"It is for this purpose that I was born, and for this cause that I came into this world, to testify to the Truth. For anyone who is on the side of Truth, listens to me." ~Jesus Christ
Monday, 27 August 2012
What it took to defeat slavery .............
and followers of Jesus Christ ( True followers ) ensured that slavery
was abolished . It took more than man and his claims of enlightenment
to finally make slavery illegal , it took The Word of God and those who
proclaimed The Words of Him who created all things .
Robert Kenny :
"Having for most of my life believed
that our acceptance of equality - racial, class, gender — was the
result of the overthrow of past superstitions and prejudice by reason, I
was perplexed: why had the fight against slavery, and the concern for
aboriginal peoples, been so overwhelmingly the province of religious? …
Hume, Voltaire, and Kant saw the African — the non-European, generally
— as beyond the category of human to which the European belonged; race
concerned them (particularly Kant) only to the extent that it could
show the superiority of the European. It was not the philosophies of
Paris or Edinburgh or East Prussia who fought slavery, but the
evangelical Christians and Quakers who drew their inspiration not from
philosophy but from “superstitious religion”. It was from the
Evangelical Revival that the loudest claims for what we now call racial
Kenny, R., The Lamb Enters the Dreaming, p74, Scribe, 2007. Kenny is a non-Christian historian.