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February 2018



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North Carolina Christian school studies apologia for slavery

According to this story in the Raleigh-Durham News-Observer, students at something called Cary Christian Schools, one of the area's largest "Christian" academies, are studying a text that contains an elaborate apologia for slavery.

Excerpts from the text:

"To say the least, it is strange that the thing the Bible condemns (slave-trading) brings very little opprobrium upon the North, yet that which the Bible allows (slave-ownership) has brought down all manner of condemnation upon the South." (page 22)

* "Slavery as it existed in the South was not an adversarial relationship with pervasive racial animosity. Because of its dominantly patriarchal character, it was a relationship based upon mutual affection and confidence." (page 24)

* "There has never been a multi-racial society which has existed with such mutual intimacy and harmony in the history of the world." (page 24)

* "Slave life was to them a life of plenty, of simple pleasures, of food, clothes, and good medical care." (page 25)

* "But many Southern blacks supported the South because of long established bonds of affection and trust that had been forged over generations with their white masters and friends." (page 27)

* "Nearly every slave in the South enjoyed a higher standard of living than the poor whites of the South -- and had a much easier existence." (page 30)

There's something very evil going on here, something that needs to be hit over and over again with baseball bats until it stops moving.


That's so incredibly screwed-up and easily refutable it's ridiculous.

BTW, I added you to my friends list. Found you on a mutual friend's list (either rufus or sola, I'd have to look back through posts to figure that out).
There's some more discussion on that book, and some links, here: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2004/12/9/171831/355

One of the co-authors, Steve Wilkins, was originally a University of Idaho professor. Word has it that his colleagues are pretty livid about this, though I'm left wondering how such a person could get tenured in the first place.
Crossposted to ubsa

Thank you.