He was made up for this purpose.
How did a race of people, coming from the great continent of Africa, lose everything including themselves? Please read the Destruction of the Black Civilization by Chancellor Williams.
We are very strong people despite all that we have been through, and we have been through a whole lot. We should be aware of ourselves through the investigation of who our ancestors were, learn of where we are from, emancipate ourselves from mental slavery.
If all of you who are involved in Christianity, examine how you became apart of it, you will realize that it was forced upon you, like me, many of you were born into it. Children live what they learn. Here in Nigeria , a wife becomes what her husband is. If she marry and the husband is christian then more than likely she will have converted to this religion.
One such case is of my sister in law, who grew up around Orisha all her life, she had never heard of Jesus until she was twenty five years old and married a christian man, this was what took her to church. Now she is a staunch christian, so some of us conform to what is foreign for the sake of love.
The bible and the very fact that Jesus, the son of God is a blue eyes, blond haired white man (when revelation 1 13-15 clearly describe him as a black man) makes it ok and redeeming for whites to do to blacks as they feel. Enslave then, kill them, imprison them and more, because his face, and looks is Lord and Master and we have accepted it.
Please read this article;
How long will it take for us to say enough, and try to find back our way?
How long will it take for us to wake up, instead of accepting what is placed before us as the truth, and holding our lives in one big black book filled with controversial and confusing information?
When will we love ourselves and our race, our skin color, our own people again?
They are killing us, and it is ok, are we apart of that problem?
Did we allow this by conforming to their ways and scriptures?
Are we a submissive race? When did we become that and how?
We were Kings and Queens from the beginning of time, now we have lost our crown, are our ancestors proud of us?
Turn the other cheek, really?
How much do we value ourselves as a race?
Do we care who we are, do we even know?
How is is possible that a white Jesus and a white God can be any better than the race they belong to which have oppressed us and still is doing so to this day, these that we black people worship, our oppressors, How?
Are we fools?
Is it possible that we will ever wake up?
If so when and how?
If I tell you to reject this white Jesus, how would you feel about me?
Would you hate me, want to fight me, cast me to hell?
Do you believe me when I say the devil do not exist, nor hell not even a place called heaven?
Am I wrong to urge you to love your selves and wake up?
Do you not see that your mind is still enslaved, while you practice this false religion, don’t you see that you will never wake up but forced to accept all that will be done to you wrongly in Jesus name?
Why do you plead the blood of Jesus, but condemn me if I sacrifice a chicken?
Would Christianity be so popular if Jesus’s image was black?
Would the white man worship the image of a black Jesus?
Would Black people be respected more, it his image did not identify him with the mythical devil?
Will be able to ever see ourselves as royalty again?
If so when?
I understand the need to “Just want to Believe”, but we must awake to our truth and be free!
O ma se oooo!!
Kọ̀lọ̀kọ̀lọ̀ tó bá ńsùn, ò lè rí ogbe àkùkọ jájẹ. /
A sleeping fox can’t get to eat a cock’s comb…..Yoruba Proverb!
[Persistent effort must precede results]
All religions are valid as long as it teaches peace and love…..Obara Meji!
There are no disappointments in life, only lessons learned…..Obara Meji!
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.