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Do They Believe Amazing Grace Is A Black Woman?
University of Phoenix ^ | 09/27/12 | Vanity

Posted on 09/27/2012 10:39:31 AM PDT by donna

Have you seen this unfortunate ad?

Does the University of Phoenix believe that "Amazing Grace" is a black woman?


TOPICS: Education; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: amazinggrace

1 posted on 09/27/2012 10:39:40 AM PDT by donna
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To: donna
Amazing Grace Lyrics

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

T'was Grace that taught my heart to fear.
And Grace, my fears relieved.
How precious did that Grace appear
The hour I first believed.

2 posted on 09/27/2012 10:40:48 AM PDT by donna (The United States Constitution and the Koran are mutually exclusive.)
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To: donna

lmao


3 posted on 09/27/2012 10:40:48 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: donna

I don’t see how you came away with that interpretation.


4 posted on 09/27/2012 10:43:15 AM PDT by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: donna

“Amazing Grace” was penned by the captain of a slave ship, who repented of his career after he found Christ.


5 posted on 09/27/2012 10:44:28 AM PDT by Tuanedge (The Buffalo hates the Tiger, but the Tiger loves the Buffalo.)
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To: econjack

Well, Billy Graham said:

“God’s grace, quite simply, is God’s mercy and goodness toward us. Some have called it “God’s unmerited or undeserved favor”—and that is what it is: God’s mercy and goodness to us, even though we don’t deserve it.”

I don’t think that the University of Phoenix people understand the meaning.


6 posted on 09/27/2012 10:50:25 AM PDT by donna (The United States Constitution and the Koran are mutually exclusive.)
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To: donna

I don’t see how you came away with that interpretation.


7 posted on 09/27/2012 10:51:28 AM PDT by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: donna

Man, the comments under that vid by people who got degrees from there are brutal! The first guy says something about going there...the second comment is from the poster(university) and then it`s just ... well, read `em...I don`t think the poster says anything else...LOL


8 posted on 09/27/2012 10:55:45 AM PDT by NCDave (AKA, "That idiot over there")
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To: donna
Does the University of Phoenix believe that "Amazing Grace" is a black woman?

There's a jazz singer named Grace Black who amazes her fans.

9 posted on 09/27/2012 10:59:12 AM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: donna
There's a tune being played in the background ~ the tune is not the song ~ there are 20 other tunes that've been used with that song according to various other sources.

The song is about God's grace ~ not someone's race.

The tune is remarkably similar to a Christian Church call to come forward and become a Christian ~ and the tune there is from yet another source, and at least four different tunes have been used over the years.

10 posted on 09/27/2012 11:03:32 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: donna

Christianity teaches that all have sinned and all in need of God’s mercy, and in this sense no different from the worst sinner, not even a man who engaged in the business of kidnap slavery.


11 posted on 09/27/2012 11:08:53 AM PDT by Redmen4ever
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To: All
“Amazing Grace” was penned by the captain of a slave ship, who repented of his career after he found Christ.

For anyone who's interested...See post #35

12 posted on 09/27/2012 11:14:40 AM PDT by Tuanedge (The Buffalo hates the Tiger, but the Tiger loves the Buffalo.)
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To: muawiyah

The tune commonly associated with the hymn “Amazing Grace”, and most Negro spirituals can be picked out, in its basic form, with just the black keys on a piano.


13 posted on 09/27/2012 11:15:24 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Hopey changey Low emission unicorns and a crap sandwich)
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To: donna
Does the University of Phoenix believe that "Amazing Grace" is a black woman?

Seems to me you could just as easily have asked, "Does the University of Phoenix believe that "Amazing Grace" is a twenty-something white guy with a messenger bag?" Or, "Does the University of Phoenix believe that "Amazing Grace" is a crowd of mostly white people walking in the street?"

Perhaps, rather than being fixated on race, it might be better to rejoice that this amazing song, which is familiar to millions of people of all ethnic groups, is being played on TV every time that ad runs.

You have to try way too hard to come up with a problematic interpretation of that ad.

14 posted on 09/27/2012 11:35:49 AM PDT by newheart (At what point does policy become treason?)
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To: donna

I think “Amazing Grace” is when a candidate gets hired in spite of having a University of Phoenix degree. :)


15 posted on 09/27/2012 11:42:04 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: newheart

You think the University of Phoenix knows that the song is about God’s amazing grace?


16 posted on 09/27/2012 11:44:19 AM PDT by donna (The United States Constitution and the Koran are mutually exclusive.)
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To: donna

In the ad, the voice-over ends a sentence with a PREPOSITION!

“show the world what they are capable OF”

LOL.

It is a lovely rendition of one of my favorite hymns, though! :-)


17 posted on 09/27/2012 11:46:56 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: donna
You think the University of Phoenix knows that the song is about God’s amazing grace?

I can't speak to the issue of whether an educational corporation is familiar with God's grace. But I can say that I know plenty of individuals who have gone to school there, and taught there, who absolutely know the song is about God's amazing grace.

18 posted on 09/27/2012 11:59:24 AM PDT by newheart (At what point does policy become treason?)
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To: newheart

It’s a beautiful ad. The light and the camera angles - everything is good.

I just think they used a special Christian song for commercial purposes.

That’s what made me wonder if they even understood that Grace was not a person.


19 posted on 09/27/2012 12:05:29 PM PDT by donna (The United States Constitution and the Koran are mutually exclusive.)
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To: left that other site
In the ad, the voice-over ends a sentence with a PREPOSITION!

“show the world what they are capable OF”

How would you have re-worked it?

20 posted on 09/27/2012 12:12:15 PM PDT by Oratam
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To: donna
I just think they used a special Christian song for commercial purposes.

Mark 9:38-40

21 posted on 09/27/2012 12:29:33 PM PDT by newheart (At what point does policy become treason?)
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To: donna

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYMLMj-SibU


22 posted on 09/27/2012 12:30:26 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: donna
Does the University of Phoenix believe that "Amazing Grace" is a black woman?

That is absurd. I just watched the video. One would have to be a paranoid racist idiot to come to that conclusion.

23 posted on 09/27/2012 12:31:20 PM PDT by Chuckster (The longer I live the less I care about what you think.)
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To: newheart

Yes - and so I ask UofP. In whose name?


24 posted on 09/27/2012 12:37:12 PM PDT by donna (The United States Constitution and the Koran are mutually exclusive.)
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To: donna

If I had put this ad together I would not have used a song about redemption by the blood of Christ to sell online classes, but other than that there’s nothing wrong with this ad, and your thread title is kind of bizarre, especially when the central figure of the ad is a white male.

Just not seeing a problem here.


25 posted on 09/27/2012 12:39:34 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Reagan @ only 39/Mondale +5/Dukakis +17/McCain +3...panic is unwarranted. So is complacency.)
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To: Chuckster

So your answer would be no.


26 posted on 09/27/2012 12:43:55 PM PDT by donna (The United States Constitution and the Koran are mutually exclusive.)
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To: Tuanedge
“Amazing Grace” was penned by the captain of a slave ship, who repented of his career after he found Christ.

The majority of it, yes.

One verse was not written by John Walker but was introduced to the public by Harriet Beecher Stowe in Uncle Tom's Cabin. The verse had been passed down by oral tradition in slave communities.

That verse?

When we've been there ten thousand years,
Bright shining as the sun,
We've no less days to sing God's praise,
Than when we first begun.

27 posted on 09/27/2012 1:10:45 PM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: Tuanedge

But did he have to pattern it after Oh Susanna?

Or was it the other way around?


28 posted on 09/27/2012 1:35:00 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Oratam

“Show the world what they can DO.”

To use the preposition is its grammatically correct position would be somewhat awkward, so it would be better just to re-word it.

I am not usually picky, but we ARE talking about an institution of “Higher learning”. That was the irony.


29 posted on 09/27/2012 6:26:42 PM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: left that other site

Simple and elegant at the same time. Well done. Thanks!


30 posted on 09/27/2012 7:19:50 PM PDT by Oratam
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To: Mr. Jeeves

LOL!


31 posted on 09/27/2012 7:27:58 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Oratam

Is “doing” or “being” a preposition of with which I will not put?


32 posted on 09/27/2012 7:30:21 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Oratam

Thank You for your kind words! :-)


33 posted on 09/27/2012 7:40:52 PM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: rabidralph

I think I heard Prince Charles pose that very question.


34 posted on 09/27/2012 7:58:38 PM PDT by Oratam
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