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Dan Savage Savages the Bible, Christianity, and the Pope (Part II)

Cheito Wrote: May 07, 2012 9:30 AM
In 1 Corinthians 7:21, 23, Paul had this to say about slavery. 21-Were you called while a slave? Do not worry about it; but if you are able also to become free, rather do that. 23-You were bought with a price; do not become slaves of men. Slavery is not God's doing but it's people who enslave people. God has patiently dealt with our sins and gradually He will establish righteousness throughout the entire earth.

If the Bible is “a radically pro-slavery document” (Dan Savage), how is it that Christians who successfully fought for the abolition of slavery in the 18th and 19th centuries based their opposition to slavery on that very same Bible? The answer is simple: The Bible is actually not “a radically pro-slavery document.”

According to Savage (following atheist Sam Harris), “the Bible got the easiest moral question that humanity has ever faced wrong. Slavery! What’re the odds that the Bible got something as complicated as human sexuality wrong? 100% percent.”

To be candid, it’s easy to see where Savage and Harris are...