|Funny Pictures||Funny Videos|
|Funny GIFs||YouTube Videos|
Rank #31305 on CommentsLevel 231 Comments: Ambassador Of Lulz
OfflineSend mail to facadeon Block facadeon Invite facadeon to be your friend flag avatar
latest user's comments
|#37 - Picture||07/11/2013 on Some people are just rude||+8|
|#15540 - Picture||07/11/2013 on Thumb Orgy||+5|
|#498 - Picture||07/09/2013 on gg dova||0|
|#236 - I just indicated you acknowledged that there were verses in th…||07/09/2013 on Religion does no harm||-1|
|#101 - Comment deleted||07/08/2013 on 28 days later||0|
|#220 - And yes, I know the bible does contain several *******… [+] (2 new replies)||07/08/2013 on Religion does no harm||-1|
#221 - delphine (07/08/2013) [-]
Disclaimer: I do not condone any form of slavery. This is an explanation of how the concept of slavery was dealt with in biblical times.
Specifically, the bible does not outlaw slavery. It states how slaves should be treated. They were to be treated well, and have all their needs cared for, and after a number of years they are to be freed.
Mini history lesson: What many fail to understand is that slavery in biblical times was very different from the slavery that was practiced in the past few centuries in many parts of the world. It was more like indentured servitude. People were not enslaved because of their nationality or the color of their skin. Slavery was more a matter of social status. People sold themselves as slaves when they could not pay their debts or provide for their families. In New Testament times, sometimes doctors, lawyers, and even politicians were slaves of someone else. Some people actually chose to be slaves so as to have all their needs provided for by their masters.
In addition, both the Old and New Testaments condemn the practice of “man-stealing” which is what happened in Africa in the 19th century. Africans were rounded up by slave-hunters, who sold them to slave-traders, who brought them to the New World to work on plantations and farms. This practice is abhorrent to God. In fact, the penalty for such a crime in the Mosaic Law was death: “Anyone who kidnaps another and either sells him or still has him when he is caught must be put to death” (Exodus 21:16).
#236 - facadeon (07/09/2013) [-]
I just indicated you acknowledged that there were verses in the bible containing slavery.
Now, debunking what you have just said, "Anyone who beats their male or female slave with a rod must be punished if the slave dies as a direct result." Exodus 21:20
This bible verse basically condones mistreatment on slaves. "You can beat them however brutally as you want, just as long as they don't die from it- then you will be punished."
If it doesn't make sense with other things said in the bible, maybe the bible was just broken and contradictory to begin with, and should not be treated as a trustworthy source to reference.
|#219 - Yup, red thumb us to curb your butthurtedness.||07/08/2013 on Religion does no harm||-1|
|#163 - It isn't gibberish. He's saying that "why are the mo… [+] (5 new replies)||07/06/2013 on Religion does no harm||-2|
#169 - largilloquent (07/06/2013) [-]
thank you sir, i very much understood that. speaking as an agnostic atheist, god and Jesus are the only parts in the bible i consider fact. primarily cause the idea of a hateful god that will punish me for eternity for such trivial and finite crimes... is not something i choose to have faith in. thats my take on reading the bible, feel free to disagree
#210 - noblexfenrir (07/06/2013) [-]
You aren't answering the question though, and it's even stranger that I have to ask it from an agnostic atheist.
Here, I'll make it incredibly easy. Why is god not a metaphor for the unknown? I'm not asking for faith/belief that something is real, I'm asking why such reasoning can be used anywhere else in the bible, but not to god.
#204 - 2scared2login (07/06/2013) [-]
You make a bold and incorrect assumption about God here that a lot of atheists do. First of all, sin and law in regards to morality is not quantitative. When you say "finite" crimes I'm assuming you believe that just because you did one thing bad you don't deserve an eternity of punishment. That's not how sin and justice works. There aren't points for being sinful, as if you need to somehow equate ones punishment points with ones crime points. There are only consequences in justice and justice for sin is punishable by death. So what then is sin? Sin is a rebellion against God, or humans organizing themselves without or against God. Understand something very clearly. God does not send anyone to hell. There are those who say "God let your will be done" or God says "let your will be done." If you choose to reject God on earth, you're not going to like God very much in heaven. Heaven is a place where God gets his way all the time, all the time.
|#158 - It isn't a parable when people actually did this in the past, …||07/06/2013 on Religion does no harm||-2|
|#151 - Picture||07/04/2013 on Meme. Changed.||+2|
|#229 - I'm gay and I don't ******* understand it either.||07/02/2013 on umad?||+1|
|#140 - Picture||07/01/2013 on What Scooby-doo really was||+7|
|#150 - sorry for that||07/01/2013 on such a good dad||+2|
|#112 - "Leaning is simple to learn, butt ******* i… [+] (1 new reply)||06/30/2013 on such a good dad||-7|
|#235 - Byoo Byoo Bonqueefa.||06/30/2013 on Cosplay at work.||0|
|#240 - Jill Valentine, anyone?||06/30/2013 on Asking out like a boss||0|
|#239 - Comment deleted||06/30/2013 on Asking out like a boss||0|
|#165 - Comment deleted||06/30/2013 on left||-1|
|#126 - Uh...||06/28/2013 on murder||+6|
|#76 - UNCE UNCE UNCE UNCE UNCE||06/27/2013 on syndrome||0|
|#96 - Picture||06/27/2013 on legacy||0|
|#73 - Just four stars?||06/23/2013 on babies||+11|
|#44 - Picture||06/22/2013 on Flossing||+1|
|#26 - Also, Doctors.||06/18/2013 on +4||+1|
|#67 - Picture||06/15/2013 on Pose Cat||0|