Slavery was not always wrong.
In the Old Testament, for example, slavery was peachy.
So was polygamy (which is similar to slavery in some aspects)…but I digress.
God said slavery wasn’t a sin.
God’s opinion matters most by virtue of the fact that…He’s God.
Between the Old Testament and the abolition of slavery in the United States…there was Jesus.
Jesus was God.
So His opinion matters most by virtue of the fact that…He’s God.
Jesus said you should treat other people the way you want to be treated.
So we made slavery illegal in the United States.
It didn’t jive with the idea that people are ‘endowed by their creator’ with the right to freedom.
God-deniers suggest that slavery was outlawed because ‘morality evolved’.
Not because God said oppressing people is a sin.
So if we ever make slavery legal again…
…we should enslave all the atheists.
This is perfectly logical.
The Golden Rule has weight because God said it’s true.
Atheists do not believe God exists.
If God does not exist, neither does sin.
Which means there’s nothing wrong with slavery.
There’s also nothing wrong with murder…
…but why kill atheists when we can make them slaves?
The atheists will whine about being mistreated.
So we should offer them a chance to convert.
Theist: “Give me a reason to release you, Slave!”
Atheist: “I don’t want to be a slave!”
Theist: “Why should I care what you want?”
Theist: “Ha ha ha ha! Massage my feet!”
The instant he confesses faith in Jesus…
…the slave goes free.
I’m not suggesting we should make slavery legal.
I’m not suggesting we should mistreat atheists.
I’m suggesting that the atheists are receiving the benefits of this culture while denying the God that shaped it.
So in every way that matters…
…the godless are already slaves.
—— Update ——-
John Zande (who will be massaging my feet when slavery is re-enacted) posted this gem in the comment section:
“True, the word “sin” would be meaningless. It’s just a word, after all, contained in a narrative from which it gains its meaning. It’s circular. Without that narrative, there would, of course, still exist bad and imoral and unethical behaviour; behaviour that increases suffering and is, therefore, wrong.”
Kindergarten philosophers can immediately see the problem with this statement.
For the pre-schoolers who are taking a break from coloring…
…without ‘sin’ it is impossible to behave immorally or unethically.
Zande’s statement can be rewritten more simply:
“There is no such thing as wrong but increasing suffering is wrong.”
You can read more brilliant, atheist philosophy in the comment section.
OR…you can hit yourself in the head with a hammer.
If you’re an atheist, both activities are equally ‘right’.