We Are All Africans: Exposing the Negative Influence of the Judeo-Christian-Islamic Religions on Africans (Two Harbors Press; May 2009; 978-1-935097-31-0). Positioned for a diverse audience, We Are All Africans challenges the teachings of the Judeo-Christian-Islamic religions from an African perspective. Readers of the Christian, Jewish and Islamic faith will discover an honest evaluation of their religious teachings and the effects on society.
With so much chaos, anarchy, senseless violence around the world mankind is yearning for peace. Global institutions have been set up to promote peace, from the League of Nations, The United Nations, European Union, Arab League, Axis of Nations, Organization of African Unity, NATO, to Warsaw Pact of Nations etc. All have failed miserably to achieve this objective. The reason for failure is simple, they have all failed to identify and tackle the very obvious institutions that promote divisiveness, hate, disunity and chaos.
Credulity: willingness to believe or trust too readily, esp. without proper or adequate evidence; gullibility. -Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary
Credulity and blind faith are synonymous. They do not require evidence.
This Spring, author Kwadwo Obeng presents a tome that is the result of a lifetime of truth-seeking and comparative study of traditional religious texts against Paleolithic, anthropological, and geological evidence. The book, We Are All Africans: Exposing the Negative Influence of the Judeo-Christian-Islamic Religions on Africans(Two Harbors Press; May 2009; 978-1-935097-31-0; $69.95) is positioned for a diverse audience. From the academic community to enthusiastic agnostics, We Are All Africans is a text for anyone who is interested in challenging the teachings of the Judeo-Christian-Islamic religions from an African perspective. Additionally, readers who are of the Christian, Jewish, or Islamic faith will discover an honest evaluation of their religious teachings and the effects on society supported by research on a range of different disciplines.
It uses history, science and experiential reality to challenge the claims of the Bible and Koran as books written under inspiration by Gods – Yahweh, Trinity and Allah. It dispels the long-held belief that all men descended from Adam six thousand years ago and includes Africans as his descendants. This book asserts that Africans were on the continent hundreds of thousands of years, if not millions, before Adam emerged and they could not be his descendants. It claims that Adam, if he existed at all, was a descendant of Africans.
Much more than a compelling intellectual exercise, this book evaluates the Bible’s stories, especially the pieces written by Moses which form the foundation of these religions. When compared to discoveries of modern science, common observations of nature and every day experience, the Bible’s stories are found wanting, devoid of substance, fact and truth. It examines the story of how the whole universe and life on earth were created in six 24-hour days, only six thousand years ago; Adam and Eve being the ancestors of all mankind who lived six thousand years ago in Iraq; Noah’s global deluge; crossing of the Red Sea; the destruction of homosexuals in Sodom and Gomorrah, the Deity and pre-earth existence of Jesus in heaven and many others. It discusses how Yahweh was created by Moses, Trinity by Romans and Allah by Mohammed as man-made Gods in contrast to the real Creator of the universe.
Drawing from history, science and experiential reality, We Are All Africans evaluates the Bible’s stories and concludes that since the fossil record, radiometric dating, tracing of Y-Chromosome and Mitochondrial DNA, and melanin establish Africa as the origin of man hundreds of thousands if not millions of years ago, Africans and their descendants did not and could not descend from Adam and inherit his sin. Therefore, they do not need Jesus as a savior or Moses and Mohammed as their prophets or intermediaries for redemption of sin. He encourages people of African descent (all humans) to embrace, honor and acknowledge the real 'saviors' of Black people, such as Malcom X, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, President Nelson Mandela, founding freedom fighters like Ida Wells, Harriet tubman, Frederick Douglass and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and contemporary social justice crusaders like Oprah Winfrey and Randall Robinson.
Controversial? Sometimes. Challenging? Often. Insightful? ALWAYS. Please consider this comprehensive and intriguing read.
An candid interview with the Kwadwo Obeng, author of We Are All Africans:
What others have said about the book:
“Mr. Obeng has written an excellent book that touches one of the most controversial issues, which is religion. I was completely enthralled by his writing from page one, and fell deeper and deeper into its spell as I turned the pages and kept reading. So spellbound was I at times that I forgot more than once that I was supposed to be editing Mr. Obeng's writing and not just reading a fascinating book.
This book must be read with a clear and open mind in order to be enjoyed to its fullest; the reader must leave his personal beliefs aside and be very honest with himself when turning the pages, and he will find himself recognizing issues that had probably dwelled in his mind for years - as I did.
Read it! You will never regret the time spent with it.” - Christina Brett, author of "Old Sins Cast Long Shadows
“Anyone who wants to think seriously about their religion should read this powerful and passionate critique of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Mr. Obeng challenges believers to confront some troubling but significant facts and truths about their faith. While I do not agree with everything that Mr. Obeng asserts, I found his book engaging and provocative.”
- Phil Zuckerman, Ph.D.
author of Society Without God“Mr. Obeng provides us with a series of keen observations in this book. At once exacting in detail and comprehensive in scope, we are treated to a major work on science, logic, and mythology that is reader friendly and generous in facts. I am proud to recommend this contribution to the field of religious study, and eager to see it on bookshelves across the landscape. Particularly compelling is Mr. Obeng's ability to cull together a number of different disciplines ranging from anthropology to astrophysics, and then combine them to make a case for humanism in an age sorely in need of reason”. - Harry Lennix
Table of Contents
Part I - Why Question the Validity and Authenticity of our Belief Systems
Chapter 1: Questioning Religious Teachings
Chapter 2: Belief in a Possible Creator (Designer or Architect)
Chapter 3: Verify All Religious Doctrines
Part II - YHWH (Yahweh), Trinity and Allah – Pagan Gods in Men’s Image
Chapter 4: YHWH (Yahweh) - Created by Moses
Chapter 5: Trinity - Created By Romans
Chapter 6: Allah – Created by Abdullah Mohammed
Part III - The Founders of Judaism, Christianity and Islam and their Religions
Chapter 7: Moses - Law, Jury and Executioner
Chapter 8: Jesus - The Man and His Murderous Ambitions
Chapter 9: Mohammed and His Blood-Drenched Sword of Islam
Chapter 10: The Torah, Bible and Qur’an - Words of Men
Chapter 11: The Bible’s Lessons of Immorality and Irresponsibility
Part IV - Challenging the Stories of the ‘Holy Books’
Chapter 12: The Myth of the Creation Account
Chapter 13: Noah’s Global Flood – A Fabrication
Chapter 14: Significance of Noah’s Story
Chapter 15: Israelite Exodus – A Dramatic Story of Fiction
Chapter 16: Adam Names all Animals
Chapter 17: Earth Swallows the Rebels – Abiram and Dathan
Chapter 18: Joshua and the Day the Sun Stood Still
Chapter 19: Sodom and Gomorrah used against Gays and Lesbians
Chapter 20: Ridiculous Stories in the Qur’an
Part V - Our Common African Origin
Chapter 21: We are All Africans Whether We like It or Not
Chapter 22: African Descendants do not need Moses, Jesus or Muhammad
Part VI - The ‘Holy Books’ not Substitutes for the Constitution
Chapter 23: Ten Commandments – The Devil is in the Details
Chapter 24: The Dead Ten Commandments
Chapter 25: Shariah Law for Primitive Cultures
Chapter 26: Appreciating the Constitution as the Law of the Land
Part VII - Pride in Our Heritage
Chapter 27: Black Saviors and Benefactors
Chapter 28: Time to get out of Religion