The following are excerpts from my third book, which will be available this fall. I would appreciate all feedback so feel free to respond.
Thanking you in advance,
CHRISTIANITY: THE REAL DEAL!
By Jerry Smith, M.A., LCSW, LMSW
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements Page 3
Preface Page 5 CAUTION: CONTINUING TO READ THIS BOOK WILL BE HAZARDOUS TO YOUR CHRISTIAN BELIEFS!
Chapter 1 Page 13 My Christian Journey
Chapter 2 Page 21 The Making of a Slave by Willie Lynch
Chapter 3 Page 32 The Bible is Full of False Teachings
Chapter 4 Page 39 The Bible – A Fictional Novel
Chapter 5 Page 51 The King Alfred Plan
Chapter 6 Page 61 Jesus For Sale, Buyers Beware!
Chapter 7 Page 72 The Bible Is the Best Selling, Least Read Black History Book Ever
Chapter 8 Page 81 Pagan Holy Days
Chapter 9 Page 91 Why We Must Celebrate Kwanzaa
Chapter 10 Page 100 Conclusion
Epilogue Page 106 Obituary for Common Sense
All underlined words are links to references.
CAUTION: CONTINUING TO READ THIS BOOK WILL BE HAZARDOUS TO YOUR CHRISTIAN BELIEFS!
“Very superstitious, writing on the wall
Very superstitious, ladders bout’ to fall
Thirteen month old baby, broke the lookin’ glass
Seven years of bad luck, the good things in your past
When you believe in things that you don’t understand
Then you suffer
Superstition ain’t the way…”
by Baba Stevie Wonder
Page 5: I have been reluctant to write this book because of the backlash I would receive. I now realize that it is not about me; it is about the very survival of Black Africans throughout the Diaspora in general and Black African Americans in particular.
Although every race of people has been adversely affected by both religion and politics, this book is written specifically for Black Africans throughout the diaspora because no other race on this planet have been physically and mentally enslaved and slaughtered by both religion and politics to the scale that Black Africans throughout diaspora has.
Since childhood, to avoid arguments I have been told that the two subjects that are taboo in casual conversations is religion and politics; both of which should never be discussed. Tragically, avoiding talking about both of these subjects are the primary reason that Black Africans in general and we Black African Americans in particular are still enslaved and are now targeted for genocide. Just as we’ve always done since our enslavement by both White Christians and White Jews, we Black Africans throughout the diaspora are blindly walking in lockstep like “processionary caterpillars” toward our own genocidal extermination.
If I told you that I was sitting on the beach in La Jolla, California when I wrote this book, you could easily believe it because you have no evidence to the contrary. Yet, there is no way you could know it, because to know something requires factual evidence. Therefore, to know if I was on the beach in La Jolla, California when I wrote this book requires factual information in the form of you actually being there to see me. In this highly technological age we are living in, not even a photo would be sufficient proof because that could easily have been photoshopped. Nothing short of you physically being there to see me would give you the knowledge to know of a certainty that I was sitting on the beach in La Jolla, California when I wrote this book.
The same holds true for Christianity; it is based solely on Christians believing that the bible is the Word of their Christian God and Jesus Christ is their Christian God’s son, and there is absolutely no way for you to know that the bible is the Word of your Christian God, nor Jesus Christ being His son because you were not there when your Christian God allegedly spoke those biblical words. Your knowledge of your Christian God is based entirely on hearsay, which has absolutely nothing to do with facts. At some point in your life, someone proselytized you into believing in both Christianity and the bible because they themselves were proselytized into believing in Christianity and the bible.
Page 6: Christianity grew into prominence when Emperor Constantine mandated that 318 Roman Bishops convene the Nicaean Council in the year 325 AD, which is when they created “Jesus the Christ” for the primary purpose of using their creation as a “Weapon of Mass Destruction” (WMD) to conquer all of the non-White people of the world. To this end, Christianity has been effectively used as a very potent religious and political WMD for the conquest and subjugation of all of the non-White people on the planet.
Through the politics of religion, Pope Nicolas V issued a Papal Bull in 1452, not only authorizing, but mandating the enslavement of Black Africans in the name of Christianity. To paraphrase Bishop Desmond Tutu, “The White Christians came to Africa with the Bible and the gun (WMD) and the Black Africans had the land and all of the wealth it provided. When the gun smoke cleared and Black African blood stop flowing, the White Christians still had all of the guns (WMD) and they now had all of the land with all of it’s wealth and riches and the Black Africans only had the Bible, which they were forbidden to read – only believe.”
Know of a surety that there is absolutely no factual evidence that any portion of the bible is true and there is absolutely, no factual evidence that Jesus Christ nor his disciples ever existed. On the contrary, there is factual evidence that neither Jesus, nor his disciples ever existed; which can be found in the bible in the book of Galatians 4:22-24, which refers to the existence of Abraham as an “allegory,” which means he is a fictional character. Conversely, if Abraham was a fictional character, all of his descendants must also be fictional characters, including Jesus Christ.
If Jesus Christ himself was a real person, he would be the first to wholeheartedly denounce this manmade religion created in his name for the express purpose of engaging in wholesale genocide on all people of Black African ancestry throughout the diaspora. By the way, if Jesus Christ was an actual person, he would not have practiced Christianity because according to the bible, Jesus was a Black African Jew. Furthermore, the facts don’t lie and there is nothing in the bible that Jesus himself wrote, nor is there any historical or archeological evidence outside of the bible that proves his existence. Remember, Jesus Christ is the last of the Sixteen Crucified Saviors! As Baba Stevie Wonder said, “When you believe in things that you don’t understand Then you suffer, Superstition ain’t the way…”
Page 7: Everything we need to improve our lot in life have been written in books and the solutions to all of our current problems, both as individuals and as a race can be found, written inside the pages of books. That being said, too many of our Black African American parents have an aversion to reading non-fiction books, and they will likely pass these negative feelings about reading something that enriches us as a race onto their children, thereby perpetuating our self-imposed ignorance as a people. Tragically, far too many Black African Americans were not taught the importance of reading prior to entering Pre-K. Consequently, they never embraced the maxim that, “Reading is Fun-2-Mental.” Anything you ever want to know, you can find someone who has written about it. In fact, reading is the quintessential skill for a successful life. Because of the extremely low importance, we Black African Americans place on reading, we remain relegated to the lower socio-economic strata of life. Remember, Black African Americans have not because we read not!
Page 11: This book is written in hopes that it will ignite in the reader a spark that will turn into a burning flame of desire to understand the difference between believing in a Christian God and knowing the True God of the Universe, who is not one and the same. In no way am I promoting anti-Religion; I only want you to KNOW all there is to be known about your particular religion as opposed to blindly BELIEVING all that you’ve been taught.
Remember, my target audience for this book is Black Africans in general and Black African Americans in particular because religion in general and Christianity in particular is the last vestiges of slavery and unless we discard it like the mental chains and shackles it is, we will not be able to halt this White Christian genocidal agenda that awaits us as a race.
My Christian Journey
Page 13: “Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong. When they are presented with evidence that works against that belief, the new evidence cannot be accepted. It would create a feeling that is extremely uncomfortable, called cognitive dissonance. And because it is so important to protect the core belief, they will rationalize, ignore and even deny anything that doesn’t fit in with the core belief.”- Frantz Fanon
I remember attending church for the first time when I was living in Manhattan, New York around 1956. My older cousins Mamie and Betty would take my older brother Junior and I to their church, while my aunt Marie, their mother and my mother would attend a different church. I do not recall their father, uncle Robert ever going to church during this time. The church we attended had a White American Preacher, yet, I don’t recall much about the services; I do remember all of the huge pictures of White Jesus and other White biblical characters and the White Pastor’s robe with several crosses on it.
I remember participating in Easter and Xmas plays, playing various biblical characters with our homemade outfits. The adults got a thrill out of it and we children had fun as well. What was remarkable about St. Stephens was that Sister Tonkins (Reverend Tonkins’ wife) would always “get happy” only when Reverend Tonkins preached. Even if there was a visiting preacher preaching, Sister Tonkins would not “get happy” for him; only for her husband Reverend Tonkins.
We children always knew when Sister Tonkins was about to “get happy” because she would begin by slapping her legs and thighs rhythmically with both hands, (This behavior is known in psychological terms as “self-stemming.”) while repeatedly and rapidly saying, “Yes Lord, Yes Jesus.” As she “got happier,” she’d begin rocking the pew, (which was not attached to the floor) while repeatedly slapping her legs and thighs faster and faster, acknowledging both Jesus and the Lord.
When I wasn’t ushering or singing in the choir, I’d make sure I sat on the pew with Sister Tonkins, to enjoy the ride and the show. In actuality, it was my intentions to “get happy” with…
Page 21: The play was produced by a sister here in Charleston named Queen Atterberry and during her performance, she told of the origin of holding up the index finger during church service. She said, that when a slave had to urinate or defecate during church service, they would approach their Christian master, holding up one index finger, saying, “one nigger gone master.” When they returned, they would again approach their Christian master and say, “one nigger back master.” This was their Christian masters’ method of keeping a head count on their slaves.
During this play, Queen Atterberry also explained the meaning behind the word “picnic,” saying, picking slaves to buy at the auctions was a long and tedious process, so the White Christian buyers would bring their entire families, along with food to these Christian slave auctions where they would “pick-a-nigga.”
It must also be noted that during the more than 100 years of Lynchings that took place in Christian White America after the Civil War, many times, these lynchings would be announced in White Christian churches and newspapers in neighboring counties days in advance. These “good” Christian White people would travel for miles, bringing their Christian White families as well as food and drink to witness and/or participate in these gruesome torturous lynchings. Again, we have the event called “pick-a-nigga; pic-a-nic;” ergo “picnic.” Furthermore, the term “soul food,” was given to us by our Christian White enslavers who said, “Those niggas will eat anything, including the soul of the animal,” ergo – “soul food.”
THE MAKING OF A SLAVE” BY WILLIE LYNCH
Page 22: “A people’s history tells a people where they have been and what they have been; where they are and what they are; More importantly, a proper understanding of history tells a people what they must be and where they must go. We Africans must understand our history in order to see our place in the world. Our history is only the beginning and not the ending. It is the place where we must start if we want to find ourselves. We African people cannot and will not find ourselves looking to the religious system given to us by our White oppressors.” – Baba John Henrik Clarke
Allegedly, a West Indies’ plantation owner by the name of Willie Lynch met with some aristocratic White Christian American plantation owners on the banks of the James River in the colony of Virginia in 1712 for the purpose of teaching them how to “make a slave.” It is important to realize that these “God-fearing White Christians” did not kidnap slaves from Africa and bring them to America. On the contrary, these “God-fearing White Christians” kidnapped proud, regal and free Africans and brought them to America and then enslaved them.
What White Christian American history does not tell us is that the survivors of this horrendous “Middle Passage,” the voyage from Africa to the Caribbean Islands were the best of the best that was stolen from Africa. Only the mentally and physically strongest Black Africans could have survived the savagely barbaric inhumanity of their White Christian American kidnappers.
Willie Lynch is quoted as saying, “Greetings, Gentlemen. I greet you here on the bank of the James River in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and twelve. First, I shall thank you, the gentlemen of the Colony of Virginia, for bringing me here. I am here to help you solve some of your problems with slaves. Your invitation reached me on my modest plantation in the West Indies, where I have experimented with some of the newest, and still the oldest, methods for control of slaves. Ancient Rome would envy us if my program is implemented. As our boat sailed south on the James River, named for our illustrious King, whose version of the Bible we cherish, I saw enough to know that your problem is not unique.”
Page 27: By the time they reached their early teens, Black African males had been thoroughly brainwashed into their new roles of cowardice and servitude to the White Christian race. With this reversal of the natural order, the White Christian race could sleep safe and restful without fear that Black African “men” would bring harm to them or their families. Because of their emotional and psychological training, Black African women would stand guard throughout their lifetimes to ensure the protection of the White Christian race. By continuously breaking the Black African male’s warrior spirit; by destroying the protective male image and replacing it with a subservient image and by instilling psychological independence in Black African females, this cycle of submissiveness and dominance will go on in perpetuity.
The Real Deal About the Bible
Page 32: “If you can control a man’s thinking you do not have to worry about his action. When you determine what a man shall think you do not have to concern yourself about what he will do. If you make a man feel that he is inferior, you do not have to compel him to accept an inferior status, for he will seek it himself. If you make a man think that he is justly an outcast, you do not have to order him to the back door. He will go without being told; and if there is no back door, his very nature will demand one.” ― Carter G. Woodson, The Mis-Education of the Negro
Historically speaking, know of a surety that there is absolutely no evidence to be found anywhere outside of the bible or books written about the bible that any of the biblical characters ever existed. Not only that, the bible is replete with contradictions, falsehoods and outright lies which can be proved. There are a total of 66 books in the bible and probably as many versions of the bible if not more. However, the only “authorized” version of the bible is the “Authorized King James” version. Right here I have a major problem with the word “version.” What it tells me is that this is not the “original” bible, just someone’s opinion of the “original” bible.
My search for the “original” bible, left me with another question, which I have never found the answer. That question is, who was there taking notes during the White Christian “Creation Myth,” when the White Christian God allegedly did not make man until the sixth day of creation. Furthermore, who came up with the names “great whales and cattle” found in the White Christian “Creation Myth,” since Adam had not been made yet?
Staying with the White Christian “Creation Myth,” if God only created Adam and Eve and they gave birth to Cain and Abel, where did Cain and Abel’s wives come from? When Cain “knew his wife,” she had to have been his sister or daughter, according to this White Christian “Creation Myth,” yet we’re not told that Adam and Eve had any more children. To accept this White Christian story, we must accept the fact that everyone is the product of incestuous relationships and if we are to believe the Genesis story, then where did the rest of the world’s population come from?
Furthermore, if Cain slew Abel, did both Adam and Cain take turns impregnating Eve as well as Eve’s female offspring? Genesis 2:24 alleges Adam said, “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.” How would Adam know anything about a father or mother if he never had neither. Remember, according to White Christianity Adam was made from the dust of the earth by the “Hand of God?”
Genesis 1:31 alleges, “And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good.” Since God made the “serpent” as well, was it not “very Good?” By the way, if everything God made was “very good,” what was the problem with Adam and Eve eating from the tree of knowledge? Genesis 4:7 alleges God said, “…If thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door.” If everything God made was “very good,” didn’t God make sin and if so, isn’t it also “very good?”
Cain slaying Abel was “very good” as well since God made them both; so why would God punish Cain? Furthermore, Genesis 4:14 says, “…everyone that findeth me shall slay me.” First of all, the only people on the earth is Adam, Eve and Cain, so who is this “everyone that findeth me shall slay me” Cain is referring to and how many times can he be slayed when he alleges says, “everyone that findeth me shall slay me?”
Page 33: Moving on; Moses was a murderer and his brother Aaron was disobedient to God, so why would God give Moses “Ten Commandments” (out of 42 total) to give to us when one of the commandments is “Thou shalt not kill?” Not only that, why would God break his own commandment by ordering Saul to kill every man, woman, child, and animals and then punish him for not obeying and killing everything? (1 Samuel 15:3) If thou shalt not covet, then why would a just God demand that Moses and his people steal the land of Canaan from the Canaanites? Did you know that King David was a “peeping tom,” and his son Solomon was an adulterer?
Page 38: Come and reason with me now; if God says “I make peace and create evil. I the lord do all these things.” What does the devil do and what power does he/she/it has? It gets even worse; God…
THE BIBLE-A FICITIONAL NOVEL
Page 40: “If your holy book has laws about how to keep slaves; your holy book is disqualified as a source for developing moral code.” – Anonymous
In 1607, King James the 1st of England commissioned over forty (40) writers to produce his version of the bible because his abhorrent behavior was being criticized by Pope Paul V. As a result, in 1611 King James presented to the world his version of the bible, known as the “authorized King James version.”
The etymology of the word “religion” is derived from the word “ligere,” which means to yoke, tie, fasten, bind; and paired with the suffix “re,” it means to re-tie, rebind, refasten back to how you once were. The bible is the instrument that you are to be refastened to. The bible in general is the #1 best-selling book in the history of book publication and it has been published in nearly every language on the planet.
Yet, despite its popularity, you will be hard-pressed to find one (1) person out of one hundred (100) bible owners who can honestly say they have read all 66 books of the bible consecutively and in its entirety. As written in the bible, they have read “here a little and there a little,” and they are convinced they have a thorough understanding of the bible. At the core of White Christianity is the belief that the bible is 1: The word of God and 2: God cannot error, therefore, 3: The bible is without error.
The following is an Evangelical Statement which was adapted from the National Association of Evangelicals.
We believe the Bible to be the only inerrant Word of God. It is our only ultimate and infallible authority for faith and practice.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He is omnipotent, that is, He is all-powerful. He is omnipresent, that is, He is present throughout all Creation but not limited by it. He is omniscient, that is, nothing is hidden from His sight. In all things He is limited by nothing other than His own nature and character.
We believe the God we serve is holy, righteous, good, severe, loving and full of mercy. He created the heavens and earth, and everything in them, in the space of six ordinary days, and all very good. He is the Creator, Sustainer, and Governor of everything that has been made.
Page 41: The Catholic church, which is the originator of Christianity could not be outdone, added the following: “The Holy Mother church, in relying on the beliefs of the Apostles, holds that the books of both the old and new testaments, in their entirety, with all their parts, are sacred and canonical because written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, they have God as their author and have been handed on as such to the church itself.
Furthermore, in composing the sacred books, God chose men and while employed by Him they made use of their powers and abilities, so that with Him acting in them and through them, they, as true authors, consigned to writing everything and only those things which He wanted.
Therefore, since everything asserted by the inspired authors or sacred writers must be held to be asserted by the Holy Spirit, it follows that the books of Scriptures must be acknowledged as teaching solidly, faithfully and without error the truth which God wanted put into sacred writings…” (Dei Verbum)
“THE KING ALFRED PLAN”
Page 52: I will start this chapter with my basic tenet, and that is the premise that everything is connected, and nothing under the sun happens by coincidence or happenstance. There is always a “cause” and an “effect;” a reason or purpose for everything, although on the surface, it may not appear so. I was conflicted about putting this article in this particular book because I was not sure it would fit because the basic thesis of this book is about White Christianity and the adverse effects on Black Africans throughout the diaspora in general and Black African Americans in particular.
Page 53: In 1970, Louis Giuffrida, who later became the first director of FEMA under President Reagan, presented the “King Alfred Plan” to the Army War College. Mr. Giufrrida’s presentation was a manifesto on how the government, at the discretion of the President could arrest, incarcerate and exterminate 22 million “Negroes” (we were Negroes back then) in the event of widespread, continuing and coordinated racial disturbances in America.
President Obama signed Executive Order (EO) 13528 on January 11, 2010, suspending the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878. The Posse Comitatus Act forbids the use of the military for civilian law enforcement, which is what President George W. Bush ignored when he sent the Army into New Orleans during hurricane Katrina. On January 2, 2013, President Obama also signed the National Defense Authorization Act, granting him and all future presidents the authorization to suspend habeas corpus with the stroke of the presidential pen. Ergo, the militarization of America’s local and state law enforcement agencies.
Page 59: Yes, you read it right, King Leopold ll was a Jew, who authorized the slaughter of 15 million or more Black Africans in the Congo, an area of land that Leopold deeded to himself and declared himself to be the sole owner of the entire country. The article states: “He ‘bought’ it and enslaved its people, turning the entire country into his own personal slave plantation. He disguised his business transactions as ‘philanthropic’ and ‘scientific’ efforts under the banner of the International African Society. He used their enslaved labor to extract Congolese resources and services. His reign was enforced through work camps, body mutilations, torture, executions, and his own private army.” Remember, Leopold is the son of a White Christian preacher. This article further states: “Stories which support the white supremacist narrative about the subhumanness of people in Africa are allowed to enter the records of history. The white guy who turned the Congo into his own personal part-plantation, part-concentration camp, part-Christian ministry—and killed 10 to 15 million Congolese people in the process—doesn’t make the cut.2”
Page 59: By the way, Jews were also involved in the African slave trade as evidenced by Rabbi Marc Lee Raphael’s book, “Jews and Judaism in the United States: A Documentary History (New York: Behrman House, Inc., Pub, 1983), pp. 14, 23-25.” The Rabbi states, “This was no less true on the North American mainland, where during the eighteenth century Jews participated in the ‘triangular trade’ that brought slaves from Africa to the West Indies and there exchanged them for molasses, which in turn was taken to New England and converted into rum for sale in Africa. Isaac Da Costa of Charleston in the 1750’s, David Franks of Philadelphia in the 1760’s, and Aaron Lopez of Newport in the late 1760’s and early 1770’s dominated Jewish slave trading on the American continent.”
Page 62: “In schools of theology Negroes are taught the interpretation of the Bible worked out by those who have justified segregation and winked at the economic debasement of the Negro at times almost to the point of starvation.” – Baba Carter G. Woodson
In 2018, we as a people are still floundering at the bottom of the moral and socio-economic ladders. There is no other race in America who has a lower status than Black African Americans and this is easily verified by going into any “slum” or “ghetto” in America and you will find that the overwhelming majority population living there is Black African Americans.
You will know when you have arrived into these depressed areas when you see the six primary landmarks located on the main drag in just about every neighborhood: Check Cashing; Title Loans; Fast Food; Convenience Stores, Liquor Stores and Churches. There are so many churches throughout Black African American neighborhoods, that there are sometimes two or three of them in the same blocks. We have more churches, Preachers/Pastors than ever, yet as a race, we are morally and financially bankrupt. WHY?
Of course, we can point fingers at other races and say they are morally deficient as well, which is true. However, Black Africans in general and Black African Americans in particular are the only race being targeted for genetic extinction. How did we get here? The answer is simple – “White Christianity;” because people have an overwhelming desire to believe in something or someone, especially Black Africans throughout the diaspora and they had Christianity forced into their minds by White Christian enslavers with the use of “Weapons of Mass Destruction.”
Once Emperor Constantine came on the scene, he stripped every Black African man, woman and child both physically and mentally of all knowledge of their ancestral Spiritual Systems. He then contrived to conquer the non-White world by plagiarizing the ancient Africans’ Spiritual System and then repackaged it with the aid of the First Council of Nicaea in 325 AD which created Christianity. Then he violently forced it on everybody he and his Christian armies conquered and/or enslaved.
Page 73: The official recognition of Black History began in America when Baba Carter G. Woodson established “Black History Week” in February 1926. Since then, every February we will dust off photos of Black African American scholars, athletes, entertainers, business moguls, politicians, and preachers, yet we ignore the bible. It has never been included as a recognized source of “Black History” because few Black African Americans realize that the bible is a fictionalized version of “Black History.”
Page 74: It is said; “Knowledge is Power” and I beg to differ because knowledge alone is not power. If it was, then why is it that there are more Black African Americans with college degrees today than ever, yet, Black African Americans are the most powerless race of people in this country and Black Africans throughout the diaspora are the most powerless race on this planet? No my Brothers and Sisters, “Knowledge is not Power,” we only gain power from “Applied Knowledge.”
Pagan Holy Days
Page 82: “I love the pure, peaceable and impartial Christianity of Christ… I therefore hate the corrupt, slave-holding, women-whipping, cradle-plundering, partial and hypocritical Christianity of this land.” – Frederick Douglas
Have you ever wondered where your most cherished beliefs about Christianity come from or why you do the things that you do? How did you learn about your religion? Who taught you Christianity and who benefitted from your embracing it? Remember, the first Africans in the Americas were not Christians. Have you learned anything new, since you first began attending church during your childhood; or, are you just listening to the same message Sunday after Sunday? Be advised that if you repeat a lie often enough, you will eventually embrace it as truth.
How much new information can you get from your Pastor by hearing the same repetitious sermons? Are you just attending church for entertainment purposes and to deify your Pastor? Do you ever question why Easter Sunday does not occur on the same date every year? What has the spring equinox to do with Jesus? Who taught you to believe chocolate rabbits, colored eggs, hanging plastic eggs on trees, Easter baskets, Easter Bonnets, new clothes, going to church on Easter Sunday and Sunrise Services honor the resurrection of Jesus Christ? Have you read this in your bible, or are these just childhood fables that you are passing on to your children?
Page 83: Sadly, Christians engage in many ritualistic behaviors (like cutting the ends of the ham off) without having any idea why. The celebration of Easter is one of these ritualistic traditions where time has obscured the true reasons and origin for this celebration.
Consequently, the White Roman Catholic Church replaced the “pagan” ritual of Easter with the Jewish “Passover,” and then changed that into the Resurrection of Jesus, while maintaining all of the “pagan” rituals of rabbits laying eggs, coloring eggs, and eating ham, etc.
The foundation of White Christianity is the belief that Jesus Christ rose from the dead and ascended into heaven on Easter Sunday. If you do not believe this, “…your faith is also in vain.” The word “Easter” appears in the bible only once, and it has absolutely nothing to do with the resurrection of Christ. It is found in Acts 12:4 KJV in reference to Peter’s arrest: “And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.”
Page 92: “I had reasoned this out in my mind, there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other.” Nana Harriet Tubman
In his book, “Stolen Legacy” Baba George James describes how White European Christians in general and White American Christians in particular has stolen most of our knowledge and hidden the rest from us in plain sight by hiding them in books. In 1968 Baba Bill Cosby narrated a documentary entitled, “Black History, Lost, Stolen or Strayed” where he highlighted how White European Christians and their progeny stole all of the knowledge and wisdom from ancient Africans, plagiarized and regurgitated it back to us as their wisdom.
Hillary Clinton stole Black Africans’ ancient phrase, “It Takes a Village” and after writing her book, she and her husband, Bill Clinton moved into Harlem and was greeted by Black African Americans with open arms, and gentrification soon followed. Now the “Stop and Frisk” laws are in full force when many Black African Americans are seen in Harlem.
HABARI GANI- What’s the news? We created it and they stole it! We must loudly proclaim that beginning today, we as a people of Black African ancestry will embrace the Nguzo Saba for the rest of our lives. Before we can embrace the Nguzo Saba, we must proudly and totally embrace Kwanzaa. In order to embrace Kwanzaa, we must know what it is and what it stands for.
There are seven basic and two supplemental symbols used in Kwanzaa, all of which represent the values and traditions of ancient Black African culture prior to colonization by the White European Christians. These symbols are summarized from the book, “Kwanzaa: A Celebration of Family, Community and Culture, Commemorative Edition, Maulana Karenga, 1998, Los Angeles: University of Sankore Press,” and are as follows:…
Watch Night Service Fallacy
Page 98: Sadly, very few Black African Americans have ever participated in the final feast of Kwanzaa because most do not even know what Kwanza is. Instead on December 31st a large percentage of us will be partying and bull-shucking on New Year’s eve, while many Black African American Christians will be participating in traditional “Watch Night Services.”
Because of this lie, Black African American Christians engage in ritualistic behaviors that are based solely on traditions passed down to us from slavery, and the meanings have been lost to us over the decades. Watch Night Service is one such ritualistic tradition because very few Black African American Pastors know the true meaning behind it. They have been taught that it is best to be in church on New Year’s eve celebrating with their Jesus than at a party with the Devil.
Page 101: My purpose for writing this book is to show Black African Americans the real deal behind White Christianity and how it has always been used as a lethal Weapon of Mass Destruction against us. It was initially created as a weapon of enslavement, which to that end has been extremely successful for over 1500 years. Although White Christianity has adversely impacted all those who have embraced it, as stated from the outset, the focus of this book is only on Black Africans in general and Black African Americans in particular.
The bible in general and White Christianity in particular has adversely impacted us far worse than any plague, including AIDS, Ebola and drug addiction combined because this addiction to Christianity has decimated our entire race worldwide. Since we follow those who preceded us and our Black African brothers throughout the diaspora follow those of us in America, we all have been bamboozled, hood-winked and lied to as Baba Malcolm X so eloquently told us.
Just ask yourself these questions: If the bible and White Christianity was so wonderful, why are we still suffering as a race? Why are you still hurting at the loss of your love ones, when you are supposed to believe they are happily in the arms of your White Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; whose same arms you are looking forward to climbing into? Who really benefits by you being a faithful believer in White Christianity? Why do you believe your Pastor can pray a blessing for you and yours, when he/she cannot even pray the same blessings for him/her and theirs?
By reading this book, indicates that you actually have possession of it and you may have even paid for it. However, you came upon it, it is in your possession. Imagine, if you would that you closed it up right now and don’t read another word and then imagine this: even though you have your own copy of this book, the only time you open it is once a week on Sundays when you’re in my presence and I tell you exactly what pages to open and what few sentences to read. You then close your book and listen to a 15-20-minute diatribe of my yelling and screaming at you about what the devil will do if you don’t adhere to all of the teachings in your book – that you have not completely read. You then pay me 10% of your gross weekly earnings and go home and not read anything else in your book until next Sunday and every Sunday thereafter when you come back to me and repeat the exact same process over, and over and over, until the last day when you’re brought back to me in a casket.
Page 102: Can you hear how stupid this sounds; you are going to pay me to read to you out of a book that you already bought! Isn’t this exactly what you are doing when you go to your church, carrying your bible and paying your Pastor to read to you what you can easily read for yourself for free? Why would a sane and rational person do this? Oh, could it be because God only speaks directly to your Pastor in the same room that you are in and gives him information to tell you when God could have easily told you himself?
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Readers Get the Real Deal on Christianity
Author’s third book is an honest and frank revelation of what it is to know versus what it is to believe
Moncks Corner, SC – From an experienced life coach, social worker, motivational speaker, and counselor, Jerry Smith, comes a different perspective on religion. In his third book, Christianity: The Real Deal!, he hopes that this will ignite in readers a spark that will turn into a burning flame of desire to understand the difference between “believing in a Christian God” and “knowing the True God of the Universe”. This is not an anti-religion book; but rather a push for readers to better recognize the depths of their understanding whether they have faith in God because they know Him or they believe Him.
In this book, the author only wants people to “know” all there is to be known about one’s particular religion as opposed to blindly “believing” what’s just being taught to them. Throughout this book, he will be using the bible as a primary source of reference to dispute the validity of the bible itself by showing that the bible is not factually nor spiritually correct.
An eye-opening read that allows readers to take a moment of their time to think and qualify the way they understand and accept their religion.
About the Author
Jerry Smith was born in Augusta, Georgia in 1951. Before he was two years old, his parents looked at him and realized that he had “promise”, so they moved him “Up-South” to the “Promised Land”. As a result, he grew up in the slums of Philadelphia and New York City. At 18, he enlisted into the United States Navy and after serving six years, he received an Honorable Discharge from the Navy.
He is a licensed clinical social worker and a licensed master social worker. He holds the following degrees: Master of Arts degree in Counseling, Bachelor of Arts degree in Behavioral Science, and an Associate of Arts degree in Psychology. He has worked extensively in both Georgia and South Carolina penitentiaries and jails providing mental health services to an array of incarcerated inmates, both males and females. He was also an Adjunct Professor of Social Sciences at Georgia Military College and Paine College. For more than two decades now, he has been in private practice, contracting with various agencies providing individual, family, marital, and addictions counseling to an array of clientele. He is an experienced life coach and motivational speaker on an array of topics.
His other books include It’s Time to Stop Blaming The White Man and It’s Still Time to Stop Blaming The White Man. He resides in South Carolina with his wife and dog.
Christianity: The Real Deal! by Jerry Smith, M.A., LCSW, LMSW
Publication Date: October 2018