1. Welcome to Baptist Board, a friendly forum to discuss the Baptist Faith in a friendly surrounding.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register to get access to all the features that our community has to offer.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon and God Bless!

Grieved over today's events in Charlottesville

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Reformed, Aug 12, 2017 at 3:55 PM.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Reformed

    Reformed Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2012
    Messages:
    1,399
    Likes Received:
    146
    Faith:
    Baptist
    The hatred displayed today in the city of Charlottesville is heart breaking. May God show grace and mercy to the victims of the senseless violence. There is a cancer in the heart of America that no protest can heal.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  2. HankD

    HankD Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    May 14, 2001
    Messages:
    17,868
    Likes Received:
    708
    Faith:
    Baptist
    Indeed and it goes all the way back to the British Loyalists versus the American Patriots.

    But I agree, only another awakening from heaven can heal it.

    James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

    HankD
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  3. TCassidy

    TCassidy Administrator
    Administrator

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2005
    Messages:
    14,801
    Likes Received:
    2,022
    Faith:
    Baptist
    And what did the idiot city council think would happen when they decided to remove the statue of Robert E. Lee? He is part of our history. Time to own it!
     
  4. HankD

    HankD Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    May 14, 2001
    Messages:
    17,868
    Likes Received:
    708
    Faith:
    Baptist
    Dr Tom, you are confusing us with facts!

    HankD
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. TCassidy

    TCassidy Administrator
    Administrator

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2005
    Messages:
    14,801
    Likes Received:
    2,022
    Faith:
    Baptist
    Heavens! There goes my career in politics! :D
     
    • Winner Winner x 1
  6. TCassidy

    TCassidy Administrator
    Administrator

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2005
    Messages:
    14,801
    Likes Received:
    2,022
    Faith:
    Baptist
    What I find so interesting is that the State Flag of Virginia includes the words "Sic Semper Tyrannis" - the words John Wilkes Booth shouted as he shot President Lincoln in the head. Has anybody suggested removing the words from the State Flag?

    (And, yes, I am aware the words refer to King George III and have been on the flag since 1776. Not the point.)
     
  7. MennoSota

    MennoSota Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2017
    Messages:
    2,587
    Likes Received:
    404
    If they ever try to remove the statue of Mary Tyler Moore in Minneapolis, there will be hell to pay!
    smh, it's a stupid statue for goodness sakes.
    Pride...it's the great sin.
     
  8. Martin Marprelate

    Martin Marprelate Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2010
    Messages:
    3,481
    Likes Received:
    722
    Faith:
    Baptist
    Am I right in believing that Gen. Lee did not personally own any slaves?
    I seem to recall reading it somewhere.
     
  9. Ziggy

    Ziggy Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2004
    Messages:
    575
    Likes Received:
    8
    Faith:
    Baptist
    As I recall, Lee freed his slaves before accepting the generalship of the Confederacy.

    Oh, and let's not forget that after the defeat of the Confederacy, slavery continued to exist in some Northern states that had chosen to remain in the Union (e.g. Delaware) until 1867.
     
  10. TCassidy

    TCassidy Administrator
    Administrator

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2005
    Messages:
    14,801
    Likes Received:
    2,022
    Faith:
    Baptist
    Lee did not, but his wife did. She inherited them from her father, George Custis, whose will instructed that they be given their freedom no later than 5 years after his death. That requirement caused all kinds of trouble for Lee.

    Lee was against slavery, but decided to stand with his home state when they seceded. He was offered the position of General in the Union Army but decided to stay with Virginia.
     
  11. TCassidy

    TCassidy Administrator
    Administrator

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2005
    Messages:
    14,801
    Likes Received:
    2,022
    Faith:
    Baptist
    Some. But he also sold some who had been trouble makers, with the provision that they be freed withing the 5 years as stipulated by Custis's will.
     
  12. TCassidy

    TCassidy Administrator
    Administrator

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2005
    Messages:
    14,801
    Likes Received:
    2,022
    Faith:
    Baptist
    Yes. The Emancipation Proclamation only applied to states in rebellion. Maryland, Delaware, Kentucky, Missouri, and what became West Virginia remained slave states until the ratification of the 13th amendment in December of 1865.
     
  13. just-want-peace

    just-want-peace Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2002
    Messages:
    5,772
    Likes Received:
    87
    Faith:
    Baptist
    Listened to the comments by Gov McAulifff(sp.) & they SOUNDED good, BUT, the comments would have been a whole lot more believable had such comments been heard after Ferguson, BLM marches, etc.
    The double standard rears it's ugly head!!
     
  14. Jedi Knight

    Jedi Knight Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2009
    Messages:
    5,042
    Likes Received:
    71
    Democrats keep trying to erase history will find the RESISTANTS GETTING RESISTANCE! Ironic eh?
     
  15. Use of Time

    Use of Time Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2014
    Messages:
    2,956
    Likes Received:
    189
    Faith:
    Baptist
    You cheering on the KKK and neo Nazi's. Big shocker.
     
    • Winner Winner x 2
    • Agree Agree x 1
  16. Use of Time

    Use of Time Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2014
    Messages:
    2,956
    Likes Received:
    189
    Faith:
    Baptist
    Own it? Sure. Revere it? Nah. Forgive me for not faulting the city council for not giving a crap about a bunch of white nationalists who can't get over losing a war.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  17. HankD

    HankD Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    May 14, 2001
    Messages:
    17,868
    Likes Received:
    708
    Faith:
    Baptist
    Kinda like Democrats can't get over losing an election?

    HankD
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  18. Use of Time

    Use of Time Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2014
    Messages:
    2,956
    Likes Received:
    189
    Faith:
    Baptist
    Exactly Hank. It's pathetic.
     
  19. Rob_BW

    Rob_BW Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2015
    Messages:
    2,115
    Likes Received:
    498
    Faith:
    Baptist
  20. Use of Time

    Use of Time Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2014
    Messages:
    2,956
    Likes Received:
    189
    Faith:
    Baptist
    I'm sure all those people that just hate riots will be here to condemn the white nationalists rally. Hmmm. I'll have to keep waiting. They'll be here any minute now. Checks watch.
     
    • Like Like x 1
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Loading...