Two years ago whilst speaking to a co-worker, someone who was struggling with her weight problem and who had discipline problem around her eating habits and exercising, I suggested she do something less challenging like some basic yoga exercises to start her on the road to something more intense. To my utter surprise, this co-worker, who is a Christian and whose husband is a small time preacher, became horrified at me suggesting yoga to her and proclaimed that yoga was devil worship. Whaaat? I said, looking at her as if she just grew a second head on her shoulders. Yes, it is a tool of the devil because they worship man. I presumed she meant they follow a guru. Unlike Christians who definitely DO NOT have a guru THEY follow. Wink!, Wink!, Nudge!, Nudge! Today this co-worker, has grown more corpulent and happy. Good for her…i think!
Just this week, I sent an ex-co-worker…someone I had encouraged to use her education and certificate to work as an independent youth worker, with young Afrikan women….a link to the audio book, the Alchemist. My girl replied...“Any form of alchemy is not for me…”! Of course I replied back to her…. “wow XXXXXXX. You are becoming narrow minded in your old age. Do you think I am sending you obeah stuff? Be a better Christian that that. To dismiss this thing out right based on the name only is beneath you girl. Check out the thing. I wouldn’t send it to you without taking into effect your religion”
According to the European fantasy book, there is a passage, Hosea 4:6, that said, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee”…..interestingly enough, this is not even the whole quote. The quote actually ended with this interesting tidbit. “…that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.”
Now is the queen James version of the holly babble, talking about …say..me being rejected because I forgot the law of “god”? Or is it referring to the false teaching of the NTR or nature, as espoused by my ancient family, chiseled into the walls of the Grand lodge of Luxor. MAN KNOW THYSELF….AND YE WILL KNOW GOD! For those of you who have never read the Alchemist, nor have read the book the Celestine prophecy, both those books are more knowledgeable than the Christian, Hebrew AND Muslim books. Why? Because both those books marry the overstanding that we are creation and creationist. We are the created and creator. We are the evolution of science, because…as he thinketh in his heart, so is he. Interestingly enough the ancient Kimityu believed that the “heart, rather than the brain, was the source of human wisdom, as well as emotions, memory, the soul and the personality itself. Notions of physiology and disease were all connected in concept to the heart, and it was through the heart that God spoke, giving ancient Egyptians knowledge of God and God’s will. For this reason it was considered the most important of the body’s organs.”
However, one can rely exclusively on the heart and reject reason, only to appear to be dumb as a rock. Or one can rely exclusively on logic and end up being cold and unfeeling, becoming as if a robot. The trick is to marry logic and emotionalism. In other words color your logic with feelings and use emotions logically. failure to so this will have you becoming a tool for someone or something, who or what can manipulate you. Like reLIEgion. It boggles my mind that some of the most ignorant, in the form of reading ans acquiring knowledge, are those who are reLIEgious. Below are a few lines from the holly babble:
Proverbs 3:13-18: Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding, for the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold. She is more precious than jewels, and nothing you desire can compare with her. Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.
Proverbs 10:23 : Doing wrong is like a joke to a fool, but wisdom is pleasure to a man of understanding.
Proverbs 12:15 :The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.
An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge
The Credibility of Faith
Further more, does not the Qur’an says from the cradle to the grave one must seek of knowledge? How then do I reconcile this with an old running buddy of mine, who once he became a Muslim, told me I should read that book I had about Sufism, because all I needed was the Qu’an? I guess he forgot the Hadith, the accompanying book that further enlightened Muslims, who couldn’t get around some of the more archaic verses of the Qur’an. Then again in a reLIEgion that stresses knowledge, most Muslim do not read ANYTHING but the Qu’an. Clearly fertile ground for madrases.
But what does the Qu’an say about knowledge?
The Prophet (S.A.W.), says: “It is obligatory for every Muslim to acquire knowledge. Allah likes those who seek knowledge”. (Usulul Kafi, p.15)
Imam Sajjad, (A.S.), says: “If people had known the advantages of acquiring knowledge they would have acquired it even if it had necessitated the shedding of their hearts’ blood or of their going down into the deep seas”. (Biharul Anwar, vol. 1, p.59)
The Prophet (S.A.W.), says: “Allah opens the path of Paradise to one who takes a step on the path of acquisition of knowledge”. (Muniatul Murid, p.11)
The same running buddy, at the time when he was making his transition into Islam, rejected my advice not to go Arab on me, replied that Afrikans had nothing good to celebrate. (note this cat and I were partners in a business selling Afrikan ourstory, books, tapes, pictures and knowledge, when we were in collage over two decades ago) So after changing his reLIEgion and name, Afrika had nothing for him. I guess I know now, one of the reasons, why the business fell off! One cannot go two ways to get to one destination together. As KRS1 said…”If your Slave master wasn’t a Christian (or Muslim) would you be one”? We constantly reject Afrika for Europe. But even more sad, reject reason for ignorance. Because ignorance is bliss..right? NO! Ignorance is stupid. Wanting to remain Ignorance is a waste of space and oxygen and serves no purpose but to get in the way of people who are about growing and evolving. Evolving..that word. The sperm enters the egg, the egg evolves into a a zygote, which evolves in to an embryo, which evolves into a living entity (despite the abortionist’s lies), which evolves into a baby in the womb, which evolves into a baby, outside of the womb, which…..! See the trend? The hue-man brain was formed first before the body, in the womb. Why is it then we become dumber as we get older instead of wiser. At least in the west. At least under western culture. Definitely under reLIEgion.
And the theist, reLIEgious believers, say those who don’t drink their particular poison are sinners, ignorant and lost? Hypocrite much!
Bob Marley Hypocrites
Note: While this post will be on my Facebook time line, I have been fasting from facebook indefinitely. So I won’t be reading the comments here until I resurrect …Lol!