thrak wrote:Well does it make sense to believe in another slavemaster's religion, Islam??
I always asked my self that same question. Blacks who change their European name because it is rooted in slavery, to an Arabic name, just traded one "slave name" for another "slave name." The Arabs are the leader in African slave trade since the year 600 A.D., while the Europeans came along around 1450 AD.
Now those that change their name to an African name like Kwesi Mfume or some other West African name where most Black Americans have their roots would make more sense.
Also, all those pagan Christian rituals that are practice by most of today Christians are not rooted in scripture. Christmas, Easter, Santa Claus, Red Horned Devil, etc, are not Biblical and true Christians would not practice them. In fact Christmas was outlawed by the Puritans in England for sometime. If you read Jeremiah 10: 2-5 it describes a custom similar to celebrating the Christmas tree and to stay away from it.
Dont be misled by the bogus practices.