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Racism and Slav­ery in the Bible

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In study­ing var­i­ous top­ics about Chris­tian­i­ty and Islam over the years I will nev­er for­get an arti­cle I came across on the top­ic of racism. It was called : Chil­dren of a White God and the author was Matthew C. Ogilvie. 

The very first sen­tence in his essay was par­tic­u­lar­ly striking.

He writes :

It is com­mon knowl­edge that Islam­ic extrem­ism has been asso­ci­at­ed with numer­ous ter­ror­ist attacks around the world. It remains, though, that racist Chris­t­ian the­olo­gies have also ani­mat­ed vio­lent move­ments. One key exam­ple con­cerns the Okla­homa City bomb­ing. Bomber Tim­o­thy McVeigh has been con­nect­ed to white suprema­cist move­ments such as White Aryan Resis­tance and the Chris­t­ian Iden­ti­ty Move­ment, both of which pro­mote racist theology.

Well, this was news to me at the time. I remem­bered that the major­i­ty of slav­ery in the Unit­ed States had been jus­ti­fied by Chris­tians in the past, but cer­tain­ly, I thought, this was over. I thought this was just the igno­rance of poor­ly edu­cat­ed Chris­tians of old. But as I read the words in this man’s essay, I began to real­ize that, indeed, there were sev­er­al Chris­t­ian sects who taught racist the­olo­gies to this day, and such the­olo­gies result­ed in count­less acts of ter­ror­ism in the world.

As seen above, there were two list­ed Chris­t­ian groups who taught racism : the White Aryan Resis­tance and the Chris­t­ian Iden­ti­ty Movement. 

The Chris­t­ian Iden­ti­ty move­ment is of par­tic­u­lar con­cern. Chris­t­ian Iden­ti­ty is a col­lec­tion of church­es which teach racist theologies. 

Accord­ing to Wikipedia, there are rough­ly 350,000 mem­bers of the Chris­t­ian Sep­a­ratist movements.

Wikipedia also states :

A rel­a­tive­ly new tenet gain­ing pop­u­lar­i­ty among some rad­i­cal Chris­t­ian Iden­ti­ty believ­ers jus­ti­fies the use of vio­lence if it is per­pe­trat­ed in order to pun­ish vio­la­tors of God’s law, as found in the Bible and inter­pret­ed by Chris­t­ian Iden­ti­ty min­is­ters and adher­ents. This includes killing inter­ra­cial cou­ples, abor­tion­ists, pros­ti­tutes, and homosexuals.

There is a 350,000 mem­ber-strong Church that believes killing inter­ra­cial cou­ples in the name of God in order to pun­ish vio­la­tors of God’s law” is a prin­ci­pal doc­trine. But the Mus­lim need not look for clus­ter bomb­ing in America. 

No, no, no. 

There is no need to even won­der if any Chris­tians are being held for years in prison with­out charge for secu­ri­ty rea­sons”. There is no call by the U.S. gov­ern­ment to wire­tap church­es. Well, all these things are being per­pe­trat­ed upon Mus­lims and in Mus­lim lands, no such call has been made in Amer­i­ca for the Chris­tians. With such a title as the war on ter­ror” one won­ders why there is no war on Chris­t­ian ter­ror” but only a war on Mus­lim terror”. 

One won­ders why the media isn?t bom­bard­ing homes with phras­es like Chris­t­ian ter­ror­ists” but every­one has heard the term Mus­lim ter­ror­ists”. A 350,000 mem­ber strong ter­ror­ist Chris­t­ian orga­ni­za­tion run­ning in Amer­i­ca, right here at home, and no one bats an eye. 

Maybe it’s just me, but when I hear that THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND PEOPLE SEE IT AS THEIR GOD GIVEN DUTY TO KILL BLACK PEOPLE and these same peo­ple MIGHT LIVE NEXT DOOR — I tend to get a lit­tle jit­tery. This sends shiv­ers up and down my spine. But maybe none of the non-racist Chris­tians, and maybe none of the U.S. Gov­ern­ment offi­cials see these 350,000 peo­ple as a cred­i­ble threat –because, let’s be hon­est — they don’t have weapons of mass destruc­tion like Sad­dam, right ?


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  1. ? evi­dente che il luo­go ? sta­to fat­to dal­la per­sona che real­mente conosce il mestiere !

  2. Assalaa­mu Aleikum ! YOUR IMMEDIATE HELP IS NEEDED.
    Broth­er, first of all, Iam a fan of your site and I like it. it is very useful.May ALLAH reward you with Jan­nah for your noble efforts​.Broth​er here is the rea­son why Iam writ­ing to you.
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