Why Learning About Slavery Made Me an Atheist

‘Memory for the Slaves’ (1998) by Clara Sörnäs
Photo Source: Library of Congress

God was present for every slave auction.

‘Slaves Waiting For Sale’ (1853) by Eyre Crowe

God watched the whipping of every single slave.

Photo Source: Artstor

God watched the rape of every enslaved black woman.

‘Rape of a Negress’ (1632) by Christiaen Van Couwenbergh

1 Peter 2:18

1 Timothy 6:1

Colossians 3:22

Ephesians 6:9

Exodus 21:16

Proverbs 22:16

Deuteronomy 23:15–16

But do you think slavemasters were going to allow their slaves to know about those passages?

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