Thursday, January 28, 2010

Knew I Could Count on The Nation

http://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/frontpageFeaturedArticle/article_6751.shtml

Can ALWAYS count on The Nation...to do something! Small and/or big.

Where ya at Church Folk? Churches? I know there are black churches among the THOUSANDS nationwide doing their 'own thing'. What about a national black church movement to assist Haiti? Nope. Will not happen...Denominations, differences in Christology, and contradictions in religious approaches prevents the unification of black churches for THE GREATER GOOD outside of their four walls. So asinine!

The Black Church gets no slack from me. God and Jesus don't either!! Remember, God is the reason for the earthquake. He does control all things, right?

-Brian E. Payne

7 comments:

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader Response:

I love how ruthless you are! When are you coming to the Zen center? You are such a fuc_ing Buddhist.

-DL

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Muata responds to DL:


The Black Church has lost its way of the past. It was once a respectable leader in the civil rights movement. Blacks are now 'free' with complex issues that the church will not adddress collectively. They are too caught-up in 'getting people in heaven'. Working to get somewhere that does not exist while the HIV/AIDS rate escalates in our community. Too silly to even address that killer. I will go to my grave issuing an intelligent and fair assault on the black church. Why? Because the church has become part of the problem and because the message of the black church is sickening: defeatest (Born and told you are a sinner. Then asked to repent and give testimony.Then ask for forgiveness. Then told that earth is too secular to live a good life. Then told the only way to win favor with God is to do right. Then you can get to heaven, and see all your dead family members). That sounds like a bunch of fantasy. And, millions believe this because they are weak-minded! I ain't gonna stop!! The church is a huge obstacle for blacks!

I do need some Zen in my life!

-Muata

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader responds to Muata's comment:

That is why i don't belong to a church anymore.

-SP

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Muata responds to SP:

I love a good sermon. I actually miss that. Just can't get down with that 'make believe stuff'.

-Muata

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader Response:

I said the same thing. But, of course, we know that no Black churches in modern history, have been willing to work together, if it means risking their member "contributions." The self-imposed power structure also knows that this would be next to impossible, since it's bad enough getting Blacks to do anything substantive collectively on a daily basis. The breakdown in communication when it comes to my church vs. your church and my religion vs. your religion is nothing more than an excuse to do nothing. And NOTHING is something we're damn good at, so please leave us to that and stop trying to convince us to become a collective. ;-)

It's only Black people who can say with a serious expression that Jesus is their Jesus in the possessive. More like, don't talk about MY Jesus. And, yes, they're talking about the same Jesus that was given to them through the ignorance of their parents who generations ago were given it by their conquerors. With all that Jesus praising, they ain't producing nothing real. Why? Because they love him who they have NEVER seen more than they love their brother and sister who they see every day. They have dismissed their own written belief system with that one. Now, extrapolate that to the entire Black unit, because we ain't a community, and you get millions of individuals suffering from cognitive dissonance. ;-)

Nandi
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Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader Response:

I went walking at the Family Life Center Saturday. At halftime of the basketball game, a member got on the microphone to announce to all the people in attendance that God was less concerned about people taking care of their bodies and more concerned about their souls. This can be argued but I immediately looked at the 70-80% of obese people in attendance and thought that this message relieved them and motivated them to take pleasure in eating and sitting at the rate they were.Religion has been used as a control factor since conception. For Blacks, a MAJOR CRUTCH!

-PM

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Muata responsds to PM:

I am not sure what it is - but my disdain for ignorance that comes out the church and church folk mouths burns me up. I believe it stems from my frustration that I was hoodwinked by this religious crap for so long. Actually, I feel like a jack ass for believing in all this crap. I dislike that I was so weak to believe it.

-Muata