Matthew Parris: As an atheist, I truly believe Africa needs God
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24-01-2012, 10:59 AM
RE: Matthew Parris: As an atheist, I truly believe Africa needs God
(24-01-2012 10:07 AM)morondog Wrote:  
(24-01-2012 09:46 AM)Chas Wrote:  It's not about apologizing, it's about being truthful.
Your first paragraph reads like a bad excuse, "Oh, we are doing anything wrong, we're just buying these already enslaved people."

Let's not deny history OK. Slave trade happened. Lots of bad shit happened. Still, you can't really pin the American slave trade on whites in Africa.

I guess I missed the part about "white Africans". Where exactly was that in the discussion?

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24-01-2012, 11:08 AM
RE: Matthew Parris: As an atheist, I truly believe Africa needs God
(24-01-2012 10:59 AM)Chas Wrote:  
(24-01-2012 10:07 AM)morondog Wrote:  
(24-01-2012 09:46 AM)Chas Wrote:  It's not about apologizing, it's about being truthful.
Your first paragraph reads like a bad excuse, "Oh, we are doing anything wrong, we're just buying these already enslaved people."

Let's not deny history OK. Slave trade happened. Lots of bad shit happened. Still, you can't really pin the American slave trade on whites in Africa.

I guess I missed the part about "white Africans". Where exactly was that in the discussion?

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24-01-2012, 11:27 AM
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(23-01-2012 09:30 PM)Ghost Wrote:  Hey, Taz.

Islam was introduced.

And why exactly would Africa be bat shit crazy regardless of the introduction of religion?

Just for the record, people came to Africa and fucked it up. Sure there's some nuance here and there and sure there’s some good eggs in the bunch, but the inescapable truth is that people came, they took and they killed. There's no sugar coating that.

When I hear about people lauding those who have been named a Rhodes scholar, I vomit in my mouth a little bit the same way Native Americans do on Columbus day.



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As Tarzan said Africans weren't so innocent. African countries had kingdoms and tribes which meant probably the exchange of slaves. Like I said Africa would still be crazy(Witchcraft, cannibalism,human sacrifice etc)

The thing is that Africa doesn't want acknowledge the fact that they were involved in the slave trade. This causes tension between the West and Africa. They want to blame on the West. Africa sold themselves but people don't want know that.

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27-01-2012, 11:01 PM (This post was last modified: 27-01-2012 11:05 PM by Thomas.)
RE: Matthew Parris: As an atheist, I truly believe Africa needs God
Africa needs stable governments and capital investment.

We gave them religion and the Catholic priests helped the Hutus butcher 1 million Titsis. That's correct. Hutu Catholic priests handed over 56 Tutsi school childred to Hutu police who then shot most of them. We know this because there were several survivors. Reference: "God is not Great", Hitchens.

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04-04-2018, 11:24 AM
RE: Matthew Parris: As an atheist, I truly believe Africa needs God
(23-01-2012 01:56 PM)lucradis Wrote:  Theo? You still here man? Crazy.
By the way I vote for getting the opportunistic Christians out of Africa. Stop taking advantage of people Christians its not helping.
You want people to convert? Send help without expectation.
Did you actually read the article? This website is called "THINKING" Atheist... not trolling idiot.
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04-04-2018, 05:15 PM
RE: Matthew Parris: As an atheist, I truly believe Africa needs God
(23-01-2012 03:53 PM)Ghost Wrote:  Africa doesn't need more God. White people have already done enough to plunge the entire continent into a living nightmarish hell, thank you very much.

Peace and Love and Empathy,

Matt

Have you actually read the article? The source given before on richarddawkins.net is broken link now (404 not found).

It's written by an atheist who had to honestly face the facts despite his own proclivities.
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/as-an...xj9bm80h8m

http://www.hopeinview.org/files/As_an_at...Parris.pdf
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04-04-2018, 06:08 PM
RE: Matthew Parris: As an atheist, I truly believe Africa needs God
(04-04-2018 11:24 AM)natesc0tt Wrote:  
(23-01-2012 01:56 PM)lucradis Wrote:  Theo? You still here man? Crazy.
By the way I vote for getting the opportunistic Christians out of Africa. Stop taking advantage of people Christians its not helping.
You want people to convert? Send help without expectation.
Did you actually read the article? This website is called "THINKING" Atheist... not trolling idiot.

This is soooo incredibly juicy!

Really dude you're commenting on a thread from 2012 and accusing people of trolling!

The irony is just beautifully dodgy.


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04-04-2018, 06:29 PM
RE: Matthew Parris: As an atheist, I truly believe Africa needs God
(04-04-2018 06:08 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  
(04-04-2018 11:24 AM)natesc0tt Wrote:  Did you actually read the article? This website is called "THINKING" Atheist... not trolling idiot.

This is soooo incredibly juicy!

Really dude you're commenting on a thread from 2012 and accusing people of trolling!

The irony is just beautifully dodgy.

Also, apparently, what we, as atheists, have, is "proclivities".

(What I seem to have is a comma overdose Blink )

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04-04-2018, 06:47 PM
RE: Matthew Parris: As an atheist, I truly believe Africa needs God
(04-04-2018 11:24 AM)natesc0tt Wrote:  
(23-01-2012 01:56 PM)lucradis Wrote:  Theo? You still here man? Crazy.
By the way I vote for getting the opportunistic Christians out of Africa. Stop taking advantage of people Christians its not helping.
You want people to convert? Send help without expectation.
Did you actually read the article? This website is called "THINKING" Atheist... not trolling idiot.

Of to a good start I see.... Rolleyes

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04-04-2018, 06:49 PM
RE: Matthew Parris: As an atheist, I truly believe Africa needs God
(04-04-2018 06:29 PM)Vera Wrote:  Also, apparently, what we, as atheists, have, is "proclivities".

(What I seem to have is a comma overdose Blink )

Ain't nothing wrong with proclivities; I rather enjoy them. Commas too.

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