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Christians should enslave non-christians.

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Started: 8/2/2016 Category: Society
Updated: 2 months ago Status: Debating Period
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Clearly, the Bible allows for slavery. Christians could use these slaves to build and maintain churches. With global climate change, the story of Noahs Ark comes to mind. It is time we repent out sins and go back to the ways of old.

"When a man strikes his slave, male or female, with a rod and the slave dies under his hand, he shall be avenged. 21 But if the slave survives a day or two, he is not to be avenged, for the slave is his money." [0]

"5 Bondservants,[a] obey your earthly masters[b] with fear and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ,"[1]

"Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?" [2]



I. The Constitution

"Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction." [1]

In case you didn't know already, that is the 13th amendment of The Constitution of the United States of America. This is the amendment that formally abolished slavery in the U.S. But that isn't the only thing stopping the slavery of non-Christians. There's an even more topical one; religious freedom.

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances." [2]

Even Atheists fall under this too, as freedom of religion also technically contains the freedom to not practice any religion. This also includes religions such as Islam, Buddhism, etc. Enslaving non-Christians would give entitlement and superiority to those who are Christians, which doesn't fall under The Constitution.

II. The Declaration of Independence

Unsurprisingly, The Declaration of Independence also can be used to argue against slavery.

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." [3]

Slavery goes against our unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. How so? Let's look at all the definitions.

Life - the existence of an individual human being or animal. [4]

Liberty - the state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one's way of life, behavior, or political views. [5]

Happiness - the state of being happy. [6]

In the times when slavery was legal, slave-owners could buy and sell people like property. They could take away their rights, as they were their possession. Slaves would have miserable lives, they weren't free, and they couldn't live life as people. In essence, death would be better than that punishment. It's a shame that slavery ever happened, but that's behind us now. Why should we bring it back for non-Christians?

III. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Again, we have another major document made by the United Nations that goes against slavery. In fact, three articles are against slavery!

Article I.

"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood." [7]

Article III.

"Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person." [7]

Article IV.

"No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms." [7]

These are all self-explanatory. They all protect our human rights and go against the very idea of slavery.


In short, slavery goes against The Constitution, The Declaration of Independence, and The Universal Declaration of Human Rights for obvious reasons. Non-Christians shouldn't be subjected to this cruel treatment due to their non-religious beliefs.


Debate Round No. 1


I don't see the relevance of my opponent's 1st round argument. Those are all human made laws. God's laws are divine and take precedence. We have deviated from God's way by abolishing slavery. Labeling what is considered moral by God as immoral.

"When man’s law contradicts Gods law, how you respond is between you and God. I am just here to point out that there is biblical precedence for going against man’s law and government to keep the laws of God." [3]

As you can see there is biblical precedence for obeying God's laws over man's laws. As Christians we should enslave non-Christians regardless of what human made laws dictate.

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Posted by Degenerate867 2 months ago
This is a waste of time. Gods laws were made by man to control man. However if you must believe the bible basically says to obey authority. God made authority therefore you are disobeying God by disobeying authority. Think back to my initial comment. Here's a link for ya.
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