Christians, Racism and Slavery

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Throughout many a post here on this site, I’ve brought up time and time again that bible based views are often prone to racism and political contamination. Political christianity has given rise to faith based slave ownership, faith based backing of violence against other races and so on. Christians often react to this… but let’s look at Franklin Graham’s poster child of Christianity, Donald Trump….

Last night Donald Trump was holding an interview with CBS News. A variety of current affairs issues were raised with the president, including the confederate flag. To which the President stated that the Confederate Flag is a right of free speech. Yet the president apparently doesn’t support “free speech” of protestors, like when he ordered the aggressive removal of protestors so he could get a photo in front of a church. Why would the president be against the free speech of protestors but for free speech when it identifies with the icons of slavery and hatred against non-white people? Because pandering to christian racists.

When asked about the intolerance of the symbol, he seemed to shrug it off. Then the President minimized African Americans killed by police, saying “more white people are killed by police.” That’s a misguided statement. The only reason that data is true is because there are more white people to African Americans in the country. When the data is analyzed, normalizing the population sizes, African Americans have a higher chance (3x higher) to be killed by police than a white person.

Despite having a token African American supporter (Kanye West), Trump team is standing in the swamp of racism and getting support from Evangelists like Franklin Graham and Jerry Falwell Jr.

Let’s just call them what they are… racists. They may not be the KKK type of racist, wearing their bigotry openly, but when a supporter of racism attempts to distract the negative comments of the president, they are in league with this type of thinking.

Biblical Slavery

Consider the simple truth that the god of the christian bible micro-managed every decision people made. He controlled when they worshiped, how they worshiped, how they should do an animal sacrifice, who they were allowed to have sex with, on what day they would not work, and even their personal hygiene (circumcision).

Yet this micro-managing god said nothing against slavery.

NOTHING. Not one verse in the Bible condemns the act of making a slave. In fact it’s the opposite:

“Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ.” (Ephesians 6:5)

A slave, according to Paul of the New Testament, should obey their masters as a christian would obey christ. In other words, treat your master like he’s your god.

Can you believe that shit? That’s in Kanye’s “holy book.” No wonder he bends his knees to worship is masters.

There is in fact not one reason an African American should be a Christian. The very act is an act against Individualism and personal Sovereignty. It is an action of slave mindedness. It is the act of “learning one’s place.”

While a moderate Christian might be able to spin up a tale of cherry picked verses to contradict this view, do not loose sight that their own book a) Never condemned slavery and b) told slaves to obey their masters.

Some will say that the Bible is about love. That god loved everyone regardless of race. There are verses that pretend to say this, but the relationship between their god and humanity has never been one of love. It was about rape in the name of god, murder in the name of god, and god regretting humanity as a whole.

Literal followers of the Bible are more prone to racism than anyone else. Their faith relies on a lack of reasoning, in favor of raw emotion… with a doctrine that can be cherry picked to defend hatred, racism and mass murder.

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