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The Irony of Joseph’s Slaves – reducing people to poverty is never good

In moving from Genesis to Exodus, a reader might note some irony. This particular narrative thread starts with Joseph and finds its ironic twist in the time of Moses. Joseph’s Slave Experience In Genesis 37, Joseph’s brother had had about … Continue reading

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The Rightness and Legality of the Emancipation Proclamation

[Today marks the 215th anniversary of the day Abraham Lincoln gave formal notice of the the intent to free all people held in slavery in states still in rebellion to the government and Constitution of the United States. A post … Continue reading

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Slavery Caused the Civil War – a post to commemorate the Battle of Gettysburg

[The Battle of Gettysburg was fought over a three day period, July 1 to July 3, 1863. Today marks the 153rd anniversary of the battle, and I offer this post from the archives to remember that the war was first … Continue reading

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Pastor Tells Descendants Of Slaves It Wasn’t As Bad As They Think

[U.S. history includes the history of enslaving black people in America, justified solely on the basis of the color of their skin. Sadly, prominent American pastor Doug Wilson has tried to rewrite that history. So in light of February being … Continue reading

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The Civil War Was About Enslaving Black People

[This month marks the 150th anniversary of the 13th Amendment, so I offer this post from the archives to commemorate the abolition of slavery in the United States.] *** There are still people  – in the north and the south … Continue reading

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The Emancipation Proclamation – hitting the Confederacy in the wallet

In the Emancipation Proclamation, President Abraham Lincoln ordered that all slaves in Confederate controlled areas were set free. Some say Lincoln overstepped his presidential authority, arguing that slavery was allowed under the U.S. Constitution. They’re wrong. One of the oldest rules of war … Continue reading

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When Lincoln Told Slave Owners They Should Try It For Themselves

He who would be no slave, must consent to have no slave. Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves. Abraham Lincoln, letter of April 6, 1859. It is not enough for us to agree to “have … Continue reading

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Allowable Slavery

While I have often said that all men ought to be free, yet I would allow [slavery of] those white people who argue in favor of making other people slaves. I am in favor of giving an appointment to such … Continue reading

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When Liberty is Tyranny, and Tyranny is Liberty

Abraham Lincoln, a master of words, considered the ability to communicate through speech must be a gift of God rather than something humans invented on their own: But whether Divine gift, or invention, it is still plain that if a mode … Continue reading

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Jane Austen Novels and Hannah More’s Life – intersecting planes

Jane Austen and Hannah More were contemporaries in the late 1700s and early 1800s (even though More was born long before Austen and lived well after Austen’s death). Austen is known for her novels, and while she did not invent … Continue reading

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