Why is it that Christians ignore the fact that God condoned slavery in the Bible?

It's funny how christians say that God tolerated slavery instead of condoning it. God himself specifically told his people that they can have slaves. He even said that you can beat your slave as much as you like, as long as you don't kill the slave! That's not called tolerating, it's called... show more It's funny how christians say that God tolerated slavery instead of condoning it. God himself specifically told his people that they can have slaves. He even said that you can beat your slave as much as you like, as long as you don't kill the slave! That's not called tolerating, it's called condoning and supporting slavery. 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. Since when did God in the OT let humans have their way? Either they listen to God, or they die.

Some aplogists say that there was no other way for those people to survive if they weren't slaves. That's a really weak argument when your God is supposedly all-powerful. 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. There are children starving to death everyday in Africa, why aren't God enslaving them to make sure they survive?
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