I just finished seeing this eye opening video on the site:
And it brought up a question that I’ve always wanted to ask, but never did so until now:
Whenever I see an African American minister, ruthlessly defending Christianity, a voice in my head always goes: “white people kidnapped your ancestors from their land, forced them to become slaves, robbed them of their heritage, language, culture, religion- and then forced their own religion on to them. HOW CAN YOU POSSIBLY BE SO DEVOTED TO THE CHRISTIAN FAITH?!?!?!
How can you not see that you have been robbed of your own people’s rich heritage, and that you are now advocating a “truth” which was forced on to your ancestors by their oppressors??
What makes Christianity “Better” than any other indigenous African faith?
I could point the same question at people in South America- an entire continent of Incas and Mayans whose whole tradition, religion, culture, and language was stolen from them, and replaced with JESUS. How can they possibly not see that they are all victims of a CULTURAL OCCUPATION?
If there are any Christian or ex-Christian African Americans here I would love to know if this is a question that ever comes up in congregations, and if so- how is it dealt with.