Ghetto Religiosity 2000
Third Millenium Liberation
About the Book
Ghetto Religiosity 2000 is the first of a three-part series. It is the result of Mr. Amani's many years of study and disillusionment with organized religion. Often angry and filled with ebonics and gangsta language, the author's quest is to reach those who have been removed from religion... those of us who have seen the church and the preacher manipulate the laity for their own selfish filthy lucre. If you're looking to read a watered-down "Jesus loves the world" text, this is not for you! This book is a hardcore, tellin'-it-like-it-is, new-jack, diatribe on the errors of Judeo-Christian Thought.
WHO SHALL MAKE IT PLAIN?
WHO SHALL TEACH THE YOUTH?
WHO SHALL SET THEM FREE?
—Khalil Amani, a religious gangsta
Khalil Amani is a native of Miami, Florida where he was baptized at the age of seven into the Baptist Church. After high school, Khalil was introduced to Black Nationalism, fraternal brotherhood, Freemasonry, the Nation of Islam, and the Five Percent Nation. None of these held his attention until he was introduced to the Nation of Yahweh where he joined and quickly rose to the rank of Elder.
By age 23, Khalil headed the Temple of Yahweh in Newark, New Jersey. After five years and the realization that he was part of a murderous cult, headed by a man claiming to be God, he left the sect in search of his identity and the true meaning of religion. Left spiritually devastated by this experience, Khalil resorted to the street-life where he indulged in every vice, from selling drugs to becoming an exotic dancer to stick-up man to womanizer. Finally, Khalil became the "Unofficial Spokesman" for ex-members of the Yahweh cult and testified against the man he once called father. For this he had to enter the Witness Protection Program. This brotha has been through some sect!
At the University of Nebraska at Omaha, he majored in Black Studies and Religion and graduated from San Diego Mesa College, San Diego, California with a degree in English.
About the Author
Khalil Amani is the author of six books with iuniverse.com. He has been featured in the LA Times, Spin Magazine, Straight Stuntin Magazine and many. many Internet sites. His forte is hip-hop and spirituality, specializing in gay & lesbian hip-hop. He currently blogs at Hoodgrownonline.com, Khalilamani.ning.com, Outhiphop.com, Gaymusicrevolution.com.