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WillRiley
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Ssosme
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The Slavery Practiced Generally in the Antebellum South is Biblically Justifiable.

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WillRiley
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/30/2015 Category: Religion
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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WillRiley

Con

First round is acceptance only. I look forward to a constructive debate.

Biblically Justifiable- justified as being morally acceptable based on the bible or the teaching layed out therein.
Antebellum South- The southern states that practiced slavery from 1812 up until the Civil War.
Slavery- the practice or system of owning slaves.
Generally-in most cases; usually.
Ssosme

Pro

I accept this debate.
Debate Round No. 1
WillRiley

Con

Arguments
"You shall count off seven Sabbaths of years, seven times seven years; and there shall be to you the days of seven Sabbaths of years, even forty-nine years. Then you shall sound the loud trumpet on the tenth day of the seventh month. On the Day of Atonement you shall sound the trumpet throughout all your land. You shall make the fiftieth year holy, and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee to you; and each of you shall return to his own property, and each of you shall return to his family. That fiftieth year shall be a jubilee to you. In it you shall not sow, neither reap that which grows of itself, nor gather from the undressed vines. For it is a jubilee; it shall be holy to you. You shall eat of its increase out of the field. In this Year of Jubilee each of you shall return to his property." [1]

According to Leviticus, on the on the 15th year slaves were to be set free and were to be returned to their families. However, this was not practiced by slave owners in the south.
The slave-owners of the south did not follow the Sabbatical guidlines either. Generally, they did not allow their slaves to not work on sunday (though it is true that some did.).

Biblically, the things that the southern slave owners did was not acceptable under biblical standards.


[1] http://www.biblegateway.com...
Ssosme

Pro

Ssosme forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
Ssosme

Pro

Ssosme forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by dsjpk5 1 year ago
dsjpk5
Very well constructed.
Posted by Jonbonbon 1 year ago
Jonbonbon
I mean, unless you agree with LMGIG http://www.debate.org...
Posted by Jonbonbon 1 year ago
Jonbonbon
Play Devil's Advocate. It's good for the mind.
Posted by Ssosme 1 year ago
Ssosme
DANGIT WAIT! I thought I was con, I am sooo sorry.
Posted by Ssosme 1 year ago
Ssosme
Like define all the words in your resolution.
Posted by WillRiley 1 year ago
WillRiley
Does that work?
Posted by Ssosme 1 year ago
Ssosme
Can you please provide definitions. I don't want to accept then figure out we are not saying the same thing.
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Vote Placed by lannan13 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro ff many times, so conduct to Con. Con also was the only one who made an argument, so arguments to Con by default.