Creativity, a religion that sounds like something I could get behind, after all who doesn’t want a little creativity, that is until I found out what it was really about and who was behind it. Founded in 1973 by Ben Klassen (inventor of the wall mounted can opener), Creativity is a nontheistic, ethnocentric “religion” that aims for a revolution in values, and a rejection of societies principles as they stand. To put it another way, it is anti-semitic, racists and anti-Christian.
“We call our religion Creativity, and members thereof, Creators, because, we believe these words, in essence, best describe the characteristic soul of the White Race.”The term “creator” does not refer to any deity.” – Nature’s Eternal Religion
There are 16 commandments regarding conduct and 5 Fundamental Beliefs. There are also 14 recommended points of Salubrious living which deal with a members diet and healthy lifestyle. Guidelines for behavior and ideals to strive for include; placing a high value on honor and self-respect, being eager and optimistic, inquisitive and adventurous. However, their Golden Rule is – What is Good for the White Race is the highest virtue and what is bad for the white race is the ultimate sin.
Creativity rejects the supernatural, space exploration, the hereafter including, of course, heaven and hell. Adopting the phrase “racial socialism” to describe the religions political ideology, Klassen denied that Creativity was a rehash of Nazi-ism.
Believing that nature is governed by law and the laws of nature which is for the inner-segregation of the species and it’s goal is the conversion of at least half of all White people on the face of the earth.
It’s website questions why such White races as the Greeks, Romans and Egyptians did not embrace the natural laws of the White race. Of course Egyptians, for the most part, were not White, so that might have been one reason.
Their website explains that the Creativity Movement is a Professional, Non-Violent, Progressive Pro-White Religion who promotes White Civil Rights, White Self-Determination, and White Liberation via 100% legal activism. While they claim to not promote, tolerate, nor incite illegal activity: Mathew Hale, the third Pontifex Maximus (high priest), is serving a 40 year prison sentence for conspiring to kill a judge.
If you thought Creativity was strange, the Nuwaubian Nation is downright bizarre. Founded by Dwight York, a former member of the musical groups Jackie and the Starlights, Passion and the Students, whose “ministry” began in the late 60’s. Originally centered around quasi-Islamic ideas he later moved to an Ancient Egypt theme, mixing ideas of black nationalism, cryptozoology, UFO religions and conspiracy theory. York was also involved in founding many Black organizations in New York City, changing their, and his name frequently.
Moving to Georgia to escape prosecution in New York, “Dr. York” built new headquarters in Eatonton, naming it Tama-Re. There he started claiming to be part of the Washitaw Nation, as well as the Moors (due to the Prehistoric migration to the new world) and called themselves the Yamassee Native American Moors of the Creek Nation.
Under the name “Nayya: Malachi Zodok York-El” he published The Holy Tablets (a.k.a. the “Nuwaubian Bible”) in 1996, for which he claims divine inspiration, and in which he calls himself a messiah figure, expounding a UFO religion surrounding the “planet Rizq”, according to which himself as well as pharaoh Ramesses II were extraterrestrials.
During the early 2000s Nuwaubian gained some local political influence in Putnum County Georgia where they put up their own candidates associated with the Republican Party. Mayor Bob Young of Augusta Georgia issued a proclamation expressing sympathy with York’s movement and teachings of black supremacism.
While the Nuwaubian ideas on race are often contradictory and based on many different racial origin myths but it is best summed up with this:
“The Caucasian has not been chosen to lead the world. They lack true emotions in their creation. We never intended them to be peaceful. They were bred to be killers, with low reproduction levels and a short life span. What you call Negroid was to live 1,000 years each and the other humans 120 years. But the warrior seed of Caucasians only 60 years. They were only created to fight other invading races, to protect the God race Negroids. But they went insane, lost control when they were left unattended. They were never to taste blood. They did, and their true nature came out.… Because their reproduction levels were cut short, their sexual organs were made the smallest so that the female of their race will want to breed with Negroids to breed themselves out of existence after 6,000 years. It took 600 years to breed them, part man and part beast.”
There are way too many more strange ideas that have been attributed to the Nuwaubian Nation and it could be said that they out crazied the crazies of Creativity. And it seems the leaders of both religions have suffered the same fate.
During the 1990’s Nuwaubian teachings had a definite influence on hip hop and black subculture. York himself has been honored by such groups as the Wu Tang Clan and Killah Priest. In 2002 York was arrested and charged with over 100 counts of sexually molesting children although the true extent of his crimes is well over 1000. In a strange twist of fate, or perhaps justice, York serves out his life sentence in the same prison as Mathew Hale.