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

tmerkle Wrote: Jun 02, 2012 12:46 AM
You know what God considered an even bigger abomination? So much so that he called it an abomination seven separate times? Fraudulent business practices. Oh how I would love it if the church devoted as much energy to that as it does to people's private business.

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...