VICE news calling African spirituality "witchcraft"

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    The problem is, there is no such thing as "absolute truth" anymore. That was a casualty of Post-Modernism. Now, all ideas, no matter the source, are given the same weight as long as they can be articulated.

    Critical thinking is another casualty. That's why you keep seeing the SAME refuted criticisms every time this subject comes up. Surprised no one said anything about Constantine or the Council of Nicea yet.​
     
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    :mjlol: what makes you think that?
    Younger people are becoming more and more secular
     
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    but your post is specific to melanin with that trash
     
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    :mjlol: Be ignorant brehs. If you actually listened to what God said you would know what's not about to happen. Enjoy this little bit of time you have left atheists.
     
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    wat
     
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    Actually, religiosity is on the rise, worldwide, and younger people get old.​
     
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    fukkin wicca shyt

    1. Tarot cards is not "African spirituality"
    2. Crystals are not "African spirituality"
    3. Covens are not "African spirituality"
    4. [Insert "spiritual" concept from India here] is not "African spirituality"
    5. etc etc etc


    There are legit practitioners out there but alot of these folks are just people who grew up watching shyt like.....

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    That's cool and all and yes syncretism is a thing:hubie: .....but that shyt there ain't "African spirituality":ufdup:
    Exactly
     
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    When he get here tell em I said what's up.
     
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    I see people being more Universalist than atheist. I think as humans we collectively are always aware of some "source". But Black ppl will always proudly tell ppl about their spiritual interpretations or the lack there of. I think its just apart of who we are.
     
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    that's not true

    Ethiopian Tewahedo, Coptic, and Assyrian orthodox churches have claims to apostolic succession and coexisted with the churches of Jerusalem/Greece/Rome

    multiple schisms happened but don't kid yourself :whew: they definitely linked and it doesn't take but a google search to see the imagery is obviously the same influence
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    there literally is only a few differences like Miaphysitism and Duophysitism

    which are more due to language reasons than doctrine. The whole "white" christianity is not true. The real issue is the reliance on the imagery to establish who Jesus is.
     
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    ATR or spirituality is very animalistic and filled with superstition which is a bad mix. Because like the Old Testament, animal sacrifices have to be made and at some point animals would be enough. Kinda like how Abraham was going to sacrifice Issac.
    The problem ATR has is that most of them haven’t evolved from the animalistic sacrifices.
     
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    Got a source. Everything I have read has been the opposite.
     
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    They "co-existed" at the same time. They were obviously aware of each other's existence and communicated. But the Ethiopian and Egyptian Coptic churches were NEVER under the authority of the church of Rome or Greece. They operated completely independently. Like the UN you can meet from time to time (only in that age "time to time" was measured in centuries rather than years) and try to come to agreements with each other, but the church of Alexandria and the church of Rome were founded by different people completely independently of each other, with the Alexandria church almost certainly founded first, and neither was ever under the other.



    You're saying artists in the Mediterranean world were vaguely aware of each other's existence while producing quite different styles and that shows....?



    Breh my wife is a devout Egyptian Copt, I'm pretty well aware of the differences. :skip:

    The Church of Alexandria and the Church of Rome were founded at different times by different people, but are originally based on the same divine person of Jesus, the same teachings of the Apostles, the same Gospel message and largely the same books of the Bible (none of which were written by Europeans). So obviously their theology will have the same root similarities. But the cultural outlook under which they were founded and evolved is completely different. From the beginning they operated in different languages, with different cultural emphasis and different theological frameworks. For a while they had a loose but usually friendly connection, then after the disputes in the 300s/400s they went 1500 years with virtually no connection at all.

    Emphasizing that independence is important both cause of European whites who wish to claim Christianity for themselves and for non-whites who wish to dismiss Christianity as a White Religion. Yes, hopefully if you follow the same God and His prophets then you will have fundamental similarities. But African Christianity was not founded by Europeans, does not follow a European Jesus, and was never under Europe or relied on Europe for its understanding of itself and its relationship with God.
     
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    Op you know damn well that most of these hoes do not know the difference between new age and African spirituality. Talking about chakras one minute and Orisha the next.
     
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    Which cracker told you this lie
     

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