QUESTIONS FOR PARSON
by Leahcim Semaj
If your religious experience begins at Genesis 1:1 and ends at Revelation 22:21, I have bad news for you. You have not yet begun your journey. Let me “prips” you to some of what parson did not or could not tell you.
THE FIRST RELIGION
It is in Black Africa that we find the origins of man, civilization and religion. The first religion was created by the Twa people, the same one they call Pygmies. They lived in Central Africa. The earliest religion of sun worship covers all of Africa, from Monomotopa (South Africa), the Kongo, Ghana (West Africa), Rush (Ethiopia), to Kernet (Egypt).
All this was long before the first European religion (the Druids) was even conceived. The Druids date back before the 3rd century B.C. and was the main religion of Britain, Ireland and France. Their practice of human sacrifice and public sex orgies were eventually suppressed by Christianity. Ask your parson what the maypole dance and halloween signify.
The indigenous religions of Black Africa are the forerunners of the NileValley religions as expressed in Nubia (Sudan), Kush (Ethiopia) and Kemet (Egypt). Egyptian religion and civilization is the result of the migration of Black Africans from the UpperNileValley and Central Africa along the 4,100 mile NileRiver into Egypt. Judaism, Christianity and Islam all grew out of Egyptian religious concepts and worship of the Sun God Amen-Ra. Ask your parson why you say “Amen” at the end of your prayers.
THE POWER OF WOMAN
In Egypt man was the personification of divine authority but woman was the source of his power. Thus the role of woman was very central. Let us examine this fact as we introduce ISIS, the symbol of woman par excellence, the Goddess of Arts, Science and Agriculture. ISIS is the most dominant Goddess in ancient Egypt. She is the daughter of the sky goddess NUT and the earth god SEE. Her oldest brother was OSIRIS, he came to earth to bring civilization. ISIS aided this process by providing knowledge of agriculture. (Remember that women were the first gatherers of plants, fruits and seeds. OSIRIS was very popular and so was envied by his evil brother SUT (also known as SETH). SETH was the prototype for the archetype called “the devil”. OSIRIS was killed by SETH (this represents the prototype for the story of Cain and Abel). The Egyptians believed that as ISIS mourned for OSIRIS her tears formed the Nile. When she found his body she resurrected him, he impregnated her and then ascended into heaven. She conceived a son called HORUS. In all this we see the origins of the concepts of the resurrection and Immaculate Conception. OSIRIS is the symbol of God the father – ruler of the underworld. ISIS is the symbol of the sister/wife/mother of God thus mother of creation. While HORUS, the son of God is the ruler of earth. Ask your parson about these symbols.
This is the first recorded example of a resurrected god ; the next examples we find in TAMUZ (Babylonian and Assyrian), MITHRAS (Persian), BALDER (Norwegian), DIONYSIUS (Greek), BACCHUS (Rome) and finally CHRIST. The oldest conception of an afterlife/soul dates back to OSIRIS. We also see the origins of the archetype called “judgement” – reward or retribution. We can also state that the concept of “virgin birth” is assumed in 16 other events before we get to Mary and Jesus. Ask your parson about these.
THE BLACK MADONNA
Here ISIS and HORUS represent the origin of THE BLACK MADONNA AND CHILD, Christianity’s most sacred symbol. The influence of ISIS can be found in Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Poland, India (the mother of Buddha), China (the Chinese Queen of heaven Kwan-yin) and Japan (as Kwannon).
Remember, it is man who makes God and then God reciprocates by making man. Ask your parson about these events and have a wonderful holiday. Maybe you can understand Marley’s sentiments.
“I feel like bombing a church, now that I know that the preacher is lying”. (Bob Marley)