About 1700 – 1900 years ago, a book was written by several authors of the same race. That book contained tales and documentaries – though wildly inaccurate – about the origin of man and the world, the multiple destruction of the world and how a savior was born by the virgin Mary.
That book is what we call the Holy Bible today.
One thing that always struck me as absurd from the bible, however, was the lack of representation in it. Now I’m not saying all books have to have representation for all kinds of people, but you’d think that a book as important as the bible – the book we’re all supposed to take as the only word of truth, the book that’d supposedly save us all – would somehow include some kind of representation for all kinds of people, regardless of race or nationality.
That is not the case when it comes to the bible or Christianity as a whole.
Everything that happened in the bible – from the calling of Abraham to the flood of Noah, to Moses and the burning bush and the story of Joseph in Egypt, and even to the birth of Jesus – was centered in a very small area, a very specific part of the world and a very specific type of people. This makes it very hard to believe that the bible was written for everyone.
It seems that the bible was written for the Hebrews, not for the whole world. And it makes more sense because the idea that every race we have in this world was born from Noah and his family, the idea that we’re all descendants from Noah is a little bit absurd, don’t you think? I mean, Africans existed way before the bible was written and I’m sure the Hebrew race weren’t the only existing race at the time of Noah’s alleged flood (Trust me when i say that many Christians believe the world began 2000 years ago because that’s how old the book is)
Not to mention the obvious racial prejudice which soars from page to page throughout the bible. The bible acknowledges the existence of blacks – “Ethiopians” – very few times. What happened to Asians and Hispanics? Polynesians? Samoans? Did God only speak to the Jews in those days? Does that mean the rest of us aren’t God’s people? The idea that Israelites alone are the “chosen” ones, scream prejudice to me.
Since Africans have almost zero representation in the one book we can go to for “information”, why do we believe this book and this religion is for us all, and not for the chosen ones alone?
A good example of racial prejudice in the bible, is that of the Hebrews, especially in the old testament, who were very racist against the Gentiles from Galilee.These people didn’t look like the Jews, didn’t act like them, didn’t worship like them either. And so they were occasionally condemned and were also forced to take the Mosaic law at some point. Growing up, I thought the Gentiles were all sinners, but as I grew older I simply realized that the Gentiles just didn’t worship the way the Hebrews worshipped, they didn’t look like them too, they were of a different race, and so there was obvious discrimination. What makes us think that this faith is for everyone if it only praises a particular race of people?
The “Yeshua” born of virgin Mary was a Gentile born from Joseph and Mary of the Essenes. He was not white, nor was he from the house of David. He was one of those we refer to as “Gentile” and that’s partially why the Jewish people couldn’t take him seriously at first. They expected the “savior” would be born from their own kind of people, you know? Fair skinned folks. Yet, today, we see pictures of “Jesus” as a white dude with blue eyes, reaffirming the ideologies of the writers of the bible that light is right, and that white is more beautiful and more pure. In my opinion, there was absolutely nothing – except racial prejudice – stopping the writers of the bible from leaving Yeshua’s nationality and race the way it was.
Africans basically have no existence in the bible, the faith belongs to another culture, not ours. Africans have always had different forms of worship and different gods. Somehow, Africans have been led to believe that our gods are not gods. Africans were led to believe that our gods were inferior and that it was black magic we used. Black magic or not, it was working perfectly well for us until the Christian missionaries came.
I find it so hilarious that the same ones who, years earlier, invaded our homelands and sold our forefathers into slavery for 400 torturous years, were the same ones who brought the new faith to us. I find it hella sad we accepted it.
White folks wearing Reverend father gimmicks invaded our homelands once again, told us to abandon our gods for they were false, and told us to accept their own god who was the true god. They basically said, “your god can cure diseases amongst other things? Ha! Ours turned water to wine and walked on water! Worship him!”
When they do it, it’s a Miracle. When we do it, it’s dark magic or witchcraft.
I laugh in Japanese.
Let us not forget that while Africans were slaves, the authors of that totally accurate bible were Yahwhists and Christians. Many slave masters back then would use the Bible to justify the slavery of Africans.
Verses like Leviticus 25:44-46
“Both thy bondmen, and thy bondmaids, which thou shalt have, shall be of the heathen that are round about you; of them shall ye buy bondmen and bondmaids.Leviticus 25:44-45
Moreover of the children of the strangers that do sojourn among you, of them shall ye buy, and of their families that are with you, which they begat in your land: and they shall be your possession.
And ye shall take them as an inheritance for your children after you, to inherit them for a possession; they shall be your bondmen for ever: but over your brethren the children of Israel, ye shall not rule one over another with rigour.”Leviticus 25:46
A religion that advocates for slavery, where Yahweh – the alleged universal God – encourages his people to buy slaves from the nations around them. Buying human beings is a yes from him but blaspheming the name of God? Oh no, That means death!
Yet, this religion which is somehow for every single one of us, regardless of race, nationality or background, advocated for the slavery of a whole race of people.
Christopher Columbus was born in a Christian home. Why am I not surprised?
Do not forget that the foundation of the Ku Klux Klan is Christianity.
Read that again.
The foundation of the Ku Klux Klan…..is Christianity.
Christianity doesn’t want us, why do we want it so bad? Why do we go through the ends of the earth for a religion that, let’s be real, just isn’t that accommodating? The missionaries always painted Africans as “lost” or “savages” ready to be saved. But we didn’t ask to be saved, we were doing just fine right? Our gods were doing just fine. We had culture and society way before the white man brought his own culture. That’s one thing Africans fail to realize about the bible. The bible isn’t our own. Plus, it’s hella racist. Following the rules of the bible that was obviously written to fit the culture of Jewish folks will never not be funny to me.
I don’t think Africans have any business being Christians. Why we think our traditional religion as dark magic, witchcraft, satanic and savage is the work of colonialism, self-hate and christian missionaries.