New Video from NonStampCollector: Biblical Slavery (It’s TOTALLY Different)

NonStampCollector (@nonstampNSC; YouTube; blog) has just released his latest provocative video. This time, he addresses the issue of biblical slavery.

Definitely watch this video! It is a GREAT encapsulation of the very weak arguments many people make in defense of slavery in the Bible. The “it’s totally different” refrain is particularly priceless (and quite accurate).

It’s also another excellent contribution to his larger argument that the ethics and morality dictated in the Bible cannot and should not be used to regulate a modern society simply because they are “biblical”. Rather, we should recognize that we have evolved and matured as a society over the past 2000-3000 years, and that many of the so-called “ethical” commands in the Bible are reprehensible and worthy of disregard.

Slavery was God-ordained and God-regulated in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, and the practice was retained and re-endorsed in the New Testament (e.g., Col. 3:22; 1 Pet. 2:18; Eph. 6:5). Claiming that it was “totally different” from slavery in the US South is a weak, easily debunked, and rather disturbing argument made in the defense of God’s ethical character.

Watch the video. I invite your comments.

(Also, for those of you wanting to read the script (or use it in a class), you can find the script and references here.)

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6 Responses

  1. I’ve had discussions like this before.

    Their entire argument is built upon speculation and wishful “thinking”. And obviously their “source material” (any version of The Bible) is religious folklore, not history.

    BTW, they will not be budged from their shadowed Land of Delusion into the bright sunshine of the Land of Fact: one would have more luck convincing an alcoholic that he/she has a problem with alcohol.

  2. Brilliant video!

    Did you know he started a blog?

  3. Yes. I link to it at the bottom. He put the script on there.

  4. I was on my phone… or at least that’s the excuse I’m going with!

  5. [...] (And before you make the “slavery was totally different back then” argument, read here.) [...]

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