K Marianne. Do you want to get into this? Yes, there were a lot of religious people who were abolitionists. There also were plenty that defended slavery and said the Bible justified it through the Curse of Ham.MaWi wrote: Williamson took on the "entrenched" political establishment and said principles which are inscribed in marble and on documents have been left to die in the American people themselves. The longtime self-help author said the religious and spiritual foundations of the U.S. -- and not the status quo -- ended slavery and enacted civil rights as she made the case that "harnessing emotions is crucial to beating Donald Trump."
You can't pretend one group existed, but the other didn't.
BTW, harnessing emotions is fine, people should be angry, upset, at injustice and incompetence and everything else, but we also need reason to come up with policies that work, and are not just dreams of unicorns and rainbows. What bothers me in your message is you seem to think rationalists are part of this "establishment" you don't like, and that's why I don't like YOU.
Marianne ... listen ... this is not a theocracy. We do not elect spiritual leadership. If you want to provide the nation "spiritual leadership" you don't do it from the Oval Office. You want to be the spiritual and moral conscience of the nation ... grand. Running for POTUS means you need to run a political bureaucracy full of apparatchiks, and you need to understand and discuss policy, not just direct your spiritual energy."I think this is one of those times in American history [that requires a spiritual leader]."
You don't seem to want to talk about policy, just about light, spiritual energy, and glowing chakras. Maybe it has to do with the fact that you have never held a political, elective office. Maybe I prefer people who do that before I let them get the nuclear codes. The current guy with zero prior experience is also not working out so well.