Afrikan Centered Education is not anti-Christian. Let me be clear. There is nothing for a Christian to fear in looking at the world from an Afrikan centered perspective. As a matter of fact, I believe that most Afrikan Christians would find that re-discovering their faith through a Black liberation lens to be empowering and enlightening. Perspective dictates ownership. If I only speak of my possessions in terms of your experiences with them, then they might as well be yours. You become the conduit through which I enjoy said possession, and I want no parts of describing, remembering, or celebrating my own interaction with my own property. As a matter of fact, I defer ownership of my property to you. I want you to tell the story of how "we" got this property. I want you to decide when and how I can use "the" property. I want you to teach me how to use it like you use it. I want to look at "my" property through your eyes. Sweet deal for you, huh? Perhaps, but now you have the "burden" of being fair, making sure I'm content, listening to my problems, and keeping me at bay while you maximize the usage of "my" property. You have to constantly monitor whether or not I "woke up" and realized you were exploiting me. You would have to deal with the constant threat of my "awakening", knowing that all it takes is for me to really examine my property, which you now possess, for me to recognize that its mine. I left markers all over the property that may jog my memory. There are references to my homeland on the property. Statues of people that look like me are scattered about. I feel connected to the property and its obvious that I'm more comfortable on the property than you are. When you misuse me, I don't fight back for fear that i will lose access to the property. When I do "fight", it's in the form of petition. I petition you to change out of kindness. I petition you to change out of fairness. I petition you to change in recognition that "I matter". You can maintain possession, just recognize that "I matter". I don't want ownership of the property, I want acceptance from the one to whom I have deferred my ownership and power over said property.
Khristianity has Afrikan origins. It's founding tenets and commandments mirror those written on the walls of ancient Kush thousands of years before the writing and compiling of the Bible. Every major Khristian event/story/myth, every last one of them, contain parallels to spiritual myths from other cultures that predate them by thousands of years. Egyptologist Gerald Massey wrote:
"The Christian dispensation is believed to have been ushered in by the birth of a child, and the portrait of that child in the Roman Catacombs as the child of Mary is the youthful Sun-God in the Mummy Image of the child-king, the Egyptian Karast, or Christ. The alleged facts of our Lord's life as Jesus the Christ, were equally the alleged facts of our Lord's life as the Horus of Egypt, whose very name signifies the Lord"
Now, Afrikan Khristian, you can take this image as an insult or an honor depending upon which "lens" through which you choose (or are conditioned) to look at the world. If you're maintaining a European worldview, I just insulted you and Khrist. I compared Khrist to a "pagan" god. I just called you a pagan. I just claimed that Jesus didn't exist. I accused the Bible of forgery. I just blasphemed against God. Suggesting that the Khrist was an Afrikan God? Now, I can understand how an Afrikan origin of Khrist would seem like a foreign concept to a non-Afrikan, but as an Afrikan, why does it seem foreign to you? Why are you ashamed of your "pre-Khristian" beginnings? Why do you feel that our history doesn't matter before Khrist? Your European Christian "brothers and sisters", not only refuse to reject their "pre-Christian" customs and beliefs, they have infused them into Christianity itself. Celebrating the birth of Christ with the "birth of the sun" on Dec. 25, celebrating his resurrection at the Spring equinox while simultaneously celebrating Easter the Nordic sex goddess, and let's not forget about Halloween, the arrival of ghouls, goblins, and witches symbolizing the Fall equinox and the end of the warmth of life and the ushering in of the morbidity and death of a cold, bitter, European winter. They make movies and cartoons about their "pagan" gods; like Zeus, Hercules, Poseidon, Thor, Aphrodite, and others. We learn about them in school and hail the people who worshiped them as the world's greatest civilization. We memorize their poetry, study their philosophy, and give them credit for creating math, law, government, and history while Afrikan monuments, accomplishments, and writings that predate Greek civilization by thousands of years go virtually ignored. They even go as far as taking ancient Egyptian gods and deities and putting them in "white face"! Mention Shango, Ogun, Osun, Elegba, or Olodumare (ancient Afrikan orisha and deities), or prove that the ancient Egyptian deities were Afrikan, and you're shunned as a voodoo worshiper, heathen, or a pagan. I see how these Afrikan deities would be "foreign" to a non-Afrikan, but as an Afrikan, why are they foreign, evil, and scary to you?