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  •  Most slave holders belonged to Christian Churches! (0+ / 0-)

    As did most members of the Ku Klux Klan, "It don't mean a thing, if it ain't got that swing (doo-ah, doo-ah, doo-ah, doo-ah, doo-ah, doo-ah, doo-ah, doo-ah, doo-ah)". Though we may not know the religious beliefs of Thomas Jefferson, what we do know about him is that he enslaved his own black children for his personal financial gain, though they may have been freed at age 21, still enslaving ones own children for 21 year is hardly Christ like. Quote attributed to Jefferson "He [Jefferson] also rejected the idea of the divinity of Christ, but as he writes to William Short on October 31, 1819, he was convinced that the fragmentary teachings of Jesus constituted the 'outlines of a system of the most sublime morality which has ever fallen from the lips of man.'" (see http://www.monticello.org/...) sadly Jefferson did not live by Jesus' words and apparently though himself a "moral man" though he enslaved his own children, along with others, many others.

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