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I am the community service committee co-chair for my organization at my campus and I wanted to know if asking XYZ sorority to collaborate with us for a community service event would be a good idea? Btw my chair and I are both interested in XYZ sorority.
Divine Love Answer:
There’s no harm in asking to collab! It gets the word out about both orgs & you’re giving back.
What is your stance on ex members of BGLOs who have denounced their membership under the stance that it conflicts with being Christian? They claim the scared rituals, pledges, and oaths are contradicting to the word of God, that there are many forms of idolatry rampant throughout Greek letter organizations, etc. I ask this because I for many years have wanted to be a part of a BLGO for an array of reasons but stumbling upon these videos and articles am interested to hear what Greeks have to say.
Divine Love Answer:
To your first question, if they denounce for whatever reason it is their choice. I feel that by denouncing they are belittling Christ. In other words, they are saying Christ is to too small or weak to see through or protect them. In addition, they are saying they know Gods plan for us and it does not include Greek life. This was one of the arguments made in the beginning of the Civil rights movement where Churches refused to aid Greek organizations and other nonmember because it wasn’t God’s plan. How they know what Gods plan is beyond me but what I know is look at what has changed as a result of the movement. To me it seems like the exmember think they have found something beneficial and decided that their exbrother or sisters don’t deserve it.
Our organizations have never claimed to be religious, at the very most we are agnostic. As a result we have members of varying faiths. I have never been coerced or asked to do anything that is against my faith nor has any Brother that I am aware of a lot of them are theologians and many are well known. I have Christian Brothers who don’t participate in certain fraternal activities because it goes against their teaching but that is okay.
The second part of your question. Our rituals are designed for the pledges to understand where they fit in the world we live in. It is to show them that a lot of things may seem impossible till it is done. It is to show them how vulnerable they are and how something’s the outcome of things isn’t up to them. It is to stress the importance of staying together and relying on each other. Ever wondered why Greeks tend to push through things. It is because we learn to eliminate and try all possibilities before we give up. I can’t begin to tell you how many Christians quit right before the achieve what they are looking for and say, God doesn’t want this for me when in actuality they give up forgetting that Greater is he who is in me than in the world.
Here is a question, Communion is a ritual. In the 67 Bible verses that talk about it how many say it is a requirement? Can having a meal be considered communion or do we have to do the whole wine and bread ritual.
From the cell phone you have to the college you attend everything you do in this world requires a pledge or and oath of some sort. They call is a contract, or confidentiality agreement, or a commitment letter. Try getting a job or surviving without one. We cant. Even Churches that exmembers attend required them to take an oath or testify. But for some reason those things are okay because it is Christian themed.
Idolatry. They symbols we use have meaning. They are a reminder of our process. Here is a question. What is the point of the cross. There are 33 verses about the cross and none of them have Christ saying we should worship it. And yet we Christians do. Unless my teachings are wrong, I do know Christ rose again on the third day so why are we venerating the cross? How about the churches that have special angelic symbols? Isn’t that idol worship or is it okay because it is Christian.
Those Videos. I would like you to do the research on the Bible versus they quote. I want you to read the whole chapter, look at the context. Are the misquoting or are they telling half-truths? I did I found some glaring holes. I know based on Job, that Satan can never do anything without Gods says so. How they know where the antichrist is going to come from when the 100 bible versus talking about him says no one knows who he is or where he would come from but we will know by his deeds. In my org, NO BROTHER IS ABOVE ANOTHER. Even the President is respected but not above the org. so the antichrist will have to convince ALL of us to blindly follow him. Unlikely to happen.
Some also blatantly lie or they recite what they heard from someone else. And the running theme is there is something even more secret that the members don’t know. Here is the thing. We are a HUGE family that loves to talk. TRUST ME if there was something more secret we would ALL know by now.
Also, isn’t writing these articles and videos a form of vanity. And wouldn’t it be more effective from with the organization where members are more likely to hear you out. I just wish they will show what Christ is like rather than try to be his defender. He doesn’t need them. His deeds speak for themselves
What I will advise you to do is pray about it? Talk to members who are Christian and Greek. Who knows your pastor may be one. I know I have learned more about being a Christian from my Org. and Brothers than from the Christians I know. I question the Bible more than I do and have realized that a lot churches don’t give voice to their members. What the pastor says is what EVERY one does? God didn’t make us to be followers but a lot of Christians do.
When will DST be off of moratorium?
Divine Love Answer:
When Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated feels they have accomplished what they wanted to.
Has anyone read "Disciplining Women: Alpha Kappa Alpha, Black Counterpublics, and the Cultural Politics of Black Sororities" or "Everything to know about AKA" ? I just ordered "The Divine Nine: the history of African American Frat. & Sor." book, but i didn't know if the books on Alpha Kappa Alpha were okay.