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YOUR THOUGHTS ,,,,Does Kwanzaa clash with the black church? (547 hits)

Founded in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga, Kwanzaa was created as a means for African-Americans to reflect on their past, pay homage to their ancestors and connect with their African roots and heritage.

Known by some to be an alternative to Christmas, many Christians have become largely critical of the seven day celebration which begins the day after Christmas. Some consider Kwanzaa to be a non-holiday. However, proponents of Kwanzaa consider its teachings and principles to parallel the same teachings of Christianity and believe it has a place in the church.
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Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson has been a longstanding critic of Kwanzaa. He considers Kwanzaa to be a form of socialism and believes that any church that celebrates Kwanzaa is not of God.

"Kwanzaa is a made up holiday created by a Godless man who is anti-Christian," said Peterson, founder and president of BOND, the Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny. BOND, according to their website, is a national, nonprofit religious organization dedicated to rebuilding the families.

"I would advise the members of a church where the pastor recognizes Kwanzaa to leave," Peterson said. "That pastor is blind and cannot see."

Peterson references an article written in the late 70s as evidence to discredit Karenga and Kwanzaa. He said Karenga told a Washington Post reporter that Kwanzaa is not African by any means, even though many believe it is.

"He says, 'If black people knew Kwanzaa was American they wouldn't celebrate it.'" Peterson said, adding that Kwanzaa falls around Christmas because, according to the interview with Karenga, a lot of blacks would be out partying.

Peterson believes most black people celebrate Kwanzaa because they believe it to be pro-black. But by celebrating Kwanzaa black people are actually celebrating further segregation, he argues.

"Until black folk wake up, become individuals and stop hating whitey, they will continue to be used by others," he said. "If you believe in God then why would you need a Godless holiday like Kwanzaa that some racist, ex-felon created."
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Monday, December 27th 2010 at 8:08PM
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Why would you expect the church to incorporate Kwanzaa into the Xmas ceromonies anyway. Kwanzaa is more of a private celebration for family and friends. The candles they burn green, black, and red( represent love and money), but that's not the reason they give for the colors.
Monday, December 27th 2010 at 11:31PM
Helen Lofton
DAVID,thanks for this post...it served to remind me how / WHY our president can not have FREEDOM OF RELIGION (OR EVEN BE CALLED A cHRISTIAN, AN aMERICAN CITIZEN)...AND WHY BLACK CHRISTIAN CHURCHES (members)AND THE NOI CAN NOT GET TOGETHER...(or even each other within their own religious choices)

ME, "I" AM SO BLESSED BECAUSE I CAN DO ALL OF THESE THINGS AS "I" DO WHAT MAKES ME HAPPY AND NOT MAKE SOMEONE LIKE THE AUTHOR OF THIS ARTICLE HAPPY BELIEVING HE HAS MORE CIVIL AND LEAGAL AND MORAL RIGHTS THAN ME...AND EVEN MORE IMPORTANT "I" SEE ALL OF US AS GOD'S CHILDREN. (SMILE)
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
ROBINSON IRMA
our flag is red, white and blue...their clolors in mother Africa are black, green and red...

but actually I have returned to tis blog to mention someting written by a Christian in our local paper's letter to the editor...the topic says "Christianity in reverse"and here is the complaint"THEY SAY YOU CAN BE A BUDDHIST AND STILL BELIEVE IN JESUS AND CHRISTMAS"

This person is complaining taht this is not what our country as founded on Christianity meant for us to be doing...it was sort of a relief that this person is not Black though, but I do what this man saying I have no right to be doing because this is anti-Christianity...
lol (smile)

I GATHER HE HAS NO IDEA THAT HE IS ACTUALLY TRYING TO PROVE / SAY TO BELIEVE IN JESUS IS ANTI-CHRISTIAN...OR IS IT ONLY WHO HE SAYS CAN DO THIS WITH HIS PREMISSION????????????...
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
ROBINSON IRMA

YOUR THOUGHTS ,,,,Does Kwanzaa clash with the black church?

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No, same thing...…ONLY in AMerica…..!

'intellectualBLOCKER' how about-----The Value of Kwanzaa Junious Ricardo Stanton

http://blackinamerica.com/content/352117/t...

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…..…Ronald Everett and his thinking seem Contrary to African History, Scholarship and Science.....

BUT his style seemed more of the 60s COLORED'thug' snitch type....

……..Well a close neighbor of Ron's, in 1960s; I had to go and assist the wives and girl friends of

the beater felon and co-conspirator in murder of 2 'blackPanthers' in 1969 ... Ron Karenga

OR after fbiRehab-pay..... became Dr. Maulana Ndabezitha Karenga

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…..Karenga was convicted in 1971 for brutally torturing two naked women.

The weapons of torture included a soldering iron, a vise and a toaster.

A psychiatrist who examined Karenga in 1971 concluded he was insane...….

......Members of Karenga’s US Organization murdered two Black Panthers in cold blood... in 1969

Ron spent just four years in prison. He received a sentence of between one and 10 years for

felonious assault and false imprisonment in 1971, related to the torture of Deborah Jones and Gail Davis.

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Oh, I forgot he is the only 'black'; that I know of in 70+ years

...that killed on UCLA campus and then the FBI 'gave' him a doctorate and teaching position.....

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Sorry, I NEVER liked the loud mouth phony 60s fbiBOI

Sorry I NEVER have been in the MOOD for a woman beater, short fat guy, or an fbiBoi…......…

…...so kwanza to you and church to you.... 'all around the world'-ronny


Sunday, December 29th 2019 at 8:20AM
robert powell

SOME 'happy' T H O U G H T S you may have missed.... deacon of 'blackChristian-hebrewIsraelites'

"....Happen Kwanzaa to you Brother Doctor Junious Ricardo Stanton "TEACH!!!" This is our history..."

Friday, December 27th 2019 at 1:39PM
Deacon Ron Gray

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yes, happyBlack…..LEARN some History!


Tuesday, December 31st 2019 at 9:16AM
robert powell
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