I substituted for an honors language arts class today. We analyzed atticus’ last speech at the end of to Kill a Mockingbird.
Ad hominems, post hocs, Equivocation, Straw man. all rhetorical devices used.
then I found a book of Frederick Douglass‘
please read these quotes.
…I therefore hate the corrupt, slaveholding, women-whipping, cradle-plundering, partial and hypocritical Christianity of the land… I look upon it as the climax of all misnomers, the boldest of all frauds, and the grossest of all libels. Never was there a clearer case of ‘stealing the livery of the court of heaven to serve the devil in.’ I am filled with unutterable loathing when I contemplate the religious pomp and show, together with the horrible inconsistencies, which every where surround me.
they are about education, spirituality, the hypocrisy of Christians, and casting down all thoughts that set themselves against the truth of Christ-which is freedom and love.