Kwanzaa is an American ethnic-cultural holiday week, December 26-January 1 each year, honoring universal African-American heritage and culture.
If you have ever participated in or observed this holiday, please share about that. If not, how would you relate to the holiday, if you would or could?
(For history and information, click on the link above to Wikipedia.)
Don’t recollect ever encountering it before today.
I like the first 6 principles of the day, but view the 7th as a particularly nasty virus that infects many minds and is particularly difficult to disinfect.
It seems far more beneficial for our collective safety and security to teach people to be sceptical of everything, rather than having faith in anything. Faith is, by any definition, the suspension of questioning. To me, suspension of questioning is a particularly dangerous thing. Questioning is like the antivirus filter of our minds, it allows us to check incoming ideas, and update our paradigms as required to deal with new circumstances, and new levels of awareness. Faith must, at some level, fix us to a particular paradigm, and limit everything as a result.
It seems to me that possibility space is an open system, infinite in many different dimensions.
And any excuse for a holiday.
Science seems to indicate that we all have African roots if we go back far enough – so it applies to everyone, black white or brindle.