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Re: **Constantine: The Father of Christianity[With Just A Hint of Paganism!]??**

James Wesley Chester ·
A few years ago, I talked about St. Augustine as a part of a presentation celebrating Kwanzaa. I mentioned the African popes of the Catholic Church and St. Augustine noting that he was African, as was his mother. I didn't know she revered and called 'Mother Something'. A member of the audience was the head of a local agency and a 'biggie' in the lay membership if the a large Catholic congregation. He was pissed. When I finished he approached and wanted to know where did I get my information...
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Re: **Constantine: The Father of Christianity[With Just A Hint of Paganism!]??**

Fine ·
Empty Purnata: I am aware of St. Augustine's African Ancestry and his wisdom/fame. How does this thread relate to the subject of Constantine and Eusebius...? Do you allude 'to the mindset' that St. Augustine gives the Church validity? I personally don't care how many black catholic christians were inspired by the 'lying lore of christianity'!!!
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Re: **Constantine: The Father of Christianity[With Just A Hint of Paganism!]??**

Fine ·
After the final destruction of Jerusalem and Judea by the Romans in 135 AD, the Jerusalem church was taken over by non-Jews. From this destruction, Eusebius says: "In this way the city was closed to the Jewish Race and suffered the total destruction of its former inhabitants, it was colonized by an alien race, and the Roman city which subsequently arose changed its name in honor of the emperor then reigning" (S., Acharya 37-8). The First Ecumenical Council of the Catholic Church was held in...
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Re: Law, Morality, and Christians

HonestBrother ·
He could command if only he wanted?: Sheesh! How tragic! So let me ask: Why didn't the Christians of the 19th century follow St. Paul's example? That's what you advocate right? Do as the Bible commends? So why didn't 19th century Christians follow that example??: wish the slaves well, bid the masters regard their slaves as brothers, and remark that they could command if they wished it but wait instead for it to come from the heart???
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Re: Law, Morality, and Christians

HonestBrother ·
Let's put it this way: St. Paul didn't have problems strongly condemning a lot of other things. NOW DID HE?
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Re: Law, Morality, and Christians

HonestBrother ·
Repeat:
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Re: Law, Morality, and Christians

HonestBrother ·
Once Again. Maybe you'll answer this time:
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Re: Law, Morality, and Christians

Melesi ·
Well, that's interesting: You wrote, ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ I don't believe it should or shouldn't talk any way in particular. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ But that's been your whole argument: ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Let's put it this way: St. Paul didn't have problems strongly condemning a lot of other things. NOW DID HE? What in the Bible forbids the owning of slaves? He could command if only he wanted But he NEVER says it anywhere ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ You demand...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

RadioRaheem ·
My take on Part One:...in bold When elementary school teacher Patti Hairston picked up Monday's edition of the St. Petersburg Times, she braced herself. "I knew there would be negative things said about black women by black men," she said. very interesting, esp. since the writer of the original article was merely seeking the 'other side' of the Essence article. Lori Chung, 28, associate TV news producer, single, Brooklyn Personally, I don't feel the love from black men to black women and...
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Re: 4 Unpopular "TRUTHS"... by Project 2019

Nmaginate ·
I had an actual, admitted "WHITE BOY" drop this one on me. So I decided to share mostly because it listed those 4 central themes, those so-called Unpopular "Truths". As I read *it* all (the "White BOY" stopped at #2 and figured the statement about Standard Of Living would help him) I was like, "This Is Straight Out Of The CON-FEED Reader!" Especially this: Compare that with CON-Feed's favorite hook (among many):
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

Huey ·
Although found guilty for war crimes and impeachment is deservingly so, I'm afraid that execution would be bad, simple for the fact that way too many Republicans and CONservatives will make him into a martyr. Then some neo-con sicko like Hannity or Limbaugh will try to have him canonized into St. George W...the patron saint of drunken good ol' boys, neocons and overprivileged dumbasses.
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Re: Life After Limbo

Melesi ·
But isn't this last response a contradiction to the original posting? You wrote: ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ It is evolutions like this one, which while supremely positive, give pause as to the "Godliness" of church doctrine...If not, then how is the church justified in amending God's word in this way - however popular or logical? +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Which assumes that everything that the Catholic Church says it says as if coming from God. But that is not the case. There are...
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Re: Anyone been to Hawaii?

FireFly ·
I fly out tomorrow... thanks for all the tips Black Viking... might see ya on Olohana St. .
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Re: Anyone been to Hawaii?

Black Viking ·
I wish you happy adventures. One thing though... What's on Olohana St.?
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

umbrarchist ·
How many computers were there in the world when W.E.B. Du Bois wrote Souls of Black Folk? Souls of Black Folk was published in 1903. The vacuum tube had not been invented. It would be another 5 years before Henry Ford introduced the Model T. Do you have any idea how much that changed the American way of life? Du Bois was born in 1868. Marx didn't die until Du Bois was 15 years old. People are constantly talking about children being the future but clutter their heads with trivia from the...
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Re: Anyone been to Hawaii?

FireFly ·
thanks - can't wait me and my boo baby strutting along! sounds like we'll be needing umbrellas ... can you do something about the weather pls BV?
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Re: State of Black America hosted by Tavis on CSPAN now..

EbonyRose ·
Well, two things I add to this is, one, here in Houston, as Kresge has already stated, there are Black megachurches capable of holding a larger number of people than the venue it was held in. I would surmise that St. Agnes Church was picked because it is probably the biggest one in Sheila Jackson-Lee's district. I'm not sure about that, but that's just my guess. Also of note, the hotel where the bunch was staying was at least 40+ miles from where the church was, in an upscale suburb of the...
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Re: St. Jerome's Immaculate Error [Revised]

kresge ·
Mary is also a descendant of David. Also, what does the Immaculate Conception have to do with this.
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Re: Does anyone have problems with this?

Kweli4Real ·
Are these mercenaries Deputized, or merely contract employees answerable to only those that pay them. And, for that matter, the security company is only answerable he/she that writes the check, not necessarily those of us that own the bank account. Remember this article observation: Besides, Consitutional guarantees, e.g., the 1st, 4th, 5th, 6th and 8th Amendments, only applied to the State, not private companies. JWC, first, where are the reports of civilian law enforcement failing to...
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Re: St. Jerome's Immaculate Error [Revised]

Fine ·
My topic is about the 'immaculate" mistake made by St. Augustine that was never corrected but accepted and now appears as fact...! !...the immaculate conception of Ayesu (Jesus is corrupted Greek for this Akan name)
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Re: St. Jerome's Immaculate Error [Revised]

kresge ·
But Augustine has no teaching on the immaculate conception of Jesus. The immaculate conception teaching is in reference to Mary, who is a decendant of King David, a lineage she passes on to her son. Finally, as I have stated in other threads, this Akan ascription is beyond dubious. When Darkwah has any scholarship recognized by the Society of Biblical Literature, the American Academy of Religion, or published in any refereed journal or academic press, I will take him seriously. Until then,...
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Diamond ·
Virtue, You are so right, we don't discuss the hurtful things we have done to ourselves. We are quick to point out what the white man has done to us but we very seldom discuss what we do to ourselves. I am ashamed to say that I have heard of the paper bag test. Not only with the J&J but with other black organizations. For example my church, I heard it said by someone I respect that a presbyterian is a baptist that has made it. In addition, my presbyterian church has a history of only...
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Re: The Texas 10% Plan

Faheem ·
This is the second most e-mailed and read article on the WSJ website this month, Who Got Into College? In an Unusually Competitive Year, Some Schools Sought Passion; Others Went for Tuba Players By ANNE MARIE CHAKER April 13, 2006; Page D1 Who did get in this year? The question is haunting thousands of high-school seniors who are reeling from rejections in recent weeks. In one of the most competitive admissions seasons ever, Stanford, Brown and other top schools faced record numbers of...
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Re: Katie Holmes Silenced By Her Husband During Labor: Who Does Crazy Tom Think He Is

Frenchy ·
Scientology births encourage the other people in the room to be silent and reverent/respectful, not the mother. She can make noise. There's no way she could give birth without making noise. It's not as freaky as it sounds. It's just about having a warm, calm environment for the baby to enter into. Besides, the signs on the gate were a ruse. She gave birth yesterday at St. John's Hospital (to a baby girl named Suri), not at home.
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Re: Katie Holmes Silenced By Her Husband During Labor: Who Does Crazy Tom Think He Is

HonestBrother ·
You'd be a lot less understanding if Tom was a brotha... you'd be the the first one going
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Re: Incentives

umbrarchist ·
?? I don't chuck tators. I chuck eggs. umbra RCHI st
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Re: Incentives

UppityNegress ·
Guess you haven't visited http://chucknorrisfacts.com/ Spelling Nazi
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Re: Why is marriage more serious than having children?

EbonyRose ·
I watched this story on Anderson Cooper 360. It ended with the woman saying "We love this house and we think it's worth fighting for." Neither one of them said they are considering getting married. Instead, the man said, "When we're ready, then we'll we'll be ready." Tuesday, April 25, 2006 Move or get married Imagine you've bought your dream house. And you've moved in. Now, imagine being told you can't live there because you -- and your children -- are not considered a family. That's the...
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Re: Jokes for a Laugh & a Smile

Fabulous ·
Things overheard at the STD clinic The quotes below are complaints reported by clients of Room 111, a public health clinic in St. Paul that treats people for sexually transmitted diseases. Nurses at the clinic began creating the list two decades ago; it now includes several hundred comments. "I have reason to believe my penis was exposed to LSD. When I ejaculate I have flashbacks." "My hair is falling out and the sun hurts my crotch." "I went to a party, had a few beers, woke up in a closet...
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Re: Jokes for a Laugh & a Smile

HonestBrother ·
Uuuugghhh.... ....
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Re: The Word ["Amen"]

Former Member ·
HonestBrother, thank you for your opinion and dialogue. It challenges me to dig deep into my mental reservoir of facts that I have studied and researched for a number of years. I'm not here to argue or belittle anyone's belief or opinion. I'm a man of facts and I'm only posting the facts that have been discovered by many and my conclusion to what I feel those facts are. You brought up some very interesting points and yet have me a little confused on some of the nature of your questions.
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Re: Jokes for a Laugh & a Smile

Black Viking ·
A man dies and goes to the pearly gates to meet St. Peter. He passes his judgement and St. Peter leads him through the gates. As they pass through, the first thing the man sees is millions and millions of face clocks floating around in the air. Man: What are those? St. Peter: Those are "lie clocks". Everyone has a lie clock. It ticks off one second every time you tell a lie. Here look at this one. He shows the man Benjamin Franklin's lie clock. It has two seconds ticked off. Man: Wow!
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Re: Where would I be now if my parent's never met?

MBM ·
I told you I might not be coherent! Slavery is an event that influenced people, but that is naturally separate from the people themselves. I contend that people that meet - are meant to meet. In my thinking, it could not be a coincidence as there are so many billions of events that could occur in the universe to prevent specific people from meeting. The fact that they do is 'proof positive' of the fact that that meeting was meant to occur. Even if you think of the fact that there are...
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Re: Mary Magdalene: Prostitute or Apostle?

Prophetessofrage ·
Hi Melesi, yes the 'translators' did purposely DISTORT the Bible to teach SEXIST as well as RACIST evil and this is why women are oppressed under the banner of the 'religions' calling themselves Christians. There's just too much evidence out there to refute the blatant patriarchy evil. Modern day white religions all have their origin from the Bishops who gathered at the various councils to decide what white males and their colored proselytes mentality and will for 'women' Christians would...
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Re: Who celebrates Kwanzaa?

James Wesley Chester ·
You are who you say you are. Your children are who you say you are.
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Re: Who celebrates Kwanzaa?

EbonyRose ·
Additional FYI ... Within the text of the EP, states and territories that Lincoln considered being "in rebellion against the United States" were: To these states he proclaimed: Lincoln was no saint. He did it to gain an advantage in the war, and used a State's willingness to be part of the Union (or Government) as an excuse not to abolish slavery in them, so as not to allienate support for himself amongst those states in the north who still had the slavery law (and slaves) on the books!
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Re: Racist social events/situations in America

Kevin41 ·
THE RACE RELATIONS REPORTER Weekly Bulletin April 16, 2003 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ NEWS OF THE WEEK ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ * LEADING GOLF CLUBS REMAIN ALMOST LILY-WHITE: This past weekend Mike Weir of Canada won the Master's Golf Tournament in Augusta, Georgia, displacing African-American Tiger Woods as champion. This year the tournament was marred by protests from women's groups who demanded that...
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Re: Racist social events/situations in America

Kevin41 ·
THE RACE RELATIONS REPORTER Weekly Bulletin August 14, 2002 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ NEWS OF THE WEEK ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ * BLACKS MAKING SLOW PROGRESS GAINING BOARD SEATS AT THE NATION'S FOUNDATIONS: According to a survey conducted by the Council on Foundations, blacks hold 507 seats on the board of directors of the nation's foundations. Blacks hold 6.3 percent of all board seats. Black men hold...
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Re: Introduction to Voodoo in Haiti

Afroman ·
MACUMBA "Macumba" (also known as Quimbanda) is the everyday term used by Brazilians in Rio de Janeiro to describe two types of African spirit worship: Candomble (followed in northern State of Bahia) and Umbanda (a newer form originating in Niteroi, in the southern State of Rio de Janeiro between 1900 and November 15, 1908). Macumba originated with African slaves shipped to Brazil in the 1550's, who continued to worship their African Gods. Their Gods are called ORIXAS. The slaves incorporated...
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Re: Jesus married

Melesi ·
Afroman, Your history is lacking. The Church did not try to do away with the Knights Templar, the King of France, Philip the Fair, did. Philip was the grandson of Louis I (St Louis), and was very jealous of his power. He hated the Church, for it was more powerful and richer in France than he was. That's why he levied heavy taxes (a 50% income tax) against the priests of his kingdom, fought a political battle with the Church and won, building a papal palace in Avignon in the south of France.
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Re: CHRISTIANS how do you expect to get along in this world thinking like this?

shebakoby ·
:P It's lucky for you I been debating Jovies (Jehovah's Witnesses) lately. Don't tell me you're going jovie's witness on me :P You can find verses where the same thing is being said (at different times) by more than one member of the Trinity. For instance "I am the Alpha and the Omega" is said: Rev 1: [8] I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. Speaker = God the FATHER Rev 21: [5] And he that sat upon...
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Re: Does MLK Get A Bad Rap?

Nmaginate ·
Would you explain that? What that schism is? I don't see either set as mutually exclusive. And do you really think it was "safe" for a Black man to preach anything anywhere in America that "threatened" White America? Perhaps this should move you beyond rhetoric:Now what did you expect for Malcolm X to do? Move to the South and "pick fights" with the Klan to prove his manhood? Let's be real. He traveled around the world, North, South, East and West "practicing what he preached"... I would...
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Re: WHY ARE BLACK WOMEN SCARING OFF BLACK MEN?

RadioRaheem ·
can you prove any of what you say here?? or is it just some 'random thoughts' to attempt to excuse the 'bad boy' fetish many young blk women have?? Again I ask, can a black woman with a degree care for a degree-less man??? I say yes...I can assume that you agree. If she can date/love/care for/marry a man without a degree, why doesn't she?? I think many blk women are putting up a 'standard' that is senseless and harms their dating lives/loving opportunities. If that is the case, then her...
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Re: Negroes Out Of Touch With America On War

Guest ·
"Why doesn't anyone get on Kevin's behind when he intentionally uses the word "negroes?"" by Rowe "Whatever fool....you gained rights and benefitted from MLK's actions also.....some of you Cally/LA types try to pretend that the things in the south did not apply here.....well older blacks hae told me about how your black azz could not be caught west of Main St. after dark......and one of his freinds got a ticket in Culver City for "niggering"-being caught over there after dark. So act as...
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Re: Origin of the bible

Prophetessofrage ·
AfroMan this is a powerful truth you are revealing. Of course, Africans wrote the Bible as that's all that were in that region. And the fact is, even the Bible acknowledges that Africans were what Israel was comprised up of. We have the Bible defining the ethncity of the Egyptians as 'The land of HAM' which of course, is purposely translated wrong, in that it should have been KHEM/KAM (Psalms 78:51; 105:23,27; 106:21-22). We also have the Bible verifying that HAMITES/KHEMITES were they who...
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Re: Hmmmmm....MARS or RACIAL EQUALITY.

00Negro ·
ricardomath, Math grad student 'eh? that's insane. Who did you work with? they protest sometimes on charles st. anti-war and what not, but nothing serious. Never been 2 the APL, but i've met some recruiters Never heard of Muller, Brody is Prez i think? and i think Sogge or Minicozzi heads up math dept. www.math.jhu.edu Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. -Napoleon Bonaparte
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Re: Origin of the bible

shebakoby ·
Neither of you know $#** about $#** about genetics. The Middle East is populated by SEMITES which are NOT "Africans" even though they can be dark skinned. They are about as "African" as the Australian Aborigines. C'mon.[/Tom Leykis] God wrote the Bible, man was merely taking dictation. As such, it does NOT matter WHO did the actual writing. where? What? Where be your proof?[/ebonics] Hamites were there, no problem. The Canaanites were Hamites. Technically speaking, the Middle East is mostly...
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Re: The Debt, The Reckoning & QUITTING AMERICA!

James Wesley Chester ·
My question (other than what you think about this) is under what circumstances would you 'quit America'? Would an intractable resistance to the struggle for Reparations and the core recognition of Black humanity implicit in that struggle be "enough"? If not, do you foresee there ever being a time where Black people may have to think seriously about making such a complicated decision, personally in larger numbers or in a collective manner? -- Nmaginate What I read was that the man is moving...
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Re: Christianity and the Bible

shebakoby ·
This guy you are quoting is a n00b. First of all: The dating is out of whack. It was assumed to be a certain way after Napoleon's scientists checked out the pyramids and stuff. Their assumptions may not be correct. Circumstantial evidence points to Akenaton as being the Pharaoh that JOSEPH knew--400 years prior to the Exodus. (nice coindicence there--a guy comes along with an interpretation of a dream, along with ONE God, and it comes true...so a Pharaoh declares there is ONE God. Hmmmm...)...
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Re: Was Aristide Kidnapped.

Kevin41 ·
***This country just does whatever it wants to with other countries in the world...but handle the countries that do not take schit from the U.S. with kid gloves...it is amazing how that works.... From His First Day in Office, Bush Was Ousting Aristide: Where were the media when Haiti's leader was railroaded and rousted? By Jeffrey D. Sachs March 4, 2004 If the circumstances were not so calamitous, the American-orchestrated removal of former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide from Haiti would...
 
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