Originally Posted by tommy2bad
After near 2000 years they coped on !
Of course you'll argue that it was always wrong, no wait actually you argue that it became wrong when god said or inspired or revealed that it was wrong and god gets to decide when and where and if anything is wrong. Just because we don't like it doesn't make it wrong as neither dose us liking it make it right.
No, it didn't take them 2000 years to cop on. There were voices from the very beginning of the Christian Church that spoke out against slavery, on the basis of the revelation of God given by Jesus Christ and expounded by Paul. Sometimes those voices prevailed, and sometimes they were silenced by the wealthy and powerful who benefited most from slavery.
Incidentally, there are still cases where some forms of slavery were, in my opinion, morally acceptable. For example, indentured servitude by which Irish immigrants to America (including some of Martin Luther King's ancestors) sold themselves as temporary slaves for seven years in order to pay their passage to the new world. Based on the economic circumstances of the time, such an arrangement does not seem morally repugnant.
Similarly I can envisage certain wartime circumstances where POWs might be compelled to work for their captors in a way that is morally justifiable.