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Says Professor Abraham Van Helsing about the fictional vampire.
I have no problem with those who wish to believe in a higher power if it makes you feel better or treat your fellow human beings better. My problem is with religious dogma.
Fact is the devil is not being accused of petulance and bringing famine upon his people. The good Lord is said to have done these things and a lot more.
“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”. Nothing religious about those words nor did they come from the gods, but think how far man would have advanced had he heeded them.
“But the church of this country is not only indifferent to the wrongs of the slave, it actually takes sides with the oppressors. It has made itself the bulwark of American slavery, and the shield of American slave-hunters. Many of its most eloquent Divines, who stand as the very lights of the church, have shamelessly given the sanction of religion and the Bible to the whole slave system. They have taught that man may, properly, be a slave; that the relation of master and slave is ordained of God; that to send back an escaped bondman to his master is clearly the duty of all the followers of the Lord Jesus Christ; and this horrible blasphemy is palmed off upon the world for Christianity”
“For my part, I would say, welcome infidelity! Welcome atheism! Welcome anything! In preference to the gospel, as preached by those Divines! They convert the very name of religion into an engine of tyranny and barbarous cruelty, and serve to confirm more infidels, in this age, than all the infidel writings of Thomas Paine, Voltaire, and Bolingbroke put together have done”
According to scripture treat a slave like one of your own family.
Living wage, benefits, affordable health care, decent housing shelter, plenty of Food, Drink and Clothing for all AT BARE MINIMUM!
And free to go if they so choose. My understanding of scripture.
Correct me if I'm wrong but wasn't the Catholic Church with MLK and many other Christian Church's and Jewish Synagogues .
Don't blame Jesus for the sins of our founding fathers.
Fantastic speech by Frederick Douglass.