Author Topic: Good read on the "Confederate Flag"  (Read 731 times)

Offline aitm

Good read on the "Confederate Flag"
« on: June 30, 2015, 08:50:57 PM »
To the argument that the flag, as a symbol of the confederacy, (not whether it actually was at the time) could certainly be considered as a racial banner.

Alexander H Stephens, Vice President of the Conferacy : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_H._Stephens

his speech March 21, 1861:
http://web.archive.org/web/20130822142313/http://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/document/cornerstone-speech/

the part that is of interest:
"Our new government is founded upon exactly the opposite idea; its foundations are laid, its corner- stone rests, upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery subordination to the superior race is his natural and normal condition. This, our new government, is the first, in the history of the world, based upon this great physical, philosophical, and moral truth."

Interesting read don't ya think?

A humans desire to live is exceeded only by their willingness to die for another. Even god cannot equal this magnificent sacrifice. No god has the right to judge them.-first tenant of the Panotheust

Re: Good read on the "Confederate Flag"
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2015, 09:11:51 PM »
To suggest that the battle flag of the confederacy is not as symbol of slavery is as stupid as saying the Nazi flag is a symbol of a part of German history, and not racism.  Both do reflect the heritage of their respective societies---and those societies were based on pure evil.  They are not the heritages that need to venerated.   They properly should be used to show how horrid societies can become.
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent,
Is he able but not willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able or willing?
Then why call him god?