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Wed Apr 11, 2018, 05:02 AM

The preacher who used Christianity to revive the Ku Klux Klan

It was approaching midnight on Oct. 16, 1915, when Methodist preacher William Joseph Simmons and at least 15 other men climbed Stone Mountain in Georgia. They built an altar, set fire to a cross, took an oath of allegiance to the “Invisible Empire” and announced the revival of the Ku Klux Klan.

Beneath a makeshift altar glowing in the flickering flames of the burning cross, they laid a U.S. flag, a sword and a Holy Bible.

“The angels that have anxiously watched the reformation from its beginnings,” said Simmons, who declared himself Imperial Wizard, “must have hovered about Stone Mountain and shouted hosannas to the highest heavens.”

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yortsed snacilbuper Apr 2018 OP
Amimnoch Apr 2018 #1
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Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2018, 06:08 AM

1. Only religion makes good people do bad things.

 

“Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.”-Steven Weinberg.

Not surprising at all that Christianity would be used in such a way.

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Response to Amimnoch (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 11, 2018, 09:06 AM

2. So true..

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Response to Amimnoch (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 11:40 PM

3. I'd never heard that quote. Excellent. Thanks! -nt

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