Discussion in 'Black People Open Forum' started by jamesfrmphilly, Apr 17, 2017.
Took the cowards way out
Where does this notion of unwarranted forgiveness of people who do despicable things come from? Black folk forgave Dylann Roof, now this Stephens guy, who, according to the video, knew clearly what he was doing. Do Black people think this "forgiveness" makes us special or holy or something? Why deny or suppress your real emotions when people snatch the life of a loved one away through acts of violence? Don't our loved ones deserve a "normal" sense of anger, frustration and pain when they are murdered senselessly and brutally at the hands of sick people? I'm not trying to be a martyr of any kind under these circumstances. I'm going to be highly emotional and go through the various stages of grief due to such a powerful loss. Forgiveness...what is that and what does it look like?
Religion...... particularly white Jesus!
religion that tells slaves to 'forgive' is great for slave owners....
Black folk need to read up on the meaning of "an eye for an eye" and start quoting it instead of crying "we forgive you" all the time. That stuff is unhealthy because I doubt that those people really believe that. They are probably just saying something they were programmed them to think as though it will make them a "better" person. I think it defies the law of nature.
The way I see it, a family in need of counsel will first go to the preacher man. If preacher man is on that "Pauline" pacifist stuff then it will used in his counsel. People who are into organized religion will say the same things their preacher says to them. Preacher really don't care as long as he gets paid.
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