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In both of the writings by Douglass and Stowe the question is raised concerning the existence of God On page 1790 while watching the sails of the ships on Chesapeake Bay Douglass cries out for God to save him and grant him freedom and then states Is there any God On pages 2330 in response to Mr Wisons suggestion to trust in the Lord George replies Is there a God to trust inTheres a God for you but is there any for us This question reverberates throughout both works Slaves were looked upon as things or objects to be bought and sold not as human beings with souls Therefore since they were not human there could not be any inhumane treatment of these non-soul creatures So in essence the white slaveholders created a system where there was no God for slaves While Stowe states the premise clearly Douglass does more to develop the claim Douglass gives us an intimate almost documentary style look behind the scenes at the Christianity of the slaveholders He begins with the verse in Genesis 920-27 concerning the cursing of Ham which slaveholders used as Scriptural proof that American slavery was right Even the foundation principles of the slaveholders Christianity were built on a false premise- the misinterpretation of an obscure passage of the Bible Douglass continues to support the claim when he describes his experience with the Aulds concerning learning to read Those who proclaim it a religious duty to read the Bible denied him the right of learning to read the name of the God who made him Mr Auld stopped his wife from teaching Douglass to read because it would spoil him make him discontented and unhappy make him unmanageable and unfit to be a slave Despite his motive Mr Auld unknowingly pointed the way to Douglasss freedom By far the greatest support given by Douglass to the claim of a lack of a God for the
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