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Open Letter to Aaron Mcgruder: What Would Huey Do?


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Dear  Mr.  Mcgruder,

Without a doubt, you are one of the most brilliant satirists that the black community has ever produced. The first season of your Boondocks series was pure genius and the creation of the militant, socially conscious  “Huey Freeman” character was  instrumental in raising the consciousness level of many African Americans, especially those with short attention spans or weak bladders who could never sit through a two hour -plus black history documentary like “Hidden Colors” but would watch a 30 minute cartoon. Your impact was especially felt during this season’s Boondocks, as your departure has left the show extremely lacking in the social relevance department.
However, I am concerned about your latest venture on the Adult Swim Network, Black Jesus,  that preaches a ghettoized gospel to your former Boondocks congregation. I don’t find a Messiah that turns water into malt liquor entertaining. Of course there will be many people who will find Black Jesus hilarious, especially Adult Swim’s predominately white audience.  So the fact that many people will find humor in the comedy  is not up for discussion. After all, many white folks thought that lynchings were pretty funny…
But I digress.
I have read that some white Christian groups are protesting the show. Let’s not get it twisted. I couldn’t care less what the white Evangelical Right Wing thinks about the show. In my opinion, the only thing worst than a black Jesus that endorses drinkin’ and smokin’ is a white Jesus that endorses slavery. I am concerned about  black people, especially black children.
The image of a “Black Messiah” has always been controversial in this country. Since the inception of the Black Theology movement over 150 years ago by people like Bishop Henry McNeal Turner, there have only been a handful of black images of Yeshua. ( Jesus was just his proverbial slave name) Unfortunately, since your new character is already  the most widespread image ever, when my grandchildren google “Black Jesus” years from now the image that will pops up will not be Yeshua feeding the multitudes but your lead character ,Gerald “Slink” Johnson,  puffin’ on a blunt.
You have the opportunity to go down in history as one of our greatest  thinkers who, at a critical moment in time,  had the courage to speak truth to power. I would hate to see you go the route of so many of our biggest and brightest (cough..Kanye West) and become dumbed down to nothing more than a lawn jockey on the  front yard of Ted Turner’s plantation.
I am clear that if you weren’t producing  the program, the powers that be would just find someone else to accept the blood money. So, the focus should not be on the “Judas” but those who paid him the 30 pieces of silver to sell the Messiah out.

I was watching the controversial, “Hunger Strike” episode of The Boondocks earlier today , where  “Huey Freeman” went to war against  Black Entertainment Television for plotting to destroy the black community via it’s questionable programming. Are you holding the Adult Swim/Comedy Network to a different standard?

There is an old cliche that asks, “what would Jesus do?” I ask you, sir, in the case of Black Jesus, “what would Huey do?”

Your Brother,
                                                      

Min. Paul Scott
Founder Messianic Afrikan Nation

 

 

  • SursumAd Summum

    Point well taken. Boondocks has fell off in the social commentary department and went the Family Guy route w/o Mcgruder. What should we expect? The powers that be have enough money to change people social and/or moral stance. They don’t always simply kill people w/ the power to change, they use the love of money to shut the message down too.

  • doggynuts

    I don’t understand why people try to push their beliefs. The Black Jesus show won’t ruin young blacks minds. The bible does a good enough job doing that. The image of Jesus could be a cockroach if all I care because the bible is made up anyway. I would say a book telling you to worship some invisible friend who you’ll never see or talk to is stupid.

    • Black Avatars

      You Atheist niggas which yo copy and paste shit. Y’all say the same shit “Fairy tales, make believe, invisible friend”. Man I swear Atheist or just as bad or worst than religious nuts. Nigga believe anything that science book tell them, never seen a dinosaur or the supposed cousin of man and current ape, but they believe that book. “Nigga they got bones at the art museum”…Where you there when they dug them bitches up? How you know they real? How is that any different than a religious person and God? Not one damn difference. Both get information from a book written by man, ignorant bitch.

      • Dope

        I had to: One book is man trying to analyze what IS there in this world, the other man imagining what is in some dimensions that were never seen (and never will be) by man. One is man’s analysis of reality, as flawed as it may be – but becoming better all the time, the other completely based on imagination.

      • El Dogga

        Calm you devil a** down……do you want your soul medium-well or well done in hell?

      • Chris M

        what hell? you dumb enough to believe in that shii? that’s why we still struggling. still believe in nonsense.

      • El Dogga

        Believe in what?

      • Judah Nazayar

        what makes the planetary bodies spin around the sun fella?
        (watch the fucctards answer in a fucctard fashion..proving..kids..if u listen to these guys.. U will be playing the man flute)

      • Dope

        And invisible, super powerful, sky dwelling pimp called Big Daddy. There, is that what you want to hear?

      • doggynuts

        Shut you’re weak ass up you fuckin coon. You’re still a slave. Go read your slave book “bible” like the slave master taught you.

      • Black Avatars

        LMAO!! U mad? Go do some more copy and paste!!! HAHAHAHAHAH

      • Black Avatars

        You probably owe tuition money, banks etc….You the real slave. Go clock into your 9 to 5 and slave for that chump change nigga.

    • Judah Nazayar

      Dont steal, Dont kill, Dont sleep wid your brothers wife, Dont take anything from your brother that dont belong to you, honor your parents, Honor and respect your Creator, Love your brother/sister as u love yourself.
      Yeah.. i can see where the Bible ruins mind. But a bunch of atheist homos on here wid their fruity boolshit is what BLk kids need. Welp..i guess ill start wid my whiteman is the devil shit…and crack open them scripts to prove it.= THE BIBLE= DEVIL RAID. Sanduskies hate the BIBLE

      • Saiyan Prince

        Yo, before I made my acct and started to comment, I came on AHH all the time and read comments from everyone. Sometimes I’d be like what is this dude Judah on? But this comment here ^^^^^^ I may not agree with the name calling my friend, but the rest is dead on.

  • Markus

    That statement was well said and I hope it finds MacGruder. To me it’s like after creating a character like Huey Freeman and apparently getting pressured from that last show that the audience doesn’t come and stay for that character, then the next venture it was important for the central character to be full ignorant. There is nothing but buffoonery to come from Jesus Christ providing comedy amongst all the negative African American stereotypes featured from the trailer that’s been released. Way too far.

    • kasshu

      Was Aaron pressured to change Huey? I didn’t know that. The trailer did seem like a bunch of mindless family guy type jokes. However, i guess i have to wait to see the show first before i give my final judgement. (SN Everybody up in arms about a show yet ppl getting blown away all over the US to Gaza.Student loan interest is higher than bank loans, ppl water getting cut off Education still sucks, banks still stealing money. But, yeah the show is an outrage? smh)

      • Markus

        Well the dude who wrote the letter chose the show as the topic. I would like to believe that everyone is aware of the happenings of the world but to be rubbed the wrong way about comments about someone else’s topic that you felt the need to respond to is the same as me compelled to acknowledge his statement. I didn’t choose the topic. I responded to it. If he should’ve chose a more important more current issue for your tastes, you should take it up with the writer.

      • kasshu

        True, i may have gone a little off topic.In the midst of writing i just starting thinking about all the other issues that people with outlets chose to ignore yet but, focus on issues like this which, imo isn’t really important.

      • Markus

        Trust me I agree with you that there are more pressing matters in society to discuss.

  • Troll_E_G

    Brothers tear down there own and protest against each other but won’t say a damn thing about Ceaser Borgia…u brainwashed cats make me sick not because of your beliefs in a European religion but your submissiveness to the oppressor and his culture….no matter how many conscious folks and hidden color dvds heard bout….u still hold on to the number tool used for our destruction

    • 5% Hov

      Word

    • Celz

      Christianity is a religion founded and created by black people. So yea Catholics yea that’s European.. But the Bible isn’t European..

      • Troll_E_G

        It was not founded by black people. .stop the lies…..African spirituality is different from Christianity….Kemet reveals truth and hidden colors reveal lies

      • Celz

        A large portion of the Bible takes place in Africa..

      • Chris M

        f** the bible. created by white men for white men.

      • 5% Hov

        “Christianity is a religion founded and created by black people”

        Sorry what?

      • Celz

        I know you don’t believe that the Egyptians were running around looking like Elizabeth Taylor lol.. The original Jews were not white people. The first pyramids were built by Nubians aka Kushites aka Black People. Egyptians may have been lighter complected than these people but they were related to these people as were all “Middle Easterners” at the time..

      • 5% Hov

        Oh…. Sure. Right. I fort. More ill researched bullshit about confusing countries the size of europe with other regions half way across the continent.

        Kushities wrote the bible? LOL
        Good one.

      • Weedras

        the egyptian belief in Aten as brief as it was should be associated with christianity which is basically one in the same with catholicism which is a mere offshoot…

      • Celz

        I’ll have to look into it

  • 313 Intelligence

    People are judging the show without seeing it. Aaron Mcgruder is going to use ignorance and shock value to draw viewers but im sure there will be many socially conscious messages in the show. Having Jesus as a black man is a message of truth in itself and will go unseen by many. But I do not agree with using Jesus Christ in any ignorant shape or form.

    • 5% Hov

      I with you until you said ” I do not agree with using Jesus Christ in any ignorant shape or form.”

      What like Christianity does? LOL

      • Cold Blooded!

      • Judah Nazayar

        i think the board ..pretty much knows what were dealing wid ..
        5%herbert..aka Rodderick Blower aka Richard Buffer

      • 5% Hov

        ……. is supposed to be humorous?

    • Celz

      Real spill right here

  • Dope

    So it’s all good until he touched YOUR beliefs? Get outtta here and take the biblical, along with any other religious fairytales out of here. You don’t like it, don’t watch it. And you’d be a better man without all that sneak racism about white people.

    • Black Avatars

      You atheist muthafuckas just as bad as any religious person.

      • Dope

        Atheist or religious, both can be good or bad. One justifies their deeds with there being no higher authority, other with an imaginary higher authority that makes his deeds justified.

        Take away all justification and judge a person by their deeds. If I do you harm, then call me bad.

      • Black Avatars

        My point is who cares? If a person wants to believe in something why does it matter too another person? If a person DON’T want to believe what does it matter? It don’t. People need to focus on their own lives. You sitting here insulting peoples belief is no different than somebody pointing out your non-belief.

      • Dope

        I was responding to the original article obviously. The author took offense just because he thinks a comedic show about a black Jesus will ruin black (christian) children’s minds (obviously kids of other skin tones will be perfectly fine).
        So I just told him, the same thing you’re telling me now: get out of here and live your own life. And PS I have no problem with anyone making fun of atheism.

      • BIG MIKE SOMETHING SERIOUS

        I for one enjoyed reading your post.

      • 5% Hov

        Sure – until they want special rights – or want to abuse children with brainwashing.

      • Judah Nazayar

        naw… your sucking pipe fella

      • Celz

        “Take away all justification and judge a person by their deeds. If I do you harm, then call me bad.”

        What religion doesn’t hold people accountable to their deeds? I don’t follow your point…

      • Dope

        What I said is an atheist who for example kills his child may justify himself with ”hey, there’s no higher law that makes anything wrong – I do what I like, then I die and that’s it, there’s nothing more after we die anyway”. At the same time, a religious person may find a verse in their religious book, or simply a hallucination and justify their deed with: ”God commands that I kill my child, so it must be good, because God is good”.

        Take away the justification, the killed their own child and are obviously mentally ill, regardless of whether they believe or not – that was the point, to judge the deed itself, not the justification.

      • Celz

        That’s pretty far fetched and ridiculous bro..

      • Judah Nazayar

        u know atheist..generally are homosexuals right? God put that self accusing spirit in em.. so to avoid the guilt..they just act like He doesnt exist.

      • Chris M

        dumbest shit ive read yet and Celz had some pretty dumb shit but you take the cake for this shit. you sound like Uncle Ruckus. dumb mf

    • 5% Hov

      Well said

    • Judah Nazayar

      told u esau is in the house thick. U post sumn against slave massa
      esau is right there. Or.. these could be niccas wid fat white girls on their arms..and little booger nosed kids..wid *My daddy is a shiftless niggger coon * t shirts on.

    • Celz

      Atheism is a religion. Religion is based on faith BECAUSE THERE ARE NO CONCRETE ANSWERS. Therefore the disbelief of religion is BASED ON FAITH JUST AS MUCH. Science proves time and time again that our understanding of Physics and Quantum Mechanics is woefully insufficient to explain even the simplest things that happen every day. Science is not sure why bicycles in motion balance easier than when they are still…

      Lmao Atheism serves every purpose of religion and believes in “fantasies” that have no basis in science or real life experiences. God is fake because if he made the universe then were did he go? Where did the Big Bang go? There is no other natural phenomena in science that has only happened once, so this once in time miracle event is what is used to disprove God… Right.. God doesn’t exist because all life is related in evolution? Well if the genesis of life was a natural event wouldn’t it have occurred more than once? They believe there are aliens on Mars and moons like Europa but can’t find any aliens on Earth..

      Dark Matter, Dark Energy, how conscious thought and free will are derived from electric impulses and chemical reactions, string theory etc etc etc.. Scientists get stumped and make up some shyt as a place holder theory and then you treat it as fact..

      Point is virtually every religion says don’t judge people. Life is far to complex for anyone of us to fathom or even remotely comprehend. If you think you have it figured out you’re the most ignorant man in the conversation.

      • John Q. Public

        “Science proves time and time again that our understanding of Physics and Quantum Mechanics is woefully insufficient to explain even the simplest things that happen every day. Science is not sure why bicycles in motion balance easier than when they are still…”

        that’s just not true Celz. I had to google that when u said that and that question is answered on various sites.

      • Celz

        So what force balances a bicycle? Last time I checked scientists were disputing it. Maybe I’m wrong, I’ll look into it again..

      • Chris M

        you are. look again.

      • Celz

        The irony in telling someone to double check something you haven’t checked out yourself… For the record I did research it again and modern science still does not have a definite answer on what force or forces balance a moving object rolling on inline wheels. And don’t give me some foolish answer like centrifugal force because that was ruled out long ago.

      • Celz

        I just looked into.. From what I see it is very much up for debate and no one is 100% certain..

      • John Q. Public

        im not gunna pretend to know what they were sayin on the sites I looked at but if I had Neil Degrass Tyson’s phone number I bet he would know how to break it down

      • Celz

        Naw you’re right I should have said definitively or 100% certain because they do have a good idea.. It’s just up for debate..

      • Dope

        Science doesn’t have all the answers, nor does it pretend to. And that’s the difference between science and religion. Science is man’s attempt to understand the world and events that are REAL AND CAN BE EXPERIENCED IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER, very limited and flawed as it is, it is still better than explaining everything with one concept of god that was never seen, heard or experience in any objectively measurable way, only trough hallucinations and delusions, and we know how reliable those are.

        And atheism is just being skeptic, just saying: hey, we don’t know, but all evidence we have shows this god concept is very shaky, illogical and has never been proven in any way to exist, and millions of different interpretations of it don’t help either, so I don’t think there is one, until some religion comes by and proves that there is a god. Just like I don’t believe there are dragons and fairies, until someone comes along and shows any viable evidence there is one.

      • Celz

        If science doesn’t have the answers then making fun of someone’s conclusion serves a deeper emotional purpose for the atheist. All scientific evidence points to a God or a god like entity or force. There is no evidence that even hints to God not existing, obviously that can’t be used to prove God exists, but it can’t be used to prove that he doesn’t.

        The only thing shaky or illogical is not believing in God. Life is a cell produced by DNA instructions to produce more cells. Life relies on energy, water, and oxygen. These are the same things that degrade and destroy DNA without it being protected in a cell. DNA is needed to make a cell, a cell is needed to protect DNA. Then there is chirality, molecules can be left or right handed.. But if they are mixed up then DNA doesn’t make a cool double helix and you get no life. I won’t go into depth but a chain of DNA randomly forming is hilarious. And if it wasn’t a hilarious idea than life would have began on Earth more than once..

        Maybe you are one of the few but most Atheists are just as religious as everyone else often times even more so…

      • Dope

        Name one ”scientific evidence” that points to the necessity of the existence of a god like creature. If there is, I would really like to find it, I’m never against the idea, but I simply have never been presented with one good argument, let alone actual evidence.

        And that goes further when a argument is even semi-convincing, it doesn’t serve one specific god, but a general idea of god at best.

        And DNA, as anything else in biology is not ”random” formation where somehow things came together to form one perfect structure at one point in time. No structure is perfect, and every structure evolves. It’s a very bad comparison I’m about to make as technology and biology don’t really mix, but take the first telephone by Bell and today’s smartphones. A smarphone didn’t come about randomly, it’s existence was possible due to less advanced phones before it, those came from less advanced phones before those etc.. with time more information and knowledge enabled a better product. As I said, a bit of a bad analogy, but same is about evolution, a simple formation, getting new bits slowly (before you say ”but phone had to have an original creator, so do humans” I already said biology and technology don’t really mix well here because biological life is obviously able to live, grow and reproduce without having a visible guiding technician, while a piece of technology is just that, a dead piece of metal, plastic and silicone with no ability to interact in a ”living” manner with the environment as any living creatures do).

        About the world ”random” – it is used to describe deviations or mutations. Sometimes things happen and a human is born with 4 legs, 6 fingers on each hand etc.. that’s what’s called ”random mutation” in evolution. If such a feat enables one to survive better, then he’s more likely to reproduce and to have his offspring that will carry those genes.. and then after a long while there’s a bunch of 4 legged human running around, that adaptation allowing them to be better than previous humans, they slowly exterminate them and become the dominant species, and suddenly the only humans are the 4 legged ones (of course this is overly simplified, and 4 legs don’t really help humans as seen in a few cases that were born as such – but again, this is an illustration of what evolution is and what word ”random” really means).

      • Celz

        “Then there is chirality, molecules can be left or right handed.. But if they are mixed up then DNA doesn’t make a cool double helix and you get no life.”

        “Life relies on energy (usually light which includes UV), water (facilitates chemical reactions), and oxygen (oxidation). These are the same things that degrade and destroy DNA without it being protected in a cell.”

        You can start with the points above. But I also said that science can’t be used to prove God. That’s the point.. ANY belief system relies on FAITH. If you don’t have faith then you simply haven’t made up your mind one way or another. There is no other alternative because you can not prove or disprove God with science.

      • Dope

        I can start with those points, and I see no reason why they would prove the necessity of god. I suppose you meant how one depends on another. Even though there is currently no proper explanation on the very first life forms, I suppose one would say that DNA was before the cell and had different attributes, like being able to survive, over time it evolved to include a cell around it, and after some time the DNA itself lost the ability to survive without a cell to protect it, because it completely relied on the cell. Something like a human starting to use exoskeleton to do things easier, then after a while of constant use his muscle tissue, due to lack of use, degrades so much that he’s unable to walk without the exoskeleton he didn’t initially need. Of course, biology is far from my field and the best minds still haven’t solved the riddle of the first life, but at least they’re working to figure it out, and in time they probably will, just like the figured out Sun doesn’t revolve around a flat Earth and other things many religions were happy to tell people as the ultimate truth, before men knew better.

      • Celz

        Any assertion made that is not based on empirical evidence leans on faith. So either you are not sure if there God exists; or if you are sure then you are basing your assertion on your own personal faith because nothing outside of your own mind proved that statement. Once you began proving things with your own personal faith you start fulfilling many of the needs of a religion.

        So to recap either you are not sure God exists or not… Or you say that God doesn’t exist because you believe in fairytales, dragons, and other man made constructs…

      • Dope

        Semantics. There can never be empirical evidence that something nonexistant doesn’t exist. It’s a logical fallacy at it’s best. You can’t scientifically ”prove” something doesn’t exist. Only things that DO exist can be proven to exists (I think, therefore I am and such).

        But it isn’t rational to believe something exists just for the sake of it and then try to disprove it. In that case I could believe there are dragons and spend my whole life trying to find proof there aren’t dragons and I’d never find it. And I’d die believing they existed, yet never actually finding them. Same with god.

      • Celz

        It’s not semantics. You can’t say that God doesn’t exist or that believing in God is illogical because the same logic and faith that you use to doubt him is what’s used to believe in him. You can’t have it both ways. Every single one of your arguments can be used against you by changing the words around. That’s my point, I don’t seek to change your belief system. My whole point was that not believing in God is a belief system that requires faith and it satisfies the definition of a religion for most atheists.

      • Dope

        How does it require faith?

        We simply start with a null hypothesis which means: there isn’t until proven that there is.

        Simple as that. If I tell you there are flying sheep, it’s only logical for you to say: ”Until you provide evidence that there are indeed flying sheep, I won’t believe you”. Now just put god instead of a flying sheep.

        If we are to do the opposite, and assume something is true by default and then try to disprove it, then you should believe all gods, from all religions (and much more imaginary creatures as well) are real and try to disprove them one by one. How would that make sense, and why wouldn’t you believe in a hindu, muslim, jewish or any other god (assuming you’re a christian) when they have the same amount of evidence as the one you believe is real.

      • Celz

        “How does it require faith?”

        To come to ANY conclusion without evidence requires faith. Flying pigs or some type of creature related to animals are not a far comparison because we know all about animals and all types of related creatures. A closer comparison would be the big bang, dark matter, string theory. These are all theories that are suggested but not confirmed by science and most atheists believe in these theories (many religious people do as well). Since science can’t confirm these theories for me to deny them would mean I am basing my decision on something that is not proven.

        “We simply start with a null hypothesis which means: there isn’t until proven that there is.”

        If you have a null hypothesis then you are free to prefer one hypothesis but AS SOON AS YOU RULE OTHERS OUT you have relied on faith not evidence to make your decision.

        You may not agree with a deity but you can’t rule it out. That’s all I’m saying. If you are certain that God doesn’t exist you did not come to that conclusion from science, period. You came to that conclusion from something inside of you, and that is faith.

        Furthermore I’m not here to debate which religion is right this isn’t the forum for that. Recall I have never said you’re beliefs are wrong. Believing in scientific theories or any religion requires faith. I have faith so me believing in ridiculous things like Dark Matter and God at the same time sit just fine with me..

      • Dope

        I mentioned earlier science can’t prove that something DOESN’T exists. No one can prove that something doesn’t exist. Therefore one can never prove god doesn’t exist, so he will always remain a possibility, as will the invisible flying sheep in my room, because you can never disprove that there aren’t any.

        All I’m saying is we deal with reality, with what IS. We can assume there is something more than what there obviously is, but until we prove it, we shouldn’t be certain that there is like people are certain about god. ANYTHING you imagine becomes a possibility that it exists, but until
        proven to really exist, it’s only logical to assume it doesn’t,
        therefore I also assume no god exists, until proven otherwise.

        And we don’t know about all animals, new species are found all the time, though today it’s mostly insects or creatures that live deep in the ocean and such. But my sheep weren’t animals anyway, they are supernatural. As for the scientific stuff you mention, people who say ”Hey, there could have been an event, let’s call it big bang, some 14 billion years ago that started the expansion of universe” won’t blindly claim it is 100% true (except for maybe a few extremist atheists, but no relevant scientist would do such a thing).
        They start with an assumption based on previous knowledge or observation, then search for evidence to back it up, and only after enough evidence is present they declare that it’s something that actually happened.
        With god, people assume there is one, and declare it as truth, skipping the part where they actually try to find proof for the assumption. Until proof is found, it remains an unproven assumption for us atheists. If you want to believe it, your choice, I prefer to only believe proven ones.

      • Celz

        You’re circular arguments are hilarious. Bigfoot can be assumed to not exist because THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THAT HE EXISTED. You can not use the same logic with God. There is a mountain of evidence that proves beyond any doubt that our physics and science does not explain the physical world PERIOD. That is a fact and there is no debating it. Since our form of science contradicts itself and is full of holes there must be a GOD, a god like entity, or some form of super physics that we don’t have yet. That is indisputable. If you pick one of those three options over another that is your choice. IF YOU SAY ONE OF THOSE THREE OPTIONS DON”T EXIST IT IS FAITH, simply because you’re answer didn’t come from anything that can be proven in the natural world.

        Bigfoot rumors no evidence, giant animal tracks in the stone in North America is evidence. Do you see the difference? If you don’t believe in God then I assume you tell your atheist friends that the Big Bang and Dark Matter are all fairytales as well.

        If you believe with conviction that God doesn’t exist because there is no evidence then you automatically throw out all advance scientific theories. There is no way around it to deny the possibility that God exists requires faith, period; UNLESS YOU THROW OUT ALL ADVANCE SCIENTIFIC THEORIES WITH IT. Then you just are saying you don’t know, which still means you can’t say God doesn’t exist or these theories are false. This debate was fun, and it is evident that you are a man of great faith. Take care!

      • Dope

        Oh, so now you’re going to twist it and say ”assume to not exist”. It’s on a childish level of logic and maybe somewhere deep down you know that’s not how things work. But whatever, you obviously are willing to twist and bend any words just to fit them with your world view that there must be a god without any doubt. Do as you please.

      • Celz

        Don’t let one word stop you getting to the bigger picture. My point has never changed. To proclaim God does not exist requires faith since our level of science proves it is not adequate to explain the physical world. Again physics on every level from Quantum on up does not explain natural phenomena that is observable. That unexplained phenomena is evidence of something else. The only options are either some master form of physics that is incomprehensible by today’s brightest minds or a higher intelligence, period. Since no one could even begin to understand how either would work it takes faith to rule one out. I understand you don’t want to admit that, but it is true and the logic is simple enough to follow. It’s obvious you are following it, so I am done here. Have a great day, and keep your mind objective and open to all things..

      • Dope

        The unexplained phenomena is only evidence of the fact that we currently don’t know and can’t explain. It only proves how limited we are an nothing more. Go back in time and people didn’t understand even the most basic things we take for granted today, they didn’t know why there’s thunder and lightning, so they said: ”Oh yeah, I know why there’s that, that’s god Zeus throwing them on us for being disobedient”. They had no weather forecast so somebody ”smart” said: ”Hey, I know you dumb peasents, X god want’s the blood of a goat as sacrifice and then he’ll send us rain”.

        All the diseases, natural phenomena etc. that we understand today were unexplainable to us at one earlier point in time, and people always went with some form of a god creature as the explanation, and in the end they were explained without finding god behind it. An intellectually honest man, when faced with something new he doesn’t understand, will say: ”I don’t know at this time, I could propose any number of possible explanations, but until I test, check and prove something I must say I can’t really explain that”.

      • Celz

        The Big Bang caused the creation and expansion of the universe. That is something that I believe because I have faith, in both God and science. If you don’t have faith you have to view the Big Bang as a fairytale because science has disproved it.

        The universe is expanding at a faster rate than what is possible based on the laws of gravity and the mass in existence. Since scientists have faith they made up something caused Dark Matter. Dark Matter is physical matter that can not be seen or touch. The only way that Dark Matter can interact with regular matter is via gravity.

        So to recap the universe is expanding faster than what is possible via our set of physics which are used to predict countless experiments. So to make our set of physics work something was added to it, this something is impossible to view or interact directly the only way scientists now it exists is because it is needed for us to be here and we are here.

        Dark Matter is God neither one can be proven by science by definition. Both are believed to exist simply because without one or both of these our existence would not be possible. I suggest you look it up, I love science and for a business major my grasp and understanding of it is pretty good. Science disproves itself all throughout itself Dark Matter is just one example.

        If God is figment of someone’s imagination than so are the ideas that hold physics together.

      • Dope

        So you completely change the course of the discussion when you don’t know what to answer?

        All that I’ve already explained, science makes a hypothesis based on observation, but it doesn’t claim it as a fact before it goes trough a process of testing and finding evidence. Thus dark matter is a hypothesized construct that seemed plausible and is therefore being explored to confirm or falsify it.

        I only partially agree with the last sentence, both do come from a human mind, the difference being that scientific ideas are constantly tested and modified according to proof that comes from reality, while god is taken at face value without any proof and different cultures offer vastly different gods with the same conviction that they are right.

      • Celz

        The course has been the same, you can’t deny God without faith.

        Like you said “An intellectually honest man, when faced with something new he doesn’t understand, will say: ”I don’t know at this time, I could propose any number of possible explanations, but until I test, check and prove something I must say I can’t really explain that”.

        Take care brother

      • Dope

        To say: ”’I don’t understand why XY is happening” doesn’t require faith, it only requires honesty and humility. To say ”I know, there is this creature called god, and he did it” is based on faith because you don’t put forward any evidence for that explanation.

        Atheists simply say: ”Your explanation carries no evidence, so I don’t believe you unless you prove it”. And that is why atheism does NOT require faith. If it was otherwise, I suppose your disbelief that there are invisible flying sheep in my room also requires faith.

      • Celz

        You do realize the statement “I do not believe you” and “You are wrong” are two different things right? You do not need a reason to not believe me, the burden is on me to convince you. But for you to proclaim that I am wrong the burden is now on you to prove that.

        A true atheist may not believe in God but has not completely ruled God out because scientific evidence shows that something besides our form of physics is needed for the universe to have formed and to operate. Once you say God does not exist you are stating a fact, no longer an opinion, and that requires evidence or faith. There is no way around it..

      • Dope

        I don’t completely rule out anything. But just as you said in the first part of your comment it’s on you to prove your statement is correct, and I don’t need to believe it without good evidence.

        The thing about god is, it’s such an extraordinary claim that, without evidence being provided with it, it’s only natural to assume it is mos likely wrong as well (see, not ruling it out, just saying most likely) and act as such.

        If I told you I played golf and got the ball in a hole with a single strike from a mile away, you would most probably think it’s most likely a lie, because it’s so extraordinary that there’s a very slim chance it’s true, and I provide no evidence beyond my own word that I did it. You’d simply take it as as me bragging and telling lies. And that’s how we take god, not as bragging and telling lies, but as nothing more than someone talking about something they have no proof to really back it up.

      • Celz

        I agree with your first paragraph. I am not trying to prove God exists that requires faith. If you truly have no faith then would be impossible for you to fully believe or deny God or advanced physics. That’s all I’m saying, most atheists have completely ruled out God and totally believe that physics is on the right track. It takes faith to fully believe anything that is a theory period, by definition theories are ideas that are supported by some evidence but not proven. So if you haven’t ruled anything out but are leaning to no God then I would agree you aren’t using faith.

        However, you said God is an extraordinary claim, the thing is advanced physics has all of the same logic issues that God has. I believe God created physics or was created himself by physics, so any issues you have can be applied to advanced physics.

        How can you know God exists if science can’t detect it, how can Dark Matter exist if science can’t detect it.

        How can God exist outside of time, how can time start when there was no time when it started.

        If God made the universe what made God, what made the Big Bang.

        Even the concept of motion and infinity doesn’t make sense.. A mile has the same number of points in it as a trillion miles. That literally doesn’t make sense but it’s true.

        Our reality is more expansive than our logic, so any answer to reality will be illogical even if it doesn’t involve God.

      • Dope

        We’ve both agreed that science is still in it’s infancy, dark matter still basically a hypothesized matter that is far from being explained, and it may even be replaced completely as a concept once we learn more (so far I understand they detect it by looking at it’s influence, just like we can’t see the wind but we can see how it moves a flag, so we know there’s wind at work – something like that basically).

        The point is, yes out knowledge is very, very limited. After all, we’ve only had real scientific work for a few hundred years, and computer assisted research for about 50 years. We’re still very far from understanding even our own planet, let alone the rest of the universe. But we shouldn’t assume anything, just explore with an open mind and see where it takes us and what we find. To me god hypothesis sound too extraordinary to be true, especially the part where he interacted with humans thousands of years ago, but doesn’t bother to do so today when we have much better ways of spreading information other than one person telling another directly. But if we happen to stumble upon such an explanation, or after death I’m proven wrong.. let it be so. It’s just that taking that hypothesis as a fact without proper proof is detrimental to one’s search for true understanding.

      • Celz

        We’ve both agreed that science is still in it’s infancy, dark matter still basically a hypothesized matter that is far from being explained, and it may even be replaced completely as a concept once we learn more (so far I understand they detect it by looking at it’s influence, just like we can’t see the wind but we can see how it moves a flag, so we know there’s wind at work – something like that basically).

        That’s all I’m getting at people (not saying you) wholeheartedly believe in scientific theories that have no backing and laugh at someone for being religious. The only proof that Dark Matter exists is because what is observed in the universe is breaking the laws of gravity. Since breaking laws of physics should be impossible Dark Matter is a possible way to keep what is observed inline with what has already been scientifically proved. God is the same thing exactly.

        You’re a smart dude I learned alot talking with you.

      • Dope

        As I said in the previous comment, people should never take anything wholeheartedly, even if it’s from science, because science also makes mistakes since it often starts with an assumption that it tries to test and understand later. But there are many who take any unproven scientific assumption as a fact immediately and are willing to blindly defend it, and that is always bad as one should always be willing to admit that his position may very well be wrong.

      • Dope

        Not sure if my first answer disappeared or what, so I’m writing again – sorry for double answer if it happens so.

        As far as I understand (and I barely understand to be honest) dark matter is observed trough it’s influence, like we can’t see wind but we can see it’s influence on a flag.. but still that’s more of a hypothesized thing so it’s not important here.

        We can both agree science is still in it’s infancy. It’s only been around in true scientific form for a few hundred years, and in about last 50 years we’ve had the help of computers with calculations and simulations that a human would have a hard time doing on it’s own.

        So there’s a lot to explore and learn still, we don’t even know that much about planet earth, let alone the rest of the universe. But taking one claim, be it yet unproven scientific theory or god, and considering it as complete and ultimate truth is detrimental to our search for true understanding. Maybe it is true, but maybe it isn’t, and for thousands of years most people just took it as granted that is was gods who provided sun, rain, moon and stars and took no action to try and understand them better because they had their answer and were happy to live with it. Only those who weren’t happy with that answer bothered to explore and understand more about the world.

        Same can happen in science when one is blindly following his assumption thinking it must be true. It happens occasionally, but the scientific approach of everyone being able to check whether you’re correct or not makes it much easier for such flaws to be corrected. In religion different people can never prove the other wrong, therefore one can never be ruled out and we ended up with a bunch of different god explanations.

        Summarized: No answer, apart from those clearly proven to be true, should ever be taken as a hard fact and everything should be subjected to scrutiny, because only with a open mind and no dogmas we can truly try to understand the world. I choose no to believe the god hypothesis is true simply because most things that people once thought were gods work were explained without god, so that hypothesis has a bad track record when we tested it in reality, and such claims that repeatedly fail are usually best considered untrue.

      • Dope

        We discover world slowly, we can’t grasp it all at once. Science itself is only in it’s infancy, having been around properly for only a few hundred years, and using computers to do calculations and simulations that a man could never do for only about 50 years.

        The point is, we are understanding the world, slowly, but understanding it, which is better than having one answer and considering it the ultimate truth and living happy with it. For thousands of years people listened to their religious leaders and thought sun, rain, moon and stars are just the work of gods, and lived with it. A few who weren’t satisfied with that explanation and wanted to understand the world are the ones who advanced humanity as a whole enabling us to predict weather, calculate night an day intervals, sail the seas etc.. which were foundations for the science as we know it today that gave us things that would make people from a few hundred years ago look at us as gods if they had a chance to see us.

        As soon as you take any one answer as a complete fact and the ultimate truth that can’t be changed, that becomes detrimental to your search for understanding. Even in science that happens when one considers his theory true without the right evidence, then later alter the evidence to match the theory. But in science that can be corrected since it’s an open field for everyone to come with evidence and have it scrutinized. What makes religion more harmful is the fact that there can never be a consensus where one option is agreed to be false and removed, because there is no evidence for either one.
        And that’s also another reason, besides just starting from a null hypothesis, why I don’t think there is a god. That’s one hypothesis that has never produced any evidence that it is correct and when something is tested many times and doesn’t give results you can either have faith you’re right or give up and say it’s wrong, and that’s my feeling for god hypothesis and why I say there isn’t one. Of course, always ready to change my opinion when new evidence appears.

      • ghettogov

        You don’t believe in intelligent design at all? We have intelligence…We must originate from an even higher intelligence right? Being an atheist is tough….agnostic maybe but atheist?

      • 5% Hov

        Pantheism > Atheist. IMO

        However…
        Agnostic is just fancy word for “non thinker” or “too polite to call religious ppl crazy”

      • nah it just means I admit I don’t know

      • 5% Hov

        No one “kNOWs”… that’s why they are called “beliefs”

      • ghettogov

        So you don’t believe in intelligent design at all? We have intelligence so wouldn’t it make sense that we were given this by a higher intelligence ? Being an atheist is tough…agnostic i could understand but Atheist?

      • Dope

        In that case I would wonder what gave that higher intelligence it’s intelligence? A Super-Higher Intelligence? See the problem here?

      • ghettogov

        So are you saying that the creation of a whole universe was entirely random? Order cannot be created by chaos I think you are just anti-religion. What is your definition of God anyway?

      • Dope

        No, I don’t know how universe came to be. For all purposes I choose to believe it always existed in one form or another (if universe is taken as all of matter and energy within it, not it’s shape) but as I already said, nobody knows, so that’s just what seems sensible. And universe is NOT order, it is complete chaos of things flying around and only due to vastness of it there aren’t many big collisions these days.

        As for my definition of god, it is what most religions tell it is, a fully intelligent, sentinent being that somehow has superpowers to do whatever he wishes (though it’s powers are limited in case of non-abrahamic gods), but for all purposes I define it with unlimited powers.

      • ghettogov

        You gotta lotta soul searching to do brother hope you find the answers you looking for…if you are open minded i could refer you to some old texts that might make you think about your current position peace…I consider myself as being somebody who is usually always a skeptic but i changed alot due to searching for the truth….

      • Dope

        I’ve been doing that for about 8 years now, NOTHING I’ve read in any religion, and I’ve tried to explore the big ones as much as I could back in the day, came even close to convincing me that I should believe they somehow got their truth from a higher being than humans. And mind you, as almost everyone in the world as a kid they did put me in religion, and I did believe. But then I grew up, started asking questions about things that seemed completely illogical to come from a godly creature, and nobody had any good answers beyond ”god knows best” or how it’s part of his mysterious plans and other poor excuses.

      • Celz

        Realest ish right there Bro. He isn’t really trying to debate the tough questions. He won’t admit that it is possible for God to exist when science points to something greater having an influence over the natural world. How can you rule out God if you don’t know what it is?

      • Weedras

        See the theory of emergence… where from chaos order ensues… look it up there’s even a doc on PBS..

      • 5% Hov

        Just quickly.
        Ur definition of the word Religion is Flawed.
        Hence why your confused. Rectify your understanding and save us all weeks of debating a flawed theory.

        Atheism cannot be and would be impossible to describe as a religion.

        A Theist (one with no theory) – is the opposite of a Theist (one with a theory)

        Very simple.

      • Celz

        You gave the definition for Atheism and said my definition of religion was flawed. That’s called a strawman argument. Further more I have never met an Atheist that didn’t have a theory. So I guess I did save you a few weeks… But I digress..

      • 5% Hov

        By definition – u can’t be an Atheist if you have a theory.
        Very simpe. Semantics wouldnt help u.

      • Celz

        That’s my point exactly. Most atheists have a theory. And they state their theory as fact without evidence to back it. So they are relying on faith to make their assertions. That’s all I’m saying..

      • 5% Hov

        “So they are relying on faith to make their assertions” LOL … NO

        More Semantics. Whatever bro.

      • Celz

        So you can make a claim with no theory? Lol In what world does that work in lol..

      • 5% Hov

        Atheists dont make any claims that is the point.

      • Celz

        They shouldn’t but many do.. State theories as fact, believe in aliens, etc etc etc.. That’s my point many atheists have faith and a belief system.. That’s all I’m sayin nothin more nothin less..

      • Celz

        Also Jainism does not believe in any diety or creator and it is a relgion..

      • 5% Hov

        who mentioned Jainism>?

      • Celz

        Don’t change ya comments on me my G.. Not cool..

      • LOL atheism is not a religion.A religion needs to believe in a diety. the word itself means A theist .Non theistic.science is not a belief it’s facts proven by studies and experiments multiple times.

      • Celz

        Lol the faith is strong in this one.. Most atheists use their belief system as a religion. Maybe you should start with an intro world religions class my G..

      • Celz

        And facts and experiments aren’t even certain how bicycles balance let alone how chemical reactions can give way to conscious thought. Chemistry follows equations based on molecular physics right? Science derives answers from repeating and observing natural phenomena and then recording the results right? Well if you’re brain is based on chemistry and chemical equations how can the brain’s chemistry decide to change itself, in effect changing the answers to it’s own equation at will.

        It is not logical to assume that free will which is literally your brain’s chemistry changing itself was derived from a chemical reaction. If you don’t believe in God that’s your OPINION, therefore it’s not science therefore it relies on faith which is what religion is based on. That’s all I’m saying. It’s not that hard to follow..

      • Mark Olford

        Well I think its the opposite, life äint””complex, humans just make it seem complex to control it, when in fact all the answers are inside us just ask yourself a question and their usually is an answer….we just don’t like the answer and try and make it something else….

      • Celz

        I don’t mean how to live your life. I mean the mechanics behind your brain’s chemistry, how Earth is perfect for sustaining life but apparently a bad environment for starting life since it only happened once, then if Earth is a bad environment for starting life how did it happen.

        Understating how the physical universe operates is an impossible task that is outside of human comprehension.

    • 5% Hov

      “sneak racism”

      Cmon dog – as opposed to actual racism throughout known history.
      I agree with the rest tho. Up voted

  • wickedjones

    What offends me is that Jesus has a Perm. So maybe the show is suppose to be offensive.

    • 5% Hov

      maybe.///

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  • “The image of a “Black Messiah” has always been controversial in this country.” …>> puts this debate on a whole different level. While I think BJ is He-Larry-Us….the Truth minister makes some extremely valid points as usual.

    “I was watching the controversial, “Hunger Strike” episode of The Boondocks earlier today , where “Huey Freeman” went to war against Black Entertainment Television for plotting to destroy the black community via it’s questionable programming. Are you holding the Adult Swim/Comedy Network to a different standard?”

    ^^ Kinda spoiled the whole show for me, and I was planning on watching it, but..
    >>In Charlie Murphy’s voice : “We gotta do better!”

    I hope Mr. Mgruder uses Black Jesus to really take it there on a social & economic level…while making us laugh our hearts out!

    PEACE!

    • John Q. Public

      great episode. right up there with the MLK episode

      • 5% Hov

        O fo sure.

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  • 5% Hov

    “and become dumbed down to nothing more than a lawn jockey on the front yard of Ted Turner’s plantation.”

    The writer is playing devils advocate.

    #CRABSXBUCKET….. another “black-hack” on “talented-black” hate crime

    over scrutiny of this kind before the show even airs is just a weak crab mentality.

    • Truth Minista pulls no punches.

    • Judah Nazayar

      This 5% herb is a whiteman. or this guy is the new 2015 Porchmonkey 6000 gt..wid quad pipes and shucklebuck skin interior

      • 5% Hov

        How Sway? Im no more white than you are a Hebrew.
        FOH

  • John Q. Public

    Boondocks was terrible this season.

    Just checked Youtube to checkout the trailer for Black Jesus and I think the point is a crazy dude running around who “thinks” he is Jesus. Not actual black Jesus. Looks like it could be funny.

    • 5% Hov

      *is funny.

    • it wasn’t bad actually.I thought it would be but it was alright

      • John Q. Public

        of the 4 seasons it was by far the worst. Season 3 had some memorable ones like “Black President”, “Booty Warrior”, “Pause”, “Smokin wit Cigarettes”… the only episode in season 4 that was memorable to me was the Freedom Riders one.

        Maybe it wasn’t terrible, but it was mediocre to a once great show. They need McGruder back

  • Judah Nazayar

    GREAT READ Brother MINISTER!!
    SHALOM! sorry our ppl areso bathsalted out.. they dont care about adult shit.
    Our men today are nothing more than a bunch of fuccin children..stupid, immature and degenerate= not at all a threat to the establishment and its attacks on us.
    Why cant there be a new hitler..who can gas these niggas off??

    • hoeyuno

      You on here daily argueing with random people about dumb shit and babbling like an old drunk vet….lets not even start with your fitted hat babble …

  • We black people are just dumbfucks. Instead of trying to solve the problem
    we continue bragging with what we don’t own. We do not have our own TV networks.
    Even if they pay Diddy or Oprah to make us believe otherwise. Church is big business
    and manipulation and they use the idea of a black jesus just to keep us glued to the same channel. Wishful thinking. A person called Jesus never existed. It’s just a story
    written into a book. Aaron Mg Gruder has all rights to be doing what he is doing.
    Why not break some taboos to make people think. It does not matter if he gets his
    spot on the Adult swim network. BET won’t show it. They just want to exploit black
    people not show anything which makes us think beyond our 4 blocks world.
    keep the black people consumers. Willing to sacrifice anything for the latest trends
    and consumer products. Open your eyes. 无洗脑的黑人.

    • 5% Hov

      “We black people are just dumbfucks.”

      Speak for yaself but not me brother.

    • Mark Olford

      I believe Jesus was here once, but what they have taught us about his work has been totally changed and manipulated….

  • it’s obvious aaron is way over alot of black folks heads. despite what many may think the brother is encouraging people to think. it also places Jesus in an modern environment and basically how our people treats him. i don’t see why everyone is getting all upset, half of yall don’t even read the word and wouldn’t understand a spiritual principle if it slapped you in the face on adult swim son.

  • plsDontreply

    You religious people make me sick…

    • Mark Olford

      Its as bad as the crack epidemic

  • ytman

    I’m excited for Black Jesus and I know this will be one of Mcgruder’s best.

    What you can’t do is judge something like this by a 30 second tv-spot. You couldn’t explain any of the deeper points to a Boondock’s episode with just the commercial, why would this be any different?

    In Mcgruder we trust.

  • chicagostyl

    Black Jesus looks like it’s gunna be funny….what Minister Paul Scott needs to be worried about the plight of his people, not a TV show that’s ” mostly for white people”
    PS….who would Google “Black Jesus” and expect to see an accurate depiction of such a person?

  • ciscoNoDrink

    @PaulScott Did you see the show? Drop the criticiism and analysis after the show has aired. C’mon son.

    • 5% Hov

      Preach

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  • Black Jesus in the youtube skits is way more straight comedy than satire,but maybe the show will shed some light on religion and the black community.if it’s funny it’s funny and if it’s offensive,even better.let’s see what he does before we jump the gun.

  • Linkz

    but why throw black children into this when its clearly for “adult swim” or am i missing something ????

  • Randy

    I want commend Mr. Mcgruder on his latest project Black Jesus looks to be hilarious and a good way for one to relieve oneself from the existential suffering of religion. Mr. Mcgruder if you do read this I have a idea I could see only you bringing to life, and the sophisticated controversy would have audiences talking.

  • Papi Peligro

    Dear Minister of the Colonial Religion that put you in bondage

    DONT RUIN THIS FOR ME.

    • SwampThang

      And he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death #slavemasters. ~Exodus 21:16

      • Papi Peligro

        Hmm too bad they didn’t read that verse. Well actually the Muslims stoled them. Then sold them to the Christians. So technically the Christians didn’t steal them. They just bought stolen goods.

  • golder1

    Judging a show byy a clip is ignorance. And believing that those dont think like u live on a plantation shows your stupidity.

  • ursocalledgod

    FOH! religion is the most profitable business on the planet for good reason. people like you mr min lead the sheep to do whatever you tell them to get into ” heaven” and avoid “hell” smh the whole jesus bs was a story stolen from the Egyptians along with a bunch of stories and tales from the bible. mcgruder knows this. which is why hes doing this. it looks funny I hope it is.

  • Miles Watson Taylor

    ? how does someone on one hand commend The Boondocks for awesome satire, then complain about a show that is obviously going to be a satire? I’m just saying looks like the exact same kind of comedy the Boondocks had. Shit looks hilarious

    • Weedras

      he doesn’t appreciate that most of the satirical material is aimed at religion…

      • Miles Watson Taylor

        Yeah but the Boondocks show poked fun at religion all the time like Huey’s rant about the true meaning of Christmas. The comics did even more so lol
        “But it was boooorrrrinnggg, Huey. You’re just blah, blah, gay sex, blah, blah, Christmas!”

      • Weedras

        Good point! lets not even talk about the comics because most of them hopped on when the show came out.. lol! In the Comics Huey is far more of a blunt asshole than he is in the show…

  • AlbertoRipRon

    You never read the Boondocks comics which was more hard hitting. Huey wasn’t nice in that comics but the show made it more accessible to other people so they won’t be offended.

    In the end, Aaron McGruder is making commentary on how he sees things. The message is embedded in the satire of Black Jesus.

  • BulldogCG

    This where the black religious hold us back in my opinion. I care nothing for the whole Jesus mythology myself, and actually think as blacks in America we should reject it and anything remotely related to Christianity. I think maybe that is McGruders’ point, but of course religious people won’t like it, black or white, as the writer of this pointed out, unwittingly, about how himself and “christian right” are more connected than he would have you believe. Religion in general causes more harm than good. Black should be the religion.

    • Weedras

      Well said, religion instead of enlightening most turns them into dumb sheep…

    • The_Good_Life

      “Religion in general causes more harm than good.” Ironic that Nero, Alexander, Stalin, Hitler, Kim Jong I’ll, Sadam said the same thing. All the religious wars in history won’t equal to half the lives these dudes are responsible for taking. But then you might be right, lets get religion totally out the way and increase the free sex, the drug using and dealing, horde all the money we can, gun your best friend down over a rap beef , keep the peace with a big war machine and not give a eff cause were all gone die and theirs nothing after death.

      “This is where the black religious hold us back in my opinion.” MLK disagrees with your opinion and so do I.

      • Chris M

        Please check your history. Millions have died for the religious causes and they still do today. Stalin, Hitler, and others you mentioned are child’s play compared to those who have died because of religion. For years religion has taught us to divide not unite. Religion was used to keep slaves in check during slavery and its still happening today. Break free from mental slavery. If you want to have a relationship with your god…cool. You dont need religion to do that.

      • The_Good_Life

        Check my history. You joking right. If you had followed your own advice about checking history, you would have realized your error. 90% of the wars fought in history was for resources (gold, spices land, slaves etc). There where multiple crusades from 1050 AD to 1250. That 200 years of fighting that only added up to 2 mill, some say 5 mill and that’s being generous to your argument. Hitler’s backyard Bar B Q was 6 mill and that’s separate from his invasions. No need for me to add the other dudes I mention.

        Islam is only 1600 years old so that’s only 1600 year window for Jews, Christians and Muslims to get they scrap on. What about the 25000 years before that. What, the Egyptians, Babylonian, Persians, Medes, Aztecs, Mayans, Ho and Ming dynasties was fighting for religion.

        Last but not least, religion cannot keep anybody in check. It is the threat of violence, murder, rape and mutilation by way of the sword, the gun, the whip and the noose that kept slaves in check and even that failed. You think bringing a bunch of people from africa to a little Baptist church in GA can convince them to work for free for 400 years???

  • Ryan Cole

    The author obviously never saw, and therefore never got to see the point of, the Black Jesus skits that were on YouTube back in 2008. I’m pretty sure McGruder isn’t gonna make an embarrassing show.

    • Ashlei Mayadia

      Yes!! I watched the bids on YouTube back then and loved it!! It was funny and with a social context. Put on your critical thinking caps!. I’m no theologian, but didn’t Jesus of the Bible hang with the people? The regular folx, not the elite? The vids from 2008 where great and made you contemplate WWJD now? Now just one episode, has aired, and with the Boondocks, Aaron sharednHeuys consciousness more and more each episode, and I hope, with the intelligence that Aaron has showed in the past will come through this satirical look at Black Jesus. (Plays the “Jesus is my N***a” video ciculating social media made by some crazy country church trying to reach the people too)

  • Junior Ichi Gunnz

    MY BROTHER’S AND SISTER’S PLEASE GIVE THANKS FOR THE THINGS WE CAN AND CANNOT DUE IN THIS PLACE WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN TO LIVE.AND THANK GOD WE CAN FINALLY HAVE FUN WITH THE JESUS THAT SOME OF US PRAY TO.
    YOUR GOD IS NOT MY GOD CAUSE THE SHIT MY GOD GOT ME GOING THROUGH I NEED TO TO LAUGH AT SOMEBODY IN THE FAMILY AND IF IT’S THE MIDDLE MAN WELL SO LET IT BE.MY GOD WILL DEAL WITH ME AND MY SIN FOR WATCHING SUCH A SHOW.BESIDES WHY YOU NOT MAD AT B.E.T FOR NOT PUSHING A BLACK JESUS?

  • Papi Peligro

    Editorial why all the editorials about race. Where’s the jobs editorial. Where’s the voting editorial. Current event. I mean middle east is in a socio and political paradigm shift and all we talking about is race. Russia blowing up planes all we talking about is race. US and Japan starting a space army all we talking about is race. Gobekli Tepe kills THE NOAH’S flood theory yeap all we talking about is race.

    • MadRespect06

      Yeah hip-hop gotta expand mentally as a community. I know in my circle we talk about world events and movements. But you have to wonder if this is why our music is lacking so much in content these days…..There is real shit going on outside period.

  • Miles Watson Taylor

    “Excuse me. Everyone, I have a brief announcement to make. Jesus was black, Ronald Reagan was the devil, and the government is lying about 9-11. Thank you for your time and good night.”
    Huey Freeman

    • gemine

      You’re not funny, now go to bed and let the grown folks talk!

      • skobms

        Last time I quote the Boondocks in a post about the BOONDOCKS!
        Why don’t you read what the articles about instead of being nasty on the internet.

  • Jay

    Good Letter. Your only flaw is that Jesus never endorsed slavery. Or I wouldn’t be a Christian. On another note, I’m ont offended that a Black guy is protraying Jesus. I’m offended that someone period is portraying Jesus in a negative light. Hard to bash a guy who’s montra wast to help the poor, healed the sick, and save people from sin.

    • the first slave ship to reach the Americas was called “Jesus”. 2ndly, Europe had all the bibles and the people had all the land when they reached the shores. Now the people have all the bibles and the rich Europeans have all the land. 3rd, Black folk wouldn’t have had the right to be able to read the bible if there weren’t so many justifications for slavery in it, including telling the enslaved to obey their earthly master as if he were God. If you want to do something great w/ white privilege or otherwise non-Black privilege, understand that it’s not special that you’re “not offended” that a “Black guy” is playing Jesus, know that popes in Europe are praying to the Black Madonna b/c they know Jesus was Black. All of the religions come from Kemet (Egypt) and Jesus’ name is Heru. In fact, throughout history, Jesus has been played by white guys; the “hair like wool and skin like burnt brass” described in the bible aint European hair and skin. Question everything you have been taught

      • The_Good_Life

        I’m still trying to find where Jay said that Jesus was white.

      • 1twothree4

        Jay is a self hating Nigga.

    • 1twothree4

      What the heck is ‘montra’???

  • The_Good_Life

    Entertainment is god to some folk. I always catch flak for saying that I hated boondocks. This is even worse. I never understood people, black or white, promoting madness then calling it art. The corporations and the powers that be suppress your real history, then spend millions to shove this madness to your face and y’all gobble it up like fried chicken. These corporation know that all they got to do is dumb ya azz down and you will never be competition cause you too busy ke ke keing in front of the idiot box. Peace to all the dudes who know what time it is and don’t allow themselves or their children to get sucked into the madness…

    • Lord Saltsworth McGinty III

      Art is sometimes subversive. Simply because you don’t understand or like it doesn’t not mean that it isn’t art.

  • I agree. “What he said,” lol. Good old Western politics as usual: destroy the black community culturally in order to advance the white community economically. Good job Ted Turner….Good job!

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  • Larry Syid Wright

    Adult Swim Jesus: This is how stupid we are.
    We mock our lord and savior. You can believe the white Christians, Jews
    or Muslim nation would not allow this to happen. Once again read what I
    am saying it all makes sense. The best way to destroy
    the black life line is to destroy the only thing they had to depend on
    to keep us mentally safe was black religion. Our faith and fear of God
    has been totally removed from our blood and this is why we’re so messed
    up. We will fight to the finish to keep Kings legacy alive but let some
    network talk some uneducated black man into totally disrespecting our
    brother. What person would even take that role. Anyone that is part of
    this bull will pay in a bad way trust me on that. When someone is bamboozled into mocking and disrespecting Jesus it just took my way of thinking to
    another level. As a follower of Allah it is not just the christian job
    to stand against this wrong, but anyone who has a true love for GOD.
    Jesus and Muhammad both were messengers for GOD and if we demand respect
    for Muhammad we should demand that same type of respect for Jesus.

  • chosenxeno

    Definitely agree with that Kanye shot. His music was soooooo black when he was starting out. Now he’s on some high fashion shit.

    • Ryan Cole

      Kanye is desperately trying to get into massa’s house. Tries to be on some field ni99a shit until he sees a door open to fit in with white people.

  • gcide

    This show is only as powerful as you make it. It’s entertainment a person with common sense would know that this doesn’t define a race and it’s a JOKE. It’s more shit going on in the world and a tv show isn’t gonna make a difference. Stand up for the next generation do your part to make sure you’re ready when it’s time and reach as many as you can. It’s just a tv show…The kkk is still around kids dying everyday and people tripping of blacc Jesus show?

  • skobms

    Has anyone actually watched this show yet? Or is everyone still hating it based on the trailer? I only got to see a little bit =/

    • MadRespect06

      As long as you don’t take stuff to seriously then the show should be no
      problem. If you can watch the Boondocks then this isn’t any different.

      • Miles Watson Taylor

        Thats what it looked like haha

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  • You Got Me Hott Out Here!!

    There’s a lot of anti-chrisitan lingo in hip hop. This is a hip hop website, yet you don’t ever speak out about that. Ironic.

  • ruvunja

    An Open Letter to The Rza, from a true Wu-tang Fan

    Dear Rza aka Ruler-Zig-Zag-Zig-Allah aka Bobby Digital aka The Abbot aka Rza-rector,

    It is with nothing but the utmost respect and appreciation that I am writing to you in the first place. The world has heard the Clan’s two singles “Keep Watch” and Ron O’Neal” and I must point out that surely you may have observed that the response has been lacklustre and somewhat lukewarm, if even that. In a nutshell, after a hiatus without a Clan album, we the fans deserve far better than you are currently giving us. What happened to “breaking through,like the Wu,unexpectedly”? The first three albums were out of the box and in a niche of their own, they did not pander to mainstream rap and trends at that time. They set they’re own trends and lanes, this is what set apart Wu-tang from any other form of music out. And now you want to give us songs with an R&b singer on the hook, very cheesy and simply out of place hooks at that.
    I was first introduced to rap by my elder brother who always played his music really loud straight home from school. The year was 1995 and I was 10 years old. I clearly remember the first time I heard Wu-tang though. I was playing football outside in the courtyard when I heard this strange hypnotic melody wafting through the air. The piano loop was simple but amazing, I had never and have not ever again heard something like that whenn it comes to first time musical experiences. The tinkle of the piano, the hard drums and the steady plodding bass made me forget all about soccer and I ran inside to ask my brother what the hell he was playing. The song was none other than “Duel of the Iron Mic” by Gza. To this day that memory is forever ingrained in my brain, the lyrics are etched against a wall in my mind. I fell in love with hip-hop that day and have not looked back since.
    Fast forward to 2014, since 8 Diagrams we’ve heard Chamber Music (which was fantastic) and Legendary Weapons. They both had live sample based instrumentation and in my opinion Chamber Music came off waaay better. You have chosen to call the new album A Better Tomorrow, when I heard this the song with the same title off of Wu-tang Forever immediately came to mind. That track remains a classic gem, I’ve often wondered why it wasn’t released as a single with its own video. I heard Ron O’Neal and cringed upon hearing singing about cheddar and whatnot. There is infinite potential in each of us and with nine guys in the best rap group of all time you guys can do better than Why are Jay Z fans happy? Because from time to time he still makes music for the fans regardless of his artistic direction at that particular given point in time. The same goes for other rap acts. The truth of the matter here is that when it comes to Clan albums,Wu-tang fans have been shortchanged since Iron Flag came out. Experimentation is all well and good, live instrumentation is the way of the future. but Rza you have to make your fans happy. Do not forget about us. If this is to be Wu-tang Clan’s final curtain call MAKE YOUR FANS PROUD to rock that W and wave it in the air to prove that Wu-tang really is forever! Give the Wu-elemnts a chance to have some production input into the final album, make it an all inclusive project, there are so many great rapper and producers who were inspired by your production, let them have a chance to pay tribute for the final album.
    That way, there really WILL be a better tomorrow, not just for rap, not just for music, but for the whole world. Especially the children.

    Wu-tang Forever
    A true fan till the end

  • IROC

    True Buffonery at its best just shows how some will do anything for a little fame this devil throwing a little change at a starving bunch of people whom he has dressed our men in women clothes and turn our women out and promotes drug dealing and murder music as acceptable to our youth ,Wake up !!!!!!!!!!

  • Ryan Cole

    This show is funny and makes valid social and religious commentary. Its not any mockery.