God’s wonders in mysterious ways

The money raised by the order will be funnelled into a new foundation, the Descendants Truth & Reconciliation Foundation, which was founded in partnership with a group of individuals whose enslaved ancestors were sold by the Jesuits in 1893 to finance the establishment of Georgetown University, America’s first Catholic institution of higher learning.

Being able to sell slaves 28 years after the abolition of slavery is pretty good, as is doing so to finance a university started what, a century, before?

But then omniscience, omnipotentiality, omnipresence……

15 thoughts on “God’s wonders in mysterious ways”

  1. A Georgetown undergrad pursued me for a while for reparations. (met at party, I mentioned i was having trouble finding a short lease apartment (3 months). A Very nice east coast student bit my hand off. They’d committed for a year but was leaving for a grand tour of Europe and had been resigned to paying whilst away. So I paid up front. Everyone happy. Moved in a week later. Great place very central. Free coffee and donuts in the foyer in the morning. Thought nothing of it until back in Blighty she wrote saying i owed her another 2 months rent. First that possibility had even occurred to me. Almost simultaneously I received a letter from AT&T and i thought oh jesus, i meticulously paid all the utilities before leaving. But to my amusement it was a check (sic) for 1 cent which i had overpaid. I still have that cheque, very fond of it. Strange…lost touch with the Hoya person.

  2. Is it Salon that is being so thick about dates, or have educational standards amongst the Jesuits plummeted now they have decided it’s not just God they have to kneel to.

    What next? Perhaps Opus Dei adherents will discontinue use of the cilice in favour of getting a weekly shoeing from an angry black yank?

  3. Nobody expects the Stevish Inquisition

    MC – they no longer believe in Christ, who willingly took up the Cross, suffered and died for our sins. They believe in the jealous little devil-gods of social justice, who promise only degradation and death.

    Hell awaits them all, but we can’t let God do all the work. The Church doesn’t need simpering catamites in cassocks mewling and wringing their soft little hands about racism or climate change. It needs Tomas de Torquemada, and a goodly stock of kindling.

    And lions.

  4. The NYT article they quote gets the date right at 1838 – pretty basic error.

    Can the English get reparations from muslims living in England because of the Barbary Slave Trade? What’s that you say; they didn’t leave any descendants because the muslims either worked them to death or outright murdered them? Sounds like a crime against humanity. I’m sure there’ll be a BBC documentary about it soon….

  5. @Steve – I have become increasingly drawn to CS Lewis’s interpretation of Christianity, mainly because it involves a fucking big lion.

  6. Samuel L Jackson’s recent BBC documentary on slavery skipped straight past 30 centuries and past North Africa, ignored the African interior, and went straight to the coast of West Africa. Haven’t any of these Hollywood bigshots seen any Cecil B DeMille epics?

  7. As always, I believe we should get reparations from the Africans for dumping all the slaves on us.

  8. @Nobody expects the Stevish Inquisition

    You are Steve and I claim my prize (again). If you insist on language such as “simpering catamites in cassocks mewling and wringing their soft little hands about racism or climate change” then I will always spot you.
    🙂

  9. @ jgh:

    Samuel L Jackson’s recent BBC documentary on slavery skipped straight past 30 centuries and past North Africa

    How surprising!

    It seems that only black lives matter.

  10. Dear Jonathan @ March 25, 2021 at 8:19 pm

    “It seems that only black lives matter.”

    Black lives only matter when whitey is involved, otherwise it is open season.

    DP

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