Mythology is Mythlogy

Throughout the history of African Americans in America, African history has always been diminished. According to white Americans, our history started with slavery. Before slavery, we were considered savages who swung from tree to tree like Tarzan, and threw poop as a defense mechanism. We needed the European saviors to come tame and civilize us. This was (overall) the narrative of Africa in the western world. In 2016, we have passed (for the most part) the overwhelming ignorance towards Africa. Now we are aware of great advance civilizations (like Kemet, Mali, and the Dogon people) who existed before any European intervention. Before Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., or James Baldwin, we have learned of great black people like Mansa Musa, King Tut, and Cleopatra. Unfortunately, and weirdly enough, with this new knowledge comes a new ignorance. While I know the image of white Jesus has destroyed and dis-empowered  black people in various ways, I have to emphasis that Horus was NOT real either. I repeat, Isis, Horus, Osiris were not real people. I understand, now realizing the truth, some African Americans wish to value their original black mythology. But to pretend Horus is not just as mythological as Jesus is dangerous.  African Americans who indulge in this dangerous type of attitude also argue that “the white man” stole the story of Jesus from Horus. While the European is notoriously known for conquering, ravaging, and stealing, I argue that ideas influence and inspire ideas. Humans have always inspire other humans. The Walkman inspired the Ipod. I argue, what is wrong with the story of Jesus being influenced by the story of Horus? Overall, I see this dangerous act as one obtaining his or her freedom but still choosing to remain a slave. Why release yourself from Jesus just to fall into Horus? Using Horus to condemn Jesus is just the same as Europeans using Jesus to condemn Horus. Ultimately, I believe everyone should have the freedom to believe in what she or he wants as long as it does not affect other humans in a negative manner. To abandon Jesus, and jump on Horus’s dick is progress to some, but it is insignificant progress to me. Please do not mistake me for defending Jesus. At the end of the day, to me, mythology is just myth. Stories we can learn from, but that are not meant to be taken serious.


~ Kn1ght-Wonder



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