By William T. Portwine
These god-men have been in flip personifications of the sun mythos and rituals in numerous cultures world wide ahead of the Christian period. Gods and heroes born of virgins have been very common lengthy sooner than the construction of the Christian faith, and the resources of a majority of these deities is Africa. The Pygmies, who're the 1st Paleolithic males and who advanced in valuable Africa on the assets of the Nile Valley, believed in a Father-God who used to be murdered and a Virgin mom, who gave delivery to a Savior-God Son, who in flip avenged the demise of his father.
These later turned Asar, Aset, and Heru of North Africa (Egypt), who the Greeks renamed Osiris, Isis, and Horus, and whose worship used to be renowned within the Roman Empire for centuries, until eventually the Europeans made up our minds they sought after the Africans to worship them as god. as soon as the Europeans have been capable of effectively deny Africans the suitable to work out God via their very own mind's eye or to deal with God in a note that got here from their very own language, the esoteric that means of the previous spirituality used to be misplaced.
Black Christians were brainwashed to think that pondering past the Bible and attempting to comprehend their very own African spirituality is blasphemous, yet till we do and till we comprehend the divine stability of masculine and female strength, we are going to ceaselessly be sufferers of someone else's racist theology--a theology born out of a tradition that embraces misogyny, homosexuality, pedophilia, rape, enslavement, and genocide.
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In God We Lust by William T. Portwine