Chris Rock said it best, “…if you’re Black and a Christian then you have a real short memory.”
…the Bible was used to justify slavery not just in the Old Testament but also in the New Testament…
…Luke an apostle to Jesus wrote that the whipping (punishing) of the Servant (Slave) is permitted…(Luke 12:47-48 NLT)… and that text was used to justify whipping and lynching Black Americans…
(Ephesians 6:5 NLT) (1 Timothy 6:1-2 NLT) was used to teach the Slave to be obedient because work hard and when you die you’ll get to heaven and… “this is the word of the Lord.”
…and there’s more in
The name of the first slave ships to kidnap Black folks from Africa was the Mother Mary and The Good Ship Jesus. The front of The Good Ship Jesus had two Africans bound back to back.
The head of all Christian churches, the Pope, said that your ancestors were infidels and it was the white man’s Christian duty to enslave them and teach them about Jesus Christ.
Christians built churches over top of the slave dungeons where Africans were shackled. Every Sunday your great, great, great grandparents would hear them singing hymns to Jesus while many of them lay dying on the dungeon floors.
If that were you, could you imagine your grandchildren singing about Jesus and telling people he died for them when it was actually you who died for them?
The on again, off again Christian, King James (who Black folks love his Bible so much) was a slave owner; he peddled in Black flesh. Black folks have never understood that the bible wasn’t intended for them and was compiled by all Europeans; no Blacks or Africans opinons were involved.
Christian ministers used the Bible to justify their treatment of our great, great grandparents (1Timothy 6:1-5) and told them they should act as the “good book” says. The racist mobs that use to lynch your cousins down south did so in the name of Jesus. These Christian mobs often hung Black folks after Sunday church service; all in the name of Jesus.
Christian televangelist Pat Robertson said Blacks in Haiti were being punished for their slave uprising; basically being punished for refusing to be good Christian slaves.
Black folks are extremely reluctant to admit that they have been conned. Instead, they work tirelessly to bring others into their Jesus Christ mindset trying to reassure themselves that white folks are right and their own Black ancestors were wrong; never bothering to research the information for themselves.
Shelton Henderson One of the chief aims of Christianity is to stop you from thinking independently…it encourages you to believe blindly and not to ask questions. The fact is that Christians don’t read the bible objectively…it’s a travesty… a system of beliefs built on guilt,fear and ignorance.