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Lawrence O'Donnell's Bible Rant - Nobody including Obama believes in the Bible

Jerome41 Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 1:34 PM
Rationalize this Hengler: If you buy a Hebrew slave, he is to serve for only six years. Set him free in the seventh year, and he will owe you nothing for his freedom. If he was single when he became your slave and then married afterward, only he will go free in the seventh year. But if he was married before he became a slave, then his wife will be freed with him. If his master gave him a wife while he was a slave, and they had sons or daughters, then the man will be free in the seventh year, but his wife and children will still belong to his master. But the slave may plainly declare, 'I love my master, my wife, and my children. I would rather not go free.' If he does this, his master must present him before God. Then his master must
Jerome41 Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 1:34 PM
take him to the door and publicly pierce his ear with an awl. After that, the slave will belong to his master forever. (Exodus 21:2-6 NLT)



ReddestNeck Wrote: Apr 09, 2013 12:16 AM
Start by going to look up how such 'slaves' came to be 'slaves' in those days.

Also tell us where you got an ethic that pleaded for slaves to be set free at all. Where was the big scoffer movement to release slaves? Tell me please.

O'Donnell's rant has so many holes in it, but his tactic is genius: declare the Bible to be full of lies and distortion rooted in medieval law, then mock the idea that God could have written said text and you got yourself a impenetrable argument.

Let's say I can answer O'Donnell's claims regarding slavery and death sentences in the Bible, all he needs to do is throw up the "you can't prove the Bible is the inerrant Word of God" firewall. If O'Donnell really wanted honest answers to his Bible questions, he is only a couple clicks away from...