quote:Originally posted by Dell Gines:
Oshun, have you looked at our experience in the context of our humanity?
James Cone had liberation doctrine, Marcus Garvey practiced black nationalism doctrine, others used faith as insulation against barbarism, others used it to organize revolts (Nat Turner) etc.
I think it devalues us, our experience, and our push to transcend to paint our historic religious experience with such a broad brush.
That doesn't mean that you don't raise relevant points, but the points don't cover the totality of our religious experience of worshipping an external 'god' in this nation.
This peice was authored by Ras Jahaziel @ www.rastafarivisions.com as noted on the post.
Also, this guy was talking about 'god concepts' not 'the totality of our religious experience'...I think you are projecting that theme... He probably would argue that Marcus Garvey in particular(since the author is a Rastafarian) as well as the others you have mentioned had the correct 'God concept'...