With Fear and Trembling, in Singleness of Heart

So far from that, that it binds the Obligations to Duty more strongly upon us; for the Gospel Institution most strictly enjoins Obedience; it requires all not to be slothful in Business, and commands Servants to be obedient to them that are their Masters, according to the Flesh, with Fear and Trembling, in Singleness of …

We enslave, torture, and then steal their lives from them

When one stops to think—the fact that none of us need to consume the flesh, secretions, skin, hair, etcetera of nonhuman animals in order to thrive—we mostly enslave, torture, and steal the lives away from others for pleasure alone. Confined cows, pigs, birds, and so many other nonhuman animals are forced to serve us humans …

Trying to prove the abolitionists wrong

Slaveholders, when pushed into a moral corner by abolitionists, create whatever arguments it takes to make consumers feel okay about purchasing the products of slaves. Back in the 1830s when American Abolitionists were hard at work educating the public about the evils of slavery and how slavery needed to be immediately abolished, slaveholders were also …

Tools of the trade

Racism can be defined as “[t]he belief that race accounts for differences in human character or ability and that a particular race is superior to others.” Sexism can be defined as “[d]iscrimination based on gender, especially discrimination against women” and heterosexism can be defined as “a prejudiced attitude or discriminatory practices against homosexuals by heterosexuals.” …