Afrika-centered look at Christianity
By Dr. Kwame Nantambu
June 09, 2006
It should be stated at the outset that the Euro-Christian Holy Bible "was never written by Black folks. Instead, it was compiled by White folks, namely, Jews, Romans, Greeks, who freely deleted, added, and otherwise altered their book whenever they felt it was politically expedient to do so."
The original Black version, The Book of the Dead, written by our Afrikan ancestors in ancient Kemet (Egypt) and Ethiopia in the B.C. era, has been maligned and assaulted by wave after wave of so-called White missionaries and researchers.
These White compilers of the "White" Holy Bible lacked the innate capacity to understand the concept of Darkness. The fact of the matter is that the term Caucasian means "dead and unspiritual body" and "mutant savages" living in the caves of eastern Europe's Caucasoid mountains during the Ice Age which lasted 20,000 years.
On the other hand, Blackness means the giver of life; that's why a baby is born out of the Blackness of a woman's womb. In the B.C. era, the deceased was dressed in white because white represented sin, ugliness, negativity, powerlessness, death. During this era, All the Gods were Black.
In the B.C. era, Black represented might, power, governance, positiveness, beauty, life and spirituality. All the Gods became White in the A.D. era under a religious belief system called Christianity.
"The Christian Holy Bible not only condones and encourages slavery and violence throughout its texts but also condemns Blackness and Black people as well."
Indeed, "Jesus was a revolutionary Black religious leader fighting for the liberation of Israel."
The fact of the matter is that according to Aswar Kwesi, "Jesus was born in a cave in Ethiopia until Roman Emperor Constantine changed it to a manger in Bethlehem." Constantine skillfully wrote Afrika out of Christianity. In order to fully understand this blatant Euro-centric historical trickery, readers should read The Lost Books of the Bible.
In terms of the Jesus story, John 8:39 states: "And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the land of the Jews and in Jerusalem whom they slew and hung from a tree."
"Then the Romans took him down from the tree and put him on a cross and then put a crown of thorns on his head, nailed his hands down and nailed his feet down and pierced him from the side."
The fact of the matter is that Israel as a nation came into being in Afrika, in intimate association and intermingling with the Black people of Afrika. Joseph was already married to an Afrikan woman. His brother sold him into slavery and he had risen to become an important person in Kemet (Egypt).
The Israelites and Kemites (Egyptians) were all Black people but comprised two separate groups. Kemet had power. Israel was powerless.
Christianity comes out of Judaism; it came out of the Afrikan-Mediterranean world. "Judaism is Black and the Hebrews are Black." Judaism came from the worship of the God Ra (Sun worship), whom the Afrikans worshiped 4,100 years prior to the birth of Abraham and the concept of his God Yaweb.
In the XXVIth Dynasty 1370 - 1352 B.C., Pharaoh Amenhotep IV (renamed Akhenaten) gave to the world the concept of "One God", Amun-Ra, "above all other Gods". This is the same God in whose honour most Christian prayers end in "Amen."
In other words, the Euro-Christian Roman Catholic religion did not invent the concept of monotheism or belief in one God. This belief system is Afrikan in origin.
The birth of Moses took place during the reign of Pharaoh Haremhab. Moses was almost ninety-five years old when he started to make plans for his so-called "exodus" to Mount Sinai. In 1232 B.C., Ramses II was the Pharaoh in Kemet. Ramses II chased Moses all over the Kemetic desert "to avenge his soldier whom Moses killed."
Moses grew up among the royal class in the Mystery System of his fellow Afrikans in Kemet. Moses was educated and initiated in the subordinate Lodge/Temple of Waset. He moved up as a member of the Pharaoh's cabinet.
However, Moses killed the military representative (a soldier or guard) of Pharaoh Ramses II. Ramses II's cry was: "Moses, I am going to kill you." Moses then started to run. This is the beginning of the so-called "exodus."
Moses ran and ran until he reached a well. At the well, a woman named Zipporah was drawing water. Moses helped Zipporah and she went to the house of her father (the chief priest of the Mjdianites). And the chief priest said to his daughter: "How did you get back so quickly?" "An Egyptian helped me." She could not tell that Moses was a Hebrew or whether he was a worshiper of the God Amun-Ra or Jwh (Jehovah). Moses looked like any other indigenous Afrikan-Egyptian.
Ergo, it is no small wonder that ACTS 7:22 in the Euro-Christian Holy Bible states that "Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians and was mighty in words and in deeds."
The Afrika-centered view categorically states that Moses was an original Afrikan (Black) man who was born in Afrika, spent most of his life there, then married an Ethiopian woman named Zipporah. They had two sons Gershom and Elieyer.
In regard to Moses' family, several members bear Egyptian names. Among them are Moses, Aaron, Hophni, Merari, Miriam, Putiel and Phinehas. Phinehas means the Nubian/Black. "There was a Nubian element in the family of Moses."
In Exodus 2:19, "Moses is identified as an Egyptian by the daughter of Jethro." Zipporah, Moses' wife was the Cushite daughter of Jethro.
Another Euro-centric historical Big Lie comes out of Exodus 7:19 as follows: "And the Lord spoke unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, take thy rod and stretch out thy hand upon the waters of Egypt, upon their streams, upon their rivers, upon their ponds and upon all their pools of water that they become blood and there may be blood throughout all the land of Egypt."
The fact of the matter is that this "bloodiness" or "redness" of the Nile River was a natural annual event as a direct result of the inundation of the Nile River. The Nile River naturally turned Red after bringing the top soil from inner Afrika.
This natural red top soil from God Hapi, God of the Nile, was used to fertilize the lands along the banks of the Nile River. In essence, then, the Euro-Christian propaganda of "Moses parting the Red Sea" is just European supremacy at its religious zenith.
Another Eurocentric Christian mythology is posited in Exodus 4:10 as follows: "And the cloud departed from off the tabernacle and behold Miriam (Moses' sister) became leprous, white as snow; and behold Aaron looked upon Miriam and behold, she was leprous. And Aaron said unto Moses: Alas, my Lord, I beseech.. thee lay not the sin upon us."
Thus the Euro-Christian Holy Bible proves that the first, original "curse story" was one of turning White with leprosy. It was leprosy not Blackness. Whiteness means "devoid of one's spirit" and anti-nature behaviour. Blackness means consumed with one's spirituality and in tuned with nature as in Medu Netcher.
And to further perpetuate the hidden Afrika-centeredness of Christianity, one finds that even today, in the cellar of the Vatican in Rome, there is a picture of the original, Afrikan-Kemetic female deity Aset/Iset (renamed the Black Madonna and Mary) and Heru (renamed Horus and Jesus).
In fact, after he was shot, deceased European Pope John Paul II went down in the basement of the Vatican in Rome to worship these original Afrikan-Kemetic deities for saving his life.
According to Aswar Kwesi, the European Pope John Paul II then put a crown on Aset's head. The irony here is that these European Christian Popes of the Roman Catholic Church are still secretly worshiping our original Afrikan-Kemetic deities, while in the public domain they want us to worship their derived European White Gods.
And finally, the first page of the Holy Bible reads as follows: "The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments. Translated out of the original tongues and with the former translations diligently compared and revised."
From an Afro-centric perspective, the logical questions that immediately come to the fore are: Compared to what, revised from what? Translated from what original source?
Truth Be Told: My fellow Afrikan-Trinbagonians, this message is very, very clear: "And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free."
Let us not be thirsty in the abundance of Afrikan-Kemetic spiritual teachings, way of life and belief systems.
In the B.C. era, Afrika was known as "the land of the spiritual people"; as a direct result of European supremacy, in the A.D. era, Afrika, including TnT, is now known as "the land of the religious people."
Shem Hotep ("I go in Peace").
Dr. Kwame Nantambu is a part-time lecturer at Cipriani College of Labour and Co-operative Studies and University of the West Indies.
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