On Christianity and Slavery: You Would Think…

It’s a funny thing about Christianity and slavery, as I said in a comment just now.

You would think that if some person showed up on the scene in a society where slavery was totally ingrained—ingrained in moral philosophy, in law, in its conception of what it means to be human, in the economy, and in the social order—and planted a deeply revolutionary and powerful idea that resulted in the relatively quick though gradual and peaceful dissolution of the whole institution of slavery in that culture and many others besides (even if not every culture in the whole world for all time forever), that person would get some credit for having done something good.

You would think that, wouldn’t you?

Update 3/5: How This Discussion Turned Out So Far