Religion neither gives you a sense of collective Afrikan consciousness nor does it takes such away. How you manifest your religiosity, however, is effected by whether you have such consciousness. Christianity, for example does not and is not supposed to make the Afrikan, Afrikan. But an Afrikan who is, will necessarily, as a condition of their identity, imbue their profession of Christian faith with Afrikaneity. The same is true for any Afrikan of any religion and/or spiritual system. Converting to or from or merely acceding to a particular belief system, contrary to popular stupid belief, does not make you “conscious.” Rather, consciousness of who you are determines the nature of conversion or accession, as well as the social and cultural character of the believer and of the works they will do as an extension of their faith.


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