You are afflicted with Nate's short term memory problems. It was you that asserted that Christianity was the source of morality. You then injected slavery into the discussion as some sort of proof of that proposition.<quoted text>
History documents that the worldwide imperialistic and economic foundations of slavery predate these United States of America by several thousand years. As Caribbean historian Eric Williams stated, "...a racial twist has...been given to what is basically an economic phenomenon. Slavery was not born of racism: rather, racism was the consequence of slavery."
While I do not intend to initiate a discussion of the Civil War here, it is a fact that slavery was born of economics and that the War was driven by economics...and not by slavery.
Nevertheless, your continual assertion that all white Westerners are Christian and, therefore, all Western societies are driven by Christian motives is asinine. Worse, is your ridiculous inference that Christianity is a "guarantee of morality."
All human beings are imperfect.
That you ignore the hypocrisy of atheists...but allow the hypocrisy of some Christians to define your views is revealing.
Sister Mary Frances' ruler must've left scars on those knuckles.
So...believe what you will, but I agree with Michael Gerson:
"The failure of human beings to meet their own ideals does not disprove or discredit those ideals. The fact that some are cowards does not make courage a myth. The fact that some are faithless does not make fidelity a joke. All moral standards create the possibility of hypocrisy. But I would rather live among those who recognize standards and fail to meet them than among those who mock all standards as lies. In the end, hypocrisy is preferable to decadence."
The most fascinating part of your post, however, is this:
"Nevertheless, your continual assertion that all white Westerners are Christian and, therefore, all Western societies are driven by Christian motives is asinine. Worse, is your ridiculous inference that Christianity is a 'guarantee of morality.'"
I have never asserted any such thing. In fact, I reject the notion completely. But it is the very position that you have been asserting on these threads for months. It's wonderful how easily you change your mind and call it asinine.