I recently came across a posting on Facebook evidently written by a White woman who had some very strong opinions about Black people and their love of Christianity.
When I read the opinions of others I make a point to try to understand where they are coming from and why they say the things that they say.
It has been a long held feeling with me that no matter how one feels about Christianity, it truly has been used as a tool to control Blacks in America as well as some Whites here and across the globe.
“For black people to believe in the same God that allow them to be enslaved, shows their level of intelligence. We are living in the age of INFORMATION! Why are they still believers? It makes no sense. We gave blacks Christianity because it made them better slaves. Even my great grandpa told my dad once that blacks accepting Christianity was the best thing that ever happened to white slavers. The fear of Hell and promise of everlasting life is what finally kept the slaves from rebelling and running away. Lol and now days black people are still praising the very imaginary white guy who allowed them to be enslaved in the first place. Shouting and dancing with their wigs falling off in church lol. I’m no racist but we all must admit that black Christian women are some funny motherfuckers. The only whites who believe in Christianity are the descendants of poor whites from those days. The rich whites didn’t believe in that crap because they knew what it was being used for. Control over slaves and poor whites”
I must admit what she had to say was brutally honest and knocked me down because of the truth contained within, but I could only imagine the uproar that would follow if I or any Black man came out publicly to say the same exact thing.
But when you really look at the world around you in the Black communities, there are usually an abundance of churches dotting the landscape to the point where it makes you wonder why many of these same communities are so downtrodden, poor and saturated with crime.
No, I’m not saying that all Black communities are slums and dangerous places to live, but I will say that the bad conditions are so bad when you look at the proportions of churches that we have in those very same communities.
As much as the churches are packed with so called believers, I always wondered where did those believers disappear to when it is time to stand up to fight those deplorable conditions that exist in those same very streets that the church house exists on?
Something is definitely wrong with religion in this modern day as we know it and the Black community.
So whether the words in that posting were manufactured or real, the questions that they raise are definitely right on point!
It’s been my personal experience with Black people in the church that they refuse to think logically and often find themselves in a bad situation because of someone who has used their “faith” against them to usurp their resources whether it be financial or something more on a carnal sexual level.
Christianity never seems to be something that could ever be questioned when in the presence of a believer, their guards are up sky high and ready to go on the attack against anyone who questions their belief system as they are ready to defend it at all costs even at the risk of sounding foolish.
No matter what, these people have unshakable faith!
I guess this is why it’s so easy for these holy warriors to get ripped off by an undercover shyster who comes in righteous looking Christian garb spouting a word that sounds so anointed that acts as a Trojan horse styled covering to get into the inner recesses of their lives to do the most damage.
What I will say is that we have become such a foolish people and religion has been the noose around our necks in the same manner that the actual noose has been a tool and symbol of death for those residing here in the United States.
It’s almost as though the wicked powers that be won’t bother to harass you on any level when you publicly proclaim Christianity to be your way of life.
It’s like they will say to themselves: “They are no threat at all to cause an uprising against this engineered oppressive system that benefits us greatly, their Christian belief system restrains them from ever seeing reality clearly for what it is and we know as long as it remains intact that no revolutionary movement will ever come out of her.”
If this is not what is being said it damn sure sounds like it by the way that most Christian movements are treated by the political factions of our cities as well as those who suck the blood from us who don’t even believe in the same God that Christians do.
It’s almost as if Christianity as executed by Black folks is tolerated as “that foolish thing that we do.”
For a people to be so overall broke we sure have enough money for our hairstyles, wigs, Sunday best outfits, love offerings, building fund donations and most of all TITHES!
Yet we just don’t seem to be too practical in the spending in our own communities and own Black businesses if we have any at all.
But I don’t believe that Korean Beauty and Hair Supply owner hates Christianity because it keeps him wealthy every weekend rush because of our need to “get our hair right” before the service on Sunday.
Yet we do not see that this is a form of enslavement because if we were to all revolt by shaving off every strand of our hair off for a year and taking all of the money that we spent on barbers, hairdressers, beauty supply shops, makeup, false eyelashes, weave hair, extensions and all of the other items that have caused us to be financially drained and mentally distracted.
Imagine how much money could be saved and redirected to uplift ourselves without begging these banks that will turn us down anyway and these jobs who feel as though they are doing you a favor by giving you a ten cent raise every year if THAT much!
Why hasn’t Christianity addressed the imbalanced spending habits of those who attend these churches with their last dime given to the pastor based on the faith that their blessing will arrive over and above what they have given?
Why are “some” pastors so quick to receive your hard earned cash but when you are on the verge of foreclosure or being kicked to the curb all of a sudden they don’t know you and can’t help you?
I’m not church hating by any means and understand that there are many houses of God that are doing a wonderful work in our communities but I refuse to sit down and shut up about those who are fleecing the flock!
You see, I feel that once slavery was technically over and the slave-master didn’t really need to hang Christianity over the heads of Black people for his benefit, those shysters who saw an opening and opportunity went right to work in becoming the one to benefit from religion the way that the White slave-master did when we were literally in chains.
Then once again the fear of hell was reactivated to benefit another but I find it so amusing that we can easily embrace the reality of living in a hell of a system of injustice, exploitation and death but won’t get up to righteously make a change in it as our mighty God has empowered us to do!
So who are you really worshiping Black man and woman?
Does that image of a White Jesus still have you subconsciously mortified to make a move against those who resemble him that benefit from your subservient downtrodden mentality?
Now don’t get me wrong, this is not a call to go after White people at all because most White people are victims to those in power who share the same bloodline. Understand this.
But the fear of being misunderstood or misquoted won’t stop me from speaking out against the injustices that have been levied on the Black Christian mind and turned against them to the point where they can’t even think straight because of a presently toxic religion!
What happened to being connected on a spiritual level?
Why are we as Black people so caught up in the man made religious aspects of worship that can be changed into something completely different on a whim every time the wind blows.
Isn’t it quoted that God never changes and is the same yesterday as He is today and will be tomorrow?
Then why has man made it a regular custom to take it upon himself to decide what God deems to be acceptable and unacceptable in order to tailor fit the Holy Scripture around our sins comfortably?
While I absolutely love my Creator and the awesome life that He has given me as well as this dynamic world that He has placed me in, I refuse to allow ANYONE to play the middleman role in my relationship with Him in order to stop me from realizing the mighty potential that He has placed in me!
So to wrap it up I would say that this Tamar Tornado speaks much truth from her positioning, she speaks from where she stands so I can look past her verbiage and see exactly where she is coming from.
So stop letting man’s religion control you and begin to allow God’s supercharged plan for you live rise over and above any oppressor who seeks to profit from your ignorance!
Religion and Spirituality are absolutely two different things and I would suggest that many in the downtrodden Black communities who may possess an oppressed defeated mind try out the latter sometimes.
True connectedness to the one true God will never leave you shackled!
True believers move about their Father’s earth as free beings who would never bow down to any man except to He who created us!
Peace, Righteous Love & Revolution Always,
Your Brutally Honest Brother,