Africanism Religions most concerned with eternity,have been consistently less violent and more humane
|Posted by The Reunion Black Family on September 29, 2011 at 3:15 AM|
Sprituality and natural super power
Religion of happiness,love,harmony and peace.
The religions whose theology is least preoccupied with events in time and most concerned with eternity, have been consistently less violent and more humane in political practice. Unlike early Judaism, Christianity and Mohammedanism (all obsessed with time) Hinduism/Buddhism and Africanism have never been persecuting faiths,have preached almost no holy wars and have refrained from that proselytizing religious imperialism which has gone hand in hand with political and economic oppression of colored people.
“Never before had Africa seen a religion so rich in imagery, so beautiful and captivating in ritualism and so bold in cosmological and metaphysical speculations.
Africa was once a continent where the people lived well, initially, a continent that created a tradition of wholeness, where African Traditional Religions (ATRs) embraced all aspects of life, the spiritual, the political, the social. Where music and art communicated with the Sacred.
Perhaps if we had turned back to ATRs after colonization ended a LOT of our present problems could have been avoided. I thusfar do not have sufficient evidence to back this up, but I have noticed that where African communities live according to African tradition, things are generally peaceful, but when African communities are living within a State structure which imitates the European model, together with its accompanying paraphernalia of courts, laws, prisons, offices, etc, we have continuous strife. - Dr. Kwenda
Now is the time for spiritual, religious, and mental liberation ofAfrica and African Americans, from the hegemony of European (white) Christianity, and Arab white cultural forms of Islam.
The desecration of Africa in the past by the Western European powers seriously and adversely affected the traditional cultures of the indigenous African people to the extent that many traditional beliefs, social values, customs, and rituals were either totally destroyed or ignored.The concept of conversion is as relevant to African indigenous religions as it is to many other religions of humankind. This may sound something of a surprise to some people. After all, the indigenous religions of Africa do not fall within the category of religions generally referred to as universal or missionary religions.When we speak of Africa in this context, we refer to Africa south of the Sahara desert. The North belongs more to the Mediterranean world and the religion of Islam is well established in that part of Africa.
The bedrock of African traditional religion is faith; faith based upon dogmatism. It is that kind of faith that does not call for any hard evidence.
The wide variety of African indigenous beliefs and practices makes generalizations difficult, but some commonalities may nonetheless be noted. In general, Zairians believe themselves to be subject to a number of unseen agents and forces.
Yoruba religion has a direct link to a substantial segment of American society for `the greatest percentage of Africans enslaved for the New World labor came from the Yoruba nation'' of Nigeria, West Africa."