I’m noting to respond to the entire post, but I will highlight some of the silliness of it -
The Bible teaches that slavery, in one form or another (including spiritual, mental, and physical), is always the fruit of disobedience to God and His law/word. (This is not to say that the enslavement of any one person, or group of people, is due to their sin, for many have been enslaved unjustly, like Joseph and numerous Christians throughout history.)
You see the doublespeak there – the bible says that all slavery is a result of sin (no, not really) but you cannot say that slavery is a result of Sin. Sounds to me like the author just doesn’t believe the bible.
He goes on to quote a lot from the Torah – which would exclude him, by the way, from the Kingdom and have us killing unruly children – but only briefly from the New Testament.
Oh, and remember the Michele Bachmann bit where she conflated the Founders and John Q. Adams? Yeah, our author does the same thing. Note that Rushdooney, whom the above author quotes – a lot – would allow the return to ‘biblical law’ which would allow pagans and non-believers to be kept as slaves…
How did he feel about Catholics and Pentecostals?
Reconstructionists may have time, Thomas, and God on their side, but they are short on friends. The problem is that interpreting life through a theonomic lens leads to chronic demonizing of a most pernicious sort. Scientists, for example, are guilty of neglecting morality and “reviv[ing] ancient tyrannies of magic and occultism.” Roman Catholics are preachers of a “polluted gospel.”2 Premillenialists are “retreators.” Environmentalists are “opposed to human life.” And Pentecostal preachers are “narcissistic ringmasters.” (here)
“Minority groups, by means of the general ticket, hold balance of power in many states: the labor vote, Negroes, Catholics, Zionist Jews, pensioners, and the like… Only by restoring localism, by amending the Constitution to require the coincidence of the electoral college and its vote with the structure of Congress, can minority rule, with its attendant evils, hatred and injustice, be checked.” -Rushdoony, The Nature of the American System, p. 19 (here)
He wouldn’t be too happy with Lutherans or Calvinists either.
But, I digress – read the articles linked in this post. The fact is, is that under what many assume is Biblical Law, slavery would be allowed to exist. Now, who do you think would be the slaves?
What you have is a very bad understanding of history which is being perpetuated by people like Barton, Beck, Bachmann and Palin (at least I think Sarah still has a camera or two near her). Focus on Christian Reconstructionism and think about how close it is to what many are advocating today.
- David Barton Claims America Founded on God’s Word. (bloggerfornow.wordpress.com)
- Newt’s Campaign Guru: David Barton [Dispatches from the Culture Wars] (scienceblogs.com)
- David Barton the Roman (bloggerfornow.wordpress.com)
- Barton’s ****** [Dispatches from the Culture Wars] (scienceblogs.com)