I ask because I often read about this “whiteman’s god” and how we as black people need to get rid of him. Apparently, there are many who feel that we, like fools, are holding on to this god who obviously hates us, and they feel that we black folks need to grab ahold of our senses, finally let him go and set ourselves free.
I’m told that the “whiteman’s god” is malevolent, and is only interested in the success of the whiteman, and we black folks blind following of him is the cause of most of the suffering that we have endured throughout our history in the Americas. So I want to do a self evaluation—check myself to see if I may be holding to this demonic god unawares. In order to do that, I first need to identify him. I want to try to determine what he’s really all about, and pinpoint what I think are his main characteristics.
1. The “whiteman’s god” justifies black enslavement. The “whiteman” has cleverly manipulated Holy Scriptures to justify black enslavement, which has to mean that this “whiteman’s god” has given his stamp of approval on black enslavement.
2. The whiteman’s god has cursed the black man. The “whiteman” has slyly twisted certain scriptures in the Bible to justify black people’s inferiority in his own mind. The “whiteman’s god” obviously agrees with his ways and means.
3. The “whiteman’s god” believes that the whiteman deserves to have all the world’s wealth to his greedy whiteman self and colludes with him to this end. This god agrees that the whiteman should do whatever unspeakable wickedness is necessary to amass and hoard this wealth.
4. The ‘whiteman’s god’ agrees with wholesale genocide. He is totally down for the whiteman committing mass genocide on any people that stands in his way of amassing wealth, even his own white cousins in eastern bloc countries.
5. His god agrees that the whiteman should malevolently rule everyone, and he passively stands aside and watches the whiteman as he struggles with all force to maintain hegemonic control the world over.
6. The whiteman wants it promulgated that he is superior to all races of man, simply because he has went throughout the world with a “manifest destiny” mindset, destroying all in his path, and his god acquiesces. The ability to conquer by destruction obviously means superiority, and the whiteman’s god is a passive supporter.
7. The whiteman would have you believe that his god created all that exists in the world just so the whiteman could destroy it all, and this gives the “whiteman’s god” great satisfaction.
When I ponder this “whiteman’s god“, I can’t help but to think that he has no godly attributes to speak of. He looks so much to me like a passive, powerless simp of a god, something of an idol in fact, that this “whiteman” pulls out and sets up at will, not unlike a scarecrow, merely to justify his maniacal, fear based, greedy grasping for control of the world. When I sit down and contemplate this “god”, he looks a whole lot like a personification of the whiteman’s evil, greedy, lustful and demonic thoughts of ruling the world. This “god” is just a figment of the imagination of a mad mad “whiteman”, simply justifying his madness.
IMHO of course.
For too long, too many of us have resisted the true and living God–The God who has created the Heavens and the Earth and all that exists in the universe—based on believing this “whiteman” and confusing the King of Kings with this strange concept of the “whiteman’s god”. In my opinion, the “whiteman’s god” is just another pagan idol, somewhat inferior to all the many others that he has had the audacity to criticize.
It’s a shame that so many people, especially black people, have accepted this conceptualization of who God is. I consider this construct a grossly pathetic version of even a pagan god!
So as it pertains to me as a Christian, I would say yes I can see clearly what this god looks like and I can then declare that I have never held on to him and never will.
- Bishop Noel Jones In South Africa…The Practicality of Christianity (nachalooman.wordpress.com)
- Christianity’s African Roots – Kingdom of Axum Ethiopia (nachalooman.wordpress.com)