The Right-Wing Doesn't Want to Talk About Christian Atrocities, So Let's Talk About Christian Atrocities
Publisher: Church and State
Date Written: 07/02/2015
Year Published: 2015
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX20569
History is full of atrocities committed by Christians for Christ, against not just other religions but against Christians themselves.
American slavery is a special beast; when you discuss slavery, you have to do it while acknowledging that American Slavery is a superior brand of evil. While all slavery is wrong, there was something perversely worse about American Slavery that, up to that point in history, makes it stand out. Its that American Exceptionalism I keep hearing about. During the era in the lead up to the Civil War, both pro- and anti-slavery advocates threw Bible verses at one another, but the pro-slavery advocates were coming at it from a stronger position if they considered themselves "Biblical literalists". In fact, some have argued that the notion of "Biblical Literalism" sprang up in defense of Slavery -- meaning that the slave holding mentality is still with us to this day every time someone "takes the Bible literally" to defend Creationism or bash LGBT+ folk.