Black Spirituality Religion : Christian missionary (mis)deeds in india

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  1. RAPTOR

    RAPTOR Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    It's the same pattern of oppression everywhere they have went.
     
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    Why no christian outrage? Is this the protocol of "religion"? Are christians just blind to the facts or in denial? Where are the good christian to denouce these acts?

    I never see anything remotely close to christians criticizing christian behavior? What gives. Can anyone help with an answer?
     
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    Maybe some xians take issue with those methods of bringing folks to 'christ'. But hey, 'whatever it takes' may be the motto, right? There is a thread around here titled (I believe), "thank white people for slavery". On it, there are a couple of clips where you will hear folks say "thank god for slavery". While one pays lip serve to the harshness of slavery, they express a 'better off in the long run' kind of rationale. The other "thanks god for slavery" because had it not been for that, they'd be worshipping (what did they say?) ...'trees', or 'rocks' (being delivered from those "pagan" "heathen" 'false religions' that lead folks away from 'god' towards d a m nation),...something like that.

    I don't remember if I mentioned before, but I suspect that such an act could be seen as divisive and may discourage would-be converts. The 'risk' is maybe considered too great.
     
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    There's like 0 accountability in that religion, no checks and balances whatsoever.
     
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    I do criticize Christian behavior, I am a Christian, and if someone looks at me and says something that is off the scale, I will give them my opinion on the matter. If someone who is not Christian, and does not believe in the same book as me, there is no reason for me to get into it with you. Our belief systems have crossed a very different road. As far as I am concerned, that is okay, you do you, and I will do me. To say that there aren't any checks and balances is the wrong way to look at things. People believe and interpret things the way that they want to. I will not run up behind everyone trying to correct them, but if they come at me with that foolishness, then, we may have a deep discussion on our hands. To say that there is 0 accountability is a gross misunderstanding. I have many people who hold me responsible to the things that I do and say, don't hold everyone in a religion responsible for the misdeeds of other, or your perception of a misdeed by another.
     
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    This is what I'm talking about, its just so 'all over the place' as a institution. Every religion has sects with different views, but in the Abrahamic Religions is where it is the most extreme and does the most damage. It seems very unstable in my opinion. Where is the accountability?
     
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    With that said, have you watched the clips?
    And if so, what are your thoughts?
     
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    These people are not Christians in my opinion. One of the dudes in the second video, I think his name is Danny Shelton or something, has been accused of hiding the fact that his brother was molesting children, his brother has been arrested. Also, he has been accused of taking money I think he owns a network called 3ABN or something.
    What is happening over there, happens in the states too. People are believing in hoop dreams, and they are being taken advantage of. I don't think anything is wrong with spreading the gospel, but you should not have to take advantage of people, or deny others their rights. It is just another case of men taking something and using it for the wrong purpose, trying to profit from others. It is a shame.
     
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    You are definitely right about it being all over the place at times, but that is just life. You can't force people to do everything the same, I can not force people to do what I feel is the right thing to do, morally or religiously. It is not my place, and that is not my job.
     
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