Thursday, February 7, 2013

How To Beat Your Slave: Answering Society's Age Old Dilemma

I remember coming across this video years ago and thought I'd blog it now. It goes over the regulations that the Bible has for beating one's slave........oh, sorry I meant indentured servant. I always seem to forget that modern Christians are uncomfortable with the word "slave" and so they'd prefer to hide behind the idea that the Bible only endorses a humane indentured servitude.

But if any Christians are reading this, I'd like to know what your reaction would be towards your faith, if you did learn for a fact that that the "slavery" in the Bible was indeed slavery as we know it (i.e. the owning of human beings by other human beings against their will, for up to an indefinite period of time).

Would it change your opinion about your religion at all? Would it make you reconsider it morally, or would you suppress or ignore this knowledge, and continue your unquestionable belief and devotion to the lord your god?

Your male and female slaves are to come from the nations around you; from them you may buy slaves. You may also buy some of the temporary residents living among you and members of their clans born in your country, and they will become your property. You can bequeath them to your children as inherited property and can make them slaves for life.        (Lev. 25:44–6) 

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