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Featured White Supremacy in Christianity

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  1. Fool

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    do you think white supremacists use christianity to shield their racism and bigotry?


    if so, how does it align with christianity or deter from it? would jesus be amused or approve?
     
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    A Middle Eastern originated religion is a bizarre place to go for white supremacy.
     
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    I think some christians happen to be racists; much like how some atheists, hindus, etc happen to be racists. For the most part, christianity is pretty neutral towards race as a whole, I feel.

    Now, there are certain denominations that are rooted in racism, and it's not just limited to christianity (such as volkisch heathenry, when plenty of heathen groups aren't racist). Those kinds of people might use their religious views to shield their racism. Then again, one can (and does) bend any religious view to fit with their biases.
     
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    I don't think white supremacists use Christianity to shield their racism and bigotry. They use Christianity to justify their views and say that it is a divine mandate.

    Racism has nothing to do with Christianity. If there ever was a race that God favoured in the Bible it would be the Israelites and even they are portrayed in a negative light in many cases. And the only reason why he favoured them in the first place is because he made a promise to one of their forefathers who followed him, not actually concerning the race itself. So the Bible can only be twisted t support racism by cherry picking verses here and there.
     
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    Not at all surprising once the religion became 'Americanized'.
     
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    Because the Bible has racist and bigoted passages in the collection of books.
     
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    They made it easier with a pale blue eyed Jesus among others.
     
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    Ameristan Christians weren't alone.
    Centuries ago, European Christians certainly had
    long lasting dysfunctional views on race.
    (No, I won't be doing the Godwin's Law thingie.)
     
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    Southern racists used the Bible to justify slavery, and the Southern Baptist denomination formed specifically in response to racial integration, so there is a history there.
     
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    Depictions of Jesus always felt a bit too white for me. :)
     
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    Yes. People love to claim to be righteous, when they do evil. It's a way to lie to themselves and ignore their own souls.

    No it does not align with Christianity. It's like feces smears on the pages of scripture. Jesus was diametrically opposed to racism, and ethnocentrism.
     
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    I dunno. Jesus referred to people as being dogs and swine.

    Matthew 7:6
     
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    That is a metaphor about not casting that which is good or sacred, to those who are of low character and principle. Calling bad people as swine or dogs in that context is not about their race. It's about their character, regardless of what race they are.

    But if you look at what Jesus did, he went to people of other, "outsider" groups, like the Samaritans, and welcomed them. That is not racism. It's the opposite of that. It teaches to accept people as they are, regardless of group affiliations, such as race or ethnicities. No racist does that.
     
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    I'd imagine that White Supremacists were "infected" by an ideologue. I really don't see using the Bible to support White supremacy.
    I suppose they happen to be White and they happen to be Christians.
     
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    There's also the Tower of Babel used to justify segregation, and sections with references like "The Curse of Ham" are also in the Bible.
     
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    Actually the ancient Jews were specifically referencing all Samaritans as being dogs and the Roman's in ancient times were referenced as "pigs".

    It's not character. It's being directed toward groups of people.
     
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    Surely not.

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    No. The verse you quoted referring to swine and dogs, is not about the Samaritans, nor any other ethnic group. Mt. 7:6 is not about the story of the Samaritan woman. If however, you look at that story found in a different chapter in Matthew, again, it's not him being a racist. In fact, the fact he healed her, contradicts that he viewed her as a lesser human being.

    This link below is a reasonable explanation of that use of "dog", or "small pet", in the context of the story. It is not referring to an unclean animal, which is what you are suggesting. Again though, while one may wince at the word used, his actions betray the exact opposite of insults and racism. Even if you wish to say he insulted her, the fact he healed her tends to contract that assumption.

    Why did Jesus call the Canaanite woman a dog? | GotQuestions.org
     
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    In Biblical point of view, we don’t have races. And in Biblical point of view, question is more about, who is righteous, wise and loving and who is evil and wicked. I don’t think that has anything to do with the skin color.
     
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    It's historical that the ancient Jews hated the Samaritans and the Romans. The references , "dogs and pigs" are often mentioned and found in Jewish literature, specifically referring to the Samaritans/Heathens and Romans respectively.
     
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