I have never researched this, but is it true that the slaves were given bibles but not education to keep them enslaved?

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Comment by Reg The Fronkey Farmer on December 14, 2010 at 5:40pm

“I assert most unhesitatingly, that the religion of the South is a mere covering for the most horrid crimes – a justifier of the most appalling barbarity, a sanctifier of the most hateful frauds, and a dark shelter under which the darkest, foulest, grossest, and most infernal deeds of slaveholders find the strongest protection. Where I to be again reduced to the chains of slavery, next to that enslavement, I should regard being the slave of a religious master the greatest calamity that could befall me. I hate the corrupt, slaveholding, women-whipping, cradle-plundering, partial and hypocritical Christianity of this land.”

 

Fredrick Douglass – escaped slave who also said:

 

“I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs”

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