You kind of missed his point. He's saying that the ONLY reason that you are a Christian is because white people at the time needed an excuse to rationalize their cruel and inhumane actions; they claimed that it was okay to enslave a population of uncivilized 'monkeys' so that they could "save" them. In reality, the only thing they had on their minds was money and power.
Which is why 'Black Christian' seems like a contradiction to me.
So basically, without slavery I wouldn't have become a Christian? Is that the point I missed?
I think the point is moreso your ancestors more than likely had the Christian faith forced upon them and you're the result of that brainwashing and conditioning propagating through the generations. I don't know your personal family history, so this may be a generalization that doesn't fit you.
We believe everything in the bible is true, thats it.
Rituals? You mean things like bread and wine?
I figured you weren't Catholic, so figured you didn't engage in the whole wine and crackers bit. And does that mean you take everything in the bible to be literally true, the unquestionable word of God? If so, what do you base that on exactly?
I believe everything that was written in the bible was written because God wanted it to be. I'm not sure what you mean by "what do you base that on exactly?"
I mean, say JK Rowling said that the Harry Potter series was a factual History and the infallible word of God... I imagine you would not believe her claims. So what about the writings of whoever the authors of the testaments were makes that same claim believable in your mind? What makes you so sure the bible is the word of God and written the way he/she/it intended it to be?
Haven't been to church going on two years. I was once told that its not about the # of times you eff up(God's not keeping a tally), but about your commitment to bettering yourself and doing right. I'm always trying to do what I believe God wants of me and my goal is to be the perfect Christian. But...I'm a sex fien, and thats honestly my biggest guilt. That and my insecurities
Na. I've been engaging in sexual activity since, 6th grade? I don't think I actually ever penetrated until like the 9th grade, though. I'm a recovering mastur bation addict
No. I didn't have an income two years ago but I did tithe a little of what was given to me
I believe everything in the bible is true, yes. I'll also say that I believe that believing 100% is the equivalent of knowing in which I don't.
I'll assume you mean evolutionism over creationism in which no I don't
No. Then again theirs the possibility that God created the big bang theory. The bible probably discounts that possibility and I just don't know
Thank you for your honest responses. I am an atheist myself, still publicly identify as a christian cos I don't want to offend family.
One follow up question, I'm sure as a Christian you know how God supposedly frowns upon sexual promiscuity, he smited Sodom and Gomorrah. Since you believe in hell, any concern about eternal damnation?
A literal interpretation of the bible does disallow the big bang theory.
I assume you're talking about the evolution that suggest we come from apes? If the bible discounts that, I don't believe in it.
I don't want to be offensive but asking others when it seems like you have not read and interpreted the bible your self seems like a disservice. My advice is seek knowledge no matter where it comes from. You can find that in the bible or many other books but if you are unsure of what the bible discounts then that seems like it could be a problem.