Gods and Goddesses

Shahidi Islam - Theologian and Author

Peace to the Gods and Goddesses of the foundation;

Much love goes to New York City;

And mad respect to London;

It may seem strange to have an obviously Black man speak to you with terms like God or Goddess but that is what you are.

When I said peace to the Gods and Goddesses of the foundation I was not talking about some abstract spirits or some disembodied spooks.

I wasn’t even talking about our ancestors, although I honour our ancestors. I was talking about you. You are a God. You are a Goddess. And that’s with a capital G.

It has been through the sincerest search for self-discovery that I have come to appreciate that all races besides the White race are Gods and Goddesses.

Though, according to the flesh or according to the language, we may be considered different in the eyes of those who judge according to such vain things, our unity is still found in that which is beyond the physical, i.e. in the eternal.

This is where they dwell who have gone beyond the flesh and found that higher elevation according to which we find the godhood that God the Father destined for us to re-discover before the foundation of the world.

I have also come to see and understand from my knowledge of his oneness the unity of all things to himself: that there is nothing outside of himself that exists. All exists within him.

However, some are far from him, that is, far from his reality, having no knowledge of self or knowledge of God, whom they can find easily through the Self knocking at the door of their soul (which is the self) seeking to be found by them in the time that they are ready to accept him.

For we must all meet him one day, and we shall stand before him and see him face to face as he is and not as we want him to be (making gods after our own image and not the godhood of he that is eternal in all things).

For the knowledge of God as he is comes only from an acceptance within ourselves of self-worth and thus of Self-worth. Whereby life and the world are no longer worthless but beautiful.

When the self is finally finished with fighting and fully … fully ready to bow down to God, who is Self, and accept love from God and from his creation, then the self must of necessity love self first and then, through love of self, love those outside of ourselves.

(For if we don’t know how to love ourselves as we are we can never know how to love those outside of ourselves.)

From this point, self can avoid self-obsession and see others as God sees them, i.e. what they do to others will be done to them, what they put out will come back to them; in accordance to the universal laws of monism.

Again, this monism (or what I now call theocentric-monism as a replacement of the former animistic-monism I used to teach) is based on the idea that all physical beings and properties (from the cells, chemicals and atoms in a human body to the atoms, molecules and minerals in a planetary body) contain God within.

Therefore, all things are linked and connected by invisible (apocryphal) forces, that is, astral forces that emanate from God to form interconnected links of affinity and neighbourhood.

But again, if we can’t accept the godhood of that which is Self, then we’ll never be able to accept the godhood of our neighbour.

In this we deny the divinity within all things, for as the apostle Peter said, “Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these you might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust” (2Peter 1:4).

At the same time, he also said, “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sin” (1Peter 4:8), to which even the apostle John concurs, “Everyone who love has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love” (1John 4:7, 8).

He then continues, “And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love. Many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist” (2John 1:6, 7), thus showing that the Messiah is his own antithesis.

For these anti-Christs, of whom it has been written, that they don’t acknowledge the flesh, that is, the humanity of the Messiah, are and have been the very Church that preaches him.

This church, which from the times of the intellectual philosophers and neo-Platonists joining it in the second century (don’t read too deeply into that) have preached a demi-god in similitude to Hercules or Apollo – which though not evil or sinful in itself, as many great men have been likened to the gods or deified, left an impossible standard to follow or live up to, as what defines perfection?

No, the real Jesus should have been preached as a Messianic hero of the similitude to Daniel, David, Jeremiah, the Prophets, or the Maccabees, that is, great but flawed.

The Jesus being worshiped around the world is a falsehood and mockery of the real Jesus, who far from being soft and gentle was strong as a lion, though humble as a lamb, humble enough even to die for his friends.

So the question now becomes: who blasphemed, the person who says Black people are divine by nature or the person who condemns those who call Black people Gods and Goddesses?

Though most would say it is blasphemy to call anyone God but the Almighty, the truth is God is internal to each of us. God is within each of us making us all Gods and Goddesses.

The truth is, it is more blasphemous to deny the divinity in Black people than to acknowledge it. This is a mystery that has confused many minds.

So now the question becomes: if the universe is a theocentric-monism so that God is internal to all things, why do I say White people are devils?

Simple answer: they are the furthest from the true and living God having created their own false god after their own image.

Not only have they angered the true and living God with their false gods, they are partying on a freeway and a car’s about to get ’em. It may seem illogical due to their abundant success but no success is lasting. All good things are fleeting.

Not only has their success been a mirage, it has been a deception. They think they can hold on to it forever and become more corrupted the longer they try to hold on to it.

This is why they are not Gods or Goddesses. They are too close to the centres of power in a corrupted world.

Not only so, but they refuse to surrender their ill-gotten power believing they are the best able to handled their power and any others will just misuse it.

Here White people are out of line with the universe and are disconnected from the centres of real power, the power that comes from the divine essence.

Therefore for the world to return to its true essence, spiritual Black people, the best of us, must come to a place where they supersede White people.


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