some rules for Christians on slavery and homosexual marriage
rules on slavery
1. Having slaves is fine and dandy and normal. Just make sure they’re foreigners.
Leviticus 25:44 “Your male and female slaves are to come from the nations around you; from them you may buy slaves.”
2. You can beat your slaves as much as you want (your property after all, makes sense), just don’t kill them (I guess because that’s no way to treat your property!).
Exodus 21:20-21 “Anyone who beats their male or female slave with a rod must be punished if the slave dies as a direct result, but they are not to be punished if the slave recovers after a day or two, since the slave is their property.”
3. If you’re a slave and your master is nasty (perhaps the type that beats you up to the point of death), the Christian god God wants you to continue in submission – it’s commendable!
1 Peter 2:18 -20 “Slaves, in reverent fear of God submit yourselves to your masters, not only to those who are good and considerate, but also to those who are harsh. For it is commendable if someone bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because they are conscious of God. But how is it to your credit if you receive a beating for doing wrong and endure it? But if you suffer for doing good and you endure it, this is commendable before God.”
rules on homosexual marriage
1. The Old Testament is silent on the topic of homosexual marriage.
2. The New Testament is silent on the topic of homosexual marriage.
Christians armed with a book they believe is written by the only creator god called God would be justified in owning other people as property; treating these slaves violently; and expecting theses slaves to remain silently in submission to their will.
Christians, like their holy book, should remain silent on the topic of homosexual marriage.