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Old 11-10-2012, 06:34 AM   #1
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Default How do you USA black christians feel about your Islamic/African roots?

There is absolutely nothing wrong with Christianity, its a beautiful religion and extremly similar to Islam, both believe in the same one and only god and both believe in Jesus as Christians like to call him (we call him by his actual name "Yeshua Ben Yosef" but ok!) but i ask this because it is afterall a higher chance that was your true religion before you and your names got converted during slavery (Islam was before slavery, long time before that the most popular religion in Africa, today around 50% of the population in Africa are muslims, rest of the percentage is a combination of Bahai, Agnostic, Christian and so on).

Just another brother wondering, with brother i dont mean anything racial! In Islam "brother" or "sister" is a term used upon other muslims, it is actually a term blacks use today upon eachother and yes you guessed it correctly that came from your Islamic roots, i bet many african-americans dont even know that or ignore it since they are now "Christians" but still somehow use the term and act like its just a "Black thing", no its not... its a muslim thing.

Live on and live hard brothers! But never forget your roots!

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Old 11-10-2012, 06:46 AM   #2
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Default Re: How do you USA black christians feel about your Islamic/African roots?

I'm sure no one was forced to changed their name, their beliefs or were killed during the Islamic invasions of Northern Africa... What was your name and true religion before the 600s?
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Default Re: How do you black christians feel about your Islamic/African roots?

Correction to OP: it might be a muslim thing before but now it is a universal thing. Black, white, asian christians use "brother" and "sister" because supposedly we're all brother and sister in Christ.
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I'm sure no one was forced to changed their name, their beliefs or were killed during the Islamic invasions of Northern Africa... What was your name and true religion before the 600s?

Just like they were not forced to become slaves and change their language and religion and so on? Anyways, I am african french. I didnt exist back then obviosly, but my african name/heritage/religion remains intact, my family migrated to france long time ago.

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Correction to OP: it might be a muslim thing before but now it is a universal thing. Black, white, asian christians use "brother" and "sister" because supposedly we're all brother and sister in Christ.

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Just like they were not forced to become slaves and change their language and religion and so on? Anyways, I am african french. I didnt exist back then obviosly, but my african name/heritage/religion remains intact, my family migrated to france long time ago.

But before they migrated and before the invasion of Islam in Africa what names and cultural heritage did your ancestors have? Are those roots still intact too?
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I'm sure no one was forced to changed their name, their beliefs or were killed during the Islamic invasions of Northern Africa... What was your name and true religion before the 600s?

u got a point. every latino's surname in south america is like sanchez or hernandez.
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u got a point. every latino's surname in south america is like sanchez or hernandez.

The whole world's people are a reflection of war and history. It's funny I hear racist people around me hating on Spanish (the language). I believe its because they see it as a Mexican language, hahaha its like people forgot how Spanish was introduced to the new world. Spain was as brutal as any European power.

It's no coincidence Spanish, English and French are the most widely spread languages. Christianity and Islam being the 2 largest religions is largely due to military expansion. When given a choice of converting or dying, people choose to convert. The Atlantic slave trade was unbelievably horrible and cruel, but the Arab slave trade was probably have been worse in terms of number and cruelty. People today forget that Islam was the dominate power in the world during the height of the Abbasid Caliphate and the Ottoman empire. Islam was spread to eastern Europe, northern Africa, the middle east and western Asia.

The reason we see the Chinese as one people and one nation, is largely due to war and genocide. America was founded on largely the same thing. Southern Europeans (eg. Sicilians) look different from northern Europeans, due to Moorish invasions etc. Why history has always fascinated me.
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There is absolutely nothing wrong with Christianity, its a beautiful religion and extremly similar to Islam, both believe in the same one and only god and both believe in Jesus as Christians like to call him (we call him by his actual name "Yeshua Ben Yosef" but ok!) but i ask this because it is afterall a higher chance that was your true religion before you and your names got converted during slavery (Islam was before slavery, long time before that the most popular religion in Africa, today around 50% of the population in Africa are muslims, rest of the percentage is a combination of Bahai, Agnostic, Christian and so on).

Just another brother wondering, with brother i dont mean anything racial! In Islam "brother" or "sister" is a term used upon other muslims, it is actually a term blacks use today upon eachother and yes you guessed it correctly that came from your Islamic roots, i bet many african-americans dont even know that or ignore it since they are now "Christians" but still somehow use the term and act like its just a "Black thing", no its not... its a muslim thing.

Live on and live hard brothers! But never forget your roots!

No offense but, have you ever heard of the Arab slave trade?

EDIT: Both Christianity and Islam have been spread primarily on the tip of a sword.

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