Slavery is bad.
But why is it that governments all across the world have no problem enslaving their citizenry to debt, dependency, or totalitarian power?
And don’t governments, at a basic level, consist of human beings?
Consider this from Charles Moore writing at the Telegraph:
…Paul taught that no slavery could be approved by the faith because “we are all one in Christ Jesus”. Unfortunately, it is not naturally obvious to humanity that slavery is wrong. People like enslaving one another. The wrongness has to be re-taught in each generation. Post-God, it is not clear on what basis to teach it.
People like enslaving one another and governments are made up of people seems to explain much. My observation is people don’t want to be treated fairly; instead, they want to be treated preferentially. And without absolute standards, that is, post-God, all morality becomes negotiable.
[Mark] Driscoll asked him [a pastor at a dying church] something about whether or not he preached Jesus. That pastor told them they were post-Jesus. Post-Jesus? How can a church be post-Jesus? He said it was like a swimming pool being post-water.
Bob Dylan asserted you Gotta serve somebody and we know we can’t serve two masters, so why have so many nations/governments/human beings in power attempt to make their peoples serve them? I’d say it has something to do with human nature.