Do you think God is happy that slavery is illegal?

Do you think God is happy that slavery is illegal?  Put yourself in God's shoes for a second: If you wrote a book of instructions for all humans to follow, wouldn't you expect them to follow it letter by letter? What if these pesky little humans started questioning and eliminating your rules?  You'd want to send all of those little bastards to Hell!

 

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Comment by Loren Miller on November 30, 2011 at 8:20pm

Hmph!  Never thought to check the SAB (and yes, I know it well!).  Will keep that in mind.  Thanks, Mike!

Comment by Mike on November 30, 2011 at 8:26am

Thats kinda a matter of interpretation, and the sect you speck of. Even the amount of books in the buybull vary in text, length, interpretation, and the amount of books included. Large differences are in the different sects and off-shots.

There seems to be no real agreement, or one understanding, somebody always raises their hand saying they know better cause the great gazoo told em.  OH trust me, they say, he did talk to me, don't want everyone to think you are a heretic?  You might get tortured or something, can't have that can we?  Hey, only concerned bout your soul..  

Anyway, getting off track..  Ever see the SAB? skeptics annotated bible, just google, it will be on top.  

An interesting note along these lines, is the common mythical place called "purgatory", That and large volume of "plucked from the air" crap comes from the one time, would-be emperors of the world, of course, the catholic church. 

 

oh btw:

 

"abomination"
occurs 76 times in 69 verses in the KJV 

 

H887 ba'ash bä·ash' stink, abhor, abomination, loathsome, stinking savour, utterly (inf. for emphasis)
H6292 pigguwl pig·gül' abominable, abomination
H8251 shiqquwts shik·küts' abomination, detestable things, detestable, abominable filth, abominable idols
H8262 shaqats shä·kats' abomination, abominable, abhor, utterly, detest
H8263 sheqets sheh'·kets abomination, abominable
H8441 tow`ebah tō·ā·vä' abomination, abominable thing, abominable
New Testament (Greek) for "abomination"
G946 bdelygma bde'-lü-g-mä abomination

 

Not that brillent, got that from the SAB mentioned above.

 

 

 

Comment by Loren Miller on November 30, 2011 at 7:19am

Good point, Nerdlass.

Here's a concept for y'all: how many times does the word "abomination" occur in the bible? I'd bet it's mostly in the OT and mostly associated with death as a punishment! Any takers?

Comment by Nerdlass on November 29, 2011 at 8:42pm

"God" thinks whatever his followers want him to.

Comment by Loren Miller on November 29, 2011 at 8:36pm

Personally, I think that god should be pissed at all these Red Lobster restaurants out there.  I mean, did he mean what he said about Leviticus 11:9-12 or didn't he?  I mean, an abomination is an abomination, right?

Comment by Mike on November 29, 2011 at 8:21pm

Or what if nobody understood you book, and varied the meanings so much that one group thinks drinking poison is a good idea, and venomous snakes are your friend... Why another "book reader" wears a big pointy hat, and shows all his followers his faith by preaching behind a bullet proof glass?  Another learned reader thinks horses and buggies don't count as "technology", when in fact cave men would have been in awe of their modern advancements...

Such a great author he lets people write it for him, cause he just too busy worrying if Lil Joey is gonna shot 2000 potental humans into his sock to the playmate of the year?

 

Hey, he seems like he would at least give us more books... Stephen King writes clearer with more books....  LOL

 

I certainly hope you don't really believe your question is a legit one?  Good comedy though!

 

;)

Comment by Maruli Marulaki on November 23, 2011 at 6:08am

Why put some elusive god into this question?   I am much more puzzled, how so many people have no problem with modern exploitation and slavery in a more subtle form.  
When people, even children work in sweat shops in poor countries under unhealthy conditions, barely earning their survival by toiling for 16 hours daily, and we buy the product for a low price, then we are in fact profiting from a form of slavery, even though the slaves are not owned but enslaved by necessity.   

Comment by Steph S. on November 22, 2011 at 9:58pm
The bible supports slavery - I'm with Sentient - I also don't remember any anti-slavery verses.
Comment by Daniel W on November 22, 2011 at 9:41pm

There are multiple bible verses supporting and defining appropriate management of slavery.  Yahweh was quite the slavery enthusiast.  I don't think there are verses against slavery but I could be wrong.

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