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BLACK AMERICANS DON'T HAVE A PLACE TO SEEK GOD

BLACK AMERICANS DON'T HAVE A PLACE TO SEEK GOD

The Jews have the Western Wall, Hebrew Ha-Kotel Ha-Maʿaravi, also called Wailing Wall, in the Old City of Jerusalem, a place of prayer and pilgrimage sacred to the Jewish people. It is the only remains of the Second Temple of Jerusalem, held to be uniquely holy by the ancient Jews and destroyed by the Romans in 70 CE. It is a place the Jews have always poured their hearts out to God. The Muslims have the Hajj an annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, the holiest city for Muslims, and a mandatory religious duty for Muslims that must be carried out at least once in their lifetime by all. The Hajj is a demonstration of the solidarity of the Muslim people, and their submission to God (Allah).

Black Americans who have carried the weight of the world have been a people who have not had a place to seek God outside of their home or church. There are no places Black Americans can go that has a divine presence of God, no wall or Mecca, no place for peace.

Black Americans have no universal wall of peace and no place to commune with God in silence. The church is the poorest place for God's presence because he cannot speak over the noise and fanfair. The Hindus and Buddhists have silent temples short of vocal proclamations from a minister and with solitude for the worshiper to talk to God in silence. The Catholic church keeps their doors open for those who want to commune with God in silence. Wouldn't it be better if African Americans could have a religion like the Quakers where the order of service is not planned in advance, is predominantly silent, and may include unprepared vocal ministry from those present.

What is there to regenerate ourselves with God instead of a voiceferious sermon. Where is our wall our Hajj to God. It should be some place other than the church. Why can't there be a place of silence between us and God.