Chapter 2.What I accept or believe
My 17th birthday was April 14, 1984. My 5cnd birthday was April 14, 2019. Between those two dates I have been asked numerous questions over the years. Most of the questions were the same questions asked year after year day after day. I decided to now write down many of those questions along with my answers. Maybe I can show people this book and they won’t keep asking me the same questions because this book will answer such questions.
I have acknowledged that many African Americans do not know a History preexisting the African Transatlantic slave trade. So how can any African or African American identify as a Christian when the Bible was used to support slavery?
My Answ. I would say that I have examined US history with an honest analytic vantage point. By such an examination as an African American also commonly referred to as a Black person I am partially a direct descendant of Africans brought to the landmasses of what became Central, North and South America during the mid-1600’s. The Africans were brought to these locales without their own consent. They were exploited as a free labor source or slave. Nearly all the slave traders who brought them to these various locations had proven to be very devout Christians.
As white Christians they were enabled to use their Holy Bibles as proof in their declaration that an Abrahamic Jewish turned Abrahamic Christian God ordained them to enslave as many Africans as they could. This was done whether or not the Africans were already Christian, Catholic or Muslim. The slave traders had deemed all Africans as subhumans worthy of doing a life filled with hard labor without due payment for such hard labor.
The Africans were to be taught a new language, dialect, history, religion and culture very much unlike and in opposition of that of Africa. The Africans were brought to the landmasses of South, Central and North America in substandard conditions which were cramped and overpopulated. They were not to be given proper food, clothing or the usage of a bathroom while being transported to the landmass where they were to be forced into slavery.
Before and during this transatlantic slave trade there were some Christians referred to as Abyssinian or Ethiopian Christians. Their version of Christianity was very unlike the Christianity of the slave traders. The Christianity of the Abyssinians had most if not all the people of their religion depicted in their holy books a people of the Middle East and Africa. The Christianity of the slave traders had most if not all their people depicted in their holy books as a people solely metaphorically, allegorically and symbolically of the Caucasus Mountains representing Africa and the Middle East. Now they as Caucasians became the owners, makers, white cream of the planet Earth, White mothers and Fathers of civilization with a White God of the Universe. The Christians then became The Lost and Found Children of Israel.
The white Christians assured themselves and others that their history proved that the Shakespearean English speaking Jesus the Christ was the one sole savior of the Christian world. Those who refused to fully embrace and accept this one truth were a clear and unmistakable immoral and unethical devil worshiping heathen people.
The Southern Baptist Church formed before the Civil war, because they believed it was OK to own slaves, while the other Baptists did not.The Southern Baptist Church was a racist church from it’s foundation. Yet, what is the single largest denomination for African American Christians?If you guessed it was the Southern Baptist you were correct.
African Americans who are Christian may profess that there was no other way for them to have survived slavery without Christianity. I personally think such a statement is untrue and ridiculous. Some people would have survived without having a religion at all. They had to do what the slave master required them to do or be killed. Some were lynched even when they obeyed their slave masters. Most often the slave master was a racist.
Apparently a majority of African Americans continue to make excuses why they support psychological slavery. When a colonizing force of people kidnap, enslave, and slaughter those who refuse to comply with their commands for several generations, the oppressed tend to accept the oppressor’s standards as normal and a necessary aspect of survival. This act is referred to as Stockholm Syndrome.
I became an Atheist partially because I realized that Christianity and sometimes religion as a whole helped keep black people in psychological slavery. Part of such psychological slavery was the Bible and how it is interpreted. The Bible is literally full of errors in nearly every way possible.
Many religious followers and leaders began to more thoroughly examine their overall religious beliefs. This often caused a power struggle within the Christian, Catholic and Muslim church, mosque or temple in America.
Many religious followers and leaders here in the United States began to refute their own Abrahamic religious beliefs. Most had found that what they had referred to as religious hopes, faiths and beliefs were not founded on truth nor actual facts but were almost entirely based on medieval superstition. Such religions promoted unfounded unnecessary ignorance, racism, sexism, superstition, mythology and homophobia.
This revealed that many religious leaders were both immoral and unethical because they purposely mislead their religious followers. They did this as a way to gain advantages in a ladder of success as a way of gaining great material wealth. Most had preached against material wealth in change for spiritual wealth. For the Demigods material wealth was spiritual wealth. But this was not so for their religious followers.
I personally noted that the biblical Moses didn’t lead Hebrew slaves out of Egypt. In fact the Hebrews didn’t receive their holy land until 1948 when then controlled by Muslims. There is not one shred of archeological evidence for the existence of Moses or of any of the Bible’s main cast of Hebrew characters from Abraham to Jacob, King David, King Solomon, Noah or of an Adam and Eve. There is however substantial evidence of the existence of Egyptian pharaohs and Sumerian myths from whence these biblical characters were based.
Personally When I read a King James Version of the Bible as a Christian I took notice that it began by a story alleged told by Moses. Moses was supposed to have been a Hebrew whom grew up among the Egyptians of antiquity as if an Egyptian. Moses for some reason does not tell a story with neither a Hebrew perspective nor an Egyptian perspective. Instead Moses gives a story from a Christian or Catholic perspective. To a thinking people it would be obvious that if Moses was an actual person he had preexisted Catholicism and Christianity.
I took note that Moses also speaks in third person. Instead of saying “I saw…..” or speaking as if he was present Moses says “Moses saw……” This allows me to know Moses didn’t write what was Biblically accredited to him. Without Moses there would be no Old Testament nor stories of Adam, Eve, Noah nor himself. Much of the occurrences of the early Bible accredited to Moses were alleged to have occurred during the reign of the Pharaoh Ramses.
The Africans who became slave in the US were given a Bible by slave masters to replace their “lost” history. I thought the concept of a slave worshiping, praising and praying to the same God of the slave master as an oxymoron. As a descendant of such Africans,when I was 17 years old I decided to read the Bible for myself rather than be dictated it. I found various historical inaccuracies.
The first historical inaccuracy I noticed was the fact it began with an alleged Moses telling the story. Moses was supposed to have been a Jew/Hebrew who grew up among Egyptians as an Egyptian. Yet this Biblical story is told from a Christian perspective. So there was no Adam and Eve’s side of the story. There was no Noah’s side of the story and there was no Abrahamic Christian Gods side of the story. It was all Moses. But Moses only speaks in third person. He can never say “I did….” or “I saw”. Instead he writes saying “Moses did….” or “Moses saw….” This allowed me to know Moses didn’t write what was accredited to him. In fact this makes it appear there was no Moses at all. Someone is pretending someone named Moses wrote the beginning of the Bible.
I noticed that although Moses speaks of the pharaoh Ramses II it is evident this Moses had no idea who Ramses was. Ramses aided to build some of the pyramids in Egypt. But this Moses doesn’t know the pyramids existed. Instead he pretends that an Anrahamic Christian God revealed a magic trick to him that should convert the Egyptians and the “Children of Israel.” His magic trick does not out-do the act of the building of the pyramids so the pyramids are not mentioned. The magic tricks would have already been taught to Moses by Egyptian Magicians but an Abrahamic Christian God is being accredited.
Moses would not have been a Christian because Christianity did not exist during the reign of the Pharaoh Ramses the second. In fact the initial Hebrew were Egyptian, Akkadian and Sumerian Nomads not Jews. Jews came about much later in history. They were Europeans who converted to lesser religions that were bit and pieced together from preexisting Pagan religions. But what does this have to do with the overall belief in a GOD?
The word or term “God” is merely a three lettered word someone invented. What could such a word possibly mean? To a certain degree It could mean anything its user says it means.
I came to notice that every person who has ever told me they believed in a God has disproved their own belief by how they defined such a God.For example:Some Christian Theist have told me that God was an archetype of the Universe who created all organic and inorganic existence including himself, was an Immortal, was good 100% of the time, Was the most powerful being they could think of which made him Omnipotent, and was an all seeing Omnipresence which meant he was a know it all. He always maintained these variants at all times.
They then said it could be proved by their Holy Book known as a Bible. But the Bible actually clearly disproves every claim made. I concluded to have absolutely no reason to support Christianity whether or not Africans were practicing their version of such religions.
Many African American Christians actually proudly say that they are very glad black people were made slaves because they now know Jesus. In reality you don’t know Jesus at all. You know what you were told and you refuse to think for yourself.
As an Atheist I find Christian morality an oxymoron. It was a Christian moral and ethical value that their concept of God was one of a superhuman immortal holy ghost called God to whom actually morally and ethically exist and cannot be disproved. So how did such a deity come into existence? Such a deity initially came into existence by way of Jews.
Do Christians agree with this Jewish depiction of the sole Abrahamic God and its heaven? No Christians do not agree so Christians had to reinvent such a concept which would be more applicable to them. They reinvented it by making it up. There may be thousands of Christian sects disagreeing with one another what exactly God is because one depiction would not apply to all Christians. Some Christian sects have to say that all the other sects besides their own are not true Christians. So instead of making people closer to one another and closer to one deity or God they become more divided.
Blacks who were once Africans brought to the Americas as slaves who were already Christians were forced a depiction of Biblical characters which fit a white supremacist brand. Everyone from Adam to Zechariah became white biblical characters. That’s an example of Christian morality and ethics.
Now it seems the most famous applicable Christian concept is to automatically deny something. Anything that may remotely seem to go against your belief that all Pagans and Atheist were devil worshipers should and will be denied.
Atheist have never worshiped a God or a Devil because they do not believe in the existence of such alleged beings. This will not sway Christians from saying Atheist worship the devil as so do Pagans. In Christian morals it is favorable to lie, cheat and steal for one’s deity. It is also good to deny things on occasion.
Why should I have to lie in order to hold a religious hope, faith or belief? I ended up finding such an act very nonsensical. I gradually stopped going to church. I kept reading my Bible. I began to read different versions of the Bible. One Revised Standard Version made it clear that an Angel impregnated Mary so that she could birth Jesus. The King James Version of The Bible has a different interpretation. Yet I was told that all of these various versions of the Bible were exactly the same. I knew that was a lie.
There is no concept of a devil in Hebrew. So how did Christians, Catholics and Muslims who also alleged to believe in a sole Abrahamic God come to believe in the existence of a devil and the existence in a spiritual fight of good vs evil?
The closest thing to a devil for the Hebrew were mortal human monarchs who did things considered immoral and unethical to the Jews. This then completely alters the concept of the devil. So I am amused when Christians, Catholics and Muslims explain to me their version of what they think the Hebrews of antiquity believed, what they profess the Jews or Hebrews of antiquity believed. 9 out of 10 times the Christians, Catholics and Muslims are wrong. They almost never get corrected because they don’t communicate with Jews and get the Jews side of the story.
The Christians, Catholics and Muslims create a one sided story where they themselves get to tell the story. The result is a creation of a devil where Christians, Catholics and Muslims don’t know the difference between Satan, Lucifer, Azrael, Mephistopheles or Baphomet. For the most part different people in history created different versions of the devil for often opposing reasons. Those same people created different and often opposing forms of a monarchical God. This means that both God and devil began as concepts.
The initial version of the devil was formed to aid Christians who were once Roman, Greeks, and Jews converts fight against sexual deviancy. This devil’s name was Lucifer. As the story has it Lucifer was considered a holy angel when there was no such thing as good and evil, because there was only the existence of good. This was when good was considered a perfect state of existence because all things were flawless without weakness.
Lucifer was an androgynous male superhuman immortal. Lucifer was not at all scary. Lucifer could easily persuade mortal and immortals to do almost anything he wanted because he was so enticing and alluring and just outright good looking. Lucifer could easily make people believe him because he was soft spoken as well as sexually alluring. Although Lucifer was considered a holy angel Lucifer would freely have sex with male or female mortal and immortal humans or animals.
All angels were types of Gods to be worshiped by mortal humans. All angels then had a monarch among them. Their monarch was simply given the title of God. The monarch was given the credit for many things the Angels themselves had done. So the monarch was given the credit of handcrafting mortal humans out of clay.
Long after the monarch had created mortal humans the monarch told all the Angels to submit to the will of mortal man. This meant that immortal superhuman Angels now had to work nonstop for the whims of mortal humans. To worship mortal humans meant that immortal superhuman were to grant mortals nearly everything they as mortals desired. Mortal humans had limited intellect and were required to prostrate when in the presence of an immortal.
Lucifer thought such a request from their monarch had been done out of a total lack of logic. The monarch had power that was supposed to go unquestioned. Lucifer not only questioned the monarch’s authority, power and intellect Lucifer rebelled against the monarch in a quest to have such a monarch overthrown. As more angels sided with Lucifer this sparked a political war in heaven. The very definition of heaven in itself was questioned.
Heaven was supposed to have been a state of existence without flaws and weakness. Lucifer saw an increasing amount of flaws and weakness. The result was Lucifer became a monarch in Heaven whom had opposed the previous monarch thus there was now two opposing monarchs in heaven. This began an epic battle of good vs evil. Each side referring to the other as a devil. Each side referring to the other side as a lesser good.
In theory all evil could easily overpower all good. Good can be simply just being nice to all others. Evil can be simply killing all nice people. Yet if all nice people were killed there would be no good or evil because one would single out the other. Evil can only exist if there is good to compare itself to. Good can only exist if there was evil to compare itself to.