"Ghosts and supernatural beings - There's no proof that these exist and attempt to prove it either fail or turn out to be hoaxes.
Aliens - Maybe. I don't believe that they come here and make crop circles or mutilate livestock but…"
"Dr. Claud Anderson in the following video talks about religion being a controlling device for black people in slavery days in his PowerNomics speech. I never listened to the complete video so I don't know how far he goes into the religion…"
"The first place I'd check is Dr. Anthony Pinn. He's written several books about religion and slavery. Here is a small list that have slave narratives. Varieties of African American Religious Experience (1998),
Why Lord? Suffering and Evil…"
"Whattup Robert P.
Good question. I recommend a book called Exchanging our Country Marks by Michael A Gomez. This deals with Christianity being introduced. There is also a great book called Servants of Allah by Sylviane Diouf, which chronicles…"
"I'd say slave narratives would be a good place to start though the authenticity of some of these narratives (and the degree to which the masters' hands guided some of these narratives) must be questioned. I chopped this…"
I'm not sure if anyone has done this yet but I want to make a documentary about how religion was "introduced" to black slaves. Unfortunately all I know is what I've seen in movies (which I don't like looking at). I feel like I need more info than that. So are there any videos, articles, books etc. that you guys can recommend to help me out?
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@Randall. I tend to agree about rednecks. Personal bias on my part, but the sound of Country and Western music is, to me, the equivalent of a knife scraping against a…"
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