Will people like Lisa0315 ever be delivered from ignorance?
5/3/2006 4:04:30 AM
Only if we drag them kicking and screaming into the 21st century.
5/3/2006 4:08:09 AM
Unless YOU where a slave then shut the fuck up!
5/3/2006 4:19:43 AM
Right. The loss of freedom, whippings, rape, mutilations, wretched poverty, dividing of families, deprivation, disrespect and degradation were all the omnipotent, good and loving God's way to bring his African \"children\" closer to him.
You are a warped and sick little person, Lisa.
5/3/2006 4:44:07 AM
I believe that God is just a reflection of the believer. And this God is an asshole.
5/3/2006 5:10:38 AM
I guess his previous 'go visit and talk to them' method was too bothersome. Why suffer yourself when you can do the inflicting?
5/3/2006 5:44:08 AM
Once again they proof (claim) that god is an immoral asshole.
5/3/2006 6:29:22 AM
Napoleon the Clown
God's sure a champ, isn't He? HE could be nice enough to show them the truth in a humane, loving way. But that would fit in with His benevolent image, wouldn't it?
5/3/2006 6:35:33 AM
No shit Sherlock!
...and the really ironic thing is, he - get this - he doesn't even exist!
5/3/2006 8:54:55 AM
Sorry to burst your bubble, L, but God had nothing to do with slavery. It was a purely human creation motivated by the desire for cheap and plentiful labour, and racist attitudes towards non-Europeans.
5/3/2006 11:04:43 AM
I've heard it before, and I bet I'll here it again. In the meantime, allow me to tell you that this theory is
TOTAL FUCKING BULLSHIT, RETROACTIVE HISTORY, AND ARROGANCE ON THE GREATEST SCALE KNOWN TO MAN. FUCK OFF AND DIE, YOU WORTHLESS ASSHOLE.
5/3/2006 11:25:43 AM
Papabear, NotMe, and Napoleon the Clown covered my reactions quite well.
5/3/2006 2:26:20 PM
'In reality'? Which is where? Lisa0315 is not talking about any reality I know of.
5/3/2006 3:44:42 PM
<<<God used slavery to deliver Africans from ignorance of the One True God.>>>
No, no, no. Humans who wanted free labor used their idea of the \"one true god\" to justify slavery and all the horrors that went along with it. You've got it a little mixed up.
5/3/2006 4:13:44 PM
God can't come up with a better way to convince people than making their lives hell?
5/3/2006 4:48:18 PM
This kind of screwed up rationalization is why the only use for a Bible in my house is in case we run out of Charmin.
5/3/2006 4:54:16 PM
It is indeed a common theme, Lisa.
Doesn't that tell you something? Anything?
5/3/2006 5:05:10 PM
A. Nony Mouse
And that's why people call God names. He hides from us, gives contradictory revelations to different people, and then causes us suffering until we're obediently running through his maze.
5/3/2006 5:43:40 PM
5/4/2006 1:25:41 AM
I personally don't think Lisa has come to God yet. Let's beat the shit out of her until she believes.
5/4/2006 2:46:53 AM
See, most people would've just sent these people a little decorative basket of flowers, or possibly taken them out for lunch to prove their existence. Not God though, he decides it would be easier to enslave an entire race of people for centuries and foster feelings of bigotry and intolerence towards said group of unbelievers.
Oh that wild and crazy God, what'll he do next? Take a huge, steaming dump on all those Africans' chests while raping their mothers?
5/4/2006 3:05:04 AM
Ace of Sevens
God seems to have missed the vast majority of Africans.
5/4/2006 5:28:31 AM
Really? So somewhere in the process of being stuffed into an airless cargo hold, cheek to jowel with the sick and dying, likely covered in your own filth and that of others, to be transported to a foriegn world totally unknown to you only to be treated as sub-human chattel brings people closer to God? Imagine that...must have been the beginnings of liberation theology. Incidentally, white slaveholders made a point of making sure any black slaves they had were kept in the dark about Jesus, his kingdom, and its implications about the equality of mankind. Also, if learning about and accepting God is a Good Thing, then why did the slaves on the Amistad revolt, kill their captors, and try to sail back to Africa?
5/4/2006 6:25:03 AM
Do i recall incorrectly or are some of the african countries not the most religious christians in the world? This was before the institution of the slave trade (to America) if my memory serves me correctly. Though i am sure those slavers only took the godless heathens. /sarcasm
5/4/2006 8:22:30 PM
I want to set this person on fire.
5/5/2006 1:23:13 AM