Forgive Them?
(Minister Richard X III)

“Black forgiveness is a continuation of the use of religion to console white fear, to ease white guilt, to atone for white sins, to coddle white fragility. Forgiveness for the crucified today, for people marked as Black by the European gaze, has always been used to calm Black anger, to chastise Black rage, to curb Black tears, to cool Black righteous indignation.”

How do you navigate the tension that you feel around forgiveness?

Luke 23:34
Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.

This episode was written and recorded by Minister Richard X III. It was produced by Rev. Jim Keat. Background tracks include Button Mushrooms by Podington Bear and Fading Light by Holiday on the Moon.

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