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onager Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 09:08 PM
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135. This makes no sense...
Edited on Wed Feb-23-11 09:09 PM by onager
But I'll give it a whack.

Jefferson Davis was a witness to what happened in Ancient Times! No wonder that guy is rolling around laughing: he can't believe the very thing you are writing!

WTF? No, Davis was using the Bible to justify slavery. His Dixie descendants are slightly more liberal and still use it to justify segregation. I'm from South Carolina and grew up hearing it justified, often right from the pulpit.

The Bible is not documentary evidence on the evolution of slavery...

But it speaks very approvingly of the practice, and lays down rules for slave-owning, just exactly as it lays down rules against murder and the coveting of asses. The rest of your paragraph seems to be just the usual special pleading and obfuscation.

Except for this part:

...we would have to conclude that, indeed, the laws regarding slavery were reflections of existing property relations.

Biblical "property relations" included the ownership of other human beings. That was exactly my point. Thanks!
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