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Applying Lincoln’s Logic to the Abortion Debate

On this day, December 6, 1865, the 13th amendment to the U.S. constitution was ratified and with it came the formal abolishment of slavery in this country. It states, “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude…shall exist within the United States, or [Read More]

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Considering Old Testament Times

My last few posts on the issue of slavery in the Bible brought some vigorous push-back. One line of challenge came in the form of this question: “Are you indicating slavery, as practiced in the 1st Century Mediterranean, was (is?) [Read More]

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What More Can The Bible Say About Slavery?

My last two posts considered the atheist’s question, “Why didn’t God explicitly outlaw ‘slavery’ in the Bible?” It’s a common enough challenge for those who have spent the time to learn about history. They know, for instance, that in Biblical [Read More]

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Why Doesn’t The Bible Do More To Condemn Slavery?

My last post responded to a claim made by “new atheist” Sam Harris that the God of Abraham “got wrong” the question of slavery. I pointed out that the whole notion of slavery being wrong first depends on the existence [Read More]

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Does God Expect Us To Practice Slavery?

The outspoken atheist of today argues that morality can be grounded by science.  Religion is not only unnecessary, he contends, it’s downright “bad” for us.  And Christianity, dominant all these centuries in the West, is clearly in the cross-hairs of [Read More]

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