Gods and Spirituality
Gods before Yahweh (Jehovah), Jesus (Trinity), and Allah
Of course, Moshiite (Judaism adherents), Christians, and Moslems, Islamists, Mohammedans claim that their monotheistic gods have always existed. We only have to delve into history to find the truth.
To begin, we state that all gods have been created by men and look like men and women in their physical forms.
Since we know from history and science that Africans lived in Africa long before Mohammed and his god, we can say that there were African gods or deities who that are older than Allah.
Every culture has recognized the existence of an awesome creator. Even atheists, when challenged, agree that there is a possible existence of an intelligent being because evolution cannot explain all the complex systems in place in the universe at the macro and micro levels that enable a harmonious operation and existence. Who is behind that intelligence is usually the question of debate.
So in all the primitive and not so-primitive cultures, humankind has created a system of acknowledgment of this supreme intelligence and called it spirituality.
All cultural groups in Africa, there is the recognition of a Supreme Deity with subsidiary subordinate deities. Africans have various forms of acknowledging the power and benevolence of these external entities who play a part in their lives. These entities include our dead ancestors, whom we believe have transformed as protectors of the living and intercessors between the living and the gods. Africans have always honored their gods and their ancestors by pouring of libation – with alcohol or water and sacrifice – animals, vegetables, and food.
This has been an age-long practice.
For example, there were more than 200 deities and gods recognized in the ancient African kingdom of Kemet (present-day Egypt). A few are as follows:
Aten (representing the Power or Force behind the Sun)
King Akhenaton recognized that life on earth depended on the sun, therefore there must be a force, god, or power that enables the sun to provide constant energy for the existence life. He determined that this Force, Power, Energy must be recognized and worshipped as a God.
Maat (Goddess of Morality)
Ma’at was the representation of moral and physical law. Some scholars consider her the most important goddess of Ancient Egypt. Ma’at’s worship spread throughout Egypt because she helped judge the dead.
Among all the multitude of Egyptian deities, the god Amun was considered to be the king of the gods, a supreme creator-god. He was the ancient Egyptian god of fertility and life.
Other countries equated Amun with their own deities:
- Egyptians equated him with the god Min.
- The Greeks equated Amun with Zeus.
- The Romans equated him with Jupiter.
Over time, the Egyptians combined Amun with Ra to form Amun-Ra. Alternate spellings of this name include Amen-Ra, Amon-Ra, Amon-Re, Amun-Re and Ammon-Ra. Egyptians referred to Amun-Ra as “one one” and “no second” because they considered him the supreme god.