The Judeo-Christian tradition is based on the Bible, and I have argued in Distorted Truths, that the Bible hides a cunning anti-Afrikanism. The Bible triumphs monotheism, yet Kemet (the country that incubated Greek philosophy, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) and her people had a complex system of worship that included a Supreme Being, whose powers were departmentalize and executed through various forces, powers or systems; similar to the way that our body is one, a unit, but maintained through a series of systems, i.e., digestive, circulatory, nervous, excretory, etc.
Hence, the Bible’s greatest triumph, that of monotheism, violates Afrikan thought. But, this is a superficial or puerile look at what is really happening. What is really happening, is monotheism was an attack on the matrifocal basis of Afrikan society. In Afrikan culture, the Divine was conceived as masculine and feminine, a unity. This conceptualization allowed both men and women to see the Divine in themselves, whereas monotheism, with its one male Deity, is exclusive and denies divine femininity. This would have a devastating effect of the history of women in societies that accepted monotheism.
The Bible continues in its anti-Afrikanism through the punishment of Adam after he eats the forbidden fruit—he was forced to become a farmer! This may seem innocuous but this pejorative attitude towards husbandry is reinforced later in the Cain and Abel incident, where the herder kills the farmer. Why is this anti-Afrikan? Because Diop has established that farming or husbandry was the primary economic-cultural paradigm of Afrikan societies, as opposed to herding, which was the primary activity of the people that derived from the Eurasian steppes. This is all coded language that Biblical writers consciously created to establishment themselves and their way of life at the center of creation.
The Bible also goes against the grain of Afrikan societies with its stress on sharing and communalism. After Cain kills Abel and God inquires about Abel, Cain retorts, “Am I my brothers’ keeper,” implying that he was not: but in Afrika—YOU ARE YOUR BROTHER’S KEEPER! We see in biblical mythology that the herder and his worldview are victorious time and time again over the farmer. What is my point—which it is impossible to adopt an anti-Afrikan worldview and believe that it has no impact on your culture, even if that view or attitude is subconscious. The best way to avoid such confusion is to return to our worldview. Hey, I trust my ancestors more than I do some European or Arab strangers bearing gifts.