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Mon May 11, 2015, 04:48 PM

34. That's an awesome article!

4. Sexual Slavery is A-Okay and Perfectly Moral

There’s been a lot said about slavery in the Bible. Most of it was said by slave owners in the Old South who used the Bible to justify holding slaves, including this one:

But if the slave plainly says, ‘I love my master, my wife and my children; I will not go out as a free man,’ then his master shall bring him to God, then he shall bring him to the door or the doorpost. And his master shall pierce his ear with an awl; and he shall serve him permanently. (Exodus 21:5-6)

Both thy bondmen, and thy bondmaids, which thou shalt have, shall be of the heathen that are round about you; of them shall ye buy bondmen and bondmaids. (Lev 25:44)

And then there’s this charming passage, which allows sexual slavery:

“If a man sells his daughter as a female slave, she is not to go free as the male slaves do. “If she is displeasing in the eyes of her master who designated her for himself, then he shall let her be redeemed. He does not have authority to sell her to a foreign people because of his unfairness to her. “If he designates her for his son, he shall deal with her according to the custom of daughters. “If he takes to himself another woman, he may not reduce her food, her clothing, or her conjugal rights. “If he will not do these three thingsfor her, then she shall go out for nothing, without payment of money.. (Exodus 21-11)


It’s worth noting that many translations whitewash the Bible with phrases like “servant,” “manservant,” or “bondservant.” Whenever you see those words in the Bible, you’re looking at a verse that deals with or promotes slavery.

5. Freedom of Religion

I can kill any illusions Christians have that the Bible supports “freedom of religion” with one quote from God himself:

Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; (Ex. 20:5)


So, the Christian God is a jealous and angry God who will punish people who follow other faiths or worship at idols down to the third and fourth generations — but I suppose that’s okay, I mean, it’s not like he’s doing something truly outrageous like punishing them to the fifth generation. That’d be too much.

The Bible is totally incompatible with a secular government — just like any other Holy Book. To pretend that the Bible holds some special place in our legal system is just delusional — which explains why so many right-wingers do, huh?


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