Golden Rule

I am writing a paper on the Biblical defenses for the African Slave trade.  Basically I am looking at sermons and religions writing from the 1840s and figuring out what Southerners believed was Christian about slavery.  I am finding some interesting things and some discouraging things.  Here is one of the discouraging things.

“Why a master cannot do to a servant as he would have him do to him, no more than a husband to a wife.”
-Thornton Stringfellow, 1841

In Short: Applying the Golden rule to a slave is as impractical as applying it to your wife.


About coleyoakum

My name is Coleman Yoakum. I am formerly a student at Harding University. Today you can find me in Detroit Michigan doing what I can to expand the Kingdom of God and preparing to start an intentional community in Pontiac. I enjoy reading, writing, photography, music and politics. I am sure that all of these things will find their way to this blog from time to time. Twitter: coleyoakum Facebook: Coleman Yoakum Email: Flickr:

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