William Douglass 's Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass

700 Words Dec 7th, 2016 3 Pages
Religious people tend to be the kindest hearted, most selfless, judge free, and loving individuals that many of us know. They are notorious for always helping those in need and respecting everyone no matter their circumstances. Often, we find ourselves turning towards religion when we need help or have made a mistake and want forgiveness. This is opposite of what we learn from Frederick Douglass’s feelings toward religious slave holders in his Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass. He stated that religious masters and slave holders were the worst type of masters during his time as a slave. He talks about multiple experiences he had with both religious slave holders and none religious slave holders. This allows us to get a feel for how both masters treated their slaves. I believe what Frederick Douglass said is truthful. As I begin, I will first go over Douglass’s reasoning’s, second, my own religion and why I believe Frederick, and finally what I hopes a slave holder should act like.

Douglass states in his narrative that the religious masters were the most cruel, harsh, and cowardly of all the slave holders. Frederick explains that there is both “Christianity of Christ” and “Christianity of the land”. Christianity of Christ becomes questionable for Douglass because the religious slave holders do ample bad that he does not know how they could every do any good. He states, “I therefore hate the corrupt, slaveholding, women-whipping, cradle-plundering, partial and…

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