BaruchUS is still ante-bellum ;-(Sat Jun 2, 2012 06:4067.67.14.217The reason why Southerner's drawl, is because of being raised by African-American slave nannies, who are more or less Gullah. I think that African-Americans have made a very positive contribution, not just in American Christianity.
- I still keep wondering... Mirage, Sat Jun 2 04:42why when people discuss this stuff, the potential influence of African slaves' possible contributions to American Christianity is never ever mentioned. I mean, people discuss Mexican Catholicism very ... more
- Racism!!!! (nm) Kasey, Tue Jun 5 17:55
- I have a good book on this Frashavan, Sat Jun 2 17:21"Trabelin' ON: The Slave Journey to an Afro-Baptist Faith" http://books.google.ca/books/about/Trabelin_on.html?id=M_nPDsNDSTQC&redir_esc=y It's a fascinating read. I suspect that there are many... more
- Africans also brought Islam from W Africa (nm) Baruch, Sat Jun 2 20:40
- I have wondered if that is somewhat respeonsible for... Frashavan, Sat Jun 2 20:50...the absurd reverence that Americans have for the KJV, and for the written word of YHWH in general? A transference from the Koran, perhaps?
- Really don't think so. Mirage, Sun Jun 3 07:32The reverence for the KJV specifically I think has more to do with beauty of language. Not everyone likes the language. I know Susan isn't a fan and Jefferson hated the KJV enough to write his own... more
- And some people like older versions of scripture ... Baruch, Sun Jun 3 08:48simply because it sounds anachronistic ;-) thus the love for the Vulgate even among those who don't know Latin. Shalom
- Latin has a nice sound Mirage, Sun Jun 3 08:57There are so many bits of Latin in English I do suspect most people who like it get the gist of a lot of it anyway. Old sometimes symbolizes the eternal for people, too.
- Of course, part of the Templar legacy in Scotland ... Baruch, Sat Jun 2 20:58the Outre-Mere people, the Crusaders who weren't military tourists, came to know the Muslims and Jews quite well. Some of that insight got back to W Europe. Religion was quite competitive in the... more
- Can Partially Confirm Mirage, Sun Jun 3 07:54I have an ancestor who was in Jamestown, and he did apparently belong to a secret society referred to as The Enlightened but that may not have been the actual name of it. I am not sure how long it... more
- my wife and you sai ram, Mon Jun 4 08:49my wife is a descendant of Myles Standish....since he was a co-founder of Jamestown...you two could be related.....:)......sai ram
- Nice Mirage, Mon Jun 4 20:23I'm not directly descended from him but I too think it's very likely we're related. Small world, eh? :)
- I think you mean Plymouth (nm) Baruch, Mon Jun 4 20:06
- i'm bad sai ram, Mon Jun 4 23:16and history was my minor in College...well the founder of Jamestown had the first letter in his last name the same anyway with Mr. Standish.........sai ram
- US is still ante-bellum ;-( Baruch, Sat Jun 2 06:40
- Yeah Mirage, Sat Jun 2 08:25It's a shame their positive contributions cost them so much and others so little.