In my last article, A Public Service Announcement to My Readers, I revealed to you all that I’m no longer involved in the Hebrew Israelite movement and that I no longer believe in the bible. In writing this article, I thought that the majority of my readers would not feel where I’m coming from and respond negatively and unsubscribe from the blog; which would have been okay with me. But shockingly, I’ve received great feedback from you all both in the comments section and in my emails.
I had no idea that so many of you would resonate with my decision and that some of you even felt the same way I do. I was blown away by the positive feedback. There were a few people who left comments or sent me emails disagreeing with my stance and deciding to unsubscribe, but it was done respectfully so I appreciated that as well. But the majority of you seem to want to stick around and see what I have to say next; and I can’t wait to share my new perspective and research with you.
One of the main responses that I received was for requests for me to share the reasons or research that led me to come to my decision. Surprisingly, this let me know that a lot of you are also on a similar journey to the one I’ve been on. Since I’m a servant of the people, I will share with you all some of the reasons why I made my decision. But I’m not going to go into great detail because I’m not trying to convert anyone to my perspective. Instead, I will just give you a list of reasons based on my research. So without further ado, here are my top reasons below:
21 Reasons Why I Left the Hebrew Israelites and the Bible
- I learned that the biblical concept of God and the Devil as well as Heaven and Hell are man-made Roman ideologies that they stole and plagiarized from cultures that existed before them such as the Greeks, Zoroastrians and Egyptians.
- I learned that the biblical creation story of man and woman being formed from the dirt/clay of the ground originated from the ancient Egyptians thousands of years before the bible but that they viewed the woman as being the Creator rather than man; and many of the black native American tribes, whom descended from the ancient Egyptians and other African cultures, shared similar a creation story.
- I learned that the biblical flood story came from combining the Egyptian’s narratives about the “annual flooding of the Nile” with the Sumerian’s narrative about the “Great flood” in the Epic of Ziusudra as well as the Epic of Gilgamesh.
- I accepted the obvious fact that the biblical commandments in the Torah stem from the 42 laws of Ma’ at, the spiritual system of the ancient Egyptians; and were just slightly changed to fit the narrative of the Israelite story.
- I learned that the 7th day Sabbath day of the Hebrews was originally associated with the planet of Saturn rather than Yah; and that it was observed from an astrological perspective prior to the invention of Christianity.
- I concluded that the biblical narrative of the levitical priesthood was based upon the ancient Egyptian & Ethiopian priesthoods; whose descendants make up many of the tribes in West Africa, Central Africa, and the African Diaspora; including us here in the Americas.
- I learned that many of the moral and wisdom books of the bible such as Proverbs, Psalms, and Ecclesiastes were plagiarized from the writings found on tablets in the tombs of ancient Egypt.
- I learned that the divinity, death, burial, and resurrection story of Jesus was created by the Romans and was based upon the Egyptian stories of Heru, which represented the sun; and that Jesus was originally viewed by the early believers as an astrological metaphor for the sun of righteousness.
- I concluded that the story of the New Testament Messiah was based upon the life of an African man named Yeshua Ben Pandira that was a member of the Essenes; who the Romans turned into the Messiah by giving him the same savior narrative of other previous cultures such as Horus, Zeus, Mithras, and Krishna; who all existed before the alleged birth of Jesus.
- I learned that the Hebraic Essene priesthood that resulted in the Nazarene followers of Yeshua, from which the tenants of Christianity was stolen from, derived their teachings from a remnant group of an ancient Egyptian priesthood that practiced the spiritual arts of the ancient Egypt.
- I learned that there is no historical evidence that any Hebrew character in the bible ever existed nor are there any grave sites for any of the people of the bible; yet there are grave-sites for many of ancient Egyptian and Ethiopian kings and leaders dating back to over 5,000 years ago.
- I learned that the Jews originally tried to make Uganda the state of Israel before choosing Palestine and that most of the biblical sites and artifacts that are located in Israel today were created over the last 100 years for the purpose of tourism and commerce.
- I learned that the bible that we read today was put together over a period of 700 plus years, between the 4th century and 11th century; and that the first physical bible consisting of both the Old Testament and New Testament hit the scene around 1455.
- I learned that the Greeks came into Egypt and forced African priests such as the Egyptians, Ethiopians, and Canaanites to copy their writings into Greek, and then overtime the Greeks plagiarized those writings to create the Hebrew people and what later became the Old Testament; and the Hebrew language is a Europeanized version of the ancient Canaanite language.
- I concluded that the reason some modern African tribes such as the Igbos, Lembas, Ga-dangmes, Kikuyus and Falashas claim to be descendants of the biblical Israelites and have an oral history of practicing Hebrew customs that are still visible today, is because they are the descendants of the ancient priesthoods that existed in ancient African Kingdoms, whom the biblical narrative was plagiarized from.
- I learned about the oral history of 2 different African regions with prophets and seers from ancient times that foretold black people being conquered and enslaved by a later race of white people; which I presumed to be the foundation for the biblical prophesies that assert the Hebrews going into slavery.
- I realized that the majority of the ancient spiritual practices and customs of indigenous peoples that Christians, Jews, and Hebrew Israelites deem to be pagan or evil, are actually just rituals involving nature that connect us back to the spirit of The Most High; and were the practices of our ancestors before slavery.
- I learned that the popular religious belief that African cultures worshipped many different Gods, is false and that the deities they called upon were different aspects of nature and the universe such as the planets, the sky, air, water, fire, trees, plants, animals, etc.; which they humanized and sometimes made imagery after in order to access the energy and power of that particular element.
- I accepted the fact that the bible and religion causes too much confusion and division; and has always been used as tools for subliminally getting black people to conform or submit to white power.
- I perceived that our soul/mind is our most powerful resource and that whatever we feed it, will manifest in abundance; whether it be fact or fiction; and that most of our divine experiences such as dreams, visions, and voices that we accredit to receiving from Yah, God or any other deity; can often just be our mind giving us realities and experiences that we desire; which causes us to believe that the bible is truth because we are disconnected from nature and ourselves.
- I believe that The Most High is the unseen feminine and masculine creative energy force of the universe that lives within all forms of physical life, including planets, nature, plants, humans and animals; and that we each live in God and God lives in us; and therefore we are born with everything we need.
I hope my list was able to answer the questions that some of you had sent me in regards to why I no longer subscribe to the Hebrew Israelite faith or the bible.
In the near future, I will write essays on some of the books and documents that I’ve read that enabled me to come to these conclusions above so that you can check out those resources for yourself if you’d like. In the meantime, I hope this was a good start to get you thinking.
Peace & love!
DISCLAIMER: This post was originally published on TruthOverTradition.com.
I too left, and for many of the same reasons. Great minds listen to that inner voice. And start digging through the clutter. Great read.
Mo'Reese Madu says
Indeed. Thanks for sharing.