Thursday, January 14, 2010

Pat, your God makes me sick

Between the Christianity of this land, and the Christianity of Christ, I recognize the widest, possible difference–so wide, that to receive the one as good, pure, and holy, is of necessity to reject the other as bad, corrupt, and wicked. To be the friend of the one, is of necessity to be the enemy of the other. I love the pure, peaceable, and impartial Christianity of Christ: I therefore hate the corrupt, slaveholding, women-whipping, cradle-plundering, partial and hypocritical Christianity of this land. Indeed, I can see no reason, but the most deceitful one, for calling the religion of this land Christianity. I look upon it as the climax of all misnomers, the boldest of all frauds, and the grossest of all libels. ~ Frederick Douglass

My heart is with the people of Haiti in their time of deep tragedy and sorrow.


  1. Excellent post, Nettl. And listening the the listeners calling in to Air America, a LOT of people feel the same way as you and Douglass. And America does not have a clean slate regarding Haiti: we've done our share of plundering that poor land. I'm looking for a reputable organization to donate to, to help in Haiti.

  2. You found the perfect quote from a great American hero. His words are still true today, sadly.