Our Master Who Art in Heaven

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Painted by Babajide Olatunji

You believe that black is beautiful, and that there is nothing substandard about a dark-skinned person in comparison to anyone else, but when you close your eyes to pray to your Father in Heaven [especially in Jesus name] or your Mother in Heaven [what kind of Heaven is it if there is no Mother in it?], you don’t see a man who looks like this, or a woman who has similar-looking skin. 

You either see nothing, everything is just so vague and abstract to you, or you see an old, Arab man, or you see a white man, although the Bible specifically describes Jesus as someone who now looks like this. You picture the man who played the role of Jesus in “Passion of the Christ” too, that’s the Jesus you have stuck up there, your lord and saviour. Basically, you never see anyone, not even angels, that look like you, in your mind’s eye. 

However, when you picture the devil, or a demon, you picture someone dressed in black, who has a darker shade of skin, with ugly features, including horns and a tail. The devil, if you were asked to describe them, would be a being who likes to stay in the dark and is dark-skinned [subconsciously, you don’t see a light-skinned person except when you think of them as Lucifer, not Satan].

Do I need to go on? No. In summary, you are very stupid person, and I don’t mean it as an insult. It’s not a bad thing to be stupid. Remaining to be stupid, however, is the problem. It is very bad.

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Pro-Black Should Not Be Anti-White, and Vice-Versa

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More time should be spent uplifting ourselves and one another, as Africans in and outside Africa, than on tearing other people down.The latter should not even be done at all. If injustice is committed against people of your race, face the black person or the white person or whatever person(s) that is responsible and criticize them violently. Don’t attack the whole race.

We were called “monkeys” and “apes” in the past, and the weakest comeback would be creating an Instagram page to inform the world that white people’s skins stink when they don’t have their baths, and whites and blacks should never intermarry. The door! 

More hate between the races is created for followers and likes, and also to seem “woke”, when those “pro-Black” pages are published. Ankh symbols, numerous pictures of Nefertiti and Pharoah (who were Black, yes, but Moremi, Kurunmi and Jaja of Opobo- who were direct ancestors- are never mentioned).

There’s so much richness in the Yoruba and Igbo and Hausa and Ashanti and Tiv histories and cultures, to mention a very few, that have not been adequately explored and discussed. 

Also, those pages tend to be against the Christian religion. All religions have their elements of truth to them but they all have their strengths and weaknesses. That you “worship” Jesus and you eat children shouldn’t make me hate Jesus, or that you worship Allah or Ifa and you rape rams shouldn’t make me hate them. You are not the totality of the religion. 

If you don’t like Jesus, or Ifa, face and honour the ones you like, and uplift them and yourself. Osun olomo yoyo, Oya ayaba Sango, Yemoja-Olokun-Olosa, Esu laalu ogiri oko, Sango (kawo kabiyesi o), Ogun alagbede, Osanyin, Ifa asoro dayo, to mention a few, and all the ancestors (iba e, iba e, eni to nu) are there. Who cares if Jesus was white, black or grey. I embrace all religions; it’s not a competition. 

Afrofuturism should be embraced and more time should be spent fostering love and growth only, rather than ruining people’s healing, spreading hate among the races, and bringing some people down to make some others better. Pan-Africanism must be done correctly.