I will never understand the mind of a Christian, let alone a black one. This whole Amber Guyger case has a lot of people upset and for good reason. The family of the slain relative got up and hugged this woman and forgave her. Christians, of course, gushing at the seams and beaming with joyous and holy delight. The rest of us are just sitting back shaking our heads. Why? That just gave the all-clear to kill more innocent black women, men, and children. It’s insulting enough that she only received a 10-year sentence but to get up and hug her? Really?
I’m just so tired of black folk always choosing to be the benevolent ones and everyone focusing on that instead of white folks innate fear and hatred of us. Nothing will change until white supremacy is fully addressed and it won’t happen if we keep focusing on the parts that make them feel good instead of the harsh reality. We keep sparing their white feelings for the sake of safety, for the sake of fear. Look where that has gotten us.
Let’s not forget that forgiveness in the bible, only comes after contrition. There was no contrition had from that woman. She knew how to provide CPR and administer life-saving help for her fuck-up, but instead decided to call her union rep. She never apologized, she never shown an ounce of remorse; she didn’t ask for forgiveness, but black folks are willing to give it to her. The ink on the conviction hasn’t even dried yet. We stand to be the bigger person even when it’s not required of us. It just shows how white supremacy (Christianity) still has a lot of them fucked up. But let a relative be gay, trans, lesbian, or bisexual. You’re ready to throw down and demand retribution, justice and few a rounds with the bible and some holy water. Where’s that same big dick energy for shit like this?
Call me cold-hearted, but this is fucked up. None of this is okay. It would have been a totally different courtroom if the roles were reversed. If the officer was a black man, coming home from a full shift, and he was tired, went to the wrong apartment, saw a woman who was white, innocent and pure; just reeking of privilege. Sitting on what he thought was his couch. He draws and fires his sidearm, killing this national treasure.
The white woman gets forgiven while the black man gets murdered.
Would her family go to court and tell him that God loved him? No. Would he elicit sympathy from the other side? Probably not. Would he receive 10 sorry ass years in prison for an unjustifiable homicide? I think the fuck not! He would be demonized. He would be called a thug who was associated with gang bangers even though he’s a decorated police officer. They would have done every background check, interview classmates all the way from preschool, did a blood test to check for drugs. They would have gone through his life with a fine-tooth comb to find anything incriminating. He wouldn’t garner sympathy from his all-white jury, and the judge would have got his black ass for no less than life.
Her trial is what’s wrong with America. White supremacy and its religion are what’s wrong with black people. How has Christianity blinded you so much that you think forgiving the murder of your brother so that you’d get into heaven? How did a murder get so much compassion in the name of a god who didn’t care enough to stop her?
And people have the nerve to ask why a page like Black Atheists exist. They ask why do I need to “segregate” atheism. We need our own space to address the fuckery surrounding black Christianity. We need our own space to address shit like this because most of you white folks will NEVER get it and will NEVER understand, and not from a lack of trying. It’s simply because it’s easier to refuse to understand.
It’s so frustrating to see every other race get its justice. Then here as black people, the majority of us are content with being walked on because of the lie that there are riches and justice coming when we die. He’s not strong for forgiving her. He’s not moral or noble! He didn’t do anything special. He’s wrong! He’s brainwashed! Miss me with that “We pray for our enemies or we’re no better than them” nonsense! Imagine screaming and hollering for justice just to turn around hug and then forgive the very person who took your child from you.
It’s devastatingly sad that black people glue themselves to religion that doesn’t give us any justice, or peace. All we get are tales from a book that were written by men who didn’t even know where the goddamned sun went at night. We deserve more than that.
I’m done giving any of this shit any of my damn energy.