OMG- what is WRONG with you??? You're now caught up in the TENSES I use?<quoted text>
Wait a tic. A few hours ago you said it "CONDONED" slavery, now you say it "condones" it?
The bible does not condone slavery. It's a historical account of how slaves were treated (when they were legal & accepted as a normal part of a civilization) and how God wanted them to be treated better.
That doesn't mean in any way that the bible is somehow teaching us that slavery is ok even if it's immoral & against the law.
I've noticed a lot of people misintepret the bible in so many ways. No wonder why there's so many atheists & deists.....
Yes- the bible does/did condone slavery- so much so, that HOW to treat one's slaves is clearly commanded.
Your god is a piece of work- wanted them treated "better"??? Why would your god want there to even BE any slaves to begin with? Your bible talks about how to purchase slaves, etc.
Sorry bub- at no time in history was it really EVER okay to have slaves- the authors of the bible thought otherwise and so they decided it would be okay with the god they were fabricating.
Yeah- I've noticed that too- with YOU being one of the biggest offenders regarding your whacked out interpretation of the bible for no other purpose than for you to feel justified saying the bible is your god's word.
Your god is a jealous, manipulative, wrathful, vengeful, angry and spoiled god- hardly the embodiment of that which most SANE people would consider to be perfect.
Gotta go- my man has a really bad cold and I'm off for fixins' to make some YUMMY home made chicken soup with matzoh balls- gotta LOVE that Jewish penicillin!