Thursday, 12 December 2013
The African Origin Of Christmas
On December 25 (in some places a day earlier and yet in others on January 6), millions of Christians all over the world celebrate the birthday of their Lord and Saviour, Jesus the Christ, who is said to have incarnated some 2000 years ago. It is a very special occasion, marked with church services, family reunion, music, dance, sumptuous meals and presents for friends and loved ones, as well as kindness to all and sundry.
Usually a beautifully adorned Christmas tree stands in a strategic corner in the living room, with excited kids, scampering all over the place, anxiously waiting for their gifts. A sweet fragrance of all sorts of delicacies fills the air. It´s a good season to be merry.
Interestingly, most Christians, especially Black Christians hardly know the true origin of this December global event. It must be remembered that until 350CE , when Pope Julius I moved the date to December, the Christian Church hierarchy randomly fixed Christmas in January, March, April, May or September, as if they didn´t know exactly when Jesus was supposed to have been born.
In Africa, December 25 was an age-old day of celebration, dating back several millenia- celebrating the birth or if you wish, the re-birth of the Sun, that had apparently disappeared at the zero hour of December 22, the winter solstice. The winter solstice marks the lowest point of the Sun, marks the longest night and, accordingly, the shortest day of the year.
Right after that, daytime slowly but surely gets longer, until it gets really noticeable on December 25. One could say that the Sun was literally dead on Dec.22 and was re-born or had resurrected on December 25, after 3 days!
Dying and resurrecting after 3 days is a theme that is quite familiar to Christians. But the origin of it all lies once gain in Africa. By the way, “Christ“ is a title meaning the “Anointed One“. The etymological root word “KARAST“ (KRST) came from the process of embalming mummies in Ancient Egypt, which entailed “anointing“ by oil before burial. Osiris was the Christ, thousands of years before the white world practically usurped that designation.
The tradition of celebrating December 25 as the birthday of the African God Ra or Osiris or his Son Horus (Father and Son are One!) was prevalent and so strong at the advent of White Christianity that the Christian Church fathers had to shift THEIR Christmas to the same date of the Africans, ostensibly to eclipse the original..
One should not forget that the Romans had the political and the military might to enforce their agenda. on the Africans. Emperors Constantine and Theodosius had banned the African religion under penalty of death, destroyed their temples, killed their priests and consigned the African religion to the privacy of their homes!
So, when you see a White Madonna and child (Mary and child Jesus) somewhere, you have to know that the original was Black: Isis and Horus. The name Jesus is not too far away the old Egyptian (read African) original : Iu-su: the ever-becoming son. Mary, Maria, Miriam are all adulterations of the African “Meri“, meaning the “Beloved One“.
The Christmas tree represents the tree in Abydos in Egypt, which enveloped the coffin of Osiris, who had been killed by his evil brother God, SET. That tree bore beautiful fruits, the kind of which no one had seen hitherto. So, when you decorate your Christmas tree, you are actually re-enacting that African legend. SET is the root of later religious derivatives like Satan, Sheitan......
Millions of Black people grow up with white images of God, Mary, Jesus in their heads, thinking white is good, black is bad! What that does to their psyche and vulnerability can be seen in their 2000 years of tribulation since they lost power. People, who copied their religion came back hundreds of years later to brutally enslave, christianize and islamize them, calling them primitive and barbaric. That´s paradoxically ironic!
That is why it is pertinent for Black people to re-discover their true history in order to better appreciate themselves and view the alien influence in proper perspective.
Christmas is yet another African gift to the world.