Originally posted by googlefudge
The claim is that people who 'do god do good'.
I responded by pointing out that this is blatantly not true.
There is absolutely no doubt that some(many) people who 'do god' do indeed 'do good'
but to claim that there is a causal relationship or that people who 'do god' always 'do good'
is just utter nonsense.
There are many instances both in ...[text shortened]... o good.
Slavery is just one of the countless myriad of examples I could have given.
By 1783, an anti-slavery movement was beginning among the British public. That
year the first British abolitionist organization was founded by a group of Quakers
Bartolomé de las Casas was a 16th-century Spanish Dominican priest
, the first
resident Bishop of Chiapas, who as a settler in the New World witnessed, and was
driven to oppose, the poor treatment of the Native Americans by the Spanish
colonists and advocated before King Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor on behalf of
rights for the natives. Originally having proposed to replace the slave labor of the
natives with the importation of slaves from Africa, he eventually recanted this stance
as well, and became an advocate for the Africans in the colonies. His book,
A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies, is largely responsible for the
passage of the new Spanish colonial laws known as the New Laws of 1542, which
abolished native slavery for the first time in European colonial history and ultimately
led to the Valladolid debate.
The first American movement to abolish slavery came in April 1688 when German
and Dutch Quakers
of Mennonite descent in Germantown, Pennsylvania (now part of
Philadelphia) wrote a two-page condemnation of the practice and sent it to the
governing bodies of their Quaker church, the Society of Friends.
After 1776, Quaker and Moravian
advocates helped persuade numerous
slaveholders in the Upper South to free their slaves.
The Second Great Awakening of the 1820s and 1830s in religion inspired groups that
undertook many types of social reform
. For some that meant the immediate
abolition of slavery because it was a sin to hold slaves and a sin to tolerate slavery
clearly you need a history lesson.