Since a child there were many things that turned me off from the practices of the church, most of it based in hypocrisy and the fact that I knew in my heart the Bible was edited (which I later learned to be the whole truth- the book is heavily edited, and even the Vatican admitted it contains 14 plagiarisms, though they refused to site which ones in the 30's or 40's when they made the admission).
In this day and age we fortunately have documentaries like the one from the Christian Robert Beckford who had the courage to investigate the falsehoods of his religion, and report the truth in his film 'Who Wrote The Bible, and now this book by Jeremiah Camara that flatly tells it like it is.
As a community we have to wonder why a religion forced upon us, and used as a justification at one time for enslaving our people, would be clung to without so much as a desire to see the Original version of the Bible? How many church-goers know what 'King James' really stood for? If they did would they still cling to his version of the Bible? And why does the Bible need a version? How much was lost in translation? How much has been edited out purposely?
These questions need to be asked and answered by individuals truly interested in truth.
I look forward to reading this book, and applaud Mr. Camara's courage for saying what has needed saying for far too long.
Spirituality is beautiful and truly uplifts, but mental chains, are just that... mental chains. Let's seek truth regardless of how uncomfortable the process may be.
What are your thoughts ?
Flaming comments will not be tolerated. This is a rational discussion for rational people looking to speak truthfully, not with the heat of propaganda in our hearts.