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Re: Religion and Politics

Postby Serendipper » Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:21 am

felix dakat wrote:
Serendipper wrote:
felix dakat wrote:If the Bible is the inerrant Word of God as Christian Fundamentalists believe then slavery must be acceptable

I agree, but not because of the verses.

1 Timothy 6:1 "Let all who are under the yoke of slavery regard their masters as worthy of all honor, so that the name of God and the teaching may not be blasphemed." and Titus 2:9 "Tell slaves to be submissive to their masters and to give satisfaction in every respect; they are not to talk back."

The verses just mean: if you are a slave, be a good one. They're not advocating for slavery, but apparently condoning it.

Neither Omar, the Evangelical Christian he was arguing with nor I stated that the Bible did more than condone slavery. But when the author of Colossians says in chapter 4 verse 1 Masters treat your slaves justly and fairly for you know that you also have a master in heaven, evokes a worldview in which slavery is not an aberration but rather an ontological fact. It follows that if someone were to oppose slavery they would be opposing the divine order of things. There's no need to advocate for something that can't be changed because it's built into the structure of Being.

Well said! =D>
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Re: Religion and Politics

Postby Serendipper » Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:26 am

Ecmandu wrote:Slavery is not just and fair. To be admonished to treat slaves justly and fairly, completely sidesteps the point!

Slavery was necessary for a time though, right? Humans are animals and animals have been slaves until the machine replaced them.
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