Slavery was un-Christian

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If the United States was so Christian and so perfect when it was created, how did the slave trade and slavery exist for 100 years after it was created?

Slavery and the slave trade went on for many years after it was legally ended. How did segregation exist for 200 years after the United States was created if it was so Christian and so perfect when it was created?

Why did it take the most deadly war in U.S. history, the Civil War, to end slavery?

In the not-too-distant past, why did it take a civil rights movement to give all people their rights?

I can think of many times in the past when the United States was doing worse than it is today.

They have been saying Jesus Christ is coming back soon for a number of years now. I would like to know how soon is soon, since Jesus Christ may not come back for a hundred more years.

I am a Christian.

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InChristLove
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InChristLove 12/19/12 - 06:35 am
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Mr. Etheridge. since you

Mr. Etheridge. since you state that you are a Christian, may I ask if you belong to a Sunday School or Church somewhere because it appears that some basic lessons have not been taught. First off, because you or I are Christian, does not mean we are perfect. This nation was founded on Christian principals but has always been governed by Chrisitan and non-Christian leaders. Just because a nation is considered A Christian Nation does not mean it has not been without it's faults.

As for when Jesus will return. If you study scripture then you should know that no one knows the hour our Father is going to return. For all we know it could be today. Soon....what is soon....Could mean 2 days for some, could mean 20 years for another.

nofanofobama
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nofanofobama 12/19/12 - 07:19 am
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im sorry you equate

im sorry you equate believers and the chritian message as being the same...our govt was set up for change ..admendments etc...we have implemented this procedure for our country and have righted many wrongs.....but no we are not perfect..and as a professing christian you know christians are just believing sinners. just look at scripture all our patriarchs are believing sinners...david for example was a murderer and committed adultry but by GODS grace was forgiven..the list goes on..

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JRC2024 12/19/12 - 07:38 am
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Mr Etheridge, slavery existed

Mr Etheridge, slavery existed all over the world and way before the United States was formed. Not everyone was a Christian then and it is the same now and slavery was not the only reason for the civil war. Read your history.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 12/19/12 - 08:16 am
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"In the not-too-distant past,
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"In the not-too-distant past, why did it take a civil rights movement to give all people their rights?"

I don't know. Maybe you should ask the Democrats who tried to block every piece of civil rights legislation that was introduced.

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Techfan 12/19/12 - 08:28 am
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Slavery was un-Christian. Ya

Slavery was un-Christian. Ya think?

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Riverman1 12/19/12 - 08:44 am
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Personally, I'd rather have

Personally, I'd rather have been a slave than eaten by the lions.

faithson
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faithson 12/19/12 - 09:02 am
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gotta love it when they step in it...

that cow patty is the known fact that all those southern democrats who filibustered the Civil rights bill are NOW the backbone of the Republican party, a conversion that was the beginning of the cult of mixing religion with politics, a movement that has not served our nation, nor the attitude of our founding fathers.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 12/19/12 - 09:04 am
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"all those southern democrats
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"all those southern democrats who filibustered the Civil rights bill are NOW the backbone of the Republican party"

Names please...you said ALL.....let's see the list of names.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 12/19/12 - 09:15 am
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Robert Byrd did MOST of the
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Robert Byrd did MOST of the filibustering....pretty sure he died a Democrat. That in itself refutes your "all those southern democrats who filibustered the Civil rights bill are NOW the backbone of the Republican party" statement....but I'll still wait and see if you can give us the names of the other Democrats who filibustered then become the "backbone" of the Republican party. I may be waiting a while, since I suspect the statement was just made up with the hope that it wouldn't be challenged.

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Riverman1 12/19/12 - 09:36 am
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Humble A, the only one I know

Humble A, the only one I know of was Strom Thurmond and he'd dead. But it's a wonder more didn't filibuster the Civil Rights Act with the school busing and oversight of local school systems that continues to this day in Georgia. Don't you think that bill went too far?

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Bizkit 12/19/12 - 10:07 am
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Christianity has nothing to

Christianity has nothing to do with slavery. It has existed about as long a modern man and still does to this day. Nor is slavery just an african ethnicity issue but asian, caucasians, etc. Jesus told a slave to be the best slave he could be so obviously this wasn't an important issue nor abortion which also existed during his time. Guess he was concentrating on more important matters. Africa is still sufferering from slavery.

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dichotomy 12/19/12 - 10:24 am
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"why did it take a civil

"why did it take a civil rights movement to give all people their rights?"

Because there was a bunch of old white guys who kept running around telling us all of the bad things that could happen afterwards.

Public schools declining, massive welfare, out of control crime, revenge murders, mixed race babies with unwed white mothers, ...............

Hmmmm...........I mean that IS what we were told would happen. I guess the prospect of those things made a lot of white folks hesitant. But finally enough of us decided that we did not believe them and we got together and did the right thing. Fast forward 50 years and everything is hunky dory.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 12/19/12 - 10:30 am
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dichotomy.....your sarcasm is
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dichotomy.....your sarcasm is showing. :-)

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pearlthesquirrel 12/19/12 - 10:33 am
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Really?
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ICL, we're NOT perfect and you prove it in just about every post you make. "We're a nation founded on Christian values" - where's your proof? Because that's a lie and you know it. You see, we are NOT a nation founded on Christian values - my proof? Treaty of Tripoli from 1797.

But it is good to see a Christian at least questioning Christinaity - because I was wondering when J.C. was going to show up myself, I mean, I'm told this CONSTANTLY, and the only time he ever shows up is when some whack-job sees him in a burnt piece of toast.

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Fiat_Lux 12/19/12 - 03:48 pm
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I know it's hard to believe, but...

The New Testament contains more than one exhortation to slaves that they should obey their masters with respect and sincerity of heart, as service to the Lord. (Eph 3:22, Col 6:5) Cruelty and inhumane treatment is sinful, but we all experience oppressive and abusive authority at some point in our lives.

Probably no one would disagree that slavery should be censured and abolished everywhere in this modern age. Unfortunately, it is still widely practiced in some African states by Muslims, and the slaves, without exception, are Christians.

And only the uninformed or a fool would disagree with these completely factual statements, unpleasant though they be.

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oneofthesane 12/19/12 - 10:57 am
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Dear writer,
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Read a 4th grade social studies book and the bible. Get informed. With information comes knowledge and understanding.

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oneofthesane 12/19/12 - 11:16 am
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United States was doing worse than it is today....
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that is matter of opinion.

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RMSHEFF 12/19/12 - 12:12 pm
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Modern Day Slavery

The difference between being free and being a slave is the ability to make choices for our own lives. We are witnessing a new slavery emerge right under our nose and we are volunteering for servitude. The more control of the decisions in life and the more of the fruits of your labor you surrender to Government the more freedom you give up. Most Americans seem willing to turn many of life's problems over to Washington DC to solve thus surrendering freedom.

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specsta 12/19/12 - 02:42 pm
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Perpetual Slavery

The new slavery is two-fold - the mass incarceration of non-violent offenders and the mass "dumbing down" of our children. Either the body is imprisoned or the mind is imprisoned. It is a deliberate plan to create a populace of folks under direct government supervision at all times and to create a populace of young people too dumb to think for themselves.

Either way, we are mostly doomed.

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faithson 12/19/12 - 02:54 pm
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fyi ms. humble

All southern Democratic senators voted against the act.
let's clarify this
The voting on the civil rights bill was closely correlated to one thing: regionality. Southerners mostly voted against, Northern and Westerners mostly voted for.
Since then the GOP has disgraced itself by enthusiastically embracing Nixon's Southern Strategy which purposely took advantage of white resentment in the south. This is why today the south is largely a GOP stronghold--something to be ashamed of, not proud of.

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Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 12/19/12 - 02:57 pm
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So, faithson...your earlier
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So, faithson...your earlier statement about the Democrats that tried to stop civil rights now being the backbone of the GOP was complete bunk? Since you were proven wrong on that statement you are trying to make it a southern vs northern thing.....is that what I am seeing? Why is it so many on the left claim racism when they just think it's there, but can't show evidence of it?

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 12/19/12 - 03:04 pm
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"Since then the GOP has
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"Since then the GOP has disgraced itself by enthusiastically embracing Nixon's Southern Strategy which purposely took advantage of white resentment in the south. "

Any chance you can back that up with facts?

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oneofthesane 12/19/12 - 03:47 pm
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Being well aware of the
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Being well aware of the cultures and habits of the ppl in the north AND the south, I can say this.....it is clearly understood why racism exsists on both sides of the spectrum when it comes to the south. The mentalities here are generally very different. I have never meet/seen so many ppl with the entitlement mentality. "Gimme gimmie gimmie". Where up north it is more "Get your own." Why the northern states are mostly democratic, I do not understand. Feel free, thumb it down but it is what it is. your 40 acres and a mule come in the form of Section 8 and food stamps.

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Gage Creed 12/19/12 - 05:28 pm
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Wow....did I "almost" agree

Wow....did I "almost" agree with Specsta????

At least one of his/her statements anyway "It is a deliberate plan to create a populace of folks under direct government supervision at all times and to create a populace of young people too dumb to think for themselves"

Good point Specsta!

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allhans 12/19/12 - 09:42 pm
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I'm waiting to hear the

I'm waiting to hear the reason so many Democrats are living in the south. If I felt like some, I would be long gone.

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shrimp for breakfast 12/20/12 - 12:21 am
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The Founding fathers

Wanted a place where religion could be practiced freely. I wouldn't say we were founded on Christian principles buy any means.
LBJ forced southern democrats to pass the Civil Rights Bill almost singlehandedly. Don;t believe me? Study up.

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