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Going over the Moral Cliff

Wandered Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 2:44 PM
(1)Even if we accept that they may have been treated better (which I don't) , that does not address the immorality of claiming to "own" another. The fact that the Bible didn't point this out supports the idea that humans often mistake their own attitudes for divine commands. Further, the Bible says slavery a bad thing if your slave is Hebrew. The racial or religious identity of a slave doesn't impact the immorality of the institution. (2) "Allowed" = "supported". Either a righteous deity condemns the immoral practice or not. If mixing fabrics is called out as an abomination, the fact the slavery is not equates to support.

In my book, When the Crosses are Gone, I warn that when a culture abandons thinking and logic in favor of feelings and emotions, it is doomed to destruction. Although emotions are a very important part of the human psyche, when they control every aspect of life, morality becomes a victim.

Today, there is widespread agreement that morality in America is deteriorating with breathtaking speed.

On one hand, we face a belligerent and intimidating lobby that desires the breakdown of biblical morality. On the other hand, a docile public—as well as church leadership—is terrified to stand up for truth lest...