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Mani Against Slavery – Church Supports Slavery?


Having laid claim to an entire continent and eradicated most of its native peoples, the Christian conquerors of North America came into possession of an immense land. The rapid exploitation of its potential required a vast labour force and, until a surge in European migration in the later 19th century, this was taken against its will out of Africa, leaving the demography of that continent permanently damaged. On the southern plantations of tobacco and cotton the captive labourers enriched an elite of white landowners who themselves provided trade and custom for the northeast and the Old World. Christianity, malleable as ever, morphed not only into the self-justifying ideology of the racist southern oligarchs, but also into the uplifting faith of freedom and salvation of the slaves themselves.

As early as 340 the Church Council of Gangra (today’s Çankiri in Turkey), in reaction to rival Manicheans urging slaves to free themselves, adopted as law a slave’s “Christian obligation” to submit to the authority of the slave master “as if to God (via Did Jesus Keep Slaves? The Church, the USA and Slavery).

Mani was a Buddhist teacher, trained in India, who saw Jesus Christ’s ‘turn the other cheek’ philosophy close to Buddha and dissimilar to the vengeful Moses. He gained significant following in from China to West Asia, Middle East and Rome. Manichean thought was a significant threat to Christianity till about the 15th century, when repeated massacres of anti-Vatican populations made Buddhism extinct in Europe.

After the Nicean Conference, Mani teachings were declared as heresy – and the Church slaughtered more than 10 million people to uproot Mani’s teachings. Starting from the Indic kings of the Hittite and Mittani territories in 2000 BC to present day India, slavery (with legal slave markets and legal trade in human beings) has been entirely absent.

Having laid claim to an entire continent and eradicated most of its native peoples, the Christian conquerors of North America came into possession of an immense land. The rapid exploitation of its potential required a vast labour force and, until a surge in European migration in the later 19th century, this was taken against its will out of Africa, leaving the demography of that continent permanently damaged. On the southern plantations of tobacco and cotton the captive labourers enriched an elite of white landowners who themselves provided trade and custom for the northeast and the Old World. Christianity, malleable as ever, morphed not only into the self-justifying ideology of the racist southern oligarchs, but also into the uplifting faith of freedom and salvation of the slaves themselves.

As early as                 340 the Church <em><strong>Council of Gangra</strong></em> (today’s Çankiri                 in Turkey), in reaction to rival Manicheans urging slaves to                 free themselves, adopted as law a slave’s “<strong>Christian                 obligation</strong>” to submit to the authority of the slave             master “<em>as if to God</em>

<em>via <a href=”http://www.jesusneverexisted.com/slavery.html”>Did Jesus Keep Slaves? The Church, the USA and Slavery</a>.</em>

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