Slavery A ‘Blessing In Disguise,’ Says Another Asshole

by Bill Brenner on October 12, 2012

I’ve seen a lot of Facebook memes that are full of distortions and outright lies this political year. I’ve learned to dismiss most of them as garbage from the left and right. The problem is that this one centers around a comment this guy actually made. Read and discuss.

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Lori October 13, 2012 at 10:43 am

“And I know that in all things, God works for the good of those that love him, who have been called according to his purpose. ” Rom 8:28

ALL things. Even the most heinous of things. We usually refer to this as “blessings in disguise” or “silver linings”.

So exactly what is it about this statement that bothers you so much you would stoop to calling him names? Because I read his statement as comparing the ultimate fate of those once enslaved in the US to those who were not, and now live in famine, poverty and a daily threat of torture or death.

When comparing where one is today because of past events and where one could be if they had not occured, perhaps the right statement is: “there but for the grace of God go I”. That isn’t to excuse slavery, or it’s horrifying existence, but to look back on it (as we often do when we are past some horrible experience) and consider it in terms of God’s plans and how He might have worked it to our benefit.

But that’s probably asking too much from people who think with their emotions and overreact to every little statement they read from the “opposite” side.

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