I feeling is that I overs the Ible as a spiritual text, but the Modern King James Bible is a Eurocentric invention - those that put it together had their own selfish agendas and left out parts of IStory in its construction. The Dead Sea Scrolls, The Apocrypha are missing chunks and when I read the Ible, I read for I FullStory not a diluted, partial translation.
The European interpretation of this Bible has had catastrophic effects on how the world looks at Black people; that's why the people nah know Selassie I as King Almighty. For those African people that reject it (I'm speaking very generally of African people across the Motherland not only KMT philosophy); they look at their own ancestral line and look at the religious system that they had, the connection to the earth and Creator of the Earth that these practices had. I'm not approving of some of the oppressive practices of these traditional beliefs but what I am saying is that The Bible was the tool of cultural destruction so it can never be easy for people to read the Book as a source; our minds have been heavily brainwashed.
If you also look at the Bible as the only source, then I you miss alot of things; what did our incients who lived in this time that Ible was written, read as spiritual guidance? How is it that the Falasha Jews, the Lemba Jews of Southern Africa, the Igbo Jews etc follow the practices of the The Torah yet they never had it in their hands to read? We come from an oral culture where things are passed down through memory and practice, where humanity is a lived concept enshrined in the culture rather than something taught.
Regarding the curse of Ham; the 14th Century paintings of people like Hans Burgkmair, Filippo Piagetta and travel narratives of people like Durer and Bartolomaus Springer are what constructed the image of Black people as savages. The pictures were illustrations in these books and when placed against the Bible, it made it seem as though these 'savage' were the cursed ones. Anne Catherine Emmerich, a German Catholic nun/saint who was claimed to have visions and the stigmata wounds wrote this:
" I saw the curse pronounced by Noah upon Ham moving toward the latter like a black cloud and obscuring him. His skin lost its whiteness, he grew darker. His sin was the sin of sacrilege, the sin of one who would forcibly enter the Ark of the Covenant. I saw a most corrupt race descend from Ham and sink deeper and deeper in darkness. I see that the black, idolatrous, stupid nations are the descendants of Ham. Their color is due, not to the rays of the sun, but to the dark source whence those degraded races sprang"
It's not clear-cut to say those who reject the Bible are pagans, but also overs the long and complicated IStory of IPeople, we have come from far and seen many things in this life and been subjected to many things, but still we stand firm.
Praises to the King, Selasse I