Pictures of Slavery and Anti-Slavery. Advantages of Negro Slavery and the Benefits of Negro Freedom. Morally, Socially, and Politicaly Considered.

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Robinson, John Bell “Pictures of Slavery and Anti-Slavery. Advantages of Negro Slavery and the Benefits of Negro Freedom. Morally, Socially, and Politicaly Considered.”, RelRace, item créé par Clément Mei, dernier accès le 25 Feb. 2024.
Contributeur Clément Mei
Sujet La désobéissance de Cham et sa malédiction
Description Dans le chapitre I “Pictures of Slavery by Noah, Moses, and the other Patriarchs.”, L’auteur lie la malédiction de Cham à celle d’Adam et Eve, en ce sens que, dans les deux cas, celle-ci intervient à la suite d’une faute, une désobéissance au Seigneur en l’occurrence. L’esclavage et les débats que sa pratique suscite sont donc incidemment dus à la désobéissance de Cham.
Auteur John Bell Robinson
Date 1863
Éditeur Philadelphia
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[…] 22d verse clearly demonstrates the duty of children to parents under every circumstance of this life, which moral law has never been revoked by any decree of heaven. Shem and Japheth had the blessing of their father bestowed upon them both, while Ham was left out in the cold, without the warming influence of his father's blessing to cheer his drooping spirits at the grave of his sire. But Canaan was thus cursed with the most obnoxious judgment of any other physical stain ever inflicted upon man since the fall from Eden. A curse that is and will be unchangeable this side of the grave. No, " no Jewish type or sprinkling priest can ever wash the stain away." By the disobedience of Adam to his heavenly Father, all wickedness, all hardness, and all that afflicts the soul, body, or spirit, entered into the world, and fell upon the whole human family, yea, every unpleasant sensation, and all that disturbs union, peace, harmony, and tranquillity; even slavery and abolitionism are all, all the consequences of his disobedience to his Great Sire. Had he been obedient he would now live among us in all the vigor of youth and beauty that he possessed before the fall. So also if Ham and his son Canaan had been true to their father and grand-father, there would have been no slaves nor negroes in this world of ours. […]