Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Douglass lists many examples of the "horrible inconsistencies" that result from mingling slavery and Christianity. Give three examples of these inconsistencies from the text. Why might Douglass choose to list so many examples?


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Basically he says that so many people who call themselves "Christian" participate in the most horrid offences against slaves:

' I am filled with unutterable loathing when I contemplate the religious pomp and show, together with the horrible inconsistencies, which every where surround me. We have men-stealers for ministers, women-whippers for missionaries, and cradle-plunderers for church members. The man who wields the blood-clotted cowskin during the week fills the pulpit on Sunday, and claims to be a minister of the meek and lowly Jesus. . . .