Author Explains Why, How ‘Jesus Worship’ Emasculates and Devalues Black Manhood

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Christopher Bell Jr. pens ‘The Black Clergy’s Misguided Worship Leadership’

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Jesus worship is equivalent to ‘white male worship’ and it is detrimental to the mental and emotional health of black people and emasculating and devaluing to black manhood

“‘Jesus worship’ is equivalent to ‘white male worship’ and it is detrimental to the mental and emotional health of black people and emasculating and devaluing to black manhood,” argues Christopher Bell Jr. in his recent book, “The Black Clergy's Misguided Worship Leadership: No More Idol Gods for Black People” (published by Trafford Publishing).

In this book, Dr. Bell cites cogent educational and behavioral reasons to explain why and how the glorification and worship of the ancient, Roman-made, white male Christian idol Jesus Christ is not only idolatrous, but that such worship subliminally makes black people complicit in their own psychological oppression. He states that the black clergy must initiate a “new” Christianity that espouses worshipping only God and views Jesus Christ as a human being and Jewish prophet.

Dr. Bell argues that the “new” Christianity is a crucial intellectual and cultural transformation that black people must undertake if they are to ever gain religious enlightenment and psychological liberation from the damaging effects of their white male worshipping folkways; such an enlightenment and liberation will lead to the downward mediation of the high rates of recalcitrance, anti-social temperaments and violence among many young black men and a reduction in their plight and plunge toward incarceration.

Praise for “The Black Clergy’s Misguided Worship Leadership”:

“Christopher Bell, Jr. has written a bold, powerful, and courageous book that has been waiting for someone to write. The book demonstrates that only an Afrocentric approach that unlocks the potential of the African person can make an effective transformation in the lives of black people. No white Jesus can save black folk; we are essentially on our own.”

— Molefi Kete Asante, Ph.D., author, “An Afrocentric Manifesto,” professor, Department of African American Studies, Temple University

About the Author
Christopher Bell Jr., Ed.D., Major, U.S. Army (retired), is a long-time observer and analyst of the motivational and behavioral effects of religious educational programs on black people. For more information, visit

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