Wow, this one slipped under the radar.
5/28/2012 5:37:19 AM
"Slavery, as defined in the bible is not wrong. No one has said anything to prove that it is."
- Yet another reason we should toss the bible out and forget about it.
"All people have done so far is reference that beating was allowed, as part of the slavery defined by the bible, in an attempt to equate it altogether to the slavery of early America."
- Why not? The American slave holders certainly did that.
"If this is not the goal then one must be trying to say that beating someone that wont work as an incentive to work is wrong. No pain to anyone ever (even if necessary)."
- And how long would you work for a boss who beat you? Of course, that's an unfair example. Thanks to us liberals you can't be enslaved, so you don't have to take physical abuse from your boss.
"And I thought Christians were the ones with the fluffy beliefs."
- You sure proved us wrong there.
5/28/2012 6:06:35 AM
Yes, the bible doesn't say there's anything wrong with slavery, and that's proof that the bible couldn't have been written by an omni-benevolent deity.
5/28/2012 9:12:51 AM
Ok, you are now my slave.
If you don't turn up for work in the morning I'll beat you like a red headed stepchild. Deal ?
5/28/2012 10:04:32 AM
> If this is not the goal then one must be trying to say that beating someone that wont work as an incentive to work is wrong.
You got there through bad logic, but at least you got there.
5/28/2012 11:24:43 AM
I bet if you were a slave 'as defined in the Bible', you'd be singing a different tune.
7/5/2012 2:25:54 PM
Under the laws of the land, yes, even in Biblical times, you cannot beat, order or demand from your neighbors. Just like today, you will be punished by the law. Just like the days of slavery in America.
You had to be affluent to own slaves in both cases also, therefore an influence on or the ruling class itself. Same as it always was.
Slavery, as described in the Bible is exactly the same as the slave trade of our recent history. Slaves are owned and mistreated at will, they had no rights then or now.
7/7/2012 6:57:07 AM