Slavery: God says it’s alright


“…the 1863 photograph of a slave who had been savagely beaten by his overseer. The gracefulness of man’s pose contrasts sharply with the stunning gruesomeness of his wounds, capturing the horror of slavery.”

Source: The National Archives


Now I know that this looks bad, but don’t worry because a god said that it is okay to enslave people. Don’t believe me? Check the bible:

Leviticus 25: 44-46

“Your male and female slaves are to come from the nations around you; from them you may buy slaves. You may also buy some of the temporary residents living among you and members of their clans born in your country, and they will become your property. You can will them to your children as inherited property and can make them slaves for life, but you must not rule over your fellow Israelites ruthlessly.”

Now I am sure that I have just gone and taken this out of context again, so please feel free to explain exactly what moral we are supposed to get out of passages like this one?

Morality: FAIL

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