Re: Observational/Experiental Word/Truth/Power
Posted By: discipleofthenile In Response To: Re: Observational/Experiental Word/Truth/Power (Ras Mahal Levi)
Date: Wednesday, 27 December 2006, at 2:25 p.m.
In Response To: Re: Observational/Experiental Word/Truth/Power (Ras Mahal Levi)
So Ras Levi, you are highlighting 5,000 years ago...seen.
Would you please tell me what were the parameters that separated Hebrews from others. Why were there people that considered themselves Hebrews/Israelites...compared/contrasted to who?
I know you said that the Ethiopian was married to a Hebrew and an Egyptian was married to a Hebrew because they "looked similar". So with that premise, WHAT WERE their differences then? Who determined those differences and what were those differences based on?
I can sight how if they looked alike, that supports the claim that they were black, but by what differences were they called Hebrews? Everyone else was categorized by the land, why were "Hebrews" categorized by a separation/detachment from a definitive land area?
Also, what went on before 5,000 years ago?
Ras Levi, if I may state:
This reasoning is dangerous to "received" truths because the basis of Hebrew history is hinged on the premise of "better-than-ism". Our reasoning has challenged received truths in favor of experienced/observed truths but this reasoning has also exposed the very fabric of the structure that highlighted Hebrews "above" other Afrikans.
Is it fair to say that we may have painted ourselves into a corner and are using the Selassie holler as the escape clause?
Let us maintain the Truth-seeking focus that this reasoning has brought into sight.
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