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    in America at the time of the Civil War was a blacksmith who tended horses for the Union Army. The rest were in Ireland recovering from the starvation of the Famine and keeping body and soul together under British rule.

    One reason that Christians using the Bible to condone slavery is that the same tactics were used in Ireland, and some of the same comparisons were made for Irish Catholics by the Protestant Ascendancy.  The group changes but the attitude never does, and neither does using religion to justify oppression.,

    The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

    by irishwitch on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 09:15:49 PM PST

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