by Chris Stevenson
Forgive, forgive, forgive. Black Christians across the board have been taught well. They get hate in this episode from an airheaded young white boy all the way up to Chief Magistrate James Gosnelland, and the only thing they can focus on is verbally airing their power to forgive: First of all let me add that there is No Such God or Jesus pushing forgiveness so hard that you literally lose your mind without the slightest thought of reciprocity.
That “love your enemies” scripture, if it was left untouched and not rewritten during King James day by his writers, then it wasn’t written for everyone, it was hoping to catch some evil-doers into a moment of second thought. In other words it was written for the Dylann Roofs, not the victim’s church-going family. Black church families already know how to love their enemies, been doing it for 400 years now. Since it is now too late for Roof start showing love for blacks, whom he openly declares his enemies, why waste time trying to gain brownie-points with white Jesus by telling him you forgive this killer. Contentious blacks often require acts to earn their forgiveness… only from other blacks. Forgiveness for whites is always free and unconditional. This is how the black religious fanatic disrespected their own skin, and virtually violated the laws of physics with all this forgiveness toward their natural enemy; white racists. So it is some of the family members of the victims voiced their forgiveness of Roof, when he didn’t ask them for their forgiveness. In fact he shows no sign at all even resembling any repentance, but if he did, those same black family members anxious to grant unearned forgiveness would lack the will to make him demonstrate it.
Just what does a white boy have to do around here to be tagged a “thug?” Thus far he’s been dubbed “evil” and “a devil.”
One thing I learned during my time as a Jehovah’s Witness was repentance is tied into acts, demonstrations of repentance. Roof is attempting none of this, in fact he’s laughing his ass off, but I have no doubt some desperate black religionists are already claiming God told them he repented. Brain damage.
All this “Love” and “Forgiveness” is Killing Us. It is neither healthy nor sane. One day there’s gonna be a Headstone saying ‘Here lies Black People, they were so Forgiving.’
Is it possible this overkill of forgiveness by blacks toward white racists directly tied into the F-word; fear? That perhaps we want this rush of forgiveness to close all matters of race-conflict that leads to fatality because we don’t want to get our hands dirty or bloody for our own various personal reasons be it “we’re outnumbered,” “God is a God of love,” “love thy neighbor,” or as one Pastor told me the other day while lamenting the Charleston AME victims “I am not afraid of blaming anyone. I don’t want to make racist statements, evil has no color.” In this case your “forgiveness” isn’t actually forgiveness is it? Such statements merely expose the fact that many of us don’t know what forgiveness or repentance means. We instantly simplify and run with our condensed meaning that we make up. It’s literally a purposeful distraction, an excuse to avoid further much needed confrontation.
The greatergood.berkeley.edu defines forgiveness and adds: “Just as important as defining what forgiveness is, though, is understanding what forgiveness is not. Experts who study or teach forgiveness make clear that when you forgive, you do not gloss over or deny the seriousness of an offense against you. Forgiveness does not mean forgetting, nor does it mean condoning or excusing offenses. Though forgiveness can help repair a damaged relationship, it doesn’t obligate you to reconcile with the person who harmed you, or release them from legal accountability.”
You see I already know the score with some of you. I have never heard any of this overflow of forgiveness in cases of your loved ones being shot by other blacks in drive-bys, night-club disputes, and street fights. All the “nigga” comes out of you then, ya’ll be on TV talkin all crazy and crying and howling. Doubtless the families of the Charleston AME victims were crying too, but put on a dazzling front when the TV cameras came. Now you all rational, spiritual, and philosophical. Uhhh huhh (wink wink).
Blacks assume that when we die God is going to be posted at the entrance interrogating us with ear-piercing booming questions like “did you forgive the people who lynched your family member(s)? Did you show them love?” We envision any moment of natural anger or rage that the creator has pulled from his personal files of us as being “sinful” and for this God/Jesus etc., will condemn us to everlasting punishment. You can rest assured this won’t happen. You see, it all comes down to one question for blacks, do you think your skin-color is worth it?
I already know the correct answer, and the secret is you don’t have to be a war-monger to put it into practice. You just need the church’s sworn enemy, not Satan, but common sense.
Chris Stevenson is a columnist for blackcommentator, and a contributor to the Hampton Institute, his own blog www.thebuffalobullet.com, and a syndicated columnist. Follow him on Twitter, and Facebook, you don’t have to join any of them. Watch his video commentary Policy & Prejudice for clbTV & Follow his Blogtalkradio interviews on 36OOseconds. Respond to him on the comment link below or email firstname.lastname@example.org.