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What draws people to the M.O.C.A.?

I was recently asked why are people drawn to the Moorish Orthodox Church of America? I think that people are drawn to the M.O.C.A. because it is the only place were you can truly be you and be accepted by others. Most of us who found this wonderful spirit are the outcasts then ones that didn’t buy all the dogmatic crap that we were being force-fed. We are the seekers the truth diggers the ones that no one else wanted, or people that just want a spirituality that doesn’t preach to them.
The Moorish Orthodox Church is unlike all others because you make up your own mind about what you want to believe and what you want to accept. Some are more Islamic, some Christian, others are very Jewish and still you have you Buddhist thinkers, platonic philosophers and everything in between. As Buddha said “Don’t believe because someone told you to believe because it works for you.” The only thing mandatory is that you abide by the pillars of faith, which are Love, Truth, Peace, Freedom, Justice, and Beauty. You use to have to have an EL or Bey in your name but that too has changed allowing people to take their Moorish name from whatever speaks to them the most. You don’t even have to give up a religion in order to be a member all you have to do is declare yourself a Moor and that’s all there is to it.
If you do your research you will find that The M.O.C.A. does have roots mostly Islamic roots through Noble Drew Ali and the Moorish Science Temple of America. But as far as how Islamic it is for you are up to you as Hakim Bey said, “The M.O.C.A. is a reflection of the individual”. So as you meet other Moors appreciate them as they are and accept them as they are because that is the Moorish way.
Shalom to you all


4 Responses to “What draws people to the M.O.C.A.?”

  1. sichere sportwetten Good post, thanks. Do you have a Youtube account?

  2. An intriguing discussion is worth comment. I feel which you need to write a lot more on this subject, it may well not be a taboo topic but typically folks are not enough to speak on such topics. Towards the next. Cheers

  3. Reblogged this on Abdul Batin Bey and commented:

    My own point of View

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