The bible has restrictions that were there to prevent masters from abusing their slaves. As I have stated, one can look at a child/father relationship and see the same issues arrise as in the slave/master relationship. Fathers are allowed to beat their children, but warned not to abuse this right. Some fathers abuse their children and that is wrong. Does that mean child birth should be illegal. That's a rhetorical question, but a hint for those who don't know the answer: it begins with an N. My father, and many others, raised me in accordance with bible regulations. I was beat, but not abused, when needed. Eventually, I didn't need physical incentive to obey. My father and I have a great relationship as I'm sure many slaves/masters of the day did. Just as some fathers should not be fathers because they abuse the role, some masters (owners of slaves) do the same.
Not_Registered, Internet Infidels 4 Comments
[7/1/2004 12:00:00 AM]
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So you admit you're your father's slave, beaten into obedience? That's a "great relationship"?
Stockholm Syndrome strikes again...
And how the hell can you be "beat, but not abused"?
I used to be like you: convinced that I deserved the abuse my parents troweled out on a daily basis, and that when they beat me, it meant they loved me. I wised up... eventually. How long will it take you, I wonder?
3/7/2012 5:13:48 PM
I was beat, but not abused, when needed.
...and as a consequence of that upbringing, you grew up to be an asshole justifying human slavery. NOBODY is "needed" to be beaten; such methods are applied by boorish morons who fail miserably at proper parenting.
3/7/2012 7:55:32 PM
Beating someone who are so much smaller than yourself, who can't defend him/herself, that's abuse in my book, and in the book of the Law in Sweden.
3/8/2012 1:00:38 AM
I'm sure some slaves worked themselves into a position of promidance, and favour, however: They were still slaves. And only these ones recieved any freedoms, and only as they were the foremen or supervisors over other slaves.
In your Bible:
The ultimate punishment for killing a slave was a fine
You could (and they did)beat the shit out of them for years before that happened.
3/8/2012 12:49:31 PM