When this blog first went up I had a post regearding commentary from The White House's Faith Based Community Initiatives about how "pagans" don't care for the poor. Today I had the joy of running across this article by a conservative black person, La Shawn Barber.
After running through Ron Karenga's crimes against various women the author goes on this spiel:
| Observed 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. This, by the way, is despite the fact that 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.
Paganism is a ''religion of nature.'' Those who practice it and other New Age fallacies see the divine in the created--humans, sun, moon, stars, trees--instead of the Creator. Christians who worship created beings are acting like pagans. It's that simple. Karenga and his followers worship the created--their African ancestors--in a ''libation'' ceremony, and believe these dead ancestors to be spiritual intercessors between humans and God. But Christians know (or should know) that only Christ is the intercessor between man and God.
Pagans have argued that Christ was not born on December 25. Insignificant. While no one knows exactly when Christ was born, the fact remains that He was born. Christmas is a time for Christians to celebrate this joyous fact. Christ became a man to save men, not to lift up one race or culture in worship. As with any man-made religion, Kwanzaa is just another attempt to make gods of men. All Christians must be discerning when faced with these false doctrines.
The problem with that last paragraph is simply that it is not only "Pagans' that assert that "Christ" didn't die on the 25th it's every and any scholar on the subject Christian or not. Furthermore how does this person find the gall to try to out people about spreading false doctrine when he or she will not even own up to their own falacious doctrines. Well stay tuned.. Tomorrow I'll run down the truth regaerding Christ, The Crucifiction and the Christmas tree.