Black Spirituality Religion : Did you know "Amazing Grace" was written by slave-trader / slave-owner - John Newton?

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Did you know that the song "Amazing Grace" was written by slave-trader / slave-owner, John Newton?

johnnewton.jpg

It seems he had some regrets regarding his participation in the slave trade, and this song was born.

He also wrote "Thoughts Upon The African Slave Trade" in 1788.

I had no idea ... it kinda makes me think of the song in a different way.

How about you ... did you know already ... does it impact your thots regarding the song?

Love You!

:heart:

Destee
 

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Did you know that the song "Amazing Grace" was written by slave-trader / slave-owner, John Newton?

johnnewton.jpg

It seems he had some regrets regarding his participation in the slave trade, and this song was born.

He also wrote "Thoughts Upon The African Slave Trade" in 1788.

I had no idea ... it kinda makes me think of the song in a different way.

How about you ... did you know already ... does it impact your thots regarding the song?

Love You!

:heart:

Destee


peace

Yes, indeed. This is why i try to caution the religious about singing these songs like they do. most of them were written by slave traders and masters, as they heard our ancestors humming and chanting on those vessels and in the field.

"amazing grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me". He was talking about himself, as you touched on. The black women in the church sing this song the strongest and loudest and most of them probably never knew what a wretch was, or ever been one in their lives.

They even made a movie about it:

Amazing-Grace-movie-poster.jpg


So this just begs the question of what else are the religous parroting and practicing that they don't really know the origins of? Because the same thing goes for christmas, Easter & Thanksgiving. Like this song, those holi-days are not about us, they are all about them and their paganistic rituals celebrating rape, murder, beastiality & their homosexual fixations. All of which ever had anything to do with us.
 

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Peace and Blessings Family,

Did you know that the song "Amazing Grace" was written by slave-trader / slave-owner, John Newton?

johnnewton.jpg

It seems he had some regrets regarding his participation in the slave trade, and this song was born.

He also wrote "Thoughts Upon The African Slave Trade" in 1788.

I had no idea ... it kinda makes me think of the song in a different way.

How about you ... did you know already ... does it impact your thots regarding the song?

Love You!

:heart:

Destee


Peace Sis and fam,

I do. Learned of it in one of Old Souls classes a few years and I was indeed 'amazed'.

P.S. I would like to know what a "wretch" is as well..looks like I have some more homework today.
 

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Peace Sis and fam,

I do. Learned of it in one of Old Souls classes a few years and I was indeed 'amazed'.

P.S. I would like to know what a "wretch" is as well..looks like I have some more homework today.



wretch (r
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n.
1. A miserable, unfortunate, or unhappy person.
2. A person regarded as base, mean, or despicable: "a stony adversary, an inhuman wretch" (Shakespeare).


[Middle English wrecche, from Old English wrecca, exiles, wretch.]
 

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