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Ignorance Is A Sin.

January 24, 2017 by  
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(ThyBlackMan.com) When I saw all of the “Amens” on a Black site lauding Christian dogma I was absolutely disgusted.  No wonder Black people are in such bad shape. We’ve been completely brainwashed, and it makes me sick to my stomach to see so many Black people so passionately embracing the White establishment’s version of God and what he wants.  How do they know what God wants!!!?  The fact is, they don’t.  All they know is whatthey want, and that’s to maintain the status quo, with White folks on the top and unchallenged as God’s “favorite” people – and I want to make it clear that when I say “White people,” I’m not referring to all White people, I’m referring to the White establishment.

So no, I’m not a fanatical fool. I was raised a Christian, and I’m a firm believer in God, but I’m not an idiot.  God is whatever entity, being, or force that is responsible for setting in motion the universe(s), nature, or what we refer to as reality, and it’s the height of human arrogance to think that with our limited mentality that we can even begin to conceive with any kind of accuracy the concept of God.  Our galaxy alone has over 200 billion stars that are light years apart, and there are more galaxies just like it than there are grains of sand on every beach in the world and beneath the sea – and we know what God wants!!!? Man’s significance in just this one galaxy is a 10 billion times less than a colony of germs under a toilet seat in Uzbekistan.

So we can only conceive of God by observing what he’s done.  But there’s one thing that we do know about him, that his greatest blessing to mankind was intellect, and blessing us with a logical mind, so we’re slapping him in the face by choosing to follow “the word of man” instead of following what he’s clearly demonstrated was his will – for us to be logical thinkers, not to go around believing in talkin’ snakes, walkin’ dead men, and that God only speaks to White menAccording to Christian dogma, even White women are relegated to second-class status, so the White man reigns supreme in the eyes of God.  In fact, he occupies a status just beneath that of God himself.  The Bible says, “Slaves, obey your earthly masters with deep respect and fear. Serve them sincerely as you would serve Christ.” – Ephesians 6:5   In other words, according to the Bible, you should know your place, and stay in it.  But God didn’t have nothing to do with that stupidity.  That has man written all over it.  Yet, still you worship, and still you follow.  So your “faith” is not in God, it’s in man.

So no, I’m not a fanatical fool. I was raised a Christian, and I’m a firm believer in God, but I’m not an idiot.  God is whatever entity, being, or force that is responsible for setting in motion the universe(s), nature, or what we refer to as reality, and it’s the height of human arrogance to think that with our limited mentality that we can even begin to conceive with any kind of accuracy the concept of God.  Our galaxy alone has over 200 billion stars that are light years apart, and there are more galaxies just like it than there are grains of sand on every beach in the world and beneath the sea – and we know what God wants!!!? Man’s significance in just this one galaxy is a 10 billion times less than a colony of germs under a toilet seat in Uzbekistan.
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So we can only conceive of God by observing what he’s done.  But there’s one thing that we do know about him, that his greatest blessing to mankind was intellect, and blessing us with a logical mind, so we’re slapping him in the face by choosing to follow “the word of man” instead of following what he’s clearly demonstrated was his will – for us to be logical thinkers, not to go around believing in talkin’ snakes, walkin’ dead men, and that God only speaks to White menAccording to Christian dogma, even White women are relegated to second-class status, so the White man reigns supreme in the eyes of God.  In fact, he occupies a status just beneath that of God himself.  The Bible says, “Slaves, obey your earthly masters with deep respect and fear. Serve them sincerely as you would serve Christ.” – Ephesians 6:5   In other words, according to the Bible, you should know your place, and stay in it.  But God didn’t have nothing to do with that stupidity.  That has man written all over it.  Yet, still you worship, and still you follow.  So your “faith” is not in God, it’s in man.
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We were taught these Mother Goose tales by White folks while they had us tied up next to the mules, yet, now we’re more devoted to their nonsense than they ever were. Wouldn’t you think that if God had created religion to guide man that he would have created only one instead of the multiple religions that makes man hate one another’s guts?  And if the religion that we were taught was true, wouldn’t the people who taught it to us follow it themselves?  But if a slave walked out of the field to go “worship the Lord” and went into a White church and sat next to a White woman, the preacher would’ve stopped his sermon on “loving thy neighbor” mid sentence just long enough to lynch him.  Yet, we’re gorging ourselves on every word they taught us as though we heard it come directly from the mouth of God.
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We’ve been so brainwashed that many of us are like a man sitting on a rail road track and seeing an oncoming train.  Instead of using the common sense that God gave him and simply getting off the track, he decides to “test his faith” and get on his knees and pray that God stops the train. As a result, the man perished, because God did his part when he gave him a brain and the man failed to use it.  So the man wasn’t testing his faith in God, he was testing his faith in what another man told him. The same is true of us. If we don’t learn to use the common sense that God bestowed upon us and stop having more “faith” in the White man’s fairy tales than in what God has done, we’re also gonna perish, because after God clearly demonstrated his will by giving us a brain, to allow ourselves to remain ignorant is a sin – and believing that a walking dead man is gonna appear to solve all our problems is just that – sinfully ignorant.  It hasn’t happened in 400 years, and it’s not about to happen any time in the future.
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While we’re on our knees praying the White establishment is cutting our throats, because religion keeps us docile and thinking that “salvation” is right around the corner.  Think about it.  Did all of our prayers keep Trump out of office, or keep our children from being shot down in the street?  No they didn’t.  God’s not gonna stop that train either.  It’s up to us to save ourselves. So we need to get up off our knees and get off the tracks – and in a hurry, if we haven’t already squandered away any time we might have had left – because the American Express is about to obliterate us, and God is just gonna sit there and watch, because we chose to believe in the White man’s religious dogma instead of the common sense that  he bestowed upon us.

I’ve known intuitively that Christianity didn’t make sense every since I was a child sitting up in Sunday school.  Actually, it makes no more sense than Voodoo.  I’d sit there (at 9 years old) and say to myself, “This stuff doesn’t make sense.  If Adam and Eve were the first two people on Earth and they only had two sons, where did the rest of us come from, and where did the people come from who Cain went to live with after he killed his brother?”  But I was afraid to either say, or admit that I didn’t believe it because I’d been threatened with demons, Hell, and brimstones if I didn’t “believe” – and that’s a very real fear for a child when even your protectors are scared to death.  That’s why Christianity is so thoroughly ingrained in us, because it was threatened into us by authority figures when we were children, and that was a horrible thing to do to a child.
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So personally, I don’t think that most Christians really believe that Christian nonsense, unless they’re complete idiots, but they’ll never admit it, because they too were threatened as children.  They are taught that any atrocity can be forgiven, EXCEPT,  not believing what we tell you – and Christians take full advantage of that loophole, because many are absolute horrors Monday through Saturday.  Pat Robertson is the most evil-spirited person I’ve ever seen – he even LOOKS like a demon.

And many of these Black preachers better also hope like hell that Hell is just a myth, because they should be educating the Black community on how to survive its adversities instead of getting rich off our misery by giving paid spoken-word concerts every Sunday morning.  So if Hell is real and not just a myth, God is gonna slam them in there so hard and fast that they’re gonna be bouncing off the walls.  They shouldn’t be preaching you a sermon, they should be living you one.
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Frederick Douglass had this to say about the jackleg preachers of his time –  “. . . the church of this country is not only indifferent to the . . . [bad treatment of] the slave, it actually takes sides with the oppressors. It has made itself the . . . [defender] of American slavery, and the shield of American slave-hunters. Many of its most eloquent . . . [preachers], who stand as the very lights of the church, have shamelessly given the sanction of religion and the Bible to the whole slave system. They have taught that man may, properly, be a slave; that the relation of master and slave is ordained of God; that to send back an escaped bondman to his master is clearly the duty of all the followers of the Lord Jesus Christ; and this horrible blasphemy is palmed off upon the world . . . [as] Christianity.”
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So I’m sorry for being so brutally blunt regarding an issue that is obviously so close to your heart, but our current circumstance calls for exactly what I’m saying, and since God made me arrogant enough to say it, I’m following his will. So just remember this – and this comes directly from the common sense that God endowed us all if we’d just tune the noise of other men out to use it – your religious beliefs are merely an accident of birth.  If you’d been born in Israel, chances are, you’d be a Jew, if you’d been born in Iran you’d be a Muslim, or China, a Buddhist, so you’ve been SOCIALIZED  into believing what you so passionately believe is the word of God.  So regardless to what man says, you can only know God’s will by what God has done, and what he’s done is blessed us with logical minds.  So when that mind tells you that snakes don’t talk, and dead men don’t walk, that’s God speaking to you, just like he’s speaking to me right now. And his word is self-evident, so you don’t have to have “faith” in it.  You only have to have “faith” in the word of man, and for some reason, he always wants to be paid for it.
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“Know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.”

Staff Writer; Eric L. Wattree

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7 Responses to “Ignorance Is A Sin.”
  1. Wattree says:

    Well, how’s it working for ya, Mez.
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    All of your religious beliefs are merely an accident of birth?  If you’d been born in Israel, chances are you’d be a Jew; if you’d been born in Iran you’d be a Muslim, or in China, a Buddhist.  So your religion isn’t so much God-inspired as it is a result of the environment in which you were raised. You were SOCIALIZED into believing what you believe so passionately.  Thus, if you truly believe that a person born in Israel, Iran, or China is going to Hell because they weren’t socialized to believe what you believe, you’re delusional.  And if you believe that God sent a White Scandinavian with Blond hair and blue eyes to be born in the desert to instruct people of color in how they should live their lives, you’re not only delusional, but you’re stupid – if that had been the case, they wouldn’t have had to crucify Jesus, he would have died of Sunburn.
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    The Bible that Christians Worship today was compiled and “bless” by the Catholic Church, not God. Any book that disagreed with the Catholic Church was banned.  What Christians call “The Holy Bible,” and what preachers run around thumping, wasn’t even compiled until almost 400 years after the death of Jesus.  So everything in it is hearsay.  In terms of years, at the time the Bible was compiled they were twice as far away from the life and times of Jesus Christ as we are away from the life and times of George Washington today.  So in reality, they didn’t know fact from fiction, any more than we know whether or not George Washington actually chopped down a cherry tree:
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    “For the first 300 years of Christianity, there was no Bible as we know it today.  Christians had the Old Testament Septuagint, and literally hundreds of other books from which to choose.  The Catholic Church realized early on that it had to decide which of these books were inspired and which ones weren’t.  The debates raged between theologians, Bishops, and Church Fathers for several centuries as to which books were inspired and which ones weren’t.  In the meantime, several Church Councils or Synods, were convened to deal with the matter, notably, Rome in 382, Hippo in 393, and Carthage in 397 and 419.  The debates sometimes became bitter on both sides.  One of the most famous was between St. Jerome, who felt the seven books were not canonical, and St. Augustine who said they were.  Protestants who write about this will invariably mention St. Jerome and his opposition, and conveniently omit the support of St. Augustine.  I must point out here that Church Father’s writings are not infallible statements, and their arguments are merely reflections of their own private opinions. When some say St. Jerome was against the inclusion of the seven books, they are merely showing his personal opinion of them.  Everyone is entitled to his own opinion.  However, A PERSONS PRIVATE OPINION DOES NOT CHANGE THE TRUTH AT ALL.  There are always three sides to every story, this side, that side, and the side of truth.  Whether Jerome’s position, or Augustine’s position was the correct position, had to be settled by a third party, and that third party was the Catholic Church.
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    “Now the story had a dramatic change, as the Pope stepped in to settle the matter.  In concurrence with the opinion of St. Augustine, and being prompted by the Holy Spirit, Pope St. Damasus I, at the Council of Rome in 382, issued a decree appropriately called, “The Decree of Damasus,” in which he listed the canonical books of both the Old and New Testaments.  He then asked St. Jerome to use this canon and to write a new Bible translation which included an Old Testament of 46 books, which were all in the Septuagint, and a New Testament of 27 books”
    (http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080928064041AATOZUD).
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    SO THE POPE HAD SPOKEN, AND THE ISSUE WAS SETTLED.  THUS, WHAT CHRISTIANS REFER TO AS “THE HOLY BIBLE” IS NOT THE WORD OF GOD, IT’S THE WORD OF POPE DAMASUS I.

  2. Mezgebber says:

    The writer of this article has a very distorted and errant view of the bible and Christianity. Christianity is in no way a “white” religion with “White people at the top”. Christianity is UNIVERSAL and is as much an African religion as it is European…in reality it is both, and neither. The prophet Moses’ wife was Africa (a Cushite/Ethiopian). Of course the Queen of Sheba was Ethiopian. The first convert after Pentecost was an Ethiopian treasurer. Egypt welcomed the Holy Family during the massacre of the innocents. There were 6 African Popes of the Catholic church…and Egypt, Sudan (Meroe) and Ethiopia were Christian kingdoms producing scholars, monasteries/libraries, saints hundreds of years before the first church was built in Sweden or most of Northern Europe. The point here is if you are only seeing Christianity in the terms of European colonialism, you are yourselves “white-washed” and cannot see the truth. 40 years ago, one could forgive you as arguably this history was “stolen” from you, but in the information age, you have no excuse for your wilfull ignorance.

  3. Wattree says:

    Thank you, Stanley.

    Full and updated article Here:
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    IGNORANCE IS A SIN (article)
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    http://wattree.blogspot.com/2017/01/ignorance-is-sin.html

  4. Wattree says:

    Marque, and Joshua,

    Well here’s what I can judge religion on. You’ve been convinced to believe in talkin’ talkin’ snakes and walkin’ dead men. How is that any different from Voodoo?
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    All of your religious beliefs are merely an accident of birth?  If you’d been born in Israel, chances are you’d be a Jew; if you’d been born in Iran you’d be a Muslim, or in China, a Buddhist.  So your religion isn’t so much God-inspired as it is a result of the environment in which you were raised. You were SOCIALIZED into believing what you believe so passionately.  Thus, if you truly believe that a person born in Israel, Iran, or China is going to Hell because they weren’t socialized to believe what you believe, you’re delusional.  And if you believe that God sent a White Scandinavian with Blond hair and blue eyes to be born in the desert to instruct people of color in how they should live their lives, you’re not only delusional, but you’re stupid – if that had been the case, they wouldn’t have had to crucify Jesus, he would have died of Sunburn.
    .
    The Bible that Christians Worship today was compiled and “bless” by the Catholic Church, not God. Any book that disagreed with the Catholic Church was banned.  What Christians call “The Holy Bible,” and what preachers run around thumping, wasn’t even compiled until almost 400 years after the death of Jesus.  So everything in it is hearsay.  In terms of years, at the time the Bible was compiled they were twice as far away from the life and times of Jesus Christ as we are away from the life and times of George Washington today.  So in reality, they didn’t know fact from fiction, any more than we know whether or not George Washington actually chopped down a cherry tree:
    .
    “For the first 300 years of Christianity, there was no Bible as we know it today.  Christians had the Old Testament Septuagint, and literally hundreds of other books from which to choose.  The Catholic Church realized early on that it had to decide which of these books were inspired and which ones weren’t.  The debates raged between theologians, Bishops, and Church Fathers for several centuries as to which books were inspired and which ones weren’t.  In the meantime, several Church Councils or Synods, were convened to deal with the matter, notably, Rome in 382, Hippo in 393, and Carthage in 397 and 419.  The debates sometimes became bitter on both sides.  One of the most famous was between St. Jerome, who felt the seven books were not canonical, and St. Augustine who said they were.  Protestants who write about this will invariably mention St. Jerome and his opposition, and conveniently omit the support of St. Augustine.  I must point out here that Church Father’s writings are not infallible statements, and their arguments are merely reflections of their own private opinions. When some say St. Jerome was against the inclusion of the seven books, they are merely showing his personal opinion of them.  Everyone is entitled to his own opinion.  However, A PERSONS PRIVATE OPINION DOES NOT CHANGE THE TRUTH AT ALL.  There are always three sides to every story, this side, that side, and the side of truth.  Whether Jerome’s position, or Augustine’s position was the correct position, had to be settled by a third party, and that third party was the Catholic Church.
    .
    “Now the story had a dramatic change, as the Pope stepped in to settle the matter.  In concurrence with the opinion of St. Augustine, and being prompted by the Holy Spirit, Pope St. Damasus I, at the Council of Rome in 382, issued a decree appropriately called, “The Decree of Damasus,” in which he listed the canonical books of both the Old and New Testaments.  He then asked St. Jerome to use this canon and to write a new Bible translation which included an Old Testament of 46 books, which were all in the Septuagint, and a New Testament of 27 books”
    (http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080928064041AATOZUD).
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    Black people were taught these Mother Goose tales by White folks while they had us tied up next to the mules, yet, now we’re more devoted to their nonsense than they ever were. Wouldn’t you think that if God had created religion to guide man that he would have created only one instead of multiple religions that cause man hate one another’s guts?  That defeats its purpose.  And if the religion that we were taught was true, wouldn’t the people who taught it to us follow it themselves?  But if a slave had walked out of the field to go “worship the Lord” and went into a White church and sat next to a White woman, the preacher would’ve stopped his sermon on “loving thy neighbor” mid sentence just long enough to lynch him.  Yet, we’re gorging ourselves on every word they taught us as though we heard it come directly from the mouth of God. 

  5. Stanley says:

    “Do not give what is holy to dogs lest they throw it on a dung hill.” Good reasoning in your essay Eric.

  6. Marque Anthony says:

    TO THE AUTHOR
    You are so lost that i do not know where to start. You got ahold of religion and thought it was the relationship that Christianity brings. You see confusion only if the Holy Spirit is not in you to reveal the mysteries of the Kingdom. You speak alot of your opinion but you did not create yourself.

    The bible says the things of god are foolishness to those who do not believe so you are exposing yourself as just that. Preachers are not perfect and there are in fact many bad ones.. But Frederick Douglass was no expert in theology and we all fall short. The bad preachers and false ministers should not be teaching anybody, true. But you cannot put everybody in one basket. There are good pastors, teachers, etc.

    Be careful because your judgment is a personal judgment and you are not qualified to do that. If you judge, relay God’s judgments – not yours.

  7. Joshua says:

    There is a verse in the Bible which states To him who knows what to do and does not, to him it is sin. James 4:17.

    This is different fro what the Bible calls willful ignorance. The author should make the distinction in this article. Christianity makes plenty of sense to those who have the Holy Spirit. Without the holy Spirit, you are lost anyway, no matter how much you read and go to church.

    The author of this article has religion and relationship confused. And author is judging the doctrine with a lack of understanding. Further, you cannot judge Christianity by the imperfect humans itt saves.

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