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12117, Concept
Posted by Solarus, Thu Jul-19-01 06:36 AM

Main Entry: con·cept
Pronunciation: 'kän-"sept
Function: noun
Etymology: Latin conceptum, neuter of conceptus, past participle of concipere to conceive -- more at CONCEIVE
Date: 1556
1 : something conceived in the mind : THOUGHT, NOTION
2 : an abstract or generic idea generalized from particular instances
synonym see IDEA

Yes "God is IMMANENT" is a concept. Yes it is subjective. No "God is IMMANENT" is not the NAME of ANY particular Afrakan "diety". Here are some names if that is what you want, Olodumare, Onyame, Amma,etc.

YHWH, Christ, Holy Spirit are the names that I suppose you call your understanding of the Most High. "God is separate from His creations" is a concept that you prescribe to and yes it is also subjective.

These two concepts "God is IMMANENT" and "God is separate from His creations" are both ways of understanding the Creator of all things. What you must understand is that these are PIVOTAL points as they fashion the way that the Creator is discussed, understood, and worshipped.

And one more thing

>>Afrakans all the Divine by different
>>names and may also possess
>>varying conceptions of IT.
>>I even pointed this out
>>in the post "Diversity in
>>ONE (cont.)" :

>Response: No I didn't see that
>sight, I didn't come on
>this sight until "origins of
>Christianity". Actually I don't even
>read all of the post.
>I just look for the
>ones that look like it
>is talking about theology and
>even then I might miss

The post i was referring to is within this thread.


***Words of Wisdom***

"Every time you rise from your sleeping state, you have been reincarnated. Every time you recover from a bad experience, you have been reincarnated. Every time you have been given a new lease on life, you have been reincarnated. Every time you breath in and out, take in the fresh breath of life and feel the divine intelligence flowing in and around you, you have been reincarnated."- Mfundishi Bakari

On "love":

"I am in love everyday, whether I am with someone or not. Why? All love is based on a search for spirit. For me love is timeless, transcendent, peaceful, freeing, soul-based, unifying, and enhanced evolution. This is the basis of my activism."- Nettrice, the embodiment of Oshun

"Since we all make up the rules as we go along, love can mean many different things to many different people. But, for me love is a total commitment to understanding that is not limited to just people but is open to the totality of life. As long as we approach love from a fear based mentality and perceive it through veils of guardedness and anxiety, it will always be restricted by our fears."- Mfundishi Bakari