what is the "WORST" atrocity associated with the "CHRISTIAN" FAITH ?
FAITH , referencing a dictionary has two uses listed
# 1 the complete TRUST in someone or something
# 2 the Belief in "God" or the DOCTRINES of a RELIGION,
based on "SPIRITUAL" apprehension rather than PROOF
ATROCITY ( noun) a extremely wicked ACT , typically one involving physical harm or injury
Slavery IN what became what United states of america BEGAN when quote " 20 and ODD " enslaved Africans to the BRITISH COLONY of Jamestown Virginia in 1619 and did not offically END until the ratification of the 13th Amendment of 1865 ..
. so 246 YEARS of ENSLAVEMENT for a specific population of PEOPLE
actually it was longer than that
1501 to 1505 the PORTUGUESE and SPANISH settlers bring SLAVES from Africa to the Americas Santos Domingo was the NEW WORLDS first international SLAVE PORT
in 1522 there was a Slave revolt in "SAINT " DOMINIQUE a FRENCH colony on the Caribbean island of HISPANIOLA .. but was quickly crushed
in 1562 John Hawkins a Naval commander establishes GREAT BRITAIN as the leader in the Slave trade
In 1619 the SHIP named "DESIRE" a vessel of colonial america slave trade was built in and launched from the port of MASSACHUSETTS . part of its first CARGO were a group of PEQUOT INDIANS . shipped to BERMUDA , in EXCHANGE for salt cotton tobacco and "NEGROES"
In 1641 the Massachusetts body of LIBERTIES the first LEGAL code of Colonist LEGALIZE SLAVERY
Massachusetts becomes the FIRST to legalize it
Mississippi is the LAST to " Officially " abolish it that the state did not RATIFY the 13th amendment for Mississippi until 1995 ( that correct 1995 )
Did African Americans in history " OWN" slaves yes many times had to PURCHASE their own FAMILY members to Keep the family together
in 1662 Virginia LAW decrees CHILDREN shall be BOND or free according to the CONDITION of their MOTHER .
..the law made CHILDREN of a enslaved women a Slave for LIFE
In 1688 the QUAKERS who PETITIONED against slavery .
.. the QUAKERS were also targets and Victims of other sects of " Christians "
In the Mid 1600 the Quakers a new religious sect was founded who beliefs and VALUES went against the conventions of the Church of England
In 1665 two Quakers were EXECUTED in Massachusetts colony having come to america to escape religion persecution but a year earlier the Mass. GENERAL COURT passed a law , banning QUAKERS from the colony under penalty of DEATH .
.. they were hung from an Elm tree
in the mid 18 th century QUAKERS formed the UNDERGROUND RAILROAD...
. as another respondent replies , up there with the Holocaust in 1933 99 % of the German population identified as " CHRISTIAN" and VOTED , Hitler into power , became the German Army and discriminatory population
" NAZI" against many GROUPS of people of other ethnicity targeting JW JEWS GAYS SLAVS ROMANIS FRENCH BELGIUM Mentally and physically disabled People of Color .. and more
. Hitler stated many of his speeches with " MY FELLOW CHRISTIANS " the Nazi reign was from 1933 to 1945 12 YEARS