The Almighty has his own purposes. “Woe unto the world because of offenses!
for it must needs be that offenses come; but woe to that man by whom the offense
cometh.” If we shall suppose that American slavery is one of those offenses
which, in the providence of God, must needs come, but which, having continued
through his appointed time, he now wills to remove, and that he gives to both
North and South this terrible war, as the woe due to those by whom the offense
came, shall we discern therein any departure from those divine attributes which
the believers in a living God always ascribe to him? Fondly do we hope—fervently
do we pray—that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away. Yet, if God
wills that it continue until all the wealth piled by the bondsman’s two hundred
and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood
drawn by the lash shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said
three thousand years ago, so still it must be said, “The judgments of the Lord
are true and righteous altogether.”
I take that to mean slavery is wrong and our punishment from God for allowing it to go on is this war in which so many have died.
And another quote:
"The slave-breeders and slave-traders, are a small, odious and detested
class, among you; and yet in politics, they dictate the course of all of you,
and are as completely your masters, as you are the master of your own
negroes." -- August 24, 1855 - Letter to Joshua Speed
Remember kids, there is nothing intelligent about intelligent design and if the scientific theory of evolution can destroy someone's belief in god or a higher power or whatever, I would propose that they never had much faith to begin with. Here is a link explaining why so-called "intelligent design" is baseless and intolerant.
Happy Darwin Day and Lincoln's Birthday!
We gotta make a change... It's time for us as a people to start makin' some changes. Let's change the way we eat, let's change the way we live and let's change the way we treat each other. You see the old way wasn't working so it's on us to do what we gotta do, to survive.We gotta make a change...
Change or die.