Is Kwanzaa Cultural or Cultic? 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 a non religion. But what many do not know is Kwanzaa is very religious with the intent on bringing many idolistic teachings and practices.
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 a 44 page ebooklet that people can download below for $3.95 and a sample of 10 pages of the ebooklet. I’ve changed the name to Kwanzaa: Cultural or Cultic so that people can read the book and answer the question for themselves. This book has an added chapter from my last years booklet on the Nguzo Saba, the seven principles of Kwanzaa. Each principle is broken down on what they represent.
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.
- 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
Who’s going to hate this book other than the obvious?
- Afrocentrics and Pan Africans who despise Christianity and want their own moral code and way of life
- Black church goers and other religious folks who believe that Kwanzaa represents their cultural roots and see nothing wrong with it
- Black Parents and people in general who use Kwanzaa as a means of getting the family together and honoring dead ancestors
- Non-blacks who want to be politically correct and use Kwanzaa to think they are doing something meaningful for Black people
In addition to this book there are still many many sites loaded with information about Kwanzaa that are also listed below.
Feel free to post your comments below as well.
Kwanzaa: Cultural or Cultic?
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Click here for 10 page free sample that includes Foreward, Preface (why and how I got involved with this subject), Table of Contents and Chapter on “Is Kwanzaa a Religion?”
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 with Commentary – La Shawn Barber’s Corner