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On pro-slavery Christianity

Summary

Albert J. Raboteau addresses the use of Christian faith as a weapon.

Summary

Albert J. Raboteau addresses the use of Christian faith as a weapon.

Transcript

It’s true that Christianity was used as a weapon to justify the enslavement of African people. Christianity over the centuries has been used by many people to justify acts that are very unchristian. And so Western Europe and America has proved to not be any different in terms of that. And not only would I say that this is unjustified, and most modern people would, but the slaves themselves very early on began to critique the justification for their enslavement by saying that this is not the true gospel of Jesus, this is a perversion of it.