1977: "... it was chosen to give a Black
to the existing holiday and give Blacks an opportunity to celebrate themselves and history
simply imitate the practice of the dominant society." pg. 21, Kwanzaa:
Origin, Concepts, Practice
In spite of it being
declared a non-religious holiday, Kwanzaa is being accepted in our children's schools,
stores and etc., alongside the religious celebrations of Christmas and Hanukkah,
sometimes leaving Christmas out altogether.
And for many in the Black
church, Jesus Christ and the principles found in the bible are not enough.
People are being urged to practice daily the seven principles of Kwanzaa (the
Nguzo Saba) to better one's self and to seek intercession on the behalf of dead
ancestors (ancestor worship).
What is revealed will surprise
many believers as well as non-believers in Christ as the author shows how the
creator of Kwanzaa's hostility toward organized religion and the "white
man" prompted him to create this culturally and spiritually deceptive
"Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of
darkness, but rather expose them." Ephesians
November 28, 2011