Thanks for posting! I wish more people would understand this understanding of racism.This article will definitely provoke the reader to doing more research within themselves. This article demonstrates the need for God's word to be paramount in our lives. It's been prophesied in 2Tim 3 about people like this.
I understand where you're coming from, but just because there are issues in the church doesn't mean we don't acknowledge the other issues as well. A large part of the church IS the black community, so therefore it IS a church issue. The racist ideals of Black Liberation Theology is some of the most absurd and demonic doctrines to date. There isn't just a problem with white racism, there is a BIGGER and growing problem with black racism.Agreed, but that's only a small part of it. The point I was shooting for, is that there are enough bigoted things IN the church to deal with, before we start expecting something from the black community that it's not funny.
I think we have a lotta ducks to line up, before we start shooting our neighbors.
I think bigger problem is relative. But, the BLT is a serious issue. You can get youtube videos of Obama at some Farrakahn people's rallies. That really disturbed me.I understand where you're coming from, but just because there are issues in the church doesn't mean we don't acknowledge the other issues as well. A large part of the church IS the black community, so therefore it IS a church issue. The racist ideals of Black Liberation Theology is some of the most absurd and demonic doctrines to date. There isn't just a problem with white racism, there is a BIGGER and growing problem with black racism.
Just because some idiot (who happens to be white) decides to be racist, does not mean we are now engaged in a war. I disagree with you, in that I do not believe ANYBODY should be holding the cards, because the game as a whole has been over for years. I think anything at this point is an open refusal to move on, put the cards down, and get over it.But, if there was zero racism from the white contingent of the church, BLT would have no place to put a foot. I think ultimately we hold the cards, me being white anglo saxon male.
I think you misunderstood what I said. I was not referring to you. I said anything at this point (as in, continuing to play this "racist game") is an open refusal to move on. And it is. People are STILL milking this "white racism" thing for all it's worth, despite the fact the game is over (segregation and slavery being abolished). The black community "playing the victim" is not the solution to this problem. It is making it worse. We are supposed to discourage ALL racism, not just when white people do it.Sounds angry, shouldn't be, hope not.
I think your use of words like "refusal" and such, show you just want me to agree with you and aren't really open to discussion, so I'll bail out. Seein' that a lot lately.
I understand what you're saying, but I do not see things from that perspective. What I see is a bunch of people who refuse to move on, whether white or black, and want to continue to live in the past. I do not believe these scars are still fresh, because I believe the people themselves are not allowing them to heal. There is absolutely no excuse for racism when it comes to the children of God. I do not care if someone was "offended" by someone once. It is unacceptable behavior from BOTH black people and white people.Its a fine line to asking the black community to adjust, when there is still so much bigotry rampant. There are some scars that won't go away only be healed by agapao action so the change is shown as real, not just words.
The church IS arrogant enough to deny, ignore, justify past behavior and write it off as not relevant when those scars are still fresh or aching on people/s.
I agree there are some uptight people in the black community who expect things they shouldn't. But I can only control me and maybe influence those in my community, so those are the ones I talk to. And in light of church history, and the church, in segments today, perpetuating wounds, asking the black commmunity to "trust us, its ok", is pretty unrealistic. Any intelligent man is cautious to walk happily to a man that slaps you evertime you get near.
If you are more hands on than most you would know that "rights" is not what the Christian community is fighting against. It is semantics regarding the definition of "marriage" being defined by the Biblical standard of one man and one woman. The majority of respected Christians are fighting for what marriage is defined as, not fighting against giving people rights. I'm sure nobody would be fighting if the GLBT community would be content with defining their relationships as "civil unions" instead of "marriage."I guess mostly we would stand united here. But maybe I am more involved, and still see the racism that is there and people getting hurt by it. Another example is the glbt community. They are currently going through what the church put the black communities through in the 50s. Same arguments, mostly, instead of making the kkk as the church in the 50s did, we have the tea party? Screaming no rights for glbt.....
I witness in both communities, so I'm more hands on than most, I guess.