Its not like they believe in OUR god!

The other day I was having a discussion with my friend at work about how my grandparents (who are Alaskan native) were sent to boarding schools and had their mouths washed out with soap if they spoke their language. I explained that Christianity was forced upon them. Her response was "well its not like they believed in OUR god" huge emphasis on the OUR god part. I can expect this from someone who upon learning that I'm native said "wow I had no idea cause its not like you ever see attractive natives! you are obviously more than you look" It just bothers me that this is the norm.

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Comment by Doug Reardon on September 19, 2013 at 3:05pm

That's because "Our God" is the only one.  Duh!

Comment by Strega on September 19, 2013 at 3:08pm

you know, Kairan posted an offhand comment in another thread a while back, that has stuck with me ever since.  She said, "we don't like your Jesus, we'll make up our own".  So true.

Comment by Gallup's Mirror on September 19, 2013 at 3:47pm

The other day I was having a discussion with my friend at work about how my grandparents (who are Alaskan native) were sent to boarding schools and had their mouths washed out with soap if they spoke their language. I explained that Christianity was forced upon them. Her response was "well its not like they believed in OUR god" huge emphasis on the OUR god part. I can expect this from someone who upon learning that I'm native said "wow I had no idea cause its not like you ever see attractive natives! you are obviously more than you look" It just bothers me that this is the norm.

We have a name for the systematic destruction of a culture and a people: genocide. So too, we have a name for the imposition of such systems: totalitarianism.

It's generous to call someone a friend after they side with and defend genocidal Christian totalitarianism directed against your family (but gosh, you're kinda cute for one of THOSE people). I'm quite sure you could think of a more suitable word to call this person, Quinn.

My grandmother was a Micmac Indian. After she moved from Canada to the US in the 1920s she never referred to her ancestry again except within the family and then only rarely. She wanted to be "American" and wanted her children to be as well. Her ancestors had become Christians under circumstances not dissimilar from your grandparents', so she was raised as a Christian from birth. Her physical appearance always bore witness to her roots however.

Comment by kOrsan on September 19, 2013 at 8:15pm

This begs the question, why do you consider that dipshit your friend?

Comment by Unseen on September 20, 2013 at 3:35pm

"wow I had no idea cause its not like you ever see attractive natives! you are obviously more than you look"

I wonder if your "friend" was implying that you must not be full-blood native or you wouldn't be attractive?

Comment by archaeopteryx on September 20, 2013 at 4:03pm

kOrson, as usual, phrases it more succinctly, but it would seem that your "friend" and the curb were meant for each other - why don't you kick him/her/it there?

Comment by Judith van der Roos on September 21, 2013 at 5:15pm
FRiEND ???
Comment by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on September 21, 2013 at 5:59pm

Wow.... racist woman..

Comment by Barry Adamson on September 22, 2013 at 12:07am

Comment by archaeopteryx on September 22, 2013 at 12:12am

@Barry, concur completely --

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