Solid response. You asked for this, man.
brvheart, on Tuesday, August 17th, 2010, 7:32 PM, said:
Remember last time you were copying and pasting 'contradictions' from that atheist site, and they all had a basic lack of Biblical understanding? We can keep going through all those, if you want.
Why yes brvheart, I do remember this conversation. Do you? Here's how it ended. I said:
vbnautilus, on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010, 10:42 PM, said:
Strongly disagree with this. It specifically says "You may buy slaves". 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."You don't get any closer to condoning an action than specifically saying "You may do this". I don't see how any reasonable person could read this passage and think it is not condoning slavery. Furthermore, even if you were right, and the bible "took no position" the point would remain. Any moral authority worth its parchment should take a position on slavery. It should say "slavery is wrong".
brvheart, on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010, 10:51 PM, said:
I made a specific mistake, that wasn't noticed by me, until your post. My entire post was about the heart issues that are applied to the world via Jesus in the New Testament. The heart issues and the instructions on behavior are all listed in the New Testament specifically and that is that I was referring to as 'The Bible'. I apologize for not being more specific. I'm off to read the context of the section of Leviticus that you posted.
BaseJester, on Saturday, April 3rd, 2010, 8:26 AM, said:
brvheart, on Sunday, April 4th, 2010, 10:52 PM, said:
I didn't read it yet. I might have to put it off until School is out in 3 weeks.
brvheart, on Friday, May 14th, 2010, 6:49 PM, said:
I hate you. I already had my weekend planned out. Ok. I'll make it happen sometime this weekend.
brvheart, on Thursday, May 20th, 2010, 9:32 AM, said:
I lied, and just remembered I lied. I'm super busy with school this weekend, so I have to put this off for now, but rest assured, I WILL NOT SLEEP until these questions are answered!