December 27, 2010
Obamas hail Kwanzaa 'umoja' (Hail made-up 'racist' religion formed by a former black militant, Marxist and convicted felon)Topics: Political News and commentaries
From the L.A. Times:
President Obama's statement marking KwanzaaAs I did back in December 2005, lets once again take the opportunity to straighten out the not-so-understood and much misrepresented (mostly by the media)t so-called "holiday" of "Kwanzaa" ... hailed by our racially-divisive president and his wife who refer to themselves as Christians.
Michelle and I extend our warmest thoughts and wishes to all those who are celebrating Kwanzaa this holiday season. Today [Dec. 26] is the first of a joyful seven-day celebration of African American culture and heritage.
The seven principles of Kwanzaa -- unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith -- are some of the very values that make us Americans.
As families across America and around the world light the Kinara today in the spirit of umoja (edit - link inserted by me), or unity, our family sends our well wishes and blessings for a happy and healthy new year.
And since I'm not black, let's again have La Shawn Barber, who is, explain the matter:
... [F]or decades, the media have given credence to many a self-appointed black "leader," no matter how outrageous. Now they're doing the same with a pagan ritual called Kwanzaa, a so-called African-American holiday.La Sawn goes on to sum it up in a nutshell and make sure there's no doubt as to how ridiculous it is to celebrate "Kwanzaa":
A made-up, anti-Christian observance, Kwanzaa is celebrated by blacks who profess Christ. In our politically correct climate, even President George Bush, a believer in Christ, feels obligated to praise this ritual.
Kwanzaa was invented in 1966 by Dr. Maulana "Ron" Karenga, a former black militant, Marxist and convicted felon. Claiming to have the unity of black people in mind, Karenga committed most of his crimes against blacks.
Just five years after his invention, he was convicted of torturing two black women by stripping them naked, beating them with electrical cords, placing a hot iron into the mouth of one and mangling the toe of the other in a vise. During the ordeal, he forced them to drink detergent.
... [O]bserved from December 26 to January 1, this "alternative" to Christmas is based on a mixture of East African harvest rituals called first fruits -- according to Karenga -- and 1960s radicalism, although most ancestors of black Americans were from West Africa.
Participants acknowledge their African roots and promote seven, harmless-sounding principles -- unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith.
While they sound commendable, the guiding principle behind Kwanzaa is based on race, not on faith in the one true living God and Savior, Jesus Christ.
... [A}ttention Christians: Kwanzaa is a made-up creed cobbled together by a man hostile to the very God you claim to worship! According to Karenga, Christianity is a myth. He does not believe in the God of the Bible. He says this about Christianity: "Belief in spooks who threaten us if we don't worship them and demand we turn over our destiny and daily lives must be categorized as spookism and condemned" He believes that the death, burial and resurrection of Christ, the whole rationale behind Christianity, is a myth.And this nonsense, my fellow Americans, is what our president and his wife have taken the time to recognize by "extending their "warmest thoughts and wishes." Perhaps not really a big surprise, given that we're talking about a man that spent 20 years in Jeremiah Wright's racist church of "Black Liberation Theology."
Over the years, Karenga has altered his pagan intentions to attract more black Christians into the fold. He now claims that Kwanzaa is a time of giving "reverence to the Creator." Just what creator he refers to is unclear. Red flags should jump out at any Bible-believing Christian when someone reveres a "Creator" but denies the deity of Christ.
Christians must understand that Karenga intends Kwanzaa to be an alternative to Christmas so that blacks can celebrate themselves rather than the birth of Christ.
Kwanzaa is not an innocuous celebration of black history. It attempts to spiritualize that history, replacing Christ-centered theology with pagan principles. For Christians, the only principles by which to live are found in God's word, the Bible.
Posted by Richard at December 27, 2010 11:56 AM
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