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In my experience black Christians tend to lean more towards the conservative side when it comes to theology and religious belief. To their credit they tend to have stronger faith than white people and black churches usually hold strongly to things such as the inerrancy of the Bible. I would guess they are more likely to reject 'modern' teaching such as theistic evolution. Perhaps partly because they might feel that evolution has been used to oppress them and to racially abuse them.

bonhoffer, Christian Forums 12 Comments [11/2/2005 12:00:00 AM]
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TDR

ummmmmmmmm.

no.

11/2/2005 9:13:33 PM

Blurb

So your quasi-vague-yet-sweeping generalizations are to cover up your inherent racism?

Natch.

11/2/2005 9:15:14 PM

Gold

Reminds me of a comment my freind's mother made, when I told her abiogenesis and evolution were viable explanations for man's existence. \"Evolution is a lie by the white man to continue repressing black people\". I was stunned, to say the least. I did point out the same could be said for christianity.

11/2/2005 10:03:12 PM

Rime

Gold, you took the words right off my keyboard.

11/2/2005 10:13:22 PM

Darth Wang

This is just ridiculous

11/2/2005 10:17:29 PM

Jesse Custer

Evolution got Jimmy the Greek in trouble ...

At the basis of every good lie there is a grain of truth, and this one is no exception. It was believed for a long time, and it still is, in some places (see \"Christian Forums,\" :D) that black people -were- the missing link between apes and humans.

It's complete bullshit, of course, but that didn't (and still doesn't) stop some people from believing it.

11/3/2005 3:36:39 AM

Jrah

How the heck could Evolution be used to oppose them?
Also- weren't CHRISTIANS the one who kept blacks as slaves? And wasn't it the Christians who oppressed the African natives until they were forced to take on christianity? And what's the point of faith if it's forced on you?

11/15/2005 12:49:53 AM

The Last Conformist

Leaving the last sentence aside, isn't he right that \"black\" churches tend to be quite conservative?

11/29/2005 9:03:45 PM

King Spirula

So evilutionist suppressed the blacks even though the theory was published around the time of the civil war.....hmmmmm. Oh, and how come their are \"Black Churches\"? What's up with that you White christians?

11/30/2005 7:54:53 PM

Matilde

Last statistics and M. Luther King don´t cofirm your alternative bizarro universe.

8/31/2006 4:45:23 PM

Jacob

What the fuck? Are you guys fucking blind? You guys have never heard of Social Darwinism or Eugenics? True, they were horrible distortions, but yes. Evolution was used as justification for rascism.

1/31/2008 12:02:44 AM



Mostly wrong, but not racist.

9/21/2011 5:35:36 AM
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