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Why was slavery allowed? It was a way to repay debtors, a good many of the slaves were willing.
[5/1/2003 12:00:00 AM]
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"a good many of the slaves were willing"
Slavery- Noun- the state of being under the control of another person.
The dictionary disagrees buddy.
9/29/2008 4:25:20 PM
willing slavery is an oxymoron and you are a moron. Thank you.
9/29/2008 4:50:28 PM
@anti-nonsense: Right on.
9/29/2008 6:18:17 PM
Do you know what is slavery?
9/29/2008 6:21:39 PM
Those are called indentured servants, asshat.
9/29/2008 6:22:36 PM
Indentured servitude and slavery are NOT the same thing, jerk-off. One can lead to another, but not the same.
9/29/2008 7:02:43 PM
There is a slight difference between a slave and an indentured servant.
9/29/2008 8:15:17 PM
Not only were some of the slaves willing, but many of them were well paid with great benefit packages. These slaves were called "employees".
9/29/2008 8:44:27 PM
And by "a good many" he means to say 0.0000001% of slaves, ever.
Any other atrocities you'd like to try to justify, or is that it?
2/26/2010 12:43:27 PM
Which debts?. Being captured in Africa?
3/10/2010 7:26:40 AM
These sorts of people are called indentured servants.
As to why the Bible says "slave", I don't know. Perhaps there isn't a phrase in Hebrew for "indentured servant", or the phrase hadn't been invented when the Bible was first translated into English.
I'm not suggesting that Badfish is trying to use this to justify actual slavery, but there are many that would, and his comment is incredibly naive.
10/31/2010 10:37:39 AM
ZOMG BEING A SLAVE IS SO AWESOME!!!
8/19/2012 4:12:14 PM
Lying for... I dunno. Conservatism?
9/29/2014 5:39:54 AM
I'm SO certain they were "willing" to get beaten whenever their asshole master wanted; beaten so badly they were within days of dying. That would be so much fun. Or not.
"Willing" slave? Right.
Since s sounds like such a nice relationship why don't you be my "willing" slave, and I'll treat Ou just like the OT says I can. You OK with that?
I won't beat you much, although the bible doesn't say that I can't beat you every day, just that you can't die in a day or two...
9/29/2014 5:48:05 AM