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

gchiveral Wrote: May 05, 2012 1:39 PM
I think we have to remember , as far as the apostle Paul is concerned, he was not interested in social Justice, he was interested in the conversion of souls. Therefore, he would not have been interested in freeing slaves, per se, as slavery was ubiquitous, as Dr Brown said. Paul's interest was morality and salvation. why would he condemn it? It was neither illegal nor immoral so long as the slave was not mistreated. However, sex outside of marriage in any form was wrong.
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.
nawlins72 Wrote: May 05, 2012 8:04 PM
"why would he condemn it? It was neither illegal nor immoral so long as the slave was not mistreated. However, sex outside of marriage in any form was wrong."

So to the believer, humans are property and such ownership is moral but sex is immoral. Complete moral confusion.
quincyadams Wrote: May 07, 2012 8:26 AM
you didnt read the article evidently....

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...