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Slavery in the Bible | Scriptures Christians Either Love, Hate, or Ignore

Time for Bible Study, where you’ll do some actual studying. This is a non-cherry-picking post, so hold on to your undies because they’re about to ride up your crotch!
**This is for the people who proclaim that there isn’t any slavery in the bible no matter what Testament it’s in. I’m looking at you, black people.

Deuteronomy 21:10 – 14

When you go out to war against your enemies, and the Lord your God gives them into your hand and you take them captive, 11 and you see among the captives a beautiful woman, and you desire to take her to be your wife, 12 and you bring her home to your house, she shall shave her head and pare her nails. 13 And she shall take off the clothes in which she was captured and shall remain in your house and lament her father and her mother a full month. After that you may go in to her and be her husband, and she shall be your wife. 14 But if you no longer delight in her, you shall let her go where she wants. But you shall not sell her for money, nor shall you treat her as a slave, since you have humiliated her.

How exactly is that NOT slavery?

Colossians 3:22

laves, obey your earthly masters in everything; and do it, not only when their eye is on you and to curry their favor, but with sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord.

W-what is that? Yep, slavery.

Ephesians 6:5

Slaves, obey your earthly masters with deep respect and fear.  Serve them sincerely as you would serve Christ.

Exodus 21: 7 – 8

If a man sells his daughter as a servant, she is not to go free as male servants do. If she does not please the master who has selected her for himself, he must let her be redeemed. He has no right to sell her to foreigners, because he has broken faith with her.

Slavery.

Exodus 21:20-21

Anyone who beats their male or female slave with a rod must be punished if the slave dies as a direct result, 21 but they are not to be punished if the slave recovers after a day or two, since the slave is their property.

Property, slave, punish all of these words can describe slavery in the bible in numerous ways!

Leviticus 25:44 – 46

Your male and female slaves are to come from the nations around you; from them you may buy slaves. 45 You may also buy some of the temporary residents living among you and members of their clans born in your country, and they will become your property. 46 You can bequeath them to your children as inherited property and can make them slaves for life, but you must not rule over your fellow Israelites ruthlessly.

You have got to love the classics! Leviticus never fails!

Luke 12:47-48

The servant will be severely punished, for though he knew his duty, he refused to do it.  “But people who are not aware that they are doing wrong will be punished only lightly.  Much is required from those to whom much is given, and much more is required from those to whom much more is given.

1 Peter 2:18

Slaves, in reverent fear of God submit yourselves to your masters, not only to those who are good and considerate, but also to those who are harsh.

I’ve already flown over the threshold: There’s more scriptures about slavery than there is about gays at this point. Hell, I met that point long before now.

1 Timothy 6:1

All who are under the yoke of slavery should consider their masters worthy of full respect, so that God’s name and our teaching may not be slandered.

Titus 2:9

Teach slaves to be subject to their masters in everything, to try to please them, not to talk back to them, 10 and not to steal from them, but to show that they can be fully trusted, so that in every way they will make the teaching about God our Savior attractive.

I don’t know about you, but that looks like to me that there’s slavery in the bible. Tell me I’m “taking it out of context” all you want. There IS NO taking slavery out of context.

Black people, stop making excuses for this bullshit! You don’t need religioin! You know bullshit when you see it. Stop letting these idiots bullshit the bullshitters. I wish y’all knew better than a fucking newborn.

Here’s one for the trolls:

As the government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian Religion… – (Article 11 of the Treaty of Tripoli 1797.  Unanimously ratified by the U.S. Senate and signed by President John Adams)

Photo source: Casey Kanode

Pastor Dies From Praying For Protection From The Very Same Snake That Bit Him

On this episode of ‘What the Fuck Do Religious People Be Thinking?!‘, we take you to Full Gospel Tabernacle in Jesus Name Church in Kentucky, Middlesboro. Damn that was a mouth full.

Pastor Jamie Coots died of a snake bite. He was bitten by a rattlesnake Saturday during one of his church services. Death. Snakes. Church. Pastors. All words that have been in the same sentence quite a lot these past few years.

Coots was a former bus driver and a star of ‘Snake Salvation’, a reality television show on National Geographic. Coots was handling a rattlesnake to demonstrate his unending faith to his lord and Christ. He was bitten soon after.

He believed he was commanded to handle snakes, and if in danger or bitten he was forbidden to seek medical attention. Instead, it was required that he pray for healing.  The family’s strong belief in Pentecostalism, arguably the most important mass religious movement of the twentieth century, is thought to protect them from venomous snakes.

Seriously, guy? All those other pastors dying from this very same thing must have flew under your radar. Or this is one of those “he wasn’t a true man of faith which is why those other guys got a bit and died” moments.

He had one of the rattlers in his hand, he came over and he was standing beside me. It was plain view, it just turned its head and bit him in the back of the hand … within a second,Cody Winn; Preacher

Emergency responders were called to the scene, but Coots already went home. When the emergency responders arrived at his home Coots had passed away from his snakebite after refusing care.

Coots was carrying on his family’s 100-year tradition “in the name f god”. Coots had allegedly been bit eight times before and he assumed that he would recover like last time. Coots lost a finger in the past from a serpent bite after it rotted and fell off.

Coots death, of course, didn’t change their faith or reasoning. They will continue to handle snakes in his honor; in god’s honor. You’d think after a woman died after a snake biting them at their church in the past that they’d hang up their dangerous practice. Nope.

I guess faith as tiny as a mustard seed means shit to reality.

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53% of Americans Believe They Have a Special Relationship With God

castiel This is not a shock to me. Just look at how they act. Anyway, a new poll has revealed that more than half (53%) of the 1000 people who took a recent survey believes that god has them in their top 5. How cute. You’d think since god has them on speed dial that he’d call since it’s been a while. There’s so much turmoil and I’m sure the prayers are flying, so what’s going on? A more important question: What makes America think they’re so special that they receive special relations with big the ‘G’ itself? Here’s a not-so-shocking fact: Black people make up 62% of the survey that believe they have a special relationship with god. I guess they truly believe they’re blessed and highly favored. *barf*

“African Americans were also among the most likely to share the belief, at 62 per cent, along with 59 per cent of Southerners.” [Source]

Seriously, where are all the lottery winners? Where are all the people cured of severe medical illnesses? Where are all the amputees who’ve grown limbs back? All I’m seeing is NBA teams winning games and finding lost car keys. That’s some relationship you have there, Christians. I’m jealous.

When you live in a certain area and come from a particular background anything will seem like a blessing when it’s in their favor.

Black people actually believe white chalky Jesus favors them. So I’m assuming they were okay with slavery and all the racism that’s still poisoning this nation today. They’re okay with being systematically wiped out of existence. They’re okay with all of that because in their mind: “If it’s white then it’s alright!” I still haven’t gotten over the fact that these very same black people will kick their own flesh and blood to the curb for being gay or an atheist, but will forgive a serial killer for shooting up their church and proceed to burn them down – with them in there if they could get away with it. There has to be a point when all this Stockholm syndrome nonsense runs its course – into a solid brick fucking wall.

The praying, the forgiving, it needs to stop. Black Christians, you need to stop. You’ve been doing this for centuries and the only thing that seem to change is how they kill you and when. Just because you got accepted into Brown College or your lights are on for another day because money somehow appeared in a pair of jeans you forgot you had and found them in the back of your closet on laundry day doesn’t mean god did it. This very same god that you think is giving you special attention just killed a lot of us.

This very same god you’re so gung-ho about is not helping you. WAKE UP. You’re not special to a ghost, a myth, a story. “God to be the glory!” on your feet making the change you want to be, not on your knees doing absolutely nothing.

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What is it like to be an atheist?

What is it like to be an atheist?

It’s trying. I was raised in a Christian home – Baptist. I was forced to go to church and was beaten if I didn’t. I was beaten if I questioned it, too. My son and I are treated like Satan’s offspring because of it. My atheism has kept my family from helping him when he I needed help. He needed medicine and they told me that if I wasn’t an atheist, I wouldn’t have problems getting his medicine. I fell on hard times and I just needed a little help. These same family members then kicked me and my son out of their home because of it. They still belittle me to this day. It doesn’t help that I’m black. Not a lot of black atheists these days – let alone a black woman atheist. So, here I am black, bisexual, a woman and an atheist. Life is cruel to me, but I try and take it in stride.

It’s hard. It’s hard because I have to watch family members – who are still religious – still grasp onto what they think is real; what’s true to them. It’s hard because their ancestors were slaves. They were beaten to death with religion. To see my family and black people, in general, hang a white man’s god up on their kitchen or dining room wall saddens me. They should know better than that, but they don’t. They keep themselves down because they’re waiting and expecting for their god to pick them up. I try not to knock their religion too much because that’s what they believe, but it’s so hard because of our background. I feel hopeless most of the time because, in the black community, religion is pretty much everyone’s security blanket. They need a bill paid? Pray to god. Do they need to get their car running? Pray to god. A doctor just cured their cancer? Praise Jesus! Their water ‘miraculously’ didn’t get cut off? Hallelujah! They put forth the effort and the work but “to god be the glory!” It’s frustrating to be an atheist sometimes. I want to educate people – black Christians especially. I think black atheists like me and other minority atheists have a harder time getting out of religion and coming out as secular, atheist, or agnostic because our culture has been drowned in the religion of our past oppressors who used religion to enslave, kill, and oppress us. The awareness of those facts is not in education nor brought to light so that blacks, and any other person of color really that had their original belief system replaced by European Christianity. We have a hard time coming out as an atheist because my family is so intertwined in their faith that anyone who doesn’t believe as they do gets disowned.

Being an outspoken atheist can be annoying at times. Having to explain yourself to people who are simple-minded to the concept of atheism is wasted energy, but it’s much needed. The silver lining is that there is sometimes that one person who isn’t simple-minded and they become an atheist because of me.

On the upside, I’m happy. I don’t have to answer to anyone on Sunday. My money stays in my pocket. I don’t have to worry about god finding my house keys for me. Another good thing is I get to ask the real questions in life now. I can improve things using critical thinking. It’s a form of intellectual evolution. I feel free. I’m not held down by some book that claims have all the answers and life’s rules that even Christians don’t follow.

There’s another side to being an atheist – especially a black one. But before I talk about that side, I’d like to just say that I know being an atheist is just a lack of belief – I get that, but you’d think that common sense don’t stop there. For a lot of people it does. The side I’m talking about is the racist side. The side where there are racist, bigoted atheists. That side of atheism is brutal and I’ve experienced it on a massive scale – especially on my fb.com/BlackAtheists page. There’s a lot of animosity in the atheist community already, but some of it comes from the lack of understanding of my page. I get called a separatist or a racist by other atheists because they think I’m segregating atheism. History will show there are a lot of reasons why that is; they prove that reasoning by being bigoted, by being racist. Why do I have to make articles explaining why Black Atheist pages are needed? Why does my life have to be threatened because they feel I’m secluding other races? Why do you feel you need to ask me would be okay to make a ‘White Atheists’ page? Why? It clearly says on my page that all atheists are welcomed, but they don’t investigate. They see the name and lose their minds. I had this issue with Cult of Dusty back in January about MLK and the racist comment he made, that was a huge mess and his “crew” came to my page with their big book of racial epithets and they thought they were doing Dusty a service. They told me to calm my tits and eat a watermelon. Racism on any level will be challenged. I won’t stand for it. I spoke up because it wasn’t right. It’s a long story, but that’s the gist of it.

The point to all that is that atheism has its good and bad. It has its up and downs. It also has a bunch of simple-minded, racist, bigoted, knuckle-dragging mouth breathers that simply don’t believe in god and that’s okay.

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Creflo Dollar Wants A Space Shuttle Now | Jets for Jesus

I know, I know. What does this pulpit pimp want now?

After Creflo’s failed crowd-funding in attempt to buy a 65 million dollar jet, he took to his congregation to talk about the devil shorting him the money. He’s still trying to get it. Now? This guy wants a fucking space shuttle. He claims in the video that people don’t understand why he needs the jet. He operates in many countries, why does he need help with getting his jet and now, for some fucking reason, a goddamned space shuttle? Oh, yea…because it’s his DREAM.

In order for me to do what I’ve been called to do. The airlines they don’t fly my schedule.

Are you fucking kidding me? They don’t fly your schedule? Is that the best excuse you could come up with? Alright. Okay. He wants this jet and shuttle in the name of Jesus, but it doesn’t work that way. Those darn airlines, how dare they not check with Mr. Gimmee-Your- Dollars first before making out their schedules! Straight to Hell they go.

If they discover there’s life on Mars, I’m gonna have to believe God for a billion dollar space shuttle. Cause we got to preach the Gospel on Mars.

Aw, come on, man! Listen, the universe doesn’t need his level of fuckery. It’s bad enough as it is that it’s plaguing this planet. He’s not about to go to Mars and do it, too. He and the rest of his pastor buddies CAN get a one-way ticket to the sun, though. I wonder what his congregation thinks of this. Seriously. I need a laugh. I mean, his congregation has put forth more than enough already and has even tried to help him get his jet. Do they get a refund since it failed? I have a question: How much of his dream gets funded by Social Security checks?

I have a question: How much of his dream gets funded by Social Security checks?

How can he stand up there with a straight face and defend the nonsense that’s leaving it? You know what? I think the congregation would see a better return on investment if they paid the Russians to drop Creflo off on Mars for missionary work. “If I wanna believe God for a $65 million plane, you cannot stop me. I’m gonna have to believe God for a billion dollar space shuttle“. Believe what you want, but you’re asking people for it, not god! You can pray for the jet, but you’re soliciting donations, not miracles!

“When you’re born into this world, you’re given a ticket to the freak show. If you’re born in America you get a front row seat.” – George Carlin

Just so you know, “Private Jets for Jesus” is the worst Kanye West album to date. This is just another episode of “god doesn’t give preachers airplanes, chumps do”. Remember that time Jesus told his disciples to buy him a golden chariot? Yeah, me neither.

Active authoritarian; Creflow praying on the passive authoritarian flock. It’s a symbiotic relationship. They give him money and he tells them what they want to hear.

 I spoke with god last night and she flies coach, actually.

While I’m thinking about it, let me remind Christians on a few bible scriptures they probably didn’t know exist:

Matthew 6:24: “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate
the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise
the other. You cannot serve God and money.”

Luke 18:25: “For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.”

Luke 12:33: “Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide
yourselves with money bags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the
heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth
destroys.”

1 Timothy 6:10: “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of
evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the
faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.”

Hebrews 13:5: “Keep your life free from love of money, and be content
with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor
forsake you.”

Luke 6:24: “But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation.”

I wonder has he gotten to this part of the bible, yet. He’s crying about the devil discrediting him, but this assclown doesn’t need the devil to discredit him. He does a damn good job of that all on his own.

This is why aliens have placed warning buoys on the edge of our solar system.

I’m done.

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Creflo Dollar: Devil Blocked His Dreams of a $65,000,000 Jet | Praise Didn’t Pay This Time

You had a dream. A dream to buy a 65 million dollar jet. A dream to have your congregation purchase said jet for you. Your dreams were dashed.  You blamed the devil. The devil had nothing to do with why you didn’t get your jet.

Creflo Dollar’s problem is that his hindsight is 20/20. I don’t think he realized that people were going to criticize him asking his congregation to pay for his jet. I don’t think he understood the backlash. Which is why he retorted in a sermon of his. I don’t know what his problem is, but he needs to solve it. To keep from flying coach, he decided that it was okay to ask people to donate money on a fucking…jet? He then blames the devil. That’s not fair. That’s an excuse; a copout. Especially since he then calls his critics the devil as well. Well, we all can’t be the devil. Well, yes we can, in Creflo’s mind.

Did he not realize that it was social media that kept him from getting his 65 million dollar jet? Probably not.

Creflo Dollar, you’re a pathetic sod.

What the hell is this?

I can dream as long as I want to. I can believe God as long as I want to. If I want to believe God for a $65 million plane, you cannot stop me. You cannot stop me from dreaming. You can’t stop me from dreaming. I’m gon’ dream until Jesus comes.

Creflo can pray, hope, have faith, dream, sacrifice a goat; whatever. That doesn’t mean he was going to get a 65 million dollar jet. His logic is unsound: I wanted a jet, I dreamt about it. I even smelled the new leather under my ass as I took off. I didn’t get said jet so the devil blocked my dream. No, that’s not how dreams work. I don’t think Creflo gets that. You pursue your dreams. You work hard, you persevere, you sweat, bleed, cry and push toward achieving your dreams. You don’t decide one day that you don’t want to ride coach so you ask your sheep to foot the bill. I don’t think Jesus made anyone pay for that water he turned into wine, brah.

Dream about what the devil says you can’t have.

Dream about it, then ask other people to buy it for you.

Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with dreaming, nothing wrong with that. What this guy is doing is the equivalent of a spoiled, privileged, rotten ass kid. He asked for something extravagant, but when he didn’t get it, he had a tantrum and blamed the devil. This man has a mega church with a swimming pool in the center of the sanctuary, elegant goddamnstaircases and landings around it.  It was funded by his organization out of its “building fund.”  He was arrested after he moved into it for misappropriating church funds.  One of his accountants discovered the money missing and knew that an $8 million facility was not built.  Once it became clear where the money went, he was then released when charges were rescinded.  It’s actually his new mansion.  Smoke and mirrors folks, smoke and mirrors.

It’s a damn shame black people are even religious to begin with. Willfully ignorant as well as blind; stubborn as the very mule that Creflo should be riding while nibbling on a slice of humble pie instead of bitching about the devil blocking his dreams. What about the community? The poor? The less fortunate? If a panhandler can’t get 65 million dollars for a fucking jet by simply asking, why should Creflo?

There is nothing wrong with Creflo Dollar flying coach, and that will leave more money to build houses and feed the poor. Also, young graduates who can’t afford college can use help with their tuitions. There is so much more that can be done for people who need help, buying a $65 million dollar jet isn’t one of them.

But WE’RE the devil…

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Being a black atheist, what are the most common reactions of people when they find out you’re an atheist? | A Question for the Black Atheists

 

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