(RNS) As the nation marks the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, PBS premieres "The Abolitionists," a three-part series, today.
Documentarian Rob Rapley, the writer and director of the series, talked with Religion News ...
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"If Jesus had condemned slavery, christians would have never enslaved Africans in the first place! "
Only if this were true!
Jesus told us to go the extra mile and turn our cheek (not others' cheek for them!) but many of us that follow Jesus are not personal pacifists and most of us in the Western world demand our "rights."
To expect perfection is not realistic or even biblical but, followers of Jesus (myself included) should be able to say, "follow me as I follow Jesus."
History shows the vast difference between slavery in the Bible (and some other Middle Eastern cultures) and the slavery practiced in America and other nations. Anyone can proof-text a book to 'make' the book say what they wish it to say.
Thank God for being the one that limited slavery through His law to the Hebrew people and for that same progressive revelation (and realization on the British and American abolitionists) where one can see how slavery was shown to be bad and needing to be lifted.
If Jesus had condemned slavery, christians would have never enslaved Africans in the first place! Think what kind of world we would have if Jesus had condemned slavery? It wasn't the Bible that inspired the abolitionists because it was the Bible that justified slavery. It was the evolving morals of mankind, it was the humanity of kind hearted people, nothing specific to faith. The Koran and the Bible are responsible for enabling slavery, not eliminating it. What a disappointment from PBS!
yes butb what time does it come on and what day ?? did i miss that ?
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