Should Christians celebrate Kwanzaa? Why not? Is it culturally necessary to do so? Should churches host Kwanzaa ceremonies?
If anyone Google’s Kwanzaa you will find tons of websites/articles and what have you that go into great pain to describe Kwanzaa as a non-religious cultural celebration. A celebration that the creator of Kwanzaa, Maulana Karenga has said to be for the African American and African to know Kwanzaa “which speaks to the best of what it means to be African and human in the fullest sense.” (Official Kwanzaa Website).
Where many public institutions and places are barring the mere mention of Jesus’ name for fear of violating the misunderstood separation-from church and state, Kwanzaa is being celebrated freely by many as non-religious. But what many do not know is that Kwanzaa is very religious in nature and contrary to the Christian faith.
I used to operate a website (The Truth About Kwanzaa) that freely shared many many years of research using books that the general public doesn’t have. Books written by Dr. Karenga himself that reveal his true intent on creating this deceptive holiday. Much of that information plus more is now found in this ebook that people can purchase from Amazon.com for $4.99. The title of the book is Kwanzaa: Contrary to Christianity (formerly Kwanzaa: Cultural or Cultic) so that people can read the book and answer the question for themselves.
What’s covered in this book:
- Kwanzaa created because of Karenga’s hatred of religion
- Kwanzaa practices ancestor worship
- The connection between Kwanzaa and Socialism is explored
- The seven principles of Kwanzaa (The Nguzo Saba) are socialistic, humanist, and designed to lead one away from having a need for God.
- Kwanzaa encourages Black separatism
- Kwanzaa imitates many major religions of the world, Christianity, Judaism, and Ancient African religions.
- The Kwanzaa designed to replace Christmas originally.
- The fact that Karenga was raised in a Christian home by a father who was a Baptist preacher and how that influenced the way he’s designed Kwanzaa.
- Contradictions by Karenga comparing his reasons for creating Kwanzaa in the beginning to now.
Who could use this book?
- Parents – to show schools that Kwanzaa is religious and contrary to their Christian beliefs, and their kids should opt out of Kwanzaa activities
- Teachers – to help learn that since Kwanzaa is religious in nature, then other spiritual celebrations should also be allowed
- Businesses – Info about Kwanzaa’s true purposes.
- Christians to show how Kwanzaa contradicts the Christian faith
If not ready to purchase this ebook now, there is plenty of information available on the links below by various authors as well as my own blog articles,
Other articles on this blog about Kwanzaa:
More Anti-Kwanzaa Authors (off-site)
- Kwanzaa born of separatism, radicalism – by Mona Charen
- The TRUTH about Kwanzaa – Tony Snow
- Kwanzaa U- by: Malcolm A. Kline
- Kwanzaa: Holiday from the FBI - By Ann Coulter
- Did you have a happy Kwanzaa? – Joseph Farah
- The Kwanzaa Hoax – William J. Bennetta
- What does Kwanzaa have to do with it? – by Kelly McGinley
- Kwanzaa not rooted in Faith - Pastor Eric Redmon as told to David Roach
- Kwanzaa: More than a Cultural Celebration – from Christian Research Institute by La Shawn Barber