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  • Best-Selling Devotional Has Prayer to "Help Me to Hate White People"

    https://www.amazon.com/Rhythm-Prayer.../dp/0593137213

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • For the weary, the angry, the anxious, and the hopeful, this collection of moving, tender prayers offers rest, joyful resistance, and a call to act, written by Barbara Brown Taylor, Amena Brown, Nadia Bolz-Weber, and other artists and thinkers, curated by the author Glennon Doyle calls “my favorite faith writer.”

    It’s no secret that we are overworked, overpressured, and edging burnout. Unsurprisingly, this fact is as old as time—and that’s why we see so many prayer circles within a multitude of church traditions. These gatherings are a trusted space where people seek help, hope, and peace, energized by God and one another.

    This book, curated by acclaimed author Sarah Bessey, celebrates and honors that prayerful tradition in a literary form. A companion for all who feel the immense joys and challenges of the journey of faith, this collection of prayers says it all aloud, giving readers permission to recognize the weight of all they carry. These writings also offer a broadened imagination of hope—of what can be restored and made new. Each prayer is an original piece of writing, with new essays by Sarah Bessey throughout.

    Encompassing the full breadth of the emotional landscape, these deeply tender yet subversive prayers give readers an intimate look at the diverse language and shapes of prayer.




    This book is not biblically based. It includes prayers of hate, it describes God using she & her, and changes Bible verses to be more “inclusive”. Leftist propaganda. Included in this BESTSELLER is the following "prayer"




    Excerpts from "Prayer of a Weary Black Woman" by Dr. Chanequa Walker-Barnes, Ph.D., Mercer University associate professor of practical theology

    Dear God,

    Please help me to hate white people. Or at least to want to hate them. At least, I want to stop caring about them, individually and collectively. I want to stop caring about their misguided, racist souls, to stop believing that they can be better, that they can stop being racist.

    My prayer is that you would help me to hate the other white people—you know, the nice ones. The Fox News-loving, Trump-supporting voters who “don’t see color” but who make thinly veiled racist comments about “those people.” The people who are happy to have me over for dinner but alert the neighborhood watch anytime an unrecognized person of color passes their house.

    […]

    Lord, if you can’t make me hate them, at least spare me from their perennial gaslighting, whitemansplaining, and white woman tears.

    Lord, if it be your will, harden my heart. Stop me from striving to see the best in people. Stop me from being hopeful that white people can do and be better. Let me imagine them instead as white-hooded robes standing in front of burning crosses.
    That's what
    - She

    Without a clear-cut definition of sin, morality becomes a mere argument over the best way to train animals
    - Manya the Holy Szin (The Quintara Marathon)

    I may not be as old as dirt, but me and dirt are starting to have an awful lot in common
    Stephen R. Donaldson

  • #2
    "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Bill the Cat View Post
      https://www.amazon.com/Rhythm-Prayer.../dp/0593137213

      NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • For the weary, the angry, the anxious, and the hopeful, this collection of moving, tender prayers offers rest, joyful resistance, and a call to act, written by Barbara Brown Taylor, Amena Brown, Nadia Bolz-Weber, and other artists and thinkers, curated by the author Glennon Doyle calls “my favorite faith writer.”

      It’s no secret that we are overworked, overpressured, and edging burnout. Unsurprisingly, this fact is as old as time—and that’s why we see so many prayer circles within a multitude of church traditions. These gatherings are a trusted space where people seek help, hope, and peace, energized by God and one another.

      This book, curated by acclaimed author Sarah Bessey, celebrates and honors that prayerful tradition in a literary form. A companion for all who feel the immense joys and challenges of the journey of faith, this collection of prayers says it all aloud, giving readers permission to recognize the weight of all they carry. These writings also offer a broadened imagination of hope—of what can be restored and made new. Each prayer is an original piece of writing, with new essays by Sarah Bessey throughout.

      Encompassing the full breadth of the emotional landscape, these deeply tender yet subversive prayers give readers an intimate look at the diverse language and shapes of prayer.




      This book is not biblically based. It includes prayers of hate, it describes God using she & her, and changes Bible verses to be more “inclusive”. Leftist propaganda. Included in this BESTSELLER is the following "prayer"




      Excerpts from "Prayer of a Weary Black Woman" by Dr. Chanequa Walker-Barnes, Ph.D., Mercer University associate professor of practical theology

      Dear God,

      Please help me to hate white people. Or at least to want to hate them. At least, I want to stop caring about them, individually and collectively. I want to stop caring about their misguided, racist souls, to stop believing that they can be better, that they can stop being racist.

      My prayer is that you would help me to hate the other white people—you know, the nice ones. The Fox News-loving, Trump-supporting voters who “don’t see color” but who make thinly veiled racist comments about “those people.” The people who are happy to have me over for dinner but alert the neighborhood watch anytime an unrecognized person of color passes their house.

      […]

      Lord, if you can’t make me hate them, at least spare me from their perennial gaslighting, whitemansplaining, and white woman tears.

      Lord, if it be your will, harden my heart. Stop me from striving to see the best in people. Stop me from being hopeful that white people can do and be better. Let me imagine them instead as white-hooded robes standing in front of burning crosses.
      Who buys this drek to make it a best seller?

      I'm always still in trouble again

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      • #4
        Her excuse is that imprecatory prayer is in the Bible, which is true, and Jesus even quoted them.

        Christians need to have a good theology of imprecatory prayer. Churches never discuss them. Most Christians don't even know they're there, but they are. So it's no surprise that they get caught flat footed when the topic comes up.

        It's complicated, because we have to balance the fact that Jesus commands us to love our enemies with the fact that Jesus quoted the imprecatory psalms. (But it's not complicated in the case of this lady, because it's scripturally obvious that nobody should see an entire race of people as their "enemies".)
        "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill

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        • #5
          Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
          Who buys this drek to make it a best seller?
          Considering it's Amazon and they have total control over manipulating the text on their website, I wouldn't be at all surprised if they're actually just saying it's a best seller when it isn't. Of course, I'm giving the church the benefit of the doubt and being hopeful as I can.
          "I was the CIA director. We lied, we cheated, we stole, it was like... we had entire training courses. It reminds you of the glory of the American experiment." - Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State (source).

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          • #6
            Originally posted by seanD View Post

            Considering it's Amazon and they have total control over manipulating the text on their website, I wouldn't be at all surprised if they're actually just saying it's a best seller when it isn't. Of course, I'm giving the church the benefit of the doubt and being hopeful as I can.
            It's being sold at Target as well (which, incidentally, has previously stated that it does not sell copies of the Bible.)
            "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill

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            • #7
              Originally posted by KingsGambit View Post

              It's being sold at Target as well (which, incidentally, has previously stated that it does not sell copies of the Bible.)
              Naturally.
              "I was the CIA director. We lied, we cheated, we stole, it was like... we had entire training courses. It reminds you of the glory of the American experiment." - Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State (source).

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              • #8
                Imagine if a white woman had written that reversing the language.

                There would be riots everywhere.


                Securely anchored to the Rock amid every storm of trial, testing or tribulation.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by mossrose View Post
                  Imagine if a white woman had written that reversing the language.

                  There would be riots everywhere.
                  It's so twisted and evil. It's worse than a Christian just denouncing their faith and walking away. Instead they're embracing this evil. The fact it's permeated the church so rapidly is as clear evidence of the existence of supernatural evil as I think we're ever going to see in our modern era.
                  Last edited by seanD; 04-08-2021, 12:53 PM.
                  "I was the CIA director. We lied, we cheated, we stole, it was like... we had entire training courses. It reminds you of the glory of the American experiment." - Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State (source).

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by KingsGambit View Post
                    Her excuse is that imprecatory prayer is in the Bible, which is true, and Jesus even quoted them.

                    Christians need to have a good theology of imprecatory prayer. Churches never discuss them. Most Christians don't even know they're there, but they are. So it's no surprise that they get caught flat footed when the topic comes up.

                    It's complicated, because we have to balance the fact that Jesus commands us to love our enemies with the fact that Jesus quoted the imprecatory psalms. (But it's not complicated in the case of this lady, because it's scripturally obvious that nobody should see an entire race of people as their "enemies".)
                    Imprecatory Psalms were usually the Prophets praying for calamity against the sworn enemy of God and His people. White people are not the enemy of God or His People, therefore that kind of prayer is out of place when praying for or against people you just don't like.
                    That's what
                    - She

                    Without a clear-cut definition of sin, morality becomes a mere argument over the best way to train animals
                    - Manya the Holy Szin (The Quintara Marathon)

                    I may not be as old as dirt, but me and dirt are starting to have an awful lot in common
                    Stephen R. Donaldson

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Bill the Cat View Post
                      White people are not the enemy of God or His People, therefore that kind of prayer is out of place when praying for or against people you just don't like.
                      Thus the last sentence of my post.
                      "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by KingsGambit View Post

                        Thus the last sentence of my post.
                        Yeah. Was just enhancing what you said, brother.
                        That's what
                        - She

                        Without a clear-cut definition of sin, morality becomes a mere argument over the best way to train animals
                        - Manya the Holy Szin (The Quintara Marathon)

                        I may not be as old as dirt, but me and dirt are starting to have an awful lot in common
                        Stephen R. Donaldson

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by KingsGambit View Post
                          Her excuse is that imprecatory prayer is in the Bible, which is true, and Jesus even quoted them.

                          Christians need to have a good theology of imprecatory prayer. Churches never discuss them. Most Christians don't even know they're there, but they are. So it's no surprise that they get caught flat footed when the topic comes up.

                          It's complicated, because we have to balance the fact that Jesus commands us to love our enemies with the fact that Jesus quoted the imprecatory psalms. (But it's not complicated in the case of this lady, because it's scripturally obvious that nobody should see an entire race of people as their "enemies".)
                          I'm a fan of imprecatory prayers, but I make a serious effort to not pray them against "my" enemies, but only against those that are actively doing evil against the people of God in general, or against the innocent and defenseless.
                          Geislerminian Antinomian Kenotic Charispneumaticostal Gender Mutualist-Egalitarian.

                          Beige Nationalist.

                          "Everybody is somebody's heretic."

                          Social Justice is usually the opposite of actual justice.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Bill the Cat View Post
                            https://www.amazon.com/Rhythm-Prayer.../dp/0593137213

                            NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • For the weary, the angry, the anxious, and the hopeful, this collection of moving, tender prayers offers rest, joyful resistance, and a call to act, written by Barbara Brown Taylor, Amena Brown, Nadia Bolz-Weber, and other artists and thinkers, curated by the author Glennon Doyle calls “my favorite faith writer.”

                            It’s no secret that we are overworked, overpressured, and edging burnout. Unsurprisingly, this fact is as old as time—and that’s why we see so many prayer circles within a multitude of church traditions. These gatherings are a trusted space where people seek help, hope, and peace, energized by God and one another.

                            This book, curated by acclaimed author Sarah Bessey, celebrates and honors that prayerful tradition in a literary form. A companion for all who feel the immense joys and challenges of the journey of faith, this collection of prayers says it all aloud, giving readers permission to recognize the weight of all they carry. These writings also offer a broadened imagination of hope—of what can be restored and made new. Each prayer is an original piece of writing, with new essays by Sarah Bessey throughout.

                            Encompassing the full breadth of the emotional landscape, these deeply tender yet subversive prayers give readers an intimate look at the diverse language and shapes of prayer.




                            This book is not biblically based. It includes prayers of hate, it describes God using she & her, and changes Bible verses to be more “inclusive”. Leftist propaganda. Included in this BESTSELLER is the following "prayer"




                            Excerpts from "Prayer of a Weary Black Woman" by Dr. Chanequa Walker-Barnes, Ph.D., Mercer University associate professor of practical theology

                            Dear God,

                            Please help me to hate white people. Or at least to want to hate them. At least, I want to stop caring about them, individually and collectively. I want to stop caring about their misguided, racist souls, to stop believing that they can be better, that they can stop being racist.

                            My prayer is that you would help me to hate the other white people—you know, the nice ones. The Fox News-loving, Trump-supporting voters who “don’t see color” but who make thinly veiled racist comments about “those people.” The people who are happy to have me over for dinner but alert the neighborhood watch anytime an unrecognized person of color passes their house.

                            […]

                            Lord, if you can’t make me hate them, at least spare me from their perennial gaslighting, whitemansplaining, and white woman tears.

                            Lord, if it be your will, harden my heart. Stop me from striving to see the best in people. Stop me from being hopeful that white people can do and be better. Let me imagine them instead as white-hooded robes standing in front of burning crosses.
                            Received Cancer.jpg

                            But seriously, that's just vile. If you want to stop racism, you don't repay it with more racism and demonization of an entire group of people. That's a vicious cycle just waiting to escalate into unspeakable territory.
                            Mercenary Maxim 37: There is No 'Overkill.' There is merely 'Open Fire,' and 'I need to Reload.'

                            Proud Anti-Fascist. Even Prouder Anti-Communist. You've been Warned.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Chaotic Void View Post

                              Received Cancer.jpg

                              But seriously, that's just vile. If you want to stop racism, you don't repay it with more racism and demonization of an entire group of people. That's a vicious cycle just waiting to escalate into unspeakable territory.
                              And that's exactly what's been happening. It's reverse racism.


                              Securely anchored to the Rock amid every storm of trial, testing or tribulation.

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