Arkansas State Rep Jon Hubbard (R-AR) : ‘If Slavery Were So God-Awful, Why Didn’t Jesus Or Paul Condemn It?’

  • metta

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    Oct 09, 2012 4:43 PM GMT


    Arkansas State Rep: ‘If Slavery Were So God-Awful, Why Didn’t Jesus Or Paul Condemn It?’


    http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/10/09/975021/arkansas-state-rep-if-slavery-were-so-god-awful-why-didnt-jesus-or-paul-condemn-it/
  • HottJoe

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    Oct 09, 2012 4:47 PM GMT
    Maybe because they were so God-awful too???
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    Oct 09, 2012 4:56 PM GMT
    Arkansas State Rep Jon Hubbard (R-AR) : ‘If Slavery Were So God-Awful, Why Didn’t Jesus Or Paul Condemn It?’

    Because they aren't relevant in the 21th Century. Their perspective from a more brutal world 2000 years ago doesn't apply today. Not to mention that the very words themselves are subject to dispute, their accuracy following multiple translations, and recorded years after the events depicted. Perhaps Jesus did condemn slavery (though the parables suggest otherwise), but those words weren't written down & preached because of their unpopularity under Roman rule.
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    Oct 09, 2012 7:21 PM GMT
    What the hell? What a nutball!
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    Oct 09, 2012 7:50 PM GMT
    ART_DECO saidArkansas State Rep Jon Hubbard (R-AR) : ‘If Slavery Were So God-Awful, Why Didn’t Jesus Or Paul Condemn It?’

    Because they aren't relevant in the 21th Century. Their perspective from a more brutal world 2000 years ago doesn't apply today. Not to mention that the very words themselves are subject to dispute, their accuracy following multiple translations, and recorded years after the events depicted. Perhaps Jesus did condemn slavery (though the parables suggest otherwise), but those words weren't written down & preached because of their unpopularity under Roman rule.



    I agree wholeheartedly with this.
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    Oct 09, 2012 7:51 PM GMT
    I'm still dreaming of a world without religion. It would be SO much nicer!
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    Oct 09, 2012 8:04 PM GMT
    Blakes7 said
    ART_DECO saidArkansas State Rep Jon Hubbard (R-AR) : ‘If Slavery Were So God-Awful, Why Didn’t Jesus Or Paul Condemn It?’

    Because they aren't relevant in the 21th Century. Their perspective from a more brutal world 2000 years ago doesn't apply today. Not to mention that the very words themselves are subject to dispute, their accuracy following multiple translations, and recorded years after the events depicted. Perhaps Jesus did condemn slavery (though the parables suggest otherwise), but those words weren't written down & preached because of their unpopularity under Roman rule.



    I agree wholeheartedly with this.


    Yes, I do too.
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    Oct 09, 2012 8:05 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidI'm still dreaming of a world without religion. It would be SO much nicer!

    Me, too. icon_sad.gif
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    Oct 09, 2012 8:51 PM GMT
    ART_DECO said
    paulflexes saidI'm still dreaming of a world without religion. It would be SO much nicer!

    Me, too. icon_sad.gif



    The encouraging news is that a recent Pew Research Center poll says that 20% of Americans now claim NO RELIGION. Only the Catholics have a higher percentage. And, all protestant religions, combined, make up less than 50% of the total, for the first time.

    It's an ongoing trend that is gradually, but steadily removing religion from politics. YAY !
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    Oct 09, 2012 8:52 PM GMT
    metta8 said

    Arkansas State Rep: ‘If Slavery Were So God-Awful, Why Didn’t Jesus Or Paul Condemn It?’


    http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/10/09/975021/arkansas-state-rep-if-slavery-were-so-god-awful-why-didnt-jesus-or-paul-condemn-it/



    A) The Civil War was over slavery
    B) You lost the war
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    Oct 09, 2012 8:53 PM GMT
    Webster666 said
    ART_DECO said
    paulflexes saidI'm still dreaming of a world without religion. It would be SO much nicer!

    Me, too. icon_sad.gif



    The encouraging news is that a recent Pew Research Center poll says that 20% of Americans now claim NO RELIGION. Only the Catholics have a higher percentage. And, all protestant religions, combined, make up less than 50% of the total, for the first time.

    It's an ongoing trend that is gradually, but steadily removing religion from politics. YAY !
    Not if R&R gets elected...
  • HottJoe

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    Oct 09, 2012 8:55 PM GMT
    Webster666 said
    ART_DECO said
    paulflexes saidI'm still dreaming of a world without religion. It would be SO much nicer!

    Me, too. icon_sad.gif



    The encouraging news is that a recent Pew Research Center poll says that 20% of Americans now claim NO RELIGION. Only the Catholics have a higher percentage. And, all protestant religions, combined, make up less than 50% of the total, for the first time.

    It's an ongoing trend that is gradually, but steadily removing religion from politics. YAY !


    That may be true, but 20% is still a minority. Meanwhile, those who cling to their beliefs feel threatened by secular society and start doubling down on crazy policies.