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bob, i know by know im getting quoite repetetive, but please, bear with me here. im not quite familiar with this framework youre using to judgge the bible. im also not sure how youre translating the actions to match todays situations and moral standards. but lets look at your list breifly before i pass out from exaustion. now i cant in all honesty give fair hearing to each point, so well have to take each one one by one at a later point.
slavery- a careful look at the laws revolving "slaves", and one sees peculiar things. the slavery of the hebrews was not the slavery of the west. the slaves of the hebrews were more like indentured servant, but with more freedom. also, we must be careful not to forc our cultural behaviors and ways onto the bible. selling ones self or ones family member into slavery was one way of ensuring that they were fed, alive, and that debts were paid. there was no welfare back then lol. you couldnt just go down to the person you owed money to and ask for an extension. in this time, money wasnt just paper, money was food, cattle, whatever you had of immediate worth. so its only logical that someone might become a servant to feed his family or pay off a debt. plus, the bible says every seven years the servants were to go free. i could say more on this, but a careful examination would be enough to make the slaery point invalid.
war/ genocide advocation- i assume your talking abut the canaanites? well on war n general, war was a way of life for all people of that time. it was necesary to survive. remember that not to long ago in the history of the world, there were others who wished to expand their territories to, and so war wa inevitable. but more to the point, the bible never makes race a reason for killing a person. the canaanites were killed because of the wickedness they were commiting. and when god speaks to araham, he tells him that hes not gonna give him the land just et because the canaanites werent wicked enough for him to just up and kick them out. God was giving them a chance to change. also, its important to note that when the isrealites started doing the same as the canaanites, god sent other countries to enslave them and kick their behinds too. so it wasnt just because of race. it was because of wickedness.
2nd class citizens- this one is not to much of a disagreement. the time period was patriarchal. but one must also examine the culture as well. a woman became a judge in israel, tht was no joke. the culture had a structure that, although in modern times we may not agree with, it was made to help with the survival of the nation. now if we are to examine the culture of the time, well also find that women were not without rights. in proverbs, we see that a woman had the ability to buy and sell, that she ran the house, and had she had significance in her own way. children as well had rights, but remember that children are under a different set of rules. they have to learn responsabilitys before they can begiven privilages, and so the bible isnt specific with rules on children.
All creationists are trolls who know the game is up. Why try so hard to push your cult in the atheist forum? Just f*ck off and play with yousrselves.