Church and Young people

Churches need to stop lying to themselves when they say they want more young people in their congregations. Churches really don’t want young people—-lets be honest, because young people represent change; which happens to be the six letter word that churches fear more than the devil.
Young people would rock the foundation of churches (metaphorically speaking), with their openness to new ideas and alternative way of life. Young adults are wanted in all institutions because they are unafraid to try new things, bend the rules, and question the status quo. The latter implies that if churches welcomes young people into their religionist institutions, then churches would have to also accept homosexuality, womens rights, and accountability for pedophilia. you, a millennial, would you accept old men molesting small children??
Although, I would like to be naively optimistic, I know that churches are not ready to contemplate the above aforementioned. because if they did, then they would no longer be based on tradition. if young people are rolling and strolling in and out of churches, mosques, or synagogues; that particular institution would be forever changing as well. which brings us around the corner of the thesis–“young people represent change; which happens to be the six letter word that churches fear more than the devil.”
In conclusion, old and new does not stay married together for long—soon, the latter would have to decouple the former because he or she is too radical and forever evolving.

Uncomfortable With The Idea Of Whiteness

While at my JFK meeting today, I felt uncomfortable with all the white people around me who had no idea of the turmoil that was happening in Ferguson, MO. Too often, this Euro-centric society gives us tokenism—-exceptions in their all white institutions—-instead of mass acceptance, but that doesn’t solve anything, especially my feeling of cultural insignificance.

During the blabbing of one of the speakers—I just sat in my chair upset at what was happening in Ferguson, Missouri; The slaying of an 18-year-old unarmed black man named Michael Brown by a white police officer, whom was reportedly, yelling at Mr. Brown to walk on the sidewalk instead of the street before he shot him 6 times.

I ask, when will the killing of unarmed black men, every two weeks by a white police officers, stop? not to long ago–just the yesteryear, 17-year-old Travon Martin was shot by a white man, 16-year-old Kimani Grey was shot 7 times by a white police officer, Kendrec Mcdade, 19-year-old college student was shot and killed by a white police officer, Timothy Russell was shot and killed after white police officers fired 137 rounds into his car—and the list goes on and on.

As the speaker continued blabbing, I kept saying to myself “my people are dying.” Unbeknownst, to the true nature of my obvious discontent—-the people around me felt uncomfortable because I wasn’t being a happy negro. Fuck that, I am going to let my frustration and discontent over a society that protects white police officers who murder unarmed black people, show, and if the benefactors of white privilege feels uncomfortable about that—then that’s too bad.

écrivain incognito

I may look like any average Kemit american—-with my brown skin and kinky hair—Mais je suis un écrivain indisguise. Un jour mon couvercle sera grillé- – -peut-être, à un ami volontairement ou dans une cabine de téléphone, accidentellement- – -comme j’essaie de changer en “écrivain incognito.”