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(MSN)   Former KKK leader finds God and now is a security chief at a black church. 'Brother, where there's God's grace, there is no race.'   ( msn.com) divider line
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2018-02-12 07:05:57 PM  
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2018-02-12 08:26:03 PM  
Did he get the job impressing them with his rap skills? Rhyming race and grace, that's a tricky one.
 
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2018-02-12 08:30:03 PM  
Thanks, God, but can you pick up the pace of conversions a little?
 
2018-02-12 08:31:09 PM  
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2018-02-12 08:33:57 PM  
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2018-02-12 08:41:11 PM  
Please send God's address to the White House.
 
2018-02-12 09:36:12 PM  

talkertopc: Please send God's address to the White House.


Someone should first explain to Trump that he isn't God.
 
2018-02-12 09:36:35 PM  
Amen
 
2018-02-12 09:46:02 PM  
It shouldn't take Jesus to realize you're a PoS, but I guess if that's what worked, good.

/grumpy cat. Jpg
 
2018-02-12 09:48:08 PM  
Delusional farkwad exchanges one bigotted gang for another.

Yaay farkwad?
 
2018-02-12 10:01:01 PM  
...and then the murders began.

I was rather sceptical before reading about the severe head trauma.

/still sceptical.
 
2018-02-12 10:17:56 PM  
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2018-02-12 10:27:52 PM  

nulluspixiusdemonica: Delusional farkwad exchanges one bigotted gang for another.

Yaay farkwad?


Life is about forward progress, not arrival at some destination.
The guy is moving forward.
 
2018-02-12 10:27:58 PM  
While I am quite disillusioned with religion, if it made someone less hateful towards those that did nothing to earn that hate, then it certainly qualifies as a cool story. To me.
 
2018-02-12 10:28:02 PM  
Hey, whatever it takes.

In college I met an older student who had grown up in the South (can't remember now which state, Texas maybe.) His dad was high up in the local Klan chapter and so he grew up in that ideology and later joined himself. For this guy, it was joining the Army that planted the seed of change: seeing black soldiers as just "soldiers," wearing the same uniform as he.
 
2018-02-12 10:39:44 PM  
Good.  Needs to be more stories like this.
 
2018-02-12 10:41:25 PM  

nulluspixiusdemonica: Delusional farkwad exchanges one bigotted gang for another.

Yaay farkwad?


So, you know them personally?

/I know you're the bigot
 
2018-02-12 10:45:03 PM  

I should be in the kitchen: For this guy, it was joining the Army that planted the seed of change: seeing black soldiers as just "soldiers," wearing the same uniform as he.


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2018-02-12 11:48:07 PM  
So he went from one overly-judgemental group to another.
 
2018-02-12 11:57:18 PM  

The more you eat the more you fart: So he went from one overly-judgemental group to another.


Does it count as edge if you come in second?
 
2018-02-13 12:18:28 AM  

Persnickety Paladin: While I am quite disillusioned with religion, if it made someone less hateful towards those that did nothing to earn that hate, then it certainly qualifies as a cool story. To me.


For me, this is about a personal spirituality and a personal awakening  to what is good and what is evil.

It's about his religious journey, not his "Religion". As an Atheist, I am happy for him and admire the work he put into making amends while he found his path to a measure of redemption.
 
2018-02-13 12:23:33 AM  

The more you eat the more you fart: So he went from one overly-judgemental group to another.


Who knows if the guy really believes in God or joins in any judgment. It sounds like he's dedicated himself to atoning for a very particular sin, at least until he become disillusioned to this life too, and whatever values the church has aren't especially important.

However imperfect, you could do a lot worse than working off your old sins.
 
2018-02-13 12:34:29 AM  
jso2897:  The guy is moving forward.
Hopping from one delusional belief system to another is hardly "forward".
 
2018-02-13 12:37:31 AM  

bobbyjoebobby:   So, you know them personally?

/I know you're the bigot


Farkwad required the intervention of a non-existent, invisible, sky-faery in order to "become" a decent human being.

Fark that. Irreparably broken and clearly incapable of rational thought, this person is a serial surrenderer of personal agency to outside influences.

But you keep on applauding... that'll help.
 
2018-02-13 01:52:28 AM  
Now we just need this to happen another, oh, fifty million times before the next election.
 
2018-02-13 02:13:36 AM  
I know I'm a skeptic.

I think it's likely that he found out that a big guy with permanent disabilities, a prison record, and KKK tats didn't have a lot of job opportunities, so he "turned a new leaf" because it beats being hungry.  There is a mention in the story about a "rival who wanted to kill him", too.  He wouldn't be the first one to find a way to turn his hateful past into his bread and butter.

Even assuming that my cynical theory is correct, that's still an improvement over what he was doing for the rest of his life, so good luck, I guess.
 
2018-02-13 04:52:31 AM  

nulluspixiusdemonica: jso2897:  The guy is moving forward.
Hopping from one delusional belief system to another is hardly "forward".


Eh, he's going from being an actively damaging person to just being a passively damaging person. That's progress. And if he did recognize his shiatty behaviour and is trying to rectify it, so much the better.
 
2018-02-13 07:23:33 AM  
It's the response to Clayton Bigsby.
 
2018-02-13 09:36:13 AM  
bobbyjoebobby:
So, you know them personally?

/I know you're the bigot


Heh, he's like the white guys that say 'reverse racism' to everything or the 'men's rights' activists. My guess is that he couldn't even tell you what the AME believe and he might have never even met someone who goes to an AME church. "They believe differently than I dol therefore they are bigots. QED."
 
2018-02-13 01:00:56 PM  
This type of thing is why I remain philosophically against the death penalty (even though there are folks I would like to see die)
 
2018-02-13 02:33:51 PM  
Some people, once in a rare while, wake up.  For some, it takes more than coffee.

For George Wallace, it took almost getting assassinated, and then he did, in fact, wake up.
 
2018-02-13 11:22:11 PM  

nulluspixiusdemonica: Delusional farkwad exchanges one bigotted gang for another.

Yaay farkwad?


Fark, where we're so "Progressive" that you can leave the KKK and we'll shiat on you for it.
 
2018-02-13 11:46:47 PM  

Callous: nulluspixiusdemonica: Delusional farkwad exchanges one bigotted gang for another.

Yaay farkwad?

Fark, where we're so "Progressive" that you can leave the KKK and we'll shiat on you for it.


The difference between this guy and your typical racist piece of shiat is clear and anyone who can't see it isn't looking.

For one thing, bigots and their ilk share a very specific trait in common: A steadfast refusal to allow their outdated and false odeas to evolve over time because of a deluded psyche that is unable to accept the obvious wrongness of their own beliefs.

This man escaped that trap, and was able to admit to himself that he was wrong in his most personal core beliefs and to allow those beliefs to change. That ain't easy, and it deserves full credit.

Even as an Atheist, I believe that when we repent of our failings and atone for our actions we become worthy of forgiveness. This guy is doing that every day, and I don't think you can reasonably expect any more than that.

In many people's eyes he will never completely make up for his previous acts. However, to those people, I say it's much more telling of the  kind of person he has become that he evidently feels the same way.
 
2018-02-13 11:59:06 PM  

nulluspixiusdemonica: Farkwad required the intervention of a non-existent, invisible, sky-faery in order to "become" a decent human being


Do you feel especially smart and edgy because you spelled it faery instead of fairy like the usual anti-theist edge lords?  Are you their leader?  I'm in awe of your masterful twist on a tired old insult.
 
2018-02-14 01:31:34 AM  
foxy_canuck:  Do you feel especially smart and edgy because you spelled it faery instead of fairy like the usual anti-theist edge lords?
Do you feel like you're contributing? That's adorable. Gold star!faerie/faery/fairy - I make it a special one for the non-existent sky-beard that keeps you all hot and bothered :)
 
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