I suggested that since pagans have no fixed standard of morality, we could enslave them.
Pagans can’t give a reason why slavery is absolutely wrong.
Though some heathen objected to being enslaved. (I suspected they might.)
But they struggled to answer the question, “Why is slavery wrong?”
Empathy is not equally present in all human beings.
Some empathize with plantation owners who need slave labor to produce their crops.
Four paragraphs contain no answer to that ‘easy’ question.
Of course, maybe Jesus owned slaves.
But if that’s true, then Jesus won’t mind me enslaving pagans!
And then a heathen appeals to religion in the Golden Rule.
Hello, Nitwit! Without God, we can disregard the Golden Rule.
Truthfully, the pagan doesn’t actually trust ’empathy’ either.
Some pagans believe that restating the question is a good way to answer the question.
The godless agree that “increasing suffering” is a ‘wrong’.
But still, no compelling reason why I should not do this ‘wrong’.
So, slavery is ‘quite complex’ and requires ‘extra research’.
Plus, I’m probably too stupid to understand the answer.
Morality is so complicated that some pagans need research and data to know what’s ‘right’.
Pagans sneak in the idea of ‘reducing harm’ without explaining WHY that’s ‘right’.
In all that chatter there is no explanation why ‘child protection laws’ are morally correct.
The pagans are just ASSUMING that I’ll agree with them
As if there is some kind of moral ‘sense’ that all human beings just KNOW about…
Yet none of them have answered the initial question!
A brave pagan promised to answer the question, “If there is no such thing as sin, how can behavior be immoral?”
BUT FIRST, he needed the Christian definition of sin.
So for the billionth time, we gave the godless a definition of ‘sin’.
Maybe the ‘complexity’ of pagan morality makes it impossible to express.
Pagans need data graphs to determine whether or not to feed starving children.
At any rate, it’s okay to own slaves as long as they’re atheists.
So long as it doesn’t bother your sense of empathy.