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  •  He's just like him. (10+ / 0-)

    After all, human trafficking creates jobs too.

    I'm not always political, but when I am I vote Democratic. Stay Democratic, my friends. -The Most Interesting Man in the World

    by boran2 on Sun Aug 24, 2014 at 07:49:40 AM PDT

    •  Another observation (1+ / 0-)
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      is that these folks don't look at themselves as racist!  They interpret the Scriptures as the darker skinned races being inferior and cursed. They learn this through the ignorant teachings of their ministers who manipulate and out right misrepresent Scripture. They tend to look at it as a holy war, holding down the fort until they receive their just rewards for being good Christian soldiers.

      That idea is based on a misunderstanding of Genesis 9:25, where Noah is quoted as saying: “Cursed be Canaan. Let him become the lowest slave to his brothers.” Read it carefully; it says nothing about skin color. The curse was because Ham’s son Canaan had evidently performed some shocking act deserving of a curse. But who were Canaan’s descendants? Not blacks, but lighter-skinned peoples living to the east of the Mediterranean Sea. That's right, the accursed ones were not dark skinned, but light-skinned or the Caucasoid races.

      So then from which of Noah’s offspring did the darker races descend? “The sons of Cush [another one of Ham’s sons] were Seba and Havilah and Sabtah and Raamah and Sabteca.” (Gen. 10:6, 7) Later Biblical references to Cush are usually equivalent to Ethiopia. Seba is later used when referring to another people in the eastern part of Africa and close to Ethiopia (Isa. 43:3 ).

      Of course just because in a couple paragraphs – it has been proven that their thought process is mistaken, doesn't mean that they'll adjust their attitudes in conjunction with what they claim they believe. They'll just drop their head and plow forward using a flawed tunnel vision and continue their ignorant racist onslaught.

      "There is nary a fool so idiotic as to discourage other fools from paying heed!" >>>>> Walter Pidgeon "Sufficient for each day is its own badness!" >>>>> Jesus Christ

      by jonnybullet on Sun Aug 24, 2014 at 09:17:25 AM PDT

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