Category Religion

Michael Oluwagbemi: Does African Philosophy Exist?

At the heart of most African Philosophy is the concept of communalism which is not socialism, communism, capitalism nor the other “isms” of the West. It is high time we market this unique brand of economic system: if capitalism legalized lobbying bribery of legislators in America, communalism should legalize gift-giving bribery in Nigeria. Is it […]

Are Hindu Attitudes Towards Race Skin-Deep? Views on caste race shudra untouchable varna jati prejudice racism black dark skin –

This reaction to skin color has its roots in the caste system and the degree to which it has insinuated itself into Hindu culture-which is, to a large extent, indistinguishable from Indian culture. The caste system can be attributed in part to a verse from the Rig Veda, an ancient Hindu scripture, which describes the […]

KKK Leader says woman who dressed her child as a Klansman for Halloween, ruined the Klan’s reputation | FreakOutNation

Oh no, they don’t hate anyone — just those uppity negroes. And such integrity, to have an age limit so only their parents can join. And now he tells us that the Klan is treated the same as African Americans were years ago. Let’s all put on our sad faces for the Klan. This Imperial […]

Malala and Nabila: worlds apart – Opinion – Al Jazeera English

But where does Nabila fit into this picture? If extrajudicial killings, drone strikes and torture are in fact all part of a just-cause associated with the liberation of the people of Pakistan, Afghanistan and elsewhere, where is the sympathy or even simple recognition for the devastation this war has caused to countless little girls such […]

Aung San Suu Kyi and the world of Buddhist Islamophobia – Opinion – Al Jazeera English

  Restrictions on marriages and births have resulted in over 60,000 Rohingya children who are not registered or recognised by the Burmese government, in violation of the Rights of Child, hence depriving them of access to basic schooling. In a country that has one of the highest adult literacy rates in Asia, a staggering 80 […]

‘This Pseudo-Historical Nonsense Is Over a Century Old’ – Truthdig

“Notice [that Atwill’s] theory entails a massive and weirdly erudite conspiracy of truly bizarre scope and pedigree, to achieve a truly Quixotic aim that hardly makes sense coming from any half-intelligent elite of the era. … All to posit that the entire Christian religion was created by the Romans and then immediately opposed by it?, […]

The King cover-up |

THERE HAS been a concerted attempt to use Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech to obscure his role as one of the great revolutionaries of the 20th century America. If King dreamed that “my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color […]

E! News Article Links Lee Thompson Youngs Suicide to Yoruba Culture | Clutch Magazine

“First of all, contrary to what Wikipedia says, Yoruba is not a religion. Let’s get that straight out of the gate. Yoruba is the name of a people; Yoruba is a language; Yoruba is culture. […] Ifá is the traditional religion that you probably meant, but assuming that a majority of Yoruba people practice it […]

The Trial That Gave Vodou A Bad Name | Past Imperfect

Call that religion what you will—voodoo, vaudaux, vandaux, vodou the last of these is generally preferred today—Haiti’s history had long been intertwined with it. It had arrived in slave ships centuries earlier and flourished in backwoods maroon villages and in plantations that Christian priests never visited. In 1791, it was generally believed, a secret vodou […]

When Islamic atheism thrived | Amira Nowaira

Freethinking is perhaps not one of the strongest suits of modern Islam. For one thing, the list of books that have been banned for challenging prevalent religious orthodoxies and sensibilities during the past hundred years is disconcertingly long.Modern Islamic clerics and scholars in various Muslim countries are often highly selective of which part of the […] : The Myth of Black African Slave Traders

Islam, Colourism and the Myth of Black African Slave TradersAfricans in the Diaspora have the challenge of rewriting a history that has been stained by years of distortions, omission and downright lies. One of the biggest challenges of rewriting this history has been the Atlantic Slave Trade, and one of the biggest sore points has […]

Mormons tweak Scriptures, again

As Tresa Edmunds explains in The Guardian What is extraordinary is the admission that in the earliest days of the church, black men were ordained to the priesthood just as white men were. Elijah Abel, a black man, even served in some of the highest governing bodies of the church. Over the years that practice […]

Is Gay Marriage Anti-Black? | Kenyon Farrow | Writer. Speaker. Activist.

By Kenyon Farrow March 5, 2004 I was in Atlanta on business when I saw the Sunday, Feb. 29th 2004 edition of the Atlanta Journal Constitution that featured as its cover story the issue of gay marriage. Georgia is one of the states prepared to add some additional language to its state constitution that bans […]

Burma’s Rohingya Muslims: Aung San Suu Kyi’s blind spot – Asia – World – The Independent

For more than 30 years the Burmese government has denied citizenship to the 800,000 Rohingya people living within its borders, leaving them without a country of their own and leading the UN to describe them as one of the world’s most persecuted minorities. Legend holds that they are the descendants of Arab traders shipwrecked on […]

The Myth of Persecution: How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom by Candida Moss

In The Myth of Persecution, Candida Moss, a leading expert on early Christianity, reveals how the early church exaggerated, invented, and forged stories of Christian martyrs and how the dangerous legacy of a martyrdom complex is employed today to silence dissent and galvanize a new generation of culture warriors. According to cherished church tradition and […]

The fanatic, fraudulent Mother Teresa. – Slate Magazine

I think it was Macaulay who said that the Roman Catholic Church deserved great credit for, and owed its longevity to, its ability to handle and contain fanaticism. This rather oblique compliment belongs to a more serious age. What is so striking about the “beatification” of the woman who styled herself “Mother” Teresa is the […]