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Hey you BLM is St. Peter Claver a racist?
St. Peter Claver was born 1581 in Catalonia, Spain, and was a bright student. After graduating from university with honors, he followed a call to the priesthood, entered the Jesuit order, and was sent to care for people in the New World. He landed in Cartagena, Colombia, and was ordained a priest there in 1615. When he arrived, the slave trade had been established for nearly 100 years; Cartagena was a port that received many slaves captured from Congo and Angola. The conditions under which slaves were transported to the New World were horrific—a third died on the voyage. In spite of all this, some 10,000 slaves entered the Americas through Cartagena every year.
Peter Claver attached himself to work with a priest who was caring for the physical and spiritual needs of these slaves. Though Peter was shy and introverted, he was methodical and organized and he gathered people to help him meet slave ships when they arrived in port. When the slaves disembarked, they were herded into a confined space for sorting. They had spent weeks locked in the ship’s hold and suffered greatly from inhuman treatment and the easy spread of illness. Peter and his band of helpers would carry medicine, food, bread, lemons, tobacco, and anything else they could get their hands on to be of aid.
“We must speak to them with our hands, before we try to speak to them with our lips,” Peter Claver said. He called himself the “slave of the slaves forever.”
He found interpreters who knew different African native languages and dialects and taught slaves about Christian faith and the love of God. He tried to restore in them a sense of their human dignity, even though they had been degraded by their captors. He visited plantations to advocate for better conditions and even worked for the conversion of the slave owners. He served some 300,000 slaves in 40 years of service. Peter Claver also would visit hospitals in Cartagena to care for the sick and poor there, and paid special attention to the imprisoned. It is said that no one faced the death penalty in Cartagena without Peter Claver present to give him consolation.
He was a sought-after confessor and would sometimes spend 15 hours a day hearing confessions. He would travel through the countryside to preach missions at parishes but would make a point of staying in the slaves’ quarters, not in the comfortable plantation homes. He preached in town squares, and his words were accompanied by the gifts of miracles and prophecy.
In 1650 he fell ill with a plague that was ravaging the region. He barely survived and spent the last few years of his life in pain. Trembling shook his body so much that he often could not even celebrate Mass. He was confined to his room and was often neglected or forgotten in the confusion of the crisis of the epidemic. He died on this date in 1654, and his relics rest in the reliquary chapel in the Basilica.
I guess just another evil white guy with racism in his DNA--funny how we never hear about this guy. What about it BLM? Any answers?
I hate to break the news to you but religion, especially Christianity is seen by the Left as a vehicle to oppress people in the lower classes. This was something that Marx wrote about directly. So you can cite good people who were Catholics all day long, the bottom line is that you have a very different view of religion, Christianity especially, than the current crop of Leftist. In fact religion is deemed the "opiate of the masses." That's a direct quote from Karl Marx. That quote is celebrated. That's why the Marxist Left marches towards secularism. The Catholic church's credibility has been eroded significantly in the 20th and the 21st century due to the abuse scandals and also their stance on birth control. In essence feminists and the Left says that the Catholic Church doesn't want women to have ownership of their own bodies. They even say the Catholic Church's stance on birth control is and has been a "disaster." You cannot overcome that type of thinking with examples of Christian martyrs, saints, good people or anything like that. It's simply irrelevant to them.
Though I never followed religion (Christianity) with any strictness/staunchness, I do believe in the spirituality and wholeness it can help one achieve and that it upholds foundational basic truths. In the first few years of my life, I remember Church being regular, and as I grew up I was able to actually blend hard sciences into life without it being a contradiction to the Christian faith. Of course the elders in my blood line existed in a time where church was regular. What we see with the left (and becoming more thrustively reprehensible) is something that can be broken down to the basic logic of destructive Marxist, elementary-minded ideological idiocy.
Some feminists attempt, with linguistics (and don't do a good job of it, since they're pseudo-intellectuals), to wind out a rationale that is drastically flawed and easily decoded by anyone with 1/4 of a brain.
- "The Church (patriarchy) implicates that Woman should exercise reserve of sexuality. This is a disrupt in our basic freedom, by comparison to men, to reap the most of our interactions in efforts to fortify humanity with the compliments of the female side of humanity."
After deshrouding the bullshit:
- "The doctrines of the Church stand in the way of what my leftist parents, teachers, movies, and TV shows have taught me in the path to becoming a proper human being!! My body its at my disposal and no one can or should tell me how to use what God gave me!"
"...contradiction & blatant hypocrisy will be served at 8 O'clock, courtesy of NWCCA (No Woman Can Cook Any More) Catering."
Try this on for size rsutt2020
The left's religion is simple. It is to rule over us and make themselves our Gods.