m1k3ybuddha32 wrote a piece on slavery, Slaving Away.
Referring to christian response to biblical support for slavery, m1k3ybuddha32 wrote:
In fact, it’s so tough that most try to explain it away by saying that biblical slavery is somehow “different” than what we understand slavery to be.
I have to admit, I was surprised at one of the responses. m1k3ybuddha32 was spot on in correctly anticipating the nature of the response, and yet the commenter went so much further.
I come from a long line of racist haters and none of them were so self-righteous, blinded by hubris, and poisoned with a sweet smelling hatred of all those lesser lives on which no real value is placed.
So, from the belief system that brings you feasts of boiled babies and the always entertaining foreskin hunt, I present you with a case for slavery. I have picked the most ripe of the commenter’s trail of cherries.
tsaebxiii on June 26, 2014 at 16:31
Slavery is inherently wrong if and only if authority equates with value because, if that is the case, allowing someone to be owned makes them less valuable than their owner.
As abhorrent as you’ll likely find this, I would then argue that slavery is not inherently wrong.
…for the most part, slaves have been treated as though they are inherently less valuable than their masters, and this approach is indeed abhorrent. However, this isn’t a problem with slavery, it’s a problem with slaveowners and their cultures.
In Christianity, inherent authority is independent of inherent value, and therefore it is the Biblical restrictions upon slavery that distinguish Biblical slavery as moral from the immoral, abhorrent way slavery has been done in other times and places.
So hateful and so disrespectful of life.
I Fail to Understand the Hatred
I am a moral being. I value life.