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  •  Go Harry Jackson! (2+ / 0-)
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    progresso, millwood

    The more people like you get air time, the more religionists will just leave it all behind and join the "nones" when it comes to religion.

    I still wonder why African Americans don't recognize the fact that they are Christians because the slave owners fed their ancestors the "you'll get your reward in heaven" crap to placate them?

    •  I have always wondered why African Americans.... (2+ / 0-)
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      Fishtroller01, The Nose

      would adopt a religion that came with a "how to" guide on slavery.

      The most perfect political community is one in which the middle class is in control, and outnumbers both of the other classes. Aristotle

      by progresso on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 07:18:53 AM PST

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      •  Even "Jesus" didn't condemn slavery (1+ / 0-)
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        The Nose

        despite the fact that it was a big part of the world at that time.  He just referred to it to make theological points.  In fact there were a lot of social issues/injustices this character didn't comment on. Kind of odd for a figure considered by liberal Christians to be the model community activist.

      •  good Lord...SOME...many...most African Americans (0+ / 0-)

        adopted Christianity. Not all of them.

      •  Which race hasn't been enslaved at some time (0+ / 0-)

        throughout history?

        And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Matthew 10:28 KJV

        by looking and listening on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 11:37:01 AM PST

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      •  because (3+ / 0-)

        "back then" "church" was about the safest place Blacks could congregate without being attacked. The "church" gave them a social and support network, through very hard times, and the hymns they sang and the focus of the old sermons on hope, forgiveness, acceptance, and deliverance, reflect that.  The services tended towards getting the congregation's hope renewed, and gave them a source of strength to carry through the next week.  In short, the  black churches were the bedrock of the old black communities. And, I might add, their view of God was more in line with the teachings of Jesus - love, community, forgiveness, hope, and helping each other.

        "Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government" T. Jefferson

        by azureblue on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 11:55:19 AM PST

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