Pan Arabism is Anti-Africanism


Man is a Religious Animal. He is the only Religious Animal. He is the only animal that has the True Religion—several of them. He is the only animal that loves his neighbor as himself and cuts his throat if his theology isn’t straight. –Mark Twain

When I told the people of Northern Ireland that I was an atheist, a woman in the audience stood up and said, “Yes, but is it the God of the Catholics or the God of the Protestants in whom you don’t believe?” –Quentin Crisp

I was walking across a bridge one day, and I saw a man standing on the edge, about to jump off. So I ran over and said ‘Stop! don’t do it!’ ‘Why shouldn’t I?’ he said. I said, ‘Well, there’s so much to live for!’ He said, ‘Like what?’ I said, ‘Well…are you religious or atheist?’ He said, ‘Religious.’ I said, ‘Me too! Are you Christian or Buddhist?’ He said, ‘Christian.’ I said, ‘Me too! Are you Catholic or Protestant?’ He said, ‘Protestant.’ I said, ‘Me too! Are you Episcopalian or Baptist?’ He said, ‘Baptist!’ I said, ‘Wow! Me too! Are you Baptist church of god or Baptist church of the lord?’ He said, ‘Baptist church of god!’ I said, ‘Me too! Are you original Baptist church of god, or are you reformed Baptist church of god?’ He said, ‘Reformed Baptist church of god!’ I said, ‘Me too! Are you reformed Baptist church of god, reformation of 1879, or reformed Baptist church of god, reformation of 1915?’ He said, ‘Reformed Baptist church of god, reformation of 1915!’ I said, ‘Die, heretic scum,’ and pushed him off. –Emo Phillips

We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another. –Jonathan Swift

Men rarely (if ever) invent gods’ superior to themselves. Most gods have the morals and manners of a spoiled child. — Robert Heinlein

The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshiped anything but himself. –Richard Burton

Philosophy is questions that may never be answered. Religion is answers that may never be questioned. –Unknown

Religious creeds encourage some of the craziest kinds of thoughts, emotions, and behaviors and favor severe manifestations of neurosis, borderline personality states, and sometimes even psychosis. – Albert Ellis

Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy. –H. L. Mencken

 

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The following is a disturbing piece of information coming forth out of Africa:

Jihadist demolish African/islamists shrines in Mali

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Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it with religious conviction. — Blaise Pascal

Of all bad men religious bad men are the worst. –C.S. Lewis

As editor of the largest newspaper in West Virginia, I scan hundreds of reports daily and I am amazed by the frequency with which religion causes people to kill each other. It is a nearly universal pattern, undercutting the common assumption that religion makes people kind and tolerant. – James Haught

When religion is in the hands of the mere natural man, he is always the worse for it; it adds a bad heat to his own dark fire and helps to inflame his four elements of selfishness, envy, pride, and wrath. And hence it is that worse passions, or a worse degree of them are to be found in persons of great religious zeal than in others that made no pretenses to it. –William Law

Things that will destroy man: Politics without principle; pleasure without conscience; wealth without work; knowledge without character; business without morality; science without humanity; worship without sacrifice. –Mohandas Gandhi

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In high school I first read the Autobiography of Malcolm X and was simple overwhelmed like any young African male, striving to find his place in this society. Here was a man as bold as any fake Hollywierd hero, but African and real and whose very life served as an example of what I can be, could be and should be.  His affiliation with the Nation of Islam was also of tremendous inspiration, because I , we, were witnessing a religion that had a African leader, The honorable  Minister Elijah Muhammad, had ONLY African people in its fold and preached  “A message to the Blackman”.  Malcolm X…El hajj Malik Al Shabazz was the catalyst for many of my generation to gravitate to the Nation, we loved his fiery take no shit attitude and the truth he spoke about white supremacy in America. We willingly ignored the image of master Farad Muhammad –a Caucasian male-who the nation tried to pass of as some Africoid savior. We were flummoxed when we delved in to actuality of Malik Al Shabazz leaving the nation because…gasp! the Honorable Minister was tasting the cookie from the various secretaries in his employ. But we regained our belief, balancing our love for Brother Minister Al Shabazz, with his protege Louis Farrakhan, as he strived to rebuild the nation after Warith Deen Muhammad SOLD off the entire nation’s property.

Eventually disenchantment with the various foibles of the nation, lead many of my contemporaries to drift into other sect of Islam, as our knowledge of the religion grew. We knew we didn’t want to be Christians; many of us weren’t into the Hebrew movement, which was still new. Some of us from the islands and across North America and African embraced Rastafarian, a religion that I grew up around and had embraced in my youth, until I found out that it too was just a melanin face on a Christian program. The catch with Islam was that there was no visible figure we could or had to worship, devotion was not a weekend thing and five daily prayer and Ramadan (too name two) was a sure sign that Allah demanded sacrifice in order to get his (?) blessing. I was fortunate that somewhere in my journey, I still was as Pan Africanist as I could be, so I did not go all the way in when my running buddies at the time, embraced Islam fully. It was a fellow Jamaican, Pan Africanist and Socialist (I still cannot rectify the two) who questioned why we were taking on an Arab name…at least my friends. This one simple question, set me off on a journey to a deeper study of African Our story, how we seeded the planet out of Africa, with our DNA, our culture, knowledge, social system, and very importantly spirituality…including worshiping the many aspects of the creator.

 

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