I agree that IF anyone did not treat their servants/maids with respect then, yes, that would be bad. However, if perhaps only a few treated their servants badly, is that sufficient enough to draw the overall, general conclusion of BAD? The terms 'bondman' and 'bondmaid' (Deuteronomy 15:15 and Leviticus 25) do seem to be referring to actual slaves as a 'possession.' However, though slavery is considered BAD today, back then it was likely considered the norm (a way of life).
inquisitive01, Internet Infidels 3 Comments
[7/1/2004 12:00:00 AM]
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That doesn't mean it wasn't bad back then, just as hating black people wasn't right before the civil rights movement ended up turning racism into a typical thought into something only nutjobs thought.
6/16/2012 3:46:44 PM
Last time fuckwads.
A slave is property, you fuckin' own them, there is no law of any land that allows slavery, ever, that gives a shit about people who are enslaved. Your own Bible's highest punishment for killing a slave is a fine, like not feeding the parking meter.
There is no freedom of all people in Biblical law. Kingdoms were better then theocracies because king, lords and barons (sometimes)gave a shit about their people but churchs considered all expendable.
6/16/2012 5:48:04 PM
"However, though slavery is considered BAD today, back then it was likely considered the norm (a way of life)."
- So we agree that part of the bible is outdated. I wonder what other parts are outdated.
6/16/2012 6:23:37 PM