353 Comments

CHRISTIANS: "Why do people hate us so?"

This is one reason right here, cristers.

Expand full comment

Suuure, Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman loved being slaves. Actually they even helped recruiting more slaves for the pro slavery states ๐Ÿ™„

"what โ€œwicked waysโ€ were the enslaved people turning from"

Believing they were humans and had rights ?

Expand full comment
founding
Jun 28, 2023ยทedited Jun 28, 2023

Do you hear it? Is it just my imagination? Whenever I hear somebody saying something to the effect that slavery was "not so bad," or "beneficial for the slaves," or even "the slaves liked it," I hear murmuring deep in the speaker's throat the next statement wanting desperately to explode out, "SO LET'S BRING SLAVERY BACK!"

Plus jamais. Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Those who deny history WANT to repeat it.

Expand full comment

"Maybe there's a place for protests. I don't know."

It's in the Constitution, so there's that.

Expand full comment
Jun 28, 2023ยทedited Jun 28, 2023

We don't need more "Jesus" a fabrication of what someone deems as their own person private interpretation. We need sanity, reason, empathy, love, compassion, science and critical thinking. That's what we need. Religion, especially of this sort only produces bigots and anti-intellectuals, anti-science, anti-reason, illogical meanderings of people who have this cultist mindset to evangelize and foist to the world by hook or by crook this insane uneducated and childish hateful mindset like a parasite to a host. Hopefully there will always be pushback, a reasoned response that will always fight against this kind of religious bedlam.

Expand full comment

"That was a wise pastor that warned his flock [that January 6 was a trap"].

It certainly netted a fair number of Christians engaging in open insurrection against the government of the United States. One might even refer to them as religious terrorists.

Expand full comment

He said the "white" part of White Christian Nationalism out loud.

Expand full comment

This fool clearly expects his putrid religiosity to be deferred to at all times and never challenged. Thus, he can make up a history that serves to confirm his biases, and largely gets away with it. There is no horror that cannot be justified in the name of religion, and this is a great example of it.

Expand full comment

๐‘€๐‘–๐‘˜๐‘’ ๐พ๐‘’๐‘™๐‘™๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐‘‘๐‘œ๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘›โ€™๐‘ก ๐‘˜๐‘›๐‘œ๐‘ค โ„Ž๐‘–๐‘  โ„Ž๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘ฆ.

And yet ANOTHER day that ends in "Y." It's become eminently clear that people like Keller will say ANYTHING to try to justify their positions, and if their statements don't align with fact or history, that's just a trivial inconvenience. Then, too, the people he's preaching to would treat history as a succession of inconvenient facts, up to and possibly including the shibboleth about the South rising again.

These are people who insist on living in what appears to be a very well reinforced bubble ... which makes me wonder and worry about what happens when said bubble inevitably BREAKS.

Expand full comment

"๐˜ž๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ด๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ, ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต, ๐˜ ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ข ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ด ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ. ๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ด๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต, ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ด ๐˜ด๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ต. ๐˜ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต, ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ๐˜ญ๐˜บ, ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด." - ๐‘ญ๐’“๐’†๐’…๐’†๐’“๐’Š๐’„๐’Œ ๐‘ซ๐’๐’–๐’ˆ๐’๐’‚๐’”๐’”

No additional comment required.

Expand full comment

This was pretty much my history courses at Baptist elementary in the 80's.

Black people, for the most part, didn't exist at all in the history books. But slavery was seen as mostly benevolent and something Black people should be grateful for since it brought them to America and introduced them to Jesus.

And the same motherfuckers are trying to push the same lies again so racism and white supremacy will endure for another generation.

Let's never forget that after slavery, it was "good" Christians like the preacher here who would gather into mobs and lynch and dismember innocent Black people, take body parts as souvenirs, then go home, change into their Sunday best, and show up to sing praises to the Lord the following morning.

It was "good" Christian people who stood outside of schools and screamed hate and profanity at a little girl trying to get an education.

It was "good" Christian people who stood with assault rifles opposing BLM protests.

"You are the sons of those who murdered the prophets... yet you say, If we had lived in our father's days we would not have acted like them. Yet you testify against yourselves that you are the sons of murderers. Fill up then the measure of your guilt that the blood of every prophet from Abel to Zachariah might be accounted to you..."

Expand full comment

There's no difference between willful ignorance and malice, and there's no one more willfully ignorant than christians.

Expand full comment

โ€œ Also, who says โ€œthe Blacksโ€?!โ€

That would be the Racists.

Expand full comment

The title makes the point about the racist asshole being Josh Duggar's FIL. Would we have even heard of this if he wasn't? How many times is this said that we don't hear about.

Gothard's legacy strikes again.

Expand full comment

Youโ€™re being kind when you say this is Christian ignorance.

Expand full comment

200+ years ago some folks living in a colony, under a King, decided to protestโ€ฆ

Folks who benefit from the status quo always preach against protest. Which really means the protests are making a difference. Not that I support the Jan. 6th riots, they were insurrection and really a giant temper tantrum (seriously, flinging poo is not a protest) that was intended to be violent and bloody. However, protests are as American as apple pie and baseball. More so.

Expand full comment