For Those Who Would Cover Up the Bullshit Yet Hide Behind It Anyway
Part 2 of “Class” coming soon. I am spending time today cleaning up some other unfinished business. Meanwhile, an observation from a man that I would call friend, and a commentary. Romeo Macapobre posts to Atheisthaven, a predominantly Pacific Rim Atheist group.
"Slavery in the Bible
Many Jews and Christians will try to ignore the moral problems of slavery by saying that these slaves were actually servants or indentured servants. Many translations of the Bible use the word "servant", "bondservant", or "manservant" instead of "slave" to make the Bible seem less immoral than it really is. While many slaves may have worked as household servants, that doesn't mean that they were not slaves who were bought, sold, and treated worse than livestock.
When a man strikes his male or female slave with a rod so hard that the slave dies under his hand, he shall be punished. If, however, the slave survives for a day or two, he is not to be punished, since the slave is his own property. (Exodus 21:20-21 NAB)"
You can whitewash it, paint it, embellish it, or ignore it, but that will not change the fact that this religion was born of a primitive and self-centered bunch of goatherds, not unlike the squabbling Islamic tribes that exist even today. Whom does it serve? Forget the concept of god, and look to those in authority with soft, pudgy hands.