Editor's Note: Stephen Prothero, a Boston University religion scholar and author of "The American Bible: How Our Words Unite, Divide, and Define a Nation," is a regular CNN Belief Blog contributor.
By Stephen Prothero, Special to CNN
(CNN) - A few years ago, I came across a high school textbook on U.S. history that stumbled badly when it tried to describe the first Thanksgiving. Because of a serious misunderstanding of the First Amendment, the authors thought they couldn’t even refer to God in their textbook. So they ended up telling their readers that the Pilgrims were giving thanks to the Indians. (Huh?)
Personally, I think Thanksgiving is (and was) about giving thanks to God, but I am too eclectic nowadays to confine my giving of thanks to the capricious Calvinist God of the Pilgrims. So in the spirit of Pascal, who placed a wager on the Christian god, I'm putting a marker down, too. But why confine your wager to one divinity? Here is my own Thanksgiving litany to the gods.
To Kali, black goddess of fierce justice, thanks for scaring me to death. I know the skulls around your neck and the blood dripping from your mouth frighten a lot of people, but somebody has to lord over the cremation grounds, and I'm happy to have it be you (really).
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To Christopher Hitchens (the closest my atheist friends get to a divinity nowadays), thanks for channeling Kali and for not converting on your deathbed (right?). “I hate the pack of gods,” wrote Marx. You showed us what that passion sounds like.
To Allah, thanks for reminding us of the gap between God and human beings. And for being the word Arab Christians use for "God," too. And for this Thanksgiving day verse from the Quran: “Give food, for the love of Him, to the needy, the orphan, the captive” (76:8).
To the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, thanks for the rhythm of exile and return, for teaching us how to argue and for the biblical book of Ecclesiastes (Oh, and Bob Dylan and Woody Allen, of course).
To Jesus, thanks for taking on a human body and for loving Mary and for "Godspell" and for saving that wedding day by turning that water into wine. I will raise a glass (or two) to you this Thanksgiving.
To the Amida Buddha of Infinite Light, thanks for spinning the Pure Land out of your grace and your imagination, and for being at the end of the tunnel in those near-death experiences. Luther said all we need is faith. Thanks for not even requiring that.
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To Krishna, thanks for reminding us that the gods can be playful (and mischievous), too. And for this grand promise from the Hindu scripture the "Bhagavad Gita" (4:11): “In whatsoever way any come to Me, in that same way I grant them favor.”
Finally, to the unknown gods (and anti-gods) of East and West, thanks for your mysterious silence (and for keeping the comments below relatively civil).
Om, Amen, Ahhhh!
The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Stephen Prothero.
Word hindu is based on Latin word hindered, negative, Hun, great, Han, to be in greatness, hin, negative to both of them, hindu, a noun in negativity, hinduism, way of negativity. Picture speaks of thousand words and picture above is a living testament to hinduism, absurdity of hindu's, ignorant's.
Ask value of Thanks giving to a poor turkey and native American, they will kick out hinduism, absurdity of American Thanks giving out of hindu, ignorant heads of hindu's, ignorant s.
If Christians are so anti science and illogical, how is it that so much advanced machinery in America are produced in the bible belt states? I've met many engineering majors in the midwest who were devout Christians. They were at best amused by evolution topics. They knew how much design is required for even the simplest systems. Humanities majors, on the other hand were pure zealots for darwin dogma.
@cur: "If Christians are so anti science and illogical, how is it that so much advanced machinery in America are produced in the bible belt states?"
I don't know that the ability to produce machinery equates with intelligence but I wouldn't argue all religious folks are unintelligent. I might say it to get under your skin but I don't believe it's true. There are plenty of intelligent folks who claim a belief in god.
"I've met many engineering majors in the midwest who were devout Christians. They were at best amused by evolution topics."
There is more to "belief" than just belief. There is also a need to belong for societal reasons. Non-religious folks are often chastised and so we may not have an actual figure of how many non-religious really exist since there may be societal pressures to appear religious in a given area.
Also, since you're talking about "engineering majors" maybe the folks you're basing this on are students. Maybe they're still under the spell of their parents superstitions and haven't yet learned to think for themselves. Maybe you're even attending a religious college? The midwest U.S. is known to be more religious, so you'd probably run into more of them.
It is "curious" you'd even talk about intelligent engineers who are "amused by evolution topics" since evolution is a fact. If they were intelligent they would understand that denying evolution is an unintelligent act since one is by definition choosing ignorant belief over fact.
"They knew how much design is required for even the simplest systems. Humanities majors, on the other hand were pure zealots for darwin dogma."
Design is only required for efficiency. One will create a system more quickly and efficiently if design is used, however it is not required. I'm sure you also understand "darwin's dogma" is also known as "fact" in our shared reality?
IDOLATRY, that is the worship, adoration, veneration of Statues, paintings on the walls, etc. etc. as depicted in the picture heading this article. As well as that practiced by roman-catholics is a grave and serious SIN. Not religion!
After reading 200 ton hammers ramblings I have diagnosed him as truly delusional and in need of a high calonic.
will you be supplying the pot for his high colonic?
Vitiating "prof" P's commentary with a prayer for the 21st century:(only for the new members of this blog)
The Apostles' Creed 2012 (updated by yours truly based on the studies of NT historians and theologians of the past 200 years)
Should I believe in a god whose existence cannot be proven
and said god if he/she/it exists resides in an unproven,
human-created, spirit state of bliss called heaven?????
I believe there was a 1st century CE, Jewish, simple,
preacher-man who was conceived by a Jewish carpenter
named Joseph living in Nazareth and born of a young Jewish
girl named Mary. (Some say he was a mamzer.)
Jesus was summarily crucified for being a temple rabble-rouser by
the Roman troops in Jerusalem serving under Pontius Pilate,
He was buried in an unmarked grave and still lies
a-mouldering in the ground somewhere outside of
Said Jesus' story was embellished and "mythicized" by
many semi-fiction writers. A bodily resurrection and
ascension stories were promulgated to compete with the
Caesar myths. Said stories were so popular that they
grew into a religion known today as Catholicism/Christianity
and featuring dark-age, daily wine to blood and bread to body rituals
called the eucharistic sacrifice of the non-atoning Jesus.
(References used are available upon request.)
Stephen, seeing as how the Separatists (sorry, can't use the term Pilgrims) survived the first couple of weeks on food caches they stole from the Wampanoag, and then those same Native Americans taught them how to farm in the poor New England soil, they definitely had more to thank the local Native population for than most people give them credit.
Yeah Thanksgiving has a very ugly history but religious people are so brain washed with falsehood lies and that's why more so called religious groups be exposed for lies but this I do know DNA AND WISDOM HAS NOT LIED
A very funny and enlightened article. It is too bad that people cannot read it for what it is and have to get petty and angry.
@@@MOHAMJIP HOW IS IT THAT MILLIONS OF PEOPLE ARE BRINGING THEIR RELIGION TOO THE USA AND ASKING FOR A HAND OUT I HAVE BEEN TOO SOME OF THOSE FAILED RELIGION COUNTRYS WITH OPEN TRENCH SEWERS RUNNING DOWN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET STINKS TOO HIGH HEAVEN BUT THEY WANT ME TO BELIEVE IN A FAILED RELIGION OF LIES POVERTY SICKNESS FAMINE BUT ITS A SMELLY DIRTY DOO DOO ROTTEN TEETH HOLY CLEAN LIFESTYLE NAH NOT SO
WOW LOOK ITS MORE FALSEHOOD RELIGION DAY IN THE MIDDLEEAST THEY ARE STILL SHOOTING JUST TODAY OVER IN CENTRAL AISA RELIGIOUS FALSEHOOD TALIBAN BLOWS ANOTHER BOMB.WISDOM JUST SHAKES HIS HEAD SO SAD.
Seems I have been here before. A someone who doesn't know anything about religion but thinks he has mastered science. Stranger things have happened.
@@NIII SCIENCETOLOGY DOES NOT OR SCIENCE DOESN'T REPLACED WISDOM.SCIENCE DID NOT MAKE THE GALAXIES OK DNA AND WISDOM TELLS THE TRUTHS.YOU JUST DONT GET IT DO AND @@NII YOU THINK BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA ARE JUST AFRICAN DONT YOU.SORRY THEY ARE NOT AFRICAN THEY ARE NOT HAMITE. BUT ARE SHEMITE BUT YOU STILL BELIEVE IN FALSEHOOD CALLED RELIGION DNA AND WISDOM. HAS NOT LIED JUST LOOK AT PROCREATION OF THE HUMAN BLACK RACE THAT HAS MIXED WITH EVERY OTHER RACE OF PEOPLE THATS NOT RELIGION THAT'S WISDOM AND DNA TELLING YOU THE TRUTH YOUR SO GULLIBLE AND LIVING IN SHELTER LA LA LAND
In your "wisdom", could you please break your caps lock key ?
@@@NII CHECK THIS OUT DO RESEARCH ON THE LEMBA TRIBE WHO LIVE IN SOUTH AFRICA BUT ARE NOT AFRICANS.THEY ARE HEBREW SHEMITE YISREALITE WHO THROUGH DNA Y CHROMOSOME ARE LINKED TO THE TRIBE OF LEVITES THE SAME AS MOSHE OR MOSES WHO WAS HEBREW.DNA AND WISDOM TELLS THE TRUTHS @@@NII
@@@MID WEST RAIL YOU MUST BE IN THE KANSAS CITY COW TOWN AREA.WITH THE LOSER KANSAS CITY CHEIFS.
Along with the remainder of your posts, this guess is also completely wrong. I suspect that you're used to that.
@@@@MIDWEST RAILHEAD OK SHOW ME ONE RELIGION THAT HAS SOLVED GLOBAL POVERTY GLOBAL RACISM GLOBAL WARS.SHOW ME ONE MAN MADE RELIGION THAT DID NOT HAVE THEIR HANDS STUCK OUT ASKING ANY GOVERNMENT IN ANY COUNTRY FOR MONEY OR AID OR MEDICAL ASSISTANCE ETC.WISDOM HAS THE TOTAL SOLUTIONS BUT HUMANS BELIEVE IN DEAD WORK'S MAN MADE RELIGION
Good grief. Why would you think it was the goal (or within the ability) of any religion to do what you describe ? If you think utopia is actually possible, you are more deluded than I thought.
@@@@RAIL LUG LISTEN YOU JUST DONT GET IT UTOPIA HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE Y CHROMOSOME DNA THAT IS DOMINANT IN BLACK PEOPLE'S WORLD WIDE WISDOM AND DNA HAS NEVER LIED MAN MADE FALSE HOPE RELIGION HAS LIED.AND YOU PROBABLY BELIEVE KING DAVID WAS EUROPEAN BECAUSE HE HAD RED HAIR HUH @@ RAIL LUG
Could any other posters help me out here ? I don't speak "seriously delusional gibberish", so a translation of the above would be appreciated. As it stands, a reply is impossible.
@@@@@MID WEST RAIL LUG HEAD OK READ THIS JIBBERISH BY A WHITE EUROPEAN NAME JOSEPH J WILLIAMS. HEBREWISMS OF WEST AFRICA.IT TELLS THE TRUTHS ABOUT BLACKS IN AMERICA BUT YOU CAN'T SEE IT WHO YOU THINK BUILT THE WHITE HOUSE AND CAPITAL BUILDING IN WASHINGTON DC FRENCH EUROPEAN PEOPLE'S NAH NOT SO BUT READ THE BOOK OF REAL HISTORY
200 TON BLOCKHEAD
The Lemba are blacker than my West African skin. I as a fourth generation mixed race have no claim to my British ancestry. These are the proof of Variation not Evolution directly. In none of these cases has a new specie been created. Rather a breed has come about. We keep stressing that Evolution is an extrapolation of Variation. It is not just Chinese who have squinted eyes. The Savannah dwellers of West Africa do too.
midwest: I learned long ago, for the sake of sanity, to try my best to avoid
– 200 ton hammer
– god's oldest dreamer (lionlylamb and others)
– hindu hater
– truth be told (and his other sock puppets)
I'm not sure why folks haven't added Chad to this. His arguments are simply pseudo-science for "you can't disprove god therefore he exists."
So some of these get replies for entertainment value but mostly its best just to ignore.
E.R – thanks, somehow I was unfamiliar with 200, though I long ago gave up on replying to anything Chad posts. The tortured logic is simply too painful.
I'd like some mashed potatoes and gravy with my burnt offerings please.
Wow, another weird article by the religion confused Prothero. Why CNN posts his rambling I will never understand...
Yeah religion makes much sense as driving a Bugatti Veyron.253 miles per hour.forward and backwards at the same time you want get any where with twice dead works man in the rut religion religious falsehood
You do realize that this article was meant for a humorous look at comparative religion, don't you? Sometimes religious bigotry blinds us and Atheists are not exempt.
@NII YOU SOUND LIKE YOU ARE GUILTY AND TALKED ABOUT OTHER FALSEHOOD RELIGION YOU DID NOT LIKE OR UNDERSTAND WHEN YOU WAS LITTLE CHILD OR YOUNGER ADULT OR MID LIFE PERSON.THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF GLOBAL FALSEHOOD RELIGIONS.BUT THIS ONE THING DOES NOT LIE (DNA) Y CHROMOSOME EVEN TOP SUPER SMART BLOND HEAD BLUE EYE PALE SKIN SUPER DNA RESEARCH PROFESSIONALS WITH MULTIPLE PHD DEGREES FROM NORWAY SWEDEN AND FINLAND DENMARK ETC KNOW THAT THE Y CHROMOSOME ALSO KNOWN AS THE ADAM Y CHROMOSOME CAMED OUT OF EAST AFRICA.falsehood religion did not make.the human race WISDOM DID WISDOM WALKED AND TALKED WITH MAN IT WAS WISDOM THAT MADE ADAM AND EVE.THINK ABOUT IT @NII NOW THE MOST DOMINANT DNA BELONGS TOO BLACK PEOPLE NOT EUROPEANS.LOOK AT ALL YOUR MIXED RACE BLACK PEOPLE'S TIGER WOOD'S HALLEY BERRY LENNY KRAVITZ LISA BONET ETC DNA DONT LIE man made falsehood religion do lie
It would seem that all the gods are silent nowadays
small g is man made false god people's try too import from other countrys that are broken down tore up from the floor up.
And another thing if your man made false religion has asked the USA GOVERNMENT FOR MONEY your man made religion has FAILED YOU.
A scattering smatterings of variegated opulence-ended minds are systolically deemed feeble-minded 'religiosofic' hoistings unendingly careening upon many culpable minds in these trying days' Age. Leave therefore your harshest social wantings alone and onwardly unprovable devotional yearnings behind you and never take wind of one's earnest psychic longings for the weightiness of one's theatrical longings will smite even the most goodly intentioned influential beings.
Carry away nothing spiritually endorsed and leave behind ones wantonness sakes, ever to make headway to the places inside one's psychic-being and do not keep ajar your heart's door for many will want to enter in and should not. Your loving of this Life is but for the world to have needs of and you should not heed the rumors from others as to just what is truly righteous. It is therefore best for mankind to simmer in their yet unfinished juvenile pottages hardly ever rationalizingly 'assaying' one's diffuse detriments, the very smallest of life's grains. As smitten breeds, our cynical splendors reveal one's characters to be traitorous to one's self and others analogous foldedness. Where then does true life really end and real living truly begin?
@lonely lambchops. Why was Abraham called a HEBREW IN GENESIS 14:13 AND JONAH CALLED HIMSELF A HEBREW IN JONAH 1:9??? AND WHY THE 12 HEBREW TRIBES OF ISREALITE ARE NOT ALL BACK IN THE WHOLE LAND OF YISREAL????? WHY IS ONLY A SMALL SECTION OF ISREAL LAND ONLY IN USE THINK ABOUT IT
Show me ONE man made religion that there is no poverty sickness everyone in that man made religion has True Inner peace.and they have NOT I REPEAT NOT come too the USA OR ASK FOR MONEY FOOD MEDICINE CLEAN RUNNING WATER EDUCATION DENTAL WORK ON THEIR TEETH ETC.what so called religion is falsehood not doing anything but digging it self into a staggering mud holes of life called RUTS
Yea though I am a 'pragmentalist', my ever onwards in pragmatism is my life's blood and the dagger in my heart's murmurings. The continual trials and errors of rudimentary sylable quotients leaves ajar the wanton lids never to be soundly tightened. Although my lingerings have sentimental values only the endings of my tribulations will tenderly reveal God's Truths.
Hey look, it's God's Oldest Nazi!
When more EARTHQUAKE COME THAT ARE MORE POWERFUL AND FAMINE THAT ARE MORE DESTRUCTIVE YEAR AFTER YEAR WE SEE HOW BILLIONS OF PEOPLES FALSE RELIGION NOT WORKING I REMEMBER WATCHING THE SUMATRA OPERATION UNIFIED ASSISTANCE OF THE DECEMBER 25TH 2004 ON CNN THE THE MUSLIM MEN WAS SAYING HELP USA HELP US PLEASE AND WHO WAS IN THE ASIAN REGION LET ME TAKE A GUESS THE CVN 72 USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN US NAVY THEIR RELIGION FAILED THEM
Help I'm surrounded by loons on all sides!
Get out now, if ou can!
Again if your religion started in your country and it has failed you then why are
people trying too bring a dead works man made religion too another country religion does not work religion will never take the place of WISDOM
wisdom, as in the ability to understand that clearly the bible is a fraud and there was no jesus, son of god, and certainly no abrahamic god?
To Amaterasu my most high, thank you for you know being you and giving us light and life; with out you this world is cold and dark.
(replace for other names of the sun)
To Gaia; your everything literally, your every star and ever world, so saying thanks to the others god is also saying thank to you. I'm going to go out on a limb here though and please be gentle to this humans.
to Danu, your the water we are mad of and that we drink of, thanks fore curing my thirst for you, ok that sounded ecchi
To Athena, your awesome thank you for keeping my temper down and preventing me from make brash fullish decisions, thank for making e calm and reasonable with the people i don't like (Christians)
To Lilith,...you know what i thank you for
I give you praises oh goddess Libertas for your statue does lift up my eyes to your loveliness and kindly stance. Your right hand raised with the torch of liberty in your right hand and this lands tablet evoking the law in your left hand. I Libertas to give you praise and honor you simply and ever so humbly.
@lonely lambchops the first statute of liberty was wrapped in slave chains with a black African face there is a smaller version of it at a city public park in Paris France
"and for keeping the comments below relatively civil"
you know calling the spirits of nature civil is kind of insulting.
ere all natural baby wild even
to the Yama-no-kami
thank you for the bounty
and their not mysterious silence they have more important things to do then to look after you lesser gods, if you would all stop killing and consuming for one moment you can listen to them their all around you . don't confuser your unwillingness to listen for silence
thanx for the grub, want some blood?
ok bad joke!!
To me, yup i was once the Canaan god of the constellation Sagittarius, were all people would gather and give thanks to the glorious hunt i watched over. then i become the fallen angel of rebellion cast out for loving humans and teaching them manny thing
to Aoife the Celtic goddess of the hunt, in which around this lunar cycle one would gather with their tribes/clans and fest, while speaking on what you appreciate about your clan.
funny thing about these two who appear to be the root of this holiday
they are both goddesses of the Hunt,Reason, and Teaching, they both stole knowledge from the gods and gave it to man, there a reflection of one another
and I'm descendent of Aoife, which is cool
however in the Celtic tradition she is one of meany harvest and hunt gods/goddesses that would be venerated on this day
on like Me who share this holiday only with Baal
but i digress
i actually lie this blog by this guy.
What I do in earnestness spiritually believe in is that the family members of God including the physical God Himself lives upon the very first created cosmos which is the inner cosmos. Many people in the scientific communes here do call this inner cosmos as being atomic in nature. Our being here upon the celestial or outer cosmos is due our being cast from or made out of the inner cosmos smatterings so delicately placed. For many reasons of science are less well known by the people's modulating masses. Some of us were cast out of and made with this inner cosmos smatterings based upon our inwardly conditionalized servile faulterings of unforeseen waywardness while we were yet in and of God's husbandries within the fractal paradigms of inner-cosmological securements and some were made by God's husbandry willingly wanting to be or become one of God's buildings to continue to do our Lord's Will here upon this celestial realm of gigantic life forms.
Whereupon one's insides are living many families of God's members and servants and otherly holiness brethrens. We live upon this celestal realm or domain doing what we 'weightingly' want while many of us unify ourselves in the societal goodnesses of the communally reigned in as being church communities. My way is not your ways nor are others' ways our ways or your ways and yet when we cross paths we receive each other and after a spell do walk on and are parted.Therefore, walk placidly amid the noisiness and the wasteful ever being mindful of the peace one finds in finding peace there about.
Prayers or praying about things gives one suggestive times to be reflective upon the things being prayed upon and for. Many times prayers can be thought thru and found to be in no need of one's sonly god in you. 1Corinthians 3:9 "For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, [ye are] God's building!" Our labouring together with God imparts upon the mind's eyes that we have been given an equal footing with God and are left to our own means and where-with-all to live out our life no matter what befalls us. Death befalls all things celestially living. Even so, death reigns within the Kingdom Domains of God where does reside all God's sons and His daughters-in-law.
Is God to be made a mockery by those who tend to instill anti-leveraged pragmatisms? Are we to believe in the godless and the ungodly who care little about religions' piecemeal subjectives' ordinates?
Jesus, was the very first of many immeasurable 'elemental beings' thusly declared as being gods in their ownliness ways and as was In the Beginning, Christ Jesus was once the elemental king of all the elemental gods. Jesus, in His cunning, thru Chaotic manueverings, established the gravimetrical waves for the elementals lusts to gather in semi-lucid broods thusly was formed the beginnings of celestial nebulas.
As time did force the celestial nebulas to progressively surround the gravimetric oscillations where from did come about galactic formations of the elementals' began sounding theiralarms against godly beratements. As systems of photonic elementals, the infinitesimally finite elemental gods did forcibly shower the solarized planetary systems with their 'photonically' embodied beings. And here in the now times, we are but made from the photonic elementals' stillnesses, the Stardusts of the Ages.
My internal "Physicist" knows very well the quantum physicalities of natured atomically folded stimulations. I call this "Physicist" my body's real son of God. He has strewn his rivers from the Great Seas of Nothingness, the Holy Spirit of Godliness with 'photogeneticisms' or the leveraging stillness of the smattered photons creating all manner of the first 'atom-like' materialized smatterings needed to become thru timeliness all the elementals calibrationed members of our stupendously formalized and declared 'Periodic Table' of Materialized Photogenetics.
Microbiologists are today's inward inner-seeking astrophysicists for they are searching among our embodied core-roots of celled-in cellularized manifestations to find answers regarding biological fractals of inner-cosmological paradigms. We truly are God's buildings! Some of our bodies are as condominiums and some are for storage purposes and some are the temples where God's family members and his servants and otherly holy brethrens do pay homages within all embodied celestial manifestations of living organisms. 1Corinthians 3:9 "For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, [ye are] God's building!"
Yeah and Apostle Paul was Black Egyptian looking Hebrew Isrealite who spoke Greek and Hebrew and Latin the former language of Rome Act's chapter 21:38
Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
Let me guess,,,, copy-N-paste,,? go figure,,,, :-(
200 TON HAMMER,
Mathew 6:33 "But seek ye first the kingdom of God!"
Luke 17:21, "The kingdom of God is inside you!"
John 18:36 Jesus answered, "My kingdom is not of this world!"
1Corinthians 3:9 "For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, [ye are] God's building!"
@lonely Lamb YOU KNOW DEUTERONOMY CHAPTER 28:15~68 THAT IS TALKING ABOUT BLACK PEOPLE'S NOT EUROPEANS OK VERSES 68 I WILL SEND YOU BACK IN CHAINS IN SHIP'S TO EGYPT LOOK AT WASHINGTON DC WHATS THE LARGEST MONUMENT IN WASHINGTON DC LET ME TAKE A GUESS THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT THAT IS FROM THE FIRST EGYPT IN NORTH AFRICA AND USA IS A SPIRITUAL EGYPT LOOK SLAVERY LASTED FROM 1511 TOO 1808 WITH THE GREAT TRANSATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE FROM WEST AFRICA
You copy and paste all the time, lionlylamb. Do not call others out on someting I see you do all the time here yourself.
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