1) It's funny how christians say that God tolerated slavery instead of condoning it
? The meanings are synonymous (def *1*).
Why do you think it "funny" that Christians use a word that means the exact same thing as the word you would like us to use?
2) He even said that you can beat your slave as much as you like, as long as you don't kill the slave!
Nope - untrue. Read that again (verse 27)
That would be one mighty expensive beating for the slave owner.
3) That's not called tolerating, it's called condoning and supporting slavery.
a) that is *not* called "supporting"
b) tolerating = condoning. I'm guessing vocabulary isn't you're strong suit?
4) And to say that God would be tolerable with something such as slavery is clearly laughable when God goes as far as ordering the death of disobedient children and cuts off the hands of women who grabs a man's jewels.
Yikes! Not only are you sub-par in vocabulary, your reading skills are obviously in need of shoring up as well. Perhaps you should read *those* passages again as well - especially the lengthy and detailed requirements necessary for a parent to bring their child to trial, and the additional crimes the child must have committed for a judge to pass a sentence of death for "disobedience". <sheesh!>
5) Since when did God in the OT let humans have their way?
Since Adam and Eve, as I recall....
6) Either they listen to God, or they die.
Now, *this* is clearly the result of your not actually having read it. Go ahead - read it - and see who dies, and who doesn't, when God is disobeyed.
7) Some aplogists say that there was no other way for those people to survive if they weren't slaves.
I would not call anyone who employed such a lame excuse "an apologist"...
8) If Obama enslaved every jobless person in the US saying there's no other way for them to survive, we would call him incompetent and incapable.
No - we'd just string him up.
Jim, http://www.bible-reviews. com