quote:Originally posted by HeruStar:quote:Originally posted by Oshun:
African people, no matter where we reside, are some of the most spiritual people on the planet. Now has this spirituality and our god-concept been 'retarded' or 'perverted' somewhat under white patriarchal supremacist oppression and exploitation... Yes.
Africans are Spiritual as in we understand and accept the spirit world. However that doesn't mean that we are practicing some form of worship or servitude to any God, Internal or External. Also, the God one serves, or the spiritual system one serves does not cause one's spirituality to be retarded. One's spirituality is retarded by a lack of dedication or commitment to whatever they choose to serve.
Spiritual/god con-cept has been retarded by the puppet masters. You are missing the entire point of cultural imperialism. It was not done on accident Heru.
quote:I can't agree though, on our "definition". Even you have broken "what" God is into two seperate definitions, Internal and External.
I haven't broken what God is... I am pointing out the fracture inn our society, as this article is. Don't blame the messenger. Most people are waiting on an external 'god' to save them. Most people in this society do not(because it has been institutionalized for them not to) look within(as well as without in NATURE).
quote:quote:A 'god concept' that isn't an external personified(usually masculine) messianic one, allows people of different 'paths' to recognize their 'sameness'. It prevents one from being exclusionary and thinking their is any 'choseness' about spiritual paths or peoples.
It doesn't get more exclusionary than an 'internal' God. Especially if we still can't agree on what God is. An internal-god concept would exponentially increase the factions. Instead of one umbrella, now you have 20 million.
Please don't accuse me of seperating things by pointing out the seperation and focus of this society, or are you under the illusion that this society cultivates a balanced and wholistic god-cocept? I'd think you would have figured out, after all this time, I do not exclusively advocate the internal aspect. The author is pointing out the IMBALANCE that's all. But you knew that... Why do you insist on talking in circles as if you have no idea of the basis posters are coming from in the spiritual section?