quote:christianity is not authentic, and literally/virtual came direct from the walls of the pyramids
Not authentic? What religion would you consider to be authentic? How does the authenticity of the word Amen invalidate a whole religion? The language you are typing in right now is not authentic to your true orgins, does that fact detract from the messages that you convey in your day to day intercourses... does it?
Based upon your reasoning and much of the community here, Christianity should be abandoned because it was forced upon us by our slavemasters, but should we abandon english as well? What language would we speak? Swahili? Ethiopian(forgot the real term)? Egyptian?
What Christianity does for the Black American community is create a foundation for solidarity. Much like the english language. We all speak english, and the vast majority of us identify (not claim) with Christian principles. Once we begin to disect in community into different African sects of religous preferences, we lose the God-given advantage of moral, intellectual, and spiritual communication.
This is shaky ground for me because the Bible warns against believing by default. But I think the community needs to not take for granted the connections we have with eachother. And if Christianity, the English language(sub-point), and our cultural preferences grants us the priviledge of that connection, then we should be more grateful.