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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Religion and People of African decent

A good teacher, like a good entertainer first must hold his audience's attention, then he can teach his lesson.

I saw no African people in the printed and illustrated Sunday school lessons. I began to suspect at this early age that someone had distorted the image of my people. My long search for the true history of African people the world over began.

My main point here is that if you are the child of God and God is a part of you, then in your imagination God supposed to look like you. And when you accept a picture of the deity assigned to you by another people, you become the spiritual prisoners of that other people.

Powerful people cannot afford to educate the people that they oppress, because once you are truly educated, you will not ask for power. You will take it.

Religion is the organization of spirituality into something that became the hand maiden of conquerors. Nearly all religions were brought to people and imposed on people by conquerors, and used as the framework to control their minds.
Dr. John Henrik Clarke’s Words on Our-story

“Our-story is a clock that people use to tell their political and cultural time of day.  It is also a compass that people use to find themselves on the map of human geography. Our-story tells a people where they have been and what they have been, where they are and what they are.

Most important, our-story tells a people where they still must go, what they still must be.  The relationship of our-story to the people is the same as the relationship of a mother to her child.”

Dr. Clarke’s Words on SPIRITUALITY

“Spirituality is a way of accepting the fact that there is a spiritual force in the universe larger than all of mankind.  But someone had to come along and invent a word called God.  Then some had to serve another God and say mine is better than yours, and some had to create faith, someone said I have the true faith.”

Dr. Clarke’s Words on LEADERSHIP

“I think every person that calls themselves a leader, a preacher, a policy maker of any kind should ask and answer the question in his own life time, how will my people stay on this earth?  How will they be educated?  How will they be schooled?  How will they be housed?  And how will they be defended?  The answer to these questions will create the concept of enduring nationhood because it creates the concept of enduring responsibility.

I am saying whatever the solution is, either we are in charge of our own destiny or we are not in charge.  On that point we got to be clear, you either free or you’re a slave.”

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