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Kunta Kinte

Our greatest sin is trying to deal with our sin-guilt by some form of denial. These various forms of denial think that we can escape and run away from our guilt. We imagine that freedom is within our power.

Kunta Kinte tried to escape. He tried to mentally escape by refusing to answer to the new name his white master gave him. But they beat him into submission. He tried to physically escape by running away. But they hunted him down and finally cut off half his foot so that he couldn't run again. So also our sinful mind has invented various ways to try to escape from our guilt.

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