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[-] RidcullyTheBrown 43 points 1 month ago

the bible also contains accounts of god helping his people conquer land and uproot the residing population from it. I wouldn't use it as a moral reference.

In fact, let's be honest: there is no point in quoting any religious text, regardless of religion, when discussing morality. These texts are horribly dated and should be considered as historically interesting, but nothing more.

[-] [email protected] 13 points 1 month ago

Hey I'm with you, my comment was supposed to highlight as much. Helping people conquer land is even one of the more palatable examples you can choose from when it comes to morally abhorrent things in the bible.

[-] NegativeInf 8 points 1 month ago

I mean, when there's no commandment against rape and the one for murder doesn't count when their god says it's totes ok bro, take their land and dash their babies against the rocks, they have no moral ground to stand on.

Religion is the language of the oppressors couched in fantasy to make you do their dirty work in the here and now for a payoff that certainly doesn't exist.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago

It also teaches you how to treat your slaves.

Could have very easily had said, "slavery is evil, stop doing it," but nope.

Makes you wonder how many fewer people would be Christian nowadays if it was outspokenly anti -slavery. Interesting thought.

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