FS’s “Dinner and a Movie” event format is back by popular demand.
Please bring your own dinner to the Norristown Library Community Room on February 21, 2012 to view Bondage and the Bible. The address of the library is 1001 Powell Street, Norristown, Pennsylvania. For information about public transportation please see the following website: http://www.septa.org/
The movie will start at 6:00 PM. Attendees are encouraged to arrive between 5:30 and 5:45 PM to socialize and set up their dinner tables. FS will provide bottled water, napkins and paper plates.
Bondage and the Bible is a 60 minute independent film by Eric Harmon. This film includes the critical analysis of the Bible’s endorsement of slavery and examines the inconsistent message in the New Testament, which supports slavery and inequality.
Bondage and the Bible tackles the controversial subject of African Americans who follow the bible as “the word of god” despite glaring passages that support and condone the institution of slavery. The film examines how Old Testament curses and commandments legitimizes slavery and how New Testament scriptures urge slaves to obey even the cruelest of masters. In addition, the film evaluates the psychological damage that ensues when African American people worship iconic images of a white god. Using actual bible scriptures and interviews with people ranging from biblical scholars to ordinary citizens, the film offers a diverse look at how the bible’s support of slavery allowed U.S. slave owners to pass on a religion to African Americans that guaranteed an inferior relationship to all things divine.
View the trailer at: www.filmbaby.com/films/
Genres: Documentary // African American Heritage Influences: The History Channel’s Mysteries of the Bible // Jesus Camp
Please RSVP using our Meetup page: http://www.meetup.com/Freethought-Society-Meetup/events/49602002/
or our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/events/268988663166890/