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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

On display now at the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., is a special exhibit centered on a rare Bible from the 1800s that was used by British missionaries to convert and educate slaves. What's notable about this Bible is not just its rarity, but its content, or rather the lack of content. It excludes any portion of text that might inspire rebellion or liberation.

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Wow.

Apparently a vast amount of the Bible is anti-slavery.

#1 | Posted by Tor at 2018-12-11 03:30 PM | Reply | Funny: 4

They obviously had copies of the Supply Side Bible. Its fine with slavery as long as the emphasis is on shareholder profits.

#2 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-12-11 07:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

That Bible would be sort of equivalent to getting your news on Fox News today.

#3 | Posted by danni at 2018-12-11 07:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"used by British missionaries to convert and educate slaves."

Should read "indoctrinate and brainwash slaves."

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-12-11 07:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The movement to outlaw slavery in the British Commonwealth was thoroughly Christian.

Those opposed had secular motives.

#5 | Posted by Tor at 2018-12-11 09:39 PM | Reply

"The movement to outlaw slavery in the British Commonwealth was thoroughly Christian."

Doesn't mean all Christians supported abolition.

I mean, you are literally staring at the heavily redacted Word of G-d and you're calling it anti-slavery?

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-12-11 10:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

This heavily edited book reminds me of corporate greenwashing.

It practically screams see? Look at us we're good Christians too all the while covering up their true activity... Or at least trying to.

#7 | Posted by Tor at 2018-12-11 11:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"thoroughly Christian" ... compared to what?

#8 | Posted by ichiro at 2018-12-12 01:17 AM | Reply

"By stressing the moral imperative to end sinful practices and each person's responsibility to uphold God's will in society, preachers like Lyman Beecher, Nathaniel Taylor, and Charles G. Finney in what came to be called the Second Great Awakening led massive religious revivals in the 1820s that gave a major impetus to the later emergence of abolitionism as well as to such other reforming crusades as temperance, pacifism, and women's rights.

By the early 1830s, Theodore D. Weld, William Lloyd Garrison, Arthur and Lewis Tappan, and Elizur Wright, Jr., all spiritually nourished by revivalism, had taken up the cause of "immediate emancipation."

www.history.com

#9 | Posted by Corky at 2018-12-12 01:28 AM | Reply

Does it include the story of the two Corinthians? I like that one...
--Individual-1

#10 | Posted by catdog at 2018-12-12 02:07 PM | Reply

Fox news follows the same strategy. Keep em in the dark.

#11 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-12-12 02:14 PM | Reply

I would argue that over the past 3000 years the Bible (both OT and NT) has been ALWAYS selectively edited for its intended audiences.

Otherwise, what we would be reading today would be exactly how Jesus would have wrote it-- or, taking into consideration that he may have been illiterate or unlettered, at least how Jesus would have SPOKEN it. If it was truly the "Word of God" and of paramount importance to preserve for all time, it makes logical sense for Jesus to have more than a couple of his followers copy down the entire body of his teachings so that could be easily cross-referenced in case of transcription mistakes.

Instead, we were left a jumbled bunch of anecdotes and cliffsnotes on a 30+ year-long life.

#12 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2018-12-12 02:22 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"led massive religious revivals in the 1820s that gave a major impetus to the later emergence of abolitionism as well as to such other reforming crusades as temperance, pacifism, and women's rights."

As well as the concept of Manifest Destiny, which continues to infect the American psyche to this day.

Perhaps an overlooked aspect the abolitionist movement of the mid-19th century is the increased inclusion and participation of women, who were by far the majority of converts during the 2nd great awakening. It could be argued that many of the preachers of the day included sermons against drinking, war, misogyny, and slavery as a result of their increased sensitivity when looking up to see the increasing number of women lining their pews.

#13 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2018-12-12 02:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Whenever I look into manifest destiny I find the motives to be secular with a sporadic veneer of religious reasons.

#14 | Posted by Tor at 2018-12-12 03:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

- secular with a sporadic veneer of religious reasons.

As in most cases where greed for power, land, resources, etc use religion as an excuse.

#16 | Posted by Corky at 2018-12-12 10:28 PM | Reply

Don't open your eyes you won't like what you see
The devils of truth steal the souls of the free
Don't open your eyes take it from me
I have found
You can find
Happiness in slavery
Happiness in slavery

--Trent Reznor, Nine Inch Nails

#17 | Posted by madscientist at 2018-12-13 09:26 AM | Reply

Nerfherder's post is one of the most important posts ever made here. It has been proven in many nations that the education of girls reduces the birth rate which allows the population to become more economically empowered.

#18 | Posted by danni at 2018-12-13 11:32 AM | Reply

"The movement to outlaw slavery in the British Commonwealth was thoroughly Christian."
Doesn't mean all Christians supported abolition.
I mean, you are literally staring at the heavily redacted Word of G-d and you're calling it anti-slavery?
#6 | POSTED BY SNOOFY AT 2018-12-11 10:54 PM | FLAG: | NEWSWORTHY 1

Throughout time the church congregation was disallowed from singing, from unguided prayer, from women from being present, from owning copies of the bible, it was recited only in the heavenly Latin or godly Greek, edited, parsed and condensed into the processed perfection we currently still misuse thoroughly. Christians enslaved themselves long before they went after enslaving other cultures.

#19 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2018-12-13 12:32 PM | Reply

It practically screams see? Look at us we're good Christians too all the while covering up their true activity... Or at least trying to.

Hate to break it to you, Tor, but that's the norm for Christians, not the exception.

#20 | Posted by jpw at 2018-12-13 01:17 PM | Reply

#18 You flatter me Danni, but I also see parallels between the 19th century awakening and what is currently going on in American Islam. This year we'll see 2 well-spoken Muslim women either wearing headscarves or otherwise representing their faith in Congress. Ilhan Omar and Rachida Tlaib, just by being elected participants in the ever-evolving American political experiment, have effectively shouted down many Muslims and non-Muslims alike who believe that the separation and/or oppression of women in a fundamental tenet of that faith.

#21 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2018-12-13 01:53 PM | Reply

Hate to break it to you, JPW but if that was the norm they wouldn't be desperate to conceal the overt immorality of their actions.

#22 | Posted by Tor at 2018-12-13 03:38 PM | Reply

@ NERFHERDER

IIRC an expert puts Islam C. 600 years behind Christianity.

#23 | Posted by Tor at 2018-12-13 03:39 PM | Reply

"puts Islam C. 600 years behind Christianity."

So in about 525 years we should expect to see 6 million Jews get herded up and murdered by the Muslims.

#24 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2018-12-13 04:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Per every expert Hitler was not a Christian and Nazism inherently unchristian.

#25 | Posted by Tor at 2018-12-13 04:30 PM | Reply

"puts Islam C. 600 years behind Christianity."

So in about 525 years we should expect to see 6 million Jews get herded up and murdered by the Muslims.

#24 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2018-12-13 04:09 PM | Reply | Flag:
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It takes a real moron to blame the Holocaust on Christians, but if you want to go down that road, compare with the 100 million killed by atheists from Lenin to Pol Pot.

#26 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-12-13 04:34 PM | Reply

How come God can only use technology that man has already invented? Couldn't he have just created smartphones and Tweeted to everyone?

#27 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2018-12-13 04:37 PM | Reply

You're a funny freak TFDNIHILIST.

That's some good stuff.

#28 | Posted by Tor at 2018-12-13 04:40 PM | Reply

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