In other words, your religion is just like the Mormons in so much that they used the ideas in another religion, changed them around to suit thier own needs, and claimed them as thier own.<quoted text>
You don't understand why Jesus was crucified. And I don't follow the Holy Bible. The Veridican canon consists of one book: The Veridican Gospel of Jesus Christ.
So you think morality is just consequences for actions. Fine. That's an atheist mentality, but that's not morality. Morality is knowing right from wrong, even when there is no consequence. So if you kidnap a child and murder it and don't get caught, or if the child is of no consequence to anyone, you're still in the wrong.
Hold on...I have to put on some Christian music...okay, go ahead, you were saying...
Slavery works. It would have kept working, as well. There was no evolutionary reason, no Biblical reason, no economic or political reason why it should ever have ended. It was not good for society in any way that it ended.
I think slavery is wrong. And so did many of my fellow Californians and Coloradans during the Civil War (I'm a transplant to Louisiana). So, why should it have ever ended? On what basis?
If morality is not based on authority, and only on negative evolutionary consequences, then I should be able to do anything that won't affect my genetic material being spread. Since I already have three grandsons, I could basically do anything I wanted, couldn't I?
Audrey Assad just sang this verse on my iTunes (speaking of God):
[I]You live in a million places
You're fingerprints can be seen on a million faces[/I]
In two lines, she gives me every reason in the world to be good. In all your lines all I see is an atheist desperately trying to make the cold mechanism of evolution account for morality, too.
As for slavery. Jesus condoned slavery. So much for HIS morality. Slavery does not work as well as you may think. Study history, and you'll see why. Also, one may resist slavery on a completly secular basis. For example, the best way to keep from becomeing a slave in the future is to abolish all slavery. Whew!! That was a tough one wasn't it?