Thursday, February 2, 2012

Slavery: America's Original Sin?

From Thomas Kidd here.

1 comment:

Daniel said...

Interesting piece. I would disagree with the contention that pointing out that they were slave owners does not detract from the Founders' accomplishment. And, given that they were aware of the evils of slavery, I don't think I am engaging in presentism.

I was intrigued by: "They were inspired political leaders, but not saints or apostles." Obviously true. But the Biblical record is often unkind to saints and apostles. Generally, they are depicted as flawed human beings, very flawed. Greek history wasn't known for hagiography (in the medieval sense) either. It's much more interesting that way.