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From a historical perspective, I think having a solid grasp on the global history of slavery is really important for perspective. I don't want to belittle the horrors of slavery, but CRT treats American slavery as being a UNIQUE evil. In fact slavery was very, very common throughout history across both time and geography. Far from being a unique evil, it was (sadly) a very common evil. So to me, the interesting question isn't, "why was there slavery in America?" The interesting question is, "Why is slavery so much more rare across the globe today?" And the short answer to that is: white people decided slavery was unacceptable and enforced that norm across the world.
I know, I know... Wikipedia but it's a place to start.
I think from the scriptural perspective, three thing jump out at me. The first is:
Ezekiel 18:20, “The person who sins will die. The son will not bear the punishment for the father’s iniquity, nor will the father bear the punishment for the son’s iniquity; the righteousness of the righteous will be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked will be upon himself.”
CRT claims that the white people today are responsible for the existent (racist) hierarchical structure they inherited. So, not only is a white child responsible for the sins of his father. He's responsible for the sins of his great, great, great grandfathers. And not only his great, great, great grandfathers but also OTHER PEOPLE'S great, great, great grandfathers.
Galatians 3:28 "There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus."
Critical theory is primarily about dividing people into categories: race, gender, sexual orientation, etc. As Christians, this is the exact opposite of what we should be doing. We should be united in Christ.
Third. Critical theory treats "whiteness" like an original sin that can't be forgiven (only constantly repented for). All sins are forgiven by and through Jesus.
This site was set up to explain and combat the critical theories. I haven't been on in a couple of months, bet there are some good articles in there that should be helpful for you.
Great news! I'll look forward to seeing the pictures.
Did the puppies come?
I'm always amazed when they stay still for me! This was in the morning and I think this guy was still getting good and warmed up in the sunshine for the day.
Congratulations on the new plant puppies! I'd say it was too bad that it takes so long to get them to bloom, but sometimes that just increases the satisfaction!
No, but if they'd like to send me a check, I'd be happy to cash it!
We can ask God for whatever we want or need, or whatever we think we want or think we need. But sometimes the answer is no. God is operating on his own timeline. I imagine it's like when I make a pie for dessert after dinner and the kids petition to eat it at at 2 in the afternoon. Sorry loves, I made it for you and I'm glad you're excited about it and you'll get it soon enough, but now is not the time and no amount of asking is going to get you it any sooner.
You didn't miss anything. The upvotes were broken for most of the day, so nobody was posting anything. I took it upon myself to post a bunch of moderately funny (at best) cow jokes before I went to bed. And when I woke up - the upvotes were fixed. So it turns out, cow memes have healing powers. Remember that if you get the coof!
If she had one of those "feminine penises" you're gonna wanna pass anyway.
Perfect solution: order your bacon cheeseburger with the bacon on the side. Then you can alternate bites, enjoying the delicious attributes of each. Your welcome 😉.
Female without question 😎.
So... twerking is out?
Just a 1950's newspaper add.
This was a fun project that my son brought home from school - his class won some sort of contest with the extension office. I never heard of eating sunflower sprouts, but they're pretty good.
You're a sad man, Andy. Take care.
That's a cute theory Andy_man45. For anyone who is interested:
"In all, an estimated one third of German priests faced some form of reprisal in Nazi Germany and 400 German priests were sent to the dedicated Priest Barracks of Dachau Concentration Camp. Persecution of the Church in Germany was at its most severe in the annexed Polish regions. Here the Nazis set about systematically dismantling the Church and most priests were murdered, deported or forced to flee. Of the 2,720 clergy imprisoned at Dachau from Germany and occupied territories, 2,579 (or 94.88%) were Catholic."
When did I say murder?
Oh, I get it. These are terrible awful people. But say you rounded up a group of 10,000,000 pedophiles and mixed in were 10 who had truly repented. Would you spare them for the sake of the 10?
I'm not saying it's an easy teaching. Abortionists, pedophiles, child sex traffickers... Especially someone who hurt one of my children. I'd have a heck of a time forgiving them even if they were truly repentant (and Heaven help me if they weren't). David had his mission from God. You and I get our marching orders from Jesus and those orders are: love, mercy and forgiveness.
Jesus: Okay, listen guys. This is important. I want you to love your neighbor. By the way, everyone is your neighbor. Also, love your enemies. And I want you to be forgiving - I'm talking, like, 70 x 7 forgiveness. Ya got all that?
Andy_man45: God grant me perfect hatred.
How many? Numerous, countless, various, sundry, loads, tons, heaps and masses of people don't know. But those if us that do know find this meme humorous, hilarious, amusing, comical, witty, and uproarious!
A Red, Red Rose
BY ROBERT BURNS
O my Luve is like a red, red rose
That’s newly sprung in June;
O my Luve is like the melody
That’s sweetly played in tune.
So fair art thou, my bonnie lass,
So deep in luve am I;
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
Till a’ the seas gang dry.
Till a’ the seas gang dry, my dear,
And the rocks melt wi’ the sun;
I will love thee still, my dear,
While the sands o’ life shall run.
And fare thee weel, my only luve!
And fare thee weel awhile!
And I will come again, my luve,
Though it were ten thousand mile.