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Old 09-14-2013, 06:40 AM   #5 (permalink)
Sparrow
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i don't know, man. there /were/ slaves then. there've been slaves throughout all times. there are slaves now. to those of us who understand that's not ok treatment of human beings, we can look at it as a passage that encourages work ethic--whatever you do, do well--and kind management a la the golden rule. like all ancient texts, there's nuggets of stuff still applicable just wrapped in ye olde culture. perspective, yo. take what's good and leave the rest.

some folks can't do that. therein lies the problem. i can't fault a several thousand year old text for being written in a several thousand year old cultural context. i don't get mad at the illiad. ever. i /can/ and do fault people who forget we no longer live there.
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