You all know that His Holiness, George Augustus Stallings, Jr., Patriarch and Founder of the AACC or Imani African American Catholic Congregation is an excommunicated heretic. So, is Archbishop Milingo going to join him? Let’s find out what the AACC believes.
Here is their version of the "Nicene" Creed (ehem… this is not the Nicene Creed). Do you detect anything wrong? Read carefully. And oh… how many Creeds have an elipsis and [ ]. I have given emphasis to some of the best parts.
We believe in one God, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, only begotten Son of God – God from God, Light from Light, True God from True God, begotten not made, one in being with God through whom – all things were made both in heaven and on earth. We acknowledge Christ as the True Truth, the Way, and Abundant Life. We believe that Christ is mighty to save and strong to deliver. For all of humankind and for our liberation, [God] came down from the heavens, divested of the… preexistent glory, became flesh, took on the form of a slave, and humbled Himself in obedience.
His birth was the work of the Holy Spirit through the Virgin Mary and He became a person and lived among us. We believe that in the salvific act of Jesus Christ, God radically identified with us — the transcendent became temporal, the infinite interrupted the finite, and the Beyond entered into our midst. Ours problems are His problems, our sorrows are His sorrows, and our joys are His joys. We believe that Christ being found in the fashion of a person, accepted the will of God for His life, was crucified under Pontius Pilate, suffered, and was buried. On the third day, He arose again according to the Scriptures. He ascended into Heaven and is seated at the right hand of God. [God] will come again as promised, to judge the living and the dead, and [God’s] kingdom will have no end. We believe that God has highly exalted Him and that at the name of Jesus, every knee must bow and every tongue must confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God. We believe in the ‘Holy Spirit who as our Guide, Inspiration, Comforter, and Giver of Live proceeds from the Mother-I’ Father and the Son and is worshipped and glorified with them. We believe that when the Holy Spirit is present in our lives we have power to be "stand fast" … in the liberty wherewith Christ has set us free."
We believe that just as the Holy Spirit has spoken through the prophets, the Holy Spirit is still revealing to all of us anew the will, the way, the witness, and the work of the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe in One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church as a manifestation of the brotherhood and sisterhood of all people under the Motherhood and Fatherhood of God. We believe in the communion of saints, we acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins and we look with joyful hope to the resurrection of the dead and life of the world to come. Amen.
On the other hand they are open to the Koran!
Of the Holy Qur’an
We believe that with the eyes and hear of a soul filled with live for Jesus Christ and with the search for truth, at] those who undertake the study of the Holy Qur’an (The Holy Book of Islam) and the figure of its prophet will realize that the Lord and His Mercy make their presence felt in the message of the Holy Qur’an and in Mohammed’s spirit.
We believe that like the Holy Bible, the entire message of the Holy Qur’an is a recall to God. This call is constantly repeated: “And you will all return to Him” We believe that human life, according to both the Holy Qur’an and the Holy Bible, is nothing else but a “path toward God "
We read in the Holy Qur’an: "In the name of God; the Merciful and the Most Compassionate. Praise be to God; the Lord of all the worlds. The Most Compassionate and the Most Merciful, Master of the Day of Judgment. Thee do we serve and Thee do we beseech for help. Guide us on the right path, the path of those upon whom Those hath bestowed favors, not those upon whom wrath is brought down, nor those who go astray." (The Opening 1: 1-7)
You should believe in God and His Messenger, and strive hard in God’s way with your wealth and your lives. That is better for you, did you know! He will forgive you your Sins and cause you to enter Gardens wherein rivers flow, and goodly dwellings in Garden of Perpetuity — that is the mighty achievement 0 you who believe, be helpers in the cause of God; as Jesus, son of Mary, said to the disciples: ‘Who are my helpers in the cause of God ", (The Ranks 61:11-12,.14)
We believe that since Islam is really the Abrahamitic Mystery of the descendants of Ishmael (Abraham’s 1st son). Then it must have an actual, though mysterious, relationship to the Mystery of Christ. We believe that the Holy Qur’an can be interpreted and understood in the light of Christ and ofO1ristian Revelation. Therefore, we accept the Holy Qur’an as a Holy Book of Faith that sheds light and meaning to the Mystery of Life. We believe that the Holy Qur’an shares with us true knowledge of God and self.
My heavens. Who wrote this tripe? But wait! There’s more. Have you ever wondered how to celebrate KWANZAA properly?
Of the Nguzo Saba
We believe as a people redeemed by the Blood of Jesus, we are called to live out that liberation as a KWANZAA PEOPLE. We believe mat the NGUZO Saba (the seven principles/values) of which the African American’s Holiday Kwanzaa is based is projected as a minimum moral set of African values that we need in order to rebuild and strengthen the family, community, culture and Church. Through the daily living of these values, we become a self-conscious force in the struggle to control our destiny.
We believe that as a people deeply rooted in our culture, we will be able, with Jesus, to break the chains of suffering, oppression, and death. We believe that as we re-affirm and re-store our authentic African heritage and culture, we will realize True Liberation:
(Unity): "to strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation, race and humanity. " (‘7hat all may be one as’ you, Mother-Father, are in me, and I in you…I pray that they be one in us. "John 17:21)
(Self-Determination): "to define ourselves, name ourselves and speak for ourselves instead of being defined, named and spoken for by others." ("When God. in the beginning, – created man and woman, God made [them) subject to [their) own free choice…Sirach 15: 14)
UJIMA (Collective Work and Responsibility): "to build together and maintain our community together and to make our brothers’ and sisters’ problems our problems and to solve them together and to celebrate our brothers’ and sisters’ joys." ("make my joy complete by your unanimity, possessing the one love, united in spirit and ideals. Never act out of rivalry or conceit… rather, let all parties think humbly of others and superior to themselves, each of you looking to others’ interests rather than to [thy} own." Philippians 2:2-4)
UJAMMA (Co-Operative Economics): "to build and maintain our own stores shops, institutions and other businesses and to profit together from them.” ("that though Jesus was rich, yet He for your sakes became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich… For I do not mean that others should be eased and you burdened…but by an equality, that now at this time your abundance may supply their lack, ‘that their abundance also may supply your lack be equality- that there may be equality." 2nd Corinthians 8:9, 13-14)
NIA (Purpose) "to make as our collective vocation, the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.” (And to some, His gift was that they should be apostles; to some, pastors and teachers; so that the saints together make a unity in the work of service, building up the Body of Christ. In this way, we are all to come to unity in our faith and in our knowledge of the Son of God until we come the perfect Person, fully mature with the fullness of Christ Himself" Ephesians 4:11-13)
KUUMBA (Creativity): "to do always as much as we can, in the way we can in order to leave community more beautiful than we inherited it. " ("They gathered their brothers [sisters) together, then sanctified themselves, and in accordance with the Words of Yahweh, they began purifying the Temple of Yahweh." 2nd Corinthians 29:15)
IMANI (Faith): "to believe with all our hearts, minds, and spirits in our parents, teachers, leaders, our people and our God and the righteousness and victory of our struggle." "Faith is confident assurance, concerning what we hope for, and conviction about things we do not see.” (Hebrews 1:1-2)
We are a KWANZAA people and Jesus… er um… pretty much everything is our name!
Hey! this can help us understand the progressivists’ foundation liturigcal song! Kumbaya Everyone!