21st September 2010

“As my ancestors are free from slavery, I am free from the slavery of religion.”

Butterfly McQueen1911 – 1995

11 Responses to “21st September 2010”

  1. tech Says:

    I guess if one thinks that her Religion has her enslaved, a statement such as the one above,makes sense.Further more most religions with all the dos and don’ts you could say,is a form of slavery.I’m not a Religious person but I do believe in God Almighty and His Son Jesus Christ.Yes I am a Christian.

  2. Ernie Says:

    Saying that religion is slavery is a strong statement and the comparison is certainly appropriate in some cases. When you consider that a certain holy book endorses enslaving people along with McQueens lineage this statement becomes incredibly powerful and dripping with meaning and emotion. It is an incredible statement.

  3. Simon Says:

    It’s always seamed strange to me that so many black Americans embrace a religion that was forced upon their ancestors by their oppressors. But then again the power and persistence of religion in the United States mystifies most of us here in Europe.

  4. Atheist MC Says:

    It’s strange to me that people who are either explicitly or implicitly condemned or relagated by their religion still choose to follow it. Black, gay, or female? Why join a religion?

  5. The Heretic Says:

    It mystifies you that America is religiously persistant? Europe, through its religious intolerence, sent all of its Puritans here. Gosh thanks, by the way. Why didn’t you just send all your nudist colonies? Life would be much more interesting.

  6. Atheist MC Says:

    Meh! You sent us Hannah Montana and iCarly. Enough already, we’re even.

  7. opleaze Says:

    atheist mc…….

    are you taking issue with HANNAH MONTANA ????? One of the GREATEST talents of our time ?????? For Shame !!!!!!! okay, just kidding !

    but remember, Hannah is a creation of Disney. and, Disney is the greatest
    existing proponent (and exporter) of the REAL modern religion…….
    MARKETING !!!!!!! Disney is the world leader in creating, promoting, and selling crap. Hannah alone, in 2008-2009 generated ONE BILLION $$$$
    in revenue. !!!!!!

    maybe the vatican oughtta hire Disney to take care of their P.R. ????

  8. Ernie Says:

    They need PR more than ever after Richard Dawkins slayed the church during his speech at the recent demonstration.

  9. tech Says:

    Religion is only good for one thing it seems and thats to give this site something to type about. here is no problem to find fault with religions and churches.They have all become back sliden over years.But God will still have a “PEOPLE” no matter what. He remains the yesterday ,today and forever.Amen

  10. tech Says:

    That should read , He remains the same yesterday today and forever.Amen

  11. Ernie Says:

    Why bother defending it then?