Seriously, how stupid are you?
The old testament was justification for all of the slavery in the south. If you are black and Christian, you’re selling out to the system that enslaved your forefathers for generations and produced a system of indoctrination to continue that cycle of abuse.
Don’t get me wrong, some of the earliest Christians were black and some of the earliest Christian communities were in Africa, but how could you forget the past 500 years and West Africa‘s relationship to Europe and America?
What’s crazier? A Black Mormon. I think that’s more ridiculous than a Black Christian.
If you know of ’31 Status’, I would run away from them as fast as possible. They’re by far the most delusional. Their whole reason of existence is based around proverbs 31. They can tell women are with purpose, are beautiful, are strong and independent without the bible, but will they? No. Why? Because. Because why? You’re sheep and they hand feed you the very same nitpicked bible scriptures your parents nitpicked; your pastor nitpicked. Yes, outright they’re good, but they’re also hypocrites.
If they really knew the bible, they wouldn’t be using that shit to push their agenda; an agenda that you’re already wrapped up in.
A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.
11 Her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.
12 She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.
13 She selects wool and flax
and works with eager hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from afar.
15 She gets up while it is still night;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her female servants. (SLAVES!)
16 She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
17 She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks.
18 She sees that her trading is profitable,
and her lamp does not go out at night.
19 In her hand she holds the distaff
and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
20 She opens her arms to the poor
and extends her hands to the needy.
21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
22 She makes coverings for her bed;
she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is respected at the city gate,
where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
and supplies the merchants with sashes.
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.
26 She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
27 She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all.”
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
31 Honor her for all that her hands have done,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
She’s a slave herself and all-the-while, where is this so-called husband? What the fuck is he doing? He’s sitting on his ass. Mind you, there are different versions of this but spews the same nonsense.
Status 31′s Website: “Who we are?”
The mission of the 31 Status movement is to show women around the world what a Proverbs 31 woman looks like in todays generation. We want to set a new standard of beauty in a world that tells us sex and seduction is the only way to find love. We believe true love comes from God, and we want to help you know Him and know yourself in a greater way. We want to empower and encourage you to better yourself mentally, physically, and spiritually. Finally, our goal above all else is for you to embrace “Who and Whose you are” as a female and as a 31.
As our organization grows, we plan to provide avenues for global outreach and recovery centers. Join us through prayer and spreading the word as we impact women worldwide.
You don’t need prayer and you for damn sure don’t need god. Status 31 isn’t the only culprit, here, but it’s the most recent one that pissed me off. Let’s play, ‘Find the Contradiction’!:
1 Corinthians 7:3-9
The husband should give to his wife her conjugal rights, and likewise the wife to her husband. For the wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. Likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. Now as a concession, not a command, I say this. I wish that all were as I myself am. But each has his own gift from God, one of one kind and one of another.
Did you find it?
Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands. Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word.
Where is it?
1 Timothy 2:11-12
Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
You’re so special to god, yet you get treated like shit. You’re not even supposed to open your mouth! Slavery is throughout the entire bible but you disregard all of that. It doesn’t matter that your ancestors were brought here and manipulated, huh? Right – it has nothing to do with you and the present. Don’t be fooled, it has a lot to do with the present – seeing as the bible isn’t a book that was kept in the past. It’s in my present, holding us back – well, not me, you.
Christianity is completely okay with slavery. This is one customs of the Old Testament that many “Christians” like to pretend don’t exist. Christ himself supports a slavery system in multiple teachings. “But, it’s from the Old Testament, so it doesn’t matter”. You’re still following the same god, right? A god that had to revise the old testament into a new testament, right? Okay, then.
Notice how proverbs 31 is moot and pointless? Name one person who follows this bullshit down to the letter today. Adultery lusting, hell, even the roles have changed. The woman is at home, making sandwiches, doing laundry and the man is building the homes, making the greenbacks. Where’s your god, now? It seems like it’s okay to disregard that as well as the book of Leviticus (yep, you fucking hypocrites – I went there) seeing as so much has changed since then.
You can be virtuous without god, as well as good.