Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Re: USA Africa Dialogue Series - God and Research Autonomy

I am in agreement with Olayinka's remarks. Christianity is one of the most political of religions.

Analyze carefully the Old Testament. What is it?  Is Hebrew nationalism not an important aspect of the narrative? Correct me if I am wrong. Religions such as these  are useful  for the communities involved -  to give hope  in an era of stress. In that way religions such as these serve a useful psychological purpose -  and they emerge in a sociological/anthropological/ historical  context. Some deep philosophy emerges as well in terms of how men and women in society should or could behave  in society -  but as a thinker you have to step back and reflect on what the agenda really amounts to.

Ken, Obatala was not voluntarily added to the list of saints by orthodox Catholics. Candomble in Brazil and Santeria in Cuba emerged in the context of rebellion and subversion by the enslaved Africans. They had to hide their beliefs or  cover them up for reasons of survival. Their  so-called masters were monotheists but they themselves were polytheists, worshipping the old African  religious system. 


No comments:

Post a Comment

Vida de bombeiro Recipes Informatica Humor Jokes Mensagens Curiosity Saude Video Games Car Blog Animals Diario das Mensagens Eletronica Rei Jesus News Noticias da TV Artesanato Esportes Noticias Atuais Games Pets Career Religion Recreation Business Education Autos Academics Style Television Programming Motosport Humor News The Games Home Downs World News Internet Car Design Entertaimment Celebrities 1001 Games Doctor Pets Net Downs World Enter Jesus Variedade Mensagensr Android Rub Letras Dialogue cosmetics Genexus Car net Só Humor Curiosity Gifs Medical Female American Health Madeira Designer PPS Divertidas Estate Travel Estate Writing Computer Matilde Ocultos Matilde futebolcomnoticias girassol lettheworldturn topdigitalnet Bem amado enjohnny produceideas foodasticos cronicasdoimaginario downloadsdegraca compactandoletras newcuriosidades blogdoarmario arrozinhoii sonasol halfbakedtaters make-it-plain amatha