BLACK PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT SLAVERY
IS A THING OF PAST, BUT OUR MINES ARE FAR FROM FREE
Black people were taught the Christian 'faith' while they had us tied up next to the mules, and our mentors were actively in the process of annihilating as many 100 million Native Americans while they were teaching us to "Love thy neighbor." So we've got to learn to think for ourselves.
As I write, many of us are currently voting for continued White supremacy because our "Christian" brain-drenching has taught us to believe that "The Lord" wants us too. We're falling all over one another to be the first to vote for a woman whose husband created the most draconian crime bill in the history of the United States, and used prisons as a urban housing program for Black people - and, with her full support. So if Black people don’t come to their senses we’re going to end up with a choice between Zig and Zag. Zig is Donald Trump, and Zag is Hillary Clinton. To paraphrase Mort Sahl back in the sixties, the only difference between the two is if Donald ‘Zig’ Trump sees a Black child lying in the street, he’d simply order his chauffeur to run over him. If Hillary ‘Zag’ Clinton saw the kid, she’d also order her chauffeur to run over him, but she’d weep, and go apologize to the NAACP, after she felt the bump. So where are our brains? I'll tell you where they are - they're still tied up next to that mule in the 18th Century.
So that's right, I’ve developed my own Gospel, my own truth, and not a word of it comes from the mouth of another man. I pay absolutely no attention to man. I determine God's will not by what man says, but what God has done. So my religion allows you to stay in bed and hug your wife on Sunday mornings, and then spend the rest of the day enjoying your children instead of being mandated to get up and suffer through a paid spoken-word concert by some guy who doesn't know any more about God than you do. And we have no rituals, 'Born Again' hypocrites - or those people who use religion as a God-approved pretext to hate everybody who don't look, think, and act like they do - to contend with. While we don't wish them any harm, it is our belief that the world would be a lot better off if many of these 'Born Again' people wouldn't have been born the first time. And we don't believe that the very human philosopher, Jesus of Nazareth, would approve of such people at all. And finally, there's absolutely no begging in my religion - so there's not a preacher in sight. Thus, my religion is Heaven right here on Earth.