Thursday, March 18, 2010

The God of Our Choosing

"We will be well on our way as a people when an African leader will boldly and unapologetically pray to an African God in public." ~ John Henrik Clarke

Is this true? What did John Henrick Clarke mean by this? Is this more of an affirmation of self determination? Can black people around the world get behind this? Have our sensibilities changed to where we don't see "God" as necessarily of African or any other ethnic origin?
What about Amun - the Egpytian/ Nubian God who was considered hidden and unseen yet manifest throughout all creation?
How many among us still believe Jesus was white? How many of us still believe Jesus was God? If we believe Jesus was God and that he was black wouldn't we be praying to an African God anyway?
Are we even supposed to be praying to a God of our own making?

The carpenter measures with a line and makes an outline with a marker; he roughs it out with chisels and marks it with compasses. He shapes it in the form of man, of man in all his glory, that it may dwell in a shrine. He cuts down cedars; he selects the cypress and the oak; he plants the pine in the forest to be nourished by the rain. It is man's fuel for burning; some of it he takes and warms himself, he kindles a fire and bakes bread. From the rest he makes a god, his idol; he bows down to it and worships. He prays to it and says, "Save me; you are my god."

Isaiah 44:13-17.


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