Wishing For Slavery? Bond-Servants? Seriously?! Oh Their god!

Baud Bits just did a video on Ray Comfort
Ray Comfort The Skeptic, a part of which I wish to highlight here.

On Wednesday, March 26, 2014, the following was posted on the On The Box blog.

Words of Comfort: Bond-servants.

Skeptics are often angered by the biblical practice of having a bond-servant (a slave). They presume that “slavery” automatically means tremendous cruelty with chains and whips–because of the history of American slavery.

However, a bond-servant in scripture was someone who found themselves in debt, and they worked off their debt. We don’t do that in America. We think we know better. We throw people into jail. So the person who lost the money doesn’t get it back, and the person in debt goes to jail. At present the United States has over 1.5 million people in prison, at a cost of over $31,000 per prisoner per year.

Perhaps I’m wrong. Perhaps Ray is making a case for better science education. Yet, it really seems to me that Ray is arguing for a return to his version of biblical slavery.

Naw, can’t be. Not even banana air-sex wacko Comfort is that dumb. Right?


Omni-hypocritical, Omni-hateful, Omni-maniacal Killer

Exodus 11:4-6

{11:4} And Moses said, Thus saith the LORD, About midnight will I go out into the midst of Egypt:
{11:5} And all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sitteth upon his throne, even unto the firstborn of the maidservant that [is] behind the mill; and all the firstborn of beasts.
{11:6} And there shall be a great cry throughout all the land of Egypt, such as there was none like it, nor shall be like it any more.

DarkMatter2525 created a wonderfully humorous, satirical video, Perfect Double Standard examining the hypocrisy of god’s morality. You’ll find more of excellent work like this in the YouTube playlist God & Jeffery.

Perfect Double Standard

Submit or Die. Never Mind. I Lied. I’ll Just Kill You. – I Fail to Understand the Hate

Thoughts inspired by Might Makes Right?

Thank you, Daz

Exodus 4:21

{4:21} And the LORD said unto Moses, When thou goest to return into Egypt, see that thou do all those wonders before Pharaoh, which I have put in thine hand: but I will harden his heart, that he shall not let the people go.

god will not permit Pharaoh to obey his command.

Pharaoh, predictably, fails to comply.

Spoiler alert: god murders many.

The Dixie Flatline post discusses Bob Hutton’s view of this passage. It’s worth a pass through. I believe it provides a look at mainstream gone cult.

I am a moral being. I value life.

Moral Leadership from Slavers – So Hateful, and So Disrespectful of Life. So Sad.

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.