@Carla- Things manifest through cause and effect are only labeled "strange" by those avoiding truth.
So anything that is labeled "strange" is automatically truth? Uh, no.
@Why dont you begin the elephant conversation by telling us exactly what it is and why we need to avoid it.
I was not saying that anyone NEEDS to avoid the elephant in the room. I'm saying that some of y'all already do this. The elephant to which I'm referring (although I thought it was clear in my previous post, guess not), is the way whites STEAL things and pass it off as their own. Now, I really hate to bring up the black/white issue, but that elephant is just hard to ignore.
Whites seem to relentlessly make themselves the authority on certain subjects without giving proper respect to its roots. That seems to be the case here. And the minute a black person points out that fact, some of you all jump on the "oh, race doesn't matter" bandwagon. You side-step the issue because you can't disagree. So it's easier to just pretend there is no real issue at hand. That vexes me. If you want to pretend that race and color are unimportant, then at least be willing to point out obvious signs where someone's roots are copied and not acknowledged. Babylon calls that sort of thing plagiarism and you can be sued in a court of law for it.
Here's another prime example: I happened to be discussing some spiritual questions with someone certainly more enlightened than I am, and after listening to this person for a while, I thought I knew where their philosophy was coming from. Everything they were saying sounded like it was part of the New Age movement. "What is that?" he asked me. "This is old age teaching."
It turns out that the New Age movement, specifically Neale Walsch in his book "Conversations with God" basically regurgitated most of the Kemet and cosmological stuff that some talk about on this board. I was blown away! Here I had been reading this man's work and thinking how enlightened and "deep" he was when he was simply a thief!
Now, the problem is not that he followed this philosophy/religion/ideology (I'm not sure which word to use). The problem is that he passed these teachings off as his own and said it was what God told him. So you see, that's the problem I have with whites taking everything for themselves. GIVE CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE!!! Yet if you have a group teaching "Kemet Orthodoxy" with no black faces in the bunch, in a country abundant with black folks and black folks who are well versed in the Kemet philosophy, yeah I find that strange. Maybe strange ain't even the correct term to use. I should say deceitful!
This is how it goes over and over again in history. Things start out harmless enough but if you ignore that elephant in your living room, pretty soon it will trample everything you own and then sh*t on it!
Now I hope people can take the time to think about where I'm coming from cuz this ain't about hating whites for me. This is about how some of you on this forum repeatedly want to get the message out that Jah sees no color (even though he created it, so I don't know what that's all about
). In the highest spiritual sense, perhaps color doesn't matter. I'll give you that. But let's not ignore the daily evidence that color does matter! Only when you see and respect the difference can color truly begin to not matter. You see, when whites do the stealing, they take it for themselves. That's why you don't see any blacks practicing with those whites. Whites continue to be exclusive and make no attempt to truly relate to their black brethren and sistren. They just come in, steal the good stuff and then go back to their lilly-white worlds.
And please don't respond saying, "Not all white people do this." If this don't apply to you then dust your shoulders off and keep on steppin. But who the cap fits...
STOP IGNORING THE ELEPHANT! (There, I think I've worn that metaphor out quite nicely.)
P.S. One last thing. The problem with the theft I've just spoken of, is that when whites steal things and pass it off as their own, it loses its authenticity. Then who is to blame? This is the problem I see with Christianity (and soon to be with Rasta). Everybody want to take bits and pieces and twist the original intent so that it fits their cause.