|Posted by Ogbomah Justin on April 20, 2014 at 8:05 PM|
Africans Do Not Have the Experience to be Pope -Pope Benedict's Brother The elder brother of the now resigned Pope Benedict XVI has dashed the hopes of Africans at producing the next pope. On an interview on CNN, Monsignor Georg Ratzinger, said as follows;
I am certain a Pope will come from the new continents, but whether it would be now I have my doubts, in Europe we have many very able people and the Africans are still not so well known and maybe do not have the experience yet, I believe in later years Popes will come from different countries, different parts of the world, at the moment I believe the Pope should be European?
A Ghanaian, Cardinal Peter Turkson, has been seen as a favorite to be the next pope by various media organizations. Even the name of Nigeria's Cardinal Arinze has been mentioned. But if Monsignor Ratzinger's comments are anything to go by, that may be a pipe dream. Regards. Ogbomah Akpobomowei Justin wrote: This white people impose christainity on africans, and now after centuaries of africans practicing christainity they are saying we are not exprience enough to become popes why? Indirectly they mean we are slaves so we cannot rule over them. Which now means the gospel they preach is doing us no good whereas the preacher is benefiting from it.
external forces. Therefore, a lack of self-knowledge is a lack of self-awareness. A lack of self-awareness is an insensitivity to the self. But an insensitivity in the self is also an insensitivity to reality and to the outside world. Without the sensitivity of the
outside world and the self, we are left to blindly stumble from one point to another."Amos N. Wilson
Afrikan-Centered Consciousness Versus The New World Order
Psalm 123:2 (New International Version (NIV)): As the eyes of slaves look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a maid look to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the LORD our God, till he shows us his mercy.
Ephesians 6:4-6: Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ. Obey them not only to win their favor when their eye is on you, but like slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from your heart.
Ephesians 6:5:Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ.
Ephesians 6:9:And masters, treat your slaves in the same way. Do not threaten them, since you know that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no favoritism with him.
Colossians 3:22:Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything; and do it, not only when their eye is on you and to win their favor, but with sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord.
Colossians 4:1:Masters, provide your slaves with what is right and fair, because you know that you also have a Master in heaven.
Titus 2:9:Teach slaves to be subject to their masters in everything, to try to please them, not to talk back to them,
1 Peter 2:18:Slaves, submit yourselves to your masters with all respect, not only to those who are good and considerate, but also to those who are harsh.
Slaveowners would read these verses to slaves as part of the worship services that they allowed (and controlled) as a means of encouraging the proper attitude among their slaves. Based upon these isolated verses, slaveowners claimed that the Bible supported slavery and taught slaves to be obedient to their masters. http://www.reunionblackfamily.com/apps/blog/show/7183511-biblical-verses-used-by-slave-masters-to-justify-slavery