Sunday, March 11, 2007

Truth Minista Paul Scott: Black Jesus

Min. Paul Scott vs Sean Hannity

Saturday, August 12, 2006

White Jesus, White Lies and Black Liberation
by Min. Paul Scott

I remember walking out of church thinking that I should reverence every white woman that I saw because she might be an angel in disguise. But as they say, in the church, "When I was a child, I thought as a child."

I cannot help but wonder, how my life, as well as the lives of countless other Black boys and girls, would have been changed if someone had told me that Judaism was one of the many religions originally practiced by African people. If someone had only told me that what is called "Christianity" was the recorded history of a Black Revolutionary named Yeshua (Jesus is derived from a Greek word, Yeshua was not Greek) who rebelled against the Roman Empire and tried to teach the Black Hebrews a clearer understanding of the word of God.
But no one took time to tell me that the picture of the blue-eyed, blond-haired "Jesus" hanging from the wall in my parents living room was actually the family member of some European artist from the 16th century who was commissioned by the leaders of the white church to paint the Son of God in the image of a white man in order to enslave and dominate the original people of the scriptures. So I grew up thinking that I was God’s little nappy headed stepchild.

When our African ancestors were enslaved and brought to America, they were taught a slave theology that made most of them docile and submissive, however a chosen few of them saw through the lies of the white man and embraced a Liberation Theology and shouted, "Before I be a slave, I’ll be buried in my grave." Because it was forbidden for the enslaved Africans to read, if "massa" sent a preacher to tell them that God was white and they were a cursed people who had no soul, or if he told them that they were blessed to have been enslaved because if it wasn’t for slavery, they would still be "heathens" who never would have gotten to know "tha lawd"—they believed it. Most damaging was the teaching that to rebel against slavery was to rebel against God.

What is most tragic is that this mentality is still in the hearts and minds of Black people today. Instead of seeing the Bible as a book to be read and understood, many see it as a magical good luck charm and if we place it under our pillows at night, we would learn "the word" by osmosis.
Because many of us use the King James version of the Bible, written in Old English, many feel that if "Jesus" talked like that surely he must have looked like one of those Shakespearean actors from TV. Hollywood has also pushed this lie that the people of the Bible were European, by allowing white actors to play Moses and Jesus but making Black actors play muggers and junkies.

As we look at the condition of Black people today, we can attribute the drugs, the Black on Black violence and poverty to our being brainwashed by European "nationalism" under the guise of religion. How else can you account for our perpetual misery? How else can you account for the state of mind of our young Black boys who think that they are thugs and gangbangers. Or our Black girls who think that they are "hoes" and "chickenheads" unworthy of respect. No one has told them that they are the people of God. No one has told them that the "Jesus" that they hear about in church was the same color as the one that they see staring back at them in the mirror. Can we really expect to reach out for the Hip Hop generation with one hand while clutching a figurine of a lily white "Jesus" with the other?

How else can you explain our inability to respond effectively to the problems that have faced our people for the last 400 years. Why do we accept racism, economic exploitation and racial profiling? With all our fancy jobs and college degrees, we still cannot find a way to stop crack from coming into our communities or AIDS from spreading at an alarming rate. The reason that we tolerate such injustice is that we are looking for a white man to come down from heaven and save us and if we can’t have "Jesus" right now, any white man will do.

What we need is Afrikan Liberation Theology; a theology that reveals the TRUTH that will make us free. Afrikan Liberation Theology gives us a theological foundation to fight the battle for the upliftment of Afrikan people. This theology teaches that the fight for Justice is not against God, as the white man has taught us, but is your religious duty if you are truly a follower of Yeshua, the Black Revolutionary Messiah.

Afrikan Liberation Theology recaptures the scriptures from the white supremacist system and brings it back home to the African people upon which they were based.

Most importantly Afrikan Liberation Theology challenges us to finally confront the question, "Can a white Jesus save Black people?" Our current condition answers that question loudly and clearly.

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Black Leaders....You're Fired!(Effective MLK Day 2006)

Min. Paul Scott

Nothing ever promised tomorrow today. But we'll find away. Nothing lasts forever but be honest,babe. Hurts, but it may be the only way.

Kanye West (Heard emsay)

Dear Black Leader,

As the unofficial self- appointed representative ofthe people who you are supposed to work for, I have a bit of bad news....You're Fired!!!Or as Martin Lawrence used to say "Gets ta steppin!".

It's not that we don't appreciate your hard work and dedication in fighting for our civil rights and everything. We know your bio, which you always sharewith us anytime we ask you what have you done for us,lately. We know about the marches, the demonstrations, the police dogs and the jail stays. But that history is lost on this generation. They are desensitized to the "going to jail thang." My cousin Clyde, the Klepto can do a 10 year bid standing on onehand. As far as the police dogs, Lil Tyrone has to deal with stray pitbulls everyday coming home from school. So the tales from the past just don't move Black folks like they used to.

Accounting is concerned about the expense account that you've been runnin' up. They say that you have been abusing the company's Bank of Harlem Black Card. Is it really necessary to wear $2000 Brooks Brothers suits and $1500 Itallian leather shoes, everyday while the people you work for get their clothes from WalMart and Pick and Pay? (Work rule # 4081, never out dress the boss.) And how about the first class airline tickets and the 5 star hotels? Also, the board of directors thinks that the $5000 honorarium that you charge historically Black colleges for 45 minutes of your wisdom is a little excessive. Especially when you are going to ask the strugglin' college kids to breakyou off $28.99 for your latest hardback after the lecture?

My peeps in the street are also tired of seeing you flossin' on C-Span more than they see you in tha hood,homie. They want you to step your rap game up and come with something a little fresher than a remixed "I Have a Dream" speech every year. At least Jay Z and them can bust a funky freestyle off the top of their heads. And stop criticizing their spinning rims and platinum teeth when you are bling blingin' more than they are. And for the record, they said that theyain't gonna stop using the "n" word as long as you keep referring to Black folks as minorities and"colored people."

The Boyz in the Hood want a chance to shine on thecover of Ebony and on the radio, too. My boy, Tre said that he was in the newspaper one time and his mom's said that he looked real good dunking the basket ballin the Cross City Championship of 95. He once dropped some serious science after the Katrina disaster in the middle of Mr Luther's Barber Shop and got a standing ovation and a free hair cut! Brotha's got some real talk for the people but NPR won't holla at him,though.

The interns who have been running around getting your coffee and filing your papers for the last 20 years are getting tired of being passed over for promotions.Word around the break room is that they are planning ahostile takeover if changes aren't made soon. I know that you always thought that the main threat to yourjob would come from the Conservative cats on the 5thFloor who you play golf with every weekend but you underestimated the Brotha in the Red, Black and GreenT-Shirt that you had in the field picking up garbage.You didn't know that the old school Public Enemy pumpin' in his IPod headphones and the books on Garvyism that he was reading during his lunch break would give him grand ideas about taking over the company.

We tried to get your pension straight, but funny thing, no one in Human Resources remembers hiring you.It must have happened during the race riots of '69 when the Brothas were handlin' their business in the streets. When the smoke cleared all the rest of theBrothas were doing long prison sentences but you were at the front of the line to be the first negro to integrate Whiteman and Liverpool Inc.

To find a suitable replacement we have decided to launch our own reality show "America's Next Black Leader" and we will be going through hoods across America with a camcorder to see who is actually out there feeding the people, fighting the power and al ldoing of the other things that you preached to usthat we should be doing for the last 30 years.

So we thank you for your years of service and we know that you will have no problem finding a new job with your white corporate sponsors.

Best Wishes

Min. Paul Scott

"TRUTH Minista" Paul Scott lives in Durham NC. He can be reached at (919) 451-8283 email