Muhammad Rasheed -
1.) Matt Damon Thinks We Need to “Correct” the “Culture of Outrage” Over Sexual Harassment
2.) Jessica Williams Speaks on What a Black Woman Deals With Every Day, and Salma Hayek Has a Hard Time Listening
LaTonya Rosetta Reed - I want to expound, but the Articles basically say it all. Damon's back is against the wall; his buddies are being cornered like flies. If he was smart, he would say as little as possible. Just be quiet. As 4 Shirley McLaine & Selma Hayek? ?? smh. Again, the Article speaks for itsself.
LaTonya Rosetta Reed - On 2nd thought ... I DO have more 2 say, & I know I am not creating fans or "likes" 4 saying this, but it is very interesting to me how some Black ppl chose to compare themselves to the plight of the LBGTQ Community, when if fact, the plights are not the same. Why would Jessica Williams classify herself alongside a Transgender woman, when the struggles are not the same? It seems more a "political" move, then anything: the LBGTQ Community has financial resources, & is powerful. This is why Prez O. aligned with them. Notice WHO came to the defense of Ms. Williams during her debate with McLaine & Hayek. It's almost as if Black Hollywood (in particular) is aligning themselves, stategically, to garner support, because as stated, in reality, the struggles of these two groups are not even remotely the same.
Muhammad Rasheed - LaTonya wrote: "Damon's back is against the wall; his buddies are being cornered like flies."
Damon and his white male fellows pushed their own backs against the wall, and cornered themselves like flies. When the most privileged members of a traditional oppressive society decide to step forward in defense of the most toxic aspects of that society, they are willing soldiers who've volunteered to be potentially taken out on that battle field. They could've remained quiet sure, but they felt that the very thing the oppressed have decided was unacceptable, was worth fighting for. In this case they have decided to be on the wrong side of history, and they deserve the cutting edge of the sword.
LaTonya Rosetta Reed - Amen ta dat! (Sizzling hot message! )
Muhammad Rasheed - LaTonya wrote: "On 2nd thought ... I DO have more 2 say..."
Oh shit! O_O hahahaahhaha
LaTonya wrote: "...but it is very interesting to me how some Black ppl chose to compare themselves to the plight of the LBGTQ Community, when if fact, the plights are not the same."
lol You're just determined to have that discussion, huh? Okay.
|"Ahm ya huckleberry."|
Muhammad Rasheed - LaTonya wrote: "...the plights are not the same."
To me, you're looking at this from the wrong angle, and in fact, are allowing yourself to be drawn into the very political narrative that the high-powered LBGTQ lobbyists WANT you to believe. The Black community hasn't actually partnered with that community the way you think, but has instead partnered with the marginalized Blacks WITHIN that community.
In Western Civilization, it's ALWAYS about race. Should I be surprised to discover that inside of nearly every disenfranchised group, I find a sub-group Black people even MORE marginalized and struggling for basic recognition and survival? lol Not if I know my history the way I'm supposed to. The subjugation, exploitation, and abuse of Black people, no matter where they stand, is the one constant that always makes itself clear... with the varying levels of the oppressor class either ignoring that fact, or outright denying it while one hand is strangling a Black person just out of sight.
So the Black political activist groups partner with their Black counterparts within the homosexual community because they do indeed have a lot in common as the fight is the exact same... racism. In addition to that, the Black homosexual and trans folk fight for special political protections as a sub-special interest just because of the (often violent) 'anti-gay' sentiments within the Black community itself. The Black political activists, and the Black pro-homosexual activists are partnered for mutual self interests wrapped around the race issue and basic self-preservation.
I agree that the mainstream LBGTQ group has very little to do with the African-American fight (despite the shallow building of their management plan on our old civil rights movement model), and will unhesitatingly run over us to get their own agenda met. That's because that political machine is indeed run by the toxic white male personality, and it unscrupulously appropriates any and everything to further its selfish needs across class and partisan lines.
LaTonya Rosetta Reed - TRUTH, again, Brother! Thx 4 adjusting my perspective. In the recesses of my brain, there was a thought related to LBGTQ minority races, but the thought was not clearly formed, yet! ? U SPOKE it: Blks are aligning with minority-raced (specifically Black) LBGTQs, & YES, I was determined 2 have this conversation. Being in Hollywood (or anywhere) many of my associates are LBGTQ, & I LOVE THEM, but that comparison --- coming from the white-elite males (as U point out) --- it sickens me. The debate that I referenced from the other day (on my thread)? It was a white (Jew) male. U're right, Mr. Rasheed!
Stephen Wilkinson - fucking gospel, Muhammad
LaTonya Rosetta Reed - Ok, I'm BACK! Had 2 do 2 my Yoga class, but U KNOW I've got more 2 say, Muhammad Rasheed! U know me! Not the leading topic of this Post, but since it was referenced in the Article, as U pointed out, ?? I pushed 4 this topic! ?? This is because I've struggled with how 2 defend Prez O. on that Supreme Court Gay Marriage Legislation. I have associates who are VERY CONSERVATIVE, as well as Liberal associates. Among those with conservative values, the topic of Obama's implementation of this Legislation is a bone of contention --- even for Black folks, who otherwise consider themselves Liberals. From the perspective that U outline, however, Prez O.'s actions are more logical. Many Black ppl, with Conservative values, assert: "How could he (Obama) DO such a thing?!!!" As U point out, however, the Gay subcultures within minority cultures causes them to have TWO (at least) strikes against them in the plight towards equality! People need 2 be free 2-B themselves. There4, in an effort to help balance the scales of inequality, specifically for minority races of ppl, Obama chose 2 co-sign the LBGTQ Agenda. From what little I've heard, Gay culture did not begin with indigenous ppl, but was enforced upon them by whites who forcibly overtook their lands. This sub- culture has since grown into what exists today. FORGIVENESS appears 2 be the core thread that continually inspires our existences. It ain't always easy, either! Again, people need 2 have freedom within their own chosen forms of expression, & I say "chosen," because some ppl opt to not live out their alternate-lifestyle urges. Big hugs, Brother! This is great!
Muhammad Rasheed - Plus, when the LBGTQ were able to get their audience with the President, they had their stuff together. They were able to effectively argue for the needs of their special interest group, and were able to respond intelligently to the President's concerns/questions. Despite any personal biases Obama initially felt about it based on tradition, he had no real reason to say 'no' to them that wouldn't have been fundamentally unfair. So he allowed it. He even explained how that kind of back-n-forth works in his last interview with Ta-Nehisi.
So there's no reason to fuss about it in comparison to what Blacks didn't receive, since it wasn't like the President WASN'T open to hearing us effectively lay out a strong Black Empowerment plan. We just never showed up at the table, thinking he was just going to do it himself by default. lol Meanwhile, that's not how that game works. Maybe next time we'll actually be prepared for such an opportunity. We need to start getting more politically savvy right NOW.
Muhammad Rasheed - I'll betcha the extremely politically savvy newly-freed slaves during Reconstruction would have been ON IT if through some miracle a Black President would have been elected back then. It's crazy that we have to catch up to what our ancestors did back THEN when we're the ones who actually had a Black POTUS.
LaTonya Rosetta Reed - SO MUCH of our history & legacy has been stolen from us --- even BE4 our ancestors arrived on American soil. As a race, our ppl do not have a CLUE who we are! It is SO sad. ?? Recently, I've been presented with MUCH VALUABLE data that convinces me that Black ppl are the ACTUAL, original Hebrews. In as much as he was horrible, Hitler knew this, & he addressed it, openly. Henry Ford also spent millions to research this matter, & published a book about it, which the Elite SHUT DOWN --- took it out of publication --- but it is now available today. Yet, when attempting 2 enter into dialogue with Black ppl --- particularly Christians --- about how WE ARE GOD's ACTUAL CHOSEN PEOPLE, as referenced in the Scriptures, do U know what I get? Blank stares. Silence. They shut down. It's almost as if their brains cannot process that we are actually God's chosen race. So used to thinking of the white man as God. The brainwashing has been SO deeply ingrained. It's in our DNA. And the divisiveness? SO MUCH negativity ... especially towards our own. Just NASTY comments about everyone from Omarosa to Serena to Megan Merkhell (Prince Harry, 4give spelling). It is sad. ?? ?????? We MUST come 2gether, in harmony, be4 we can get anything accomplished. My personal belief now leans towards our own acknowledgement of our true origins. Once we accept who we are, & move into perfect alignment with God, the tides will begin to turn in our favor. This may not happen in my lifetime, but I pray that it does.
Muhammad Rasheed - I have no doubt that some of those Africans captured for the Atlantic Slave Trade were indeed from the scattered tribes of Israel, but not all. There were far too many Blacks captured, over too long a time period, for ALL Black Americans to be from that family. Plus there were many who were pagans, too, remember?
Many of the Muslim Africans captured were probably Hebrews who had converted generations before to first Christianity, then later to Islam.
Muhammad Rasheed - The important thing isn't our genetic family lineage, but whether we accept the One God and stand in the body of believers right NOW.
LaTonya Rosetta Reed - The newest theory is that all of the Black people initially migrated from the Hebrew tribes, then scattered into various parts of Africa. Some became Pagans (over time --- although, as the Scriptures outline, there was always much Pagan worship, which is what kept them in trouble ??), & as U said, Muslims & Christians. But, the belief is that they all migrated from the Tribes of Judah, with the exception of the Nubians, who are now known as Ethiopians. This is one theory, based on data, I believe.
LaTonya Rosetta Reed - I agree that our current belief is what's important. The problem is that religion, today, does not empower people to truly walk in grace. This is due to all the lies, & half-truths upon which many religions are based. Plus, the proof is in the pudding! If our current religious-faiths were TRULY empowering us, then we would be living in power, rather than confusion & victimhood. In other words: if we could DO it, we probably would already have DONE it. SOMETHING has to shift.
Muhammad Rasheed - LaTonya wrote: "The newest theory is that all of the Black people initially migrated from the Hebrew tribe..."
That theory wouldn't be possible, because the prophet Isaac (peace be upon him) isn't that old. He lived around 6,000 yrs ago, and the peoples of Africa are WAAAAYYYYY older than that. There were quasi-pagan Hebrew tribes found in Africa during the European colonialist era, who were still practicing the old Levite type rituals, and wearing Hebraic armor, etc., so they were clearly from the family we are talking about. That's also proof that not ALL of the Hebrew tribes scattered throughout Africa were captured for the European slave trade, too.
Muhammad Rasheed - The more plausible theory is that the Hebrews left Egypt in waves; many leaving with Moses, but then others leaving after that in smaller groups. Plus it's reasonable to suspect that many left the Exodus camp during the 40 yr wandering in the wilderness and migrated to more comfortable climbs in Africa, too.
Muhammad Rasheed - LaTonya wrote: "Plus, the proof is in the pudding! It our current religious-faiths were TRULY empowering us, then we would be living in power, rather than confusion & victimhood."
That's the same argument Job's "friends" were trying to convince him of. As I recall, the Lord's response was that He does as He pleases to test the believers in their faith.
LaTonya Rosetta Reed - Ur pts are valid since Africans were the "original men/women" long be4 Abraham & Issaac. Also, I am not completely well-versed in this data, so excuse my mis-statements, but the theory is that the Africans of Hebrew origin were the ones sold into slavery. Not all of them, of course, but the original Hebrews were intentionally pin-pointed, & sold, since it was the Khazarian Jews who murdered Yeshua, & who also financed the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade. It sort of makes sense.
Muhammad Rasheed - The problem is that action must come with our belief in God. All the gains we have made have come from both belief and through patient perseverance in the active fight. When we suffered in stagnation was when we believed (or semi-believed) and sat around waiting for white folk to be good to us. lol That's been our downfall a LOT over the last few centuries.
LaTonya Rosetta Reed - AGREED. Now what does that have 2 do with us coming to terms with who we are?
Muhammad Rasheed - It makes SOME sense, but it doesn't line up all the way with the facts. It was easier to capture the pagans because they were able to sell them rum, wait till nightfall when they would get drunk, and then attack them in their inebriated state. Naturally that tactic didn't work with the Muslims.
Muhammad Rasheed - Well, for one, how will we determine which of us are actually descendants of Jacob's tribes?
Second, determining whether we will believe and flourish under the covering of the God of Abraham will be the ultimate decision whether we remain slaves or come into our fullness of favor as "kingdom kids."
LaTonya Rosetta Reed - Now U're loosing me, Bruh! ? Aside from the Nubians, many original Hebrews, presumably, HAD fallen into Pagen lifestyles. Now, 4give me 4 my extremely limited knowledge on Islam's history; I do not know the numbers that existed, or rather they were included in the Slave Trade.
But, U wrote, which is where U're loosing me:
"That's the same argument Job's 'friends' were trying to convince him of. As I recall, the Lord's response was that He does as He pleases to test the believers in their faith."
? With all the challenges that Black ppl now face, in America, & world-wide, do U REALLY expect me 2 believe that YOU believe that it is God "testing us?" Have U ever spoken 2 Black Christians (besides me)? Their lifestyles, & walks with God are not impressive, my friend. I am not "close" with many Muslims, but they appear to be more on point as far as integrity & values. And still, something is missing, namely, the thread that binds us all together, & moves us away from all this divisiveness, which we referenced a moment ago. What is it? God is not "testing us." As a race, we are OUTSIDE of His Will, Brother, due to a lack of knowledge, I believe. Hold 4 a Video that summarizes this theory, please.
LaTonya Rosetta Reed - [VIDEO] Deuteronomy 28 prove blacks are Israelites
Muhammad Rasheed - LaTonya, the entire point of being on earth is that we are all tested, in both adversity & prosperity, to see who will be steadfast in faith and get to go to heaven over hell. That's why we're here. That was the lesson from the story of Job, that no matter what you go through, if you maintain your belief in the Lord and continue to walk in obedience, then you will win.
Muhammad Rasheed - It doesn't matter whether any of us are the descendants of the Hebrew tribes or not. What matters is if we believe and walk out our faith right NOW. What is your relationship with the Lord thy God TODAY. That's all that matters. If you are currently not in right standing as a believer, then you need to GET THERE, repent and walk that walk before you die. That's the message of scripture; God's message to all of humankind.
LaTonya Rosetta Reed - In response 2 Ur question, I am inclined to believe that WE ARE ALL descendents from the Tribes of Judah, which is the lineage of Yeshua, & there4, God's Chosen & Annointed People! I've SEEN YOUR WORK: You CAN't TELL ME you're not annointed! U've NEVER heard me sing. There is a DEEP ANNOINTING on my life, & most of my family, in various ways. LOOK AT US: LOOK at Black people. Can U not see that we are God's annointed, who suffer, not because we are being tested, but rather, because we are outside of His Will?
Muhammad Rasheed - I think this "tested" versus "outside of His will" conflict is just a matter of semantics.
Muhammad Rasheed - God's anointed were His messengers who were instructed to preach His Word. We are the body of believers, who agreed that the God of Abraham is who He said He is in scripture, and we've agreed to obey Him so we may enjoy His favor and blessings.
LaTonya Rosetta Reed - All of what U've shared is truth. Many talk a good talk; they know the Scriptures in, & out. And, having the tools to "live these truths" is the point of this conversation. WHAT if Black ppl --- what if THE WORLD --- would acknowledge that Black ppl are God's Chosen? Would this not make a difference on the planet?
LaTonya Rosetta Reed - Hold 4 one more short Video, please.
LaTonya Rosetta Reed - [VIDEO] White Church must wake up! We're enslaving God's Chosen!
Muhammad Rasheed - The Caucasian Jews in power in Israel are aware of the Black Hebrews and they abuse them because of that very knowledge, LaTonya. I can't expect the rest of the world to give a damn. Did they give a damn about you inside of the last 6 millennia of hardships you went through?
Muhammad Rasheed - I told you I already believe some of the African-Americans are descendants of the tribes of Jacob. I don't need to be convinced of that concept.
Muhammad Rasheed - The concept of "the chosen people of God" is a fiction. God only cares about those who agree to believe in Him, and obey His precepts of righteousness. Those are the people who are saved.
LaTonya Rosetta Reed - I am merely confused by your resistence. Mainly, the point is for Black ppl to gain awareness. Once THIS happens, I think that we will TRUELY begin to reap the blessings promised to Abraham. This is just my heartfelt belief about Black ppl.
Muhammad Rasheed - lol What do you think I'm resisting exactly? That ALLLL Blacks are descendants of the Hebrew tribes? I'm resistant to that because it's not realistic. The European slave takers were grabbing whoever they could with Black skin for their super-international money machine. They didn't have the time or inclination to be picky about it.
LaTonya Rosetta Reed - Again, I am confused by your resistence to accepting the idea that Black ppl are chosen. With our blood lineage, DNA, & melinated skin, which science CONTINUES TO EXPERIMENT ON, how can U not see that WE are special? They hate us because we are special, @Muhammed. Is that not apparent? THEY know we are special: why can't WE accept it?
Muhammad Rasheed - Oh.
Muhammad Rasheed - Well, it's not that I'm not inclined to celebrate something like that since I do self-identify with that people. My issue in this discussion is that I believe what God said about what He cares about and what He will judge us by on the Last Day. Will melanin come up? No, it will not. All God cares about -- per His message to humankind in scripture -- is which of us believed. None of the rest of that stuff matters in the least.
Muhammad Rasheed -
WHAT GOD CARES ABOUT:
1.) Did you believe in God?
2.) Did you share generously of what God provided for you with those in need?
3.) Did you help people?
4.) Did you avoid evil actions?
5.) Did you repent of evil when you messed up?
WHAT GOD DOESN'T CARE ABOUT:
1.) Were you male or female?
2.) What nation were you born in?
3.) Were you from the Black race or the white race?
4.) Were you rich or poor?
5.) Were you a slave or a king?
6.) Were you healthy or sick?
7.) Were you specially talented or ordinary?
8.) Were you married or single?
9.) Did you have many children or were you barren?
10.) What family lineage were you from?
LaTonya Rosetta Reed - OK. If U are walking empowered, & believe that the Black race is already walking empowered, then end of discussion. I have merely shared my beliefs.
Also, "yes," I DO believe that the Atlantic Slave Trade was planned & calculated. I do not believe that "they just grabbed anyone they could get their hands on," for the simple fact that some Africans sold others for profit. There4, they whites would have known who to take, vs. who not to take.
Either way, these are merely my beliefs, & my goals for living more in grace & power, without the need to convince U, or others, that U need 2 do the same. These are merely part of our discussions about how to create more solidarity among Black ppl for accomplishing goals for our communities & race.
Peace, Brother Muhammed!
Muhammad Rasheed - (you're all over the place in this thread btw. pick a topic!)
LaTonya Rosetta Reed - Yes, I know. We got onto the Black Hebrews based your reference about Blacks not being organized enough to garner Prez Obama's support. I then shared my beliefs, as a possible remedy to this problem, which, according to you NOW DOES NOT EXIST, since Black ppl are already walking completely empowered! Peace, Rasheed!
Muhammad Rasheed - GET BACK HERE!!!
Muhammad Rasheed - That's not what I was saying. I do believe we need to be fighting for Black Empowerment and etc., as that is a righteous fight. What I'm saying is that our special-ness in the sight of the Lord is based on our status as believers, not our blood line.
Muhammad Rasheed - LaTonya wrote: "...for the simple fact that some Africans sold others for profit."
This happened, but it didn't drive the Atlantic Slave Trade. In the very beginning of the European trading, some of this was going on, but as soon as the mega-wealth from the big business industry started with the Dutch East India Trading Company and their corporate peers, then they literally -- LITERALLY! -- grabbed any and every Black skin they could and shoved them into those stinking ships. This included the African traders. Greed stopped making them care, and they seized EVERYBODY. When this started, and it started early, everybody stayed away from the coasts and the slave takers had to get more creative. That's where the rum strategy I mentioned earlier started being used, and it was the dominant strategy throughout the slave trade.
LaTonya Rosetta Reed - Ok, point duly noted about the slave trade which is a whole other topic, although def related.
LaTonya Rosetta Reed - OK, left me try this from a different angle: Have U ever considered why the Jews are so powerfull, economically, politically, & influencially, as a whole? It's largely because they believe they are God's chosen people, & they strictly adhere to the Laws of the Torah (such as continual animal slaughter/sacrifice for the purpose of ritual & creating a kosher diet. What if Black ppl had a similar belief (being God's Chosen), & adhered NOT to the Laws of the Torah, but to the Covenant, as prescribed by God until the time of Moses (when disobedience caused the Covenant violation, & inspired the need for rituals, including animal sacrifices, & laws? What if we strictly adhered to the Covenant, knowing we are God's chosen, & thereby reaped the full benefits of His grace?
Do U think our lives would be different?
Do U think that the difference in OUR LIVES would positively affect the world?
Muhammad Rasheed - Are you using your phone to type all these books? lol
LaTonya Rosetta Reed - Yes, believe it or not.
LaTonya Rosetta Reed - WHO CARES if we are ALL actual Hebrew descendents? Who cares? The Jews LITERALLY have no actual lineage or right to the original Hebrews, & yet they've convinced the world, & their descendents that they are God's Chosen, & aside from being hated, like us, things seem to be working out okay for them as a race of people.
LaTonya Rosetta Reed -"It is done unto you as U BELIEVE." If Black ppl were to start BELIEVING that we are "Chosen," like the Jews?
LaTonya Rosetta Reed - I hope U're over there watching the Videos I Posted.
Muhammad Rasheed - LaTonya wrote: "WHO CARES if we are ALL actual Hebrew descendents? Who cares?"
I don't. It literally doesn't matter one way or the other in the big picture. It does explain the nature of the deviousness against Blacks displayed by the Caucasoid Jews who pretend to be the original children of Israel though.
LaTonya wrote: "The Jews [...] things seem to be working out okay for them as a race of people."
Whether something is "working out okay" depends entirely on your standing in the sight of the One God per the Word. If your material wealth and high quality of life comes from manipulation, trafficking, and a slew of other immoral and illegal activities that hurt others to build you up, then you aren't "working out okay," but are sowing mischief in the earth (while pretending your material success comes from a special "chosen people" blessing from your special relationship with God). Hell will be your portion, and that will NOT be "okay."
Muhammad Rasheed - LaTonya wrote: "Have U ever considered why the Jews are so powerfull, economically, politically, & influencially, as a whole?”
I already know, LaTonya. Their wealth is from the same source as that of Western civilization as a whole.
LaTonya wrote: “It's largely because they believe they are God's chosen people, & they strictly adhere to the Laws of the Torah (such as continual animal slaughter/sacrifice for the purpose of ritual & creating a kosher diet.”
Nonsense. Their wealth comes from the subjugation and/or exploitation of non-whites, no different than the other Euro-ethnic signatories of the White Supremacist Ideology racial contract. Remember that the original model of the Atlantic Slave Trade – Jewish-owned rum distilleries, Jewish-owned sugarcane plantations, Jewish-owned slave ships, and working with the international corporations like The Dutch East India Trading Company – was already working like a well-practiced, well-oiled machine when it FIRST started. That means a huge portion of their accumulated wealth was ALREADY COMING from the subjugation and exploitation of other people BEFORE the European whites took over the enterprise after the Revolutionary War and it became the Super-Business that fueled the entire Western Civilization. Nothing they’ve done had the blessing of God; they counted on their teams of rabbis and Talmudic scholars to invent loopholes from thin air that enabled them to fraudulently commit evil upon others for profit while pretending they were holy. This is why they rejected the messages of the string of Hebrew prophets that came to correct them, including the Christ Jesus, and they rejected the prophet Muhammad from their brethren Semite nation (peace be upon all the prophets of God).
LaTonya wrote: “What if Black ppl had a similar belief (being God's Chosen), & adhered NOT to the Laws of the Torah, but to the Covenant, as prescribed by God until the time of Moses (when disobedience caused the Covenant violation, & inspired the need for rituals, including animal sacrifices, & laws? What if we strictly adhered to the Covenant, knowing we are God's chosen, & thereby reaped the full benefits of His grace?”
You’re saying a lot that doesn’t actually align to God’s message here. It would be best for the Black peoples to align ourselves to the truth of God’s message, and work hard according to the “reap/sow” principles that God said were universal, and would work for anyone to build up wealth. Blacks have never had a problem building wealth; the problem is that there are always barbaric outsiders plundering Blacks of their wealth, preventing them from accumulating legacy over the generations since chattel slavery ended. The false belief that your enemy is somehow not your enemy, and that he will magically take the initiative to do right by you without you first having to MAKE him do so, is the root cause of our current plight.
LaTonya wrote: "'It is done unto you as U BELIEVE.' If Black ppl were to start BELIEVING that we are 'Chosen,' like the Jews?"
No. Your belief must align to the Truth of what the One God proclaimed. God never said those people were special in any way beyond what was covenanted with the patriarchs of olde. God promised His prophets that because of THEIR goodly service they would be blessed with progeny more numerous than the stars in the sky, a covenant that was fulfilled when the prophet Moses (peace be upon him) brought his oft rebellious people to the edge of the River Jordan. It doesn’t matter how much they claim to “believe” they are especially chosen; that is a fiction since it fails to align to the principles of Truth that the Lord thy God hath established.
The "chosen people of God" are all those who choose to believe in Him, do what God commands, avoid evil and repent when they mess up. Period.
Muhammad Rasheed - LaTonya wrote: "I hope U're over there watching the Videos I Posted."
lol I've skimmed them, as I'm already well-versed in those arguments.
LaTonya Rosetta Reed - What U said about "God"s chosen...being those that obey him, repent.".. etc., is basically all I am saying. If Black ppl (or ANY ppl) BELIEVE they are God's chosen, & live accordingly, then our lives would be better. However, LOOK at the masses: Is THIS what U observe about our race, as a whole? Like the rest of the masses, we are "caught up in the propaganda," & for us, ESPECIALLY, it's not helping. Too much ego-driven activity. Cultivating humility, & devotion should be of paramount importance. And, as far as the Khazarian Jews? Perhaps they will reap their just rewards in the afterlife, I cannot say. I want blessings for me & my people.
Muhammad Rasheed - LaTonya wrote: "If Black ppl (or ANY ppl) BELIEVE they are God's chosen, & live accordingly, then our lives would be better."
God said that everyone will be tested by both prosperity and adversity. Now if you are interpreting "better" as the material way of life, then that would be problematic if God decided to test you with adversity in your finances. What would keep you from believing that "God was a fiction" since you didn't see the fruits of what you said you believed in? You would fail the test, earn hell, and it would be the very reason God tested you. The white peoples who claim to believe perform every diabolical dirty trick to build and maintain wealth, while believing they hold God's special favor. Many even use their material success as proof that they themselves are divine and worship themselves (this includes the Caucasoid Jews). These failed the test of prosperity, but realize it not. Hellfire will be their portion.
LaTonya wrote: "However, LOOK at the masses: Is THIS what U observe about our race, as a whole?"
I think most people fail God's adversity/prosperity tests, because they have a weak understanding of why they are here, what God requires of them, and they never think to dig into the Word to find that information out.
LaTonya wrote: "Like the rest of the masses, we are 'caught up in the propaganda,' & for us, ESPECIALLY, it's not helping."
Agreed. The movements of abandoning the One God and taking on paganism and atheism will definitely make things worse. Our BIGGEST gains since we got here were led by the church. Those who refuse to recognize that power are fools.
LaTonya wrote: "Too much ego-driven activity. Cultivating humility, & devotion should be of paramount importance."
That's a special test all by itself, since the subjugated former slave, who even now lives as a second class citizen in a quasi-police state, needs to build up their self-esteem in an extreme way in order to counter the damage caused by centuries of racism's abuse.
LaTonya wrote: "And, as far as the Khazarian Jews? Perhaps they will reap their just rewards in the afterlife, I cannot say. I want blessings for me & my people."
You CAN say since the promises of your Lord are true. Those who've dedicated themselves to wrongdoing will indeed receive their reward on the Last Day.
LaTonya Rosetta Reed - Well stated, on all points. I especially like (& agree) with Ur observation about the inherent "test" in cultivating humility. Self-esteem is an ISSUE 4 many; there4, balancing the scales between self-knowing & humility is an on-going discipline. Also, I agree that the majority power of Black ppl has come by way of the church, in spite of all its inherent faults.
Muhammad Rasheed - Yes, the inherent faults in the church are no less than the same inherent faults of humanity itself. We'll work it out, God willing.
LaTonya Rosetta Reed - The other point of key concern is about wealth & money. The famous Scripture about it being "...easier for a camel to go thru the needle point, then for a rich person to enter heaven" carries A LOT of weight. When U reference being "tested by God," this is an area where many ppl are challenged. In the "Land of La-La," where I live, there are an ABUNDANCE of opportunities for making money, & a lot of them have nothing to do with wholesome values. Yet, the pressure is ON... for survival, & to "impress" in ways that can advance one's career/social/economic efforts. I've tried A LOT of stuff. For me, being in integrity, which means sticking with God, is the only way. I see A LOT of stuff in my current "side gig." Girls making money, guys making loot, & I shake my head, not in judgement, but in compassion, because I've BEEN THERE! Desperate to "keep up with the Joneses," so U'll do nearly anything to keep up that facade. Even MAINTAINING INTEGRITY in LEGAL business ... it can be a challenge, especially when others , around U, are riding that slippery slope resembling "questionable" practices. I have changed THE MAJORITY of my associations in the last two years. Even CHURCH folks --- especially church folks! Many doing some "shady" stuff, but like I said: "I joined that party 4 awhile," & got my "hiney" spanked (since I REALLY am a church girl, so didn't know what the heck I was doing, NO WAY! ☺). Today I am grateful. It can be tedious & hard... not AS MUCH popularity & cash-all-around, but, gosh, I'm happier. I am much happier.
Muhammad Rasheed - Good! Stay under the Lord's covering, you!