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By Steve Biko

On twelfth September 1977, Steve Biko was once murdered in his criminal phone. He was once basically 31, yet his imaginative and prescient and aura - captured during this selection of his paintings - had already remodeled the time table of South African politics. This e-book covers the fundamental philosophy of black realization, Bantustans, African tradition, the institutional church and Western involvement in apartheid.

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They constantly urge the people to find fault in themselves and by so doing detract from the essence of the struggle in which the people are involved. Deprived of spiritual content, the black people read the bible with a gullibility that is shocking. While they sing in a chorus of "mea culpa" they are joined by white groups who sing a different version---"tua culpa". The anachronism of a well-meaning God who allows people to suffer continually under an obviously immoral system is not lost to young blacks who continue to drop out of Church by the hundreds.

Therefore I see the real value of the Labour Party being in galvanising its forces now, organising them and pulling out of the Coloured Representative Council together with the support of all the Coloured people. The longer they stay in the CRC, the more they risk being irrelevant. "Pull out and do what"? this is the next question. There is a lot of community work that needs to be done in promoting a spirit of self-reliance and black consciousness among all black people in South Africa. This is what the Labour Party should resort to doing.

It seeks to demonstrate the absurdity of the assumption by whites that "ancestor worship" was necessarily a superstition and that Christianity is a scientific religion. While basing itself on the Christian message, black theology seeks to show that Christianity is an adaptable religion that fits in with the cultural situation of the people to whom it is imparted. Black theology seeks to depict Jesus as a fighting God who saw the exchange of Roman money---the [Page 32 ] oppressor's coinage---in His father's temple as so sacrilegious that it merited a violent reaction from Him---the Son of Man.

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