Hahahaha, I like how there's suddenly a magical book of morals that dictates what is right and wrong.
morality is only objective to an extent
The fact is that the aforementioned children were often fully prepared to become married at that age and wanted to do it. There are many variables that affect the fluctuation of accepted norms: religion, fads, etc.
yes, of course, whether or not you can marry children is dictated by fads
Trying to sit here and judge the past is pretty fucking hilarious, especially since you probably do shit every day that is going to be "sickening and wrong" in about 400 years.
I'm eating nutella on saltine crackers and posting on the internet
for some weird reason I don't see my offspring having problems with that
The concept of "slavery" is not wrong.
yes it is :3
There are slave establishments in Africa and the Middle East where slaves are perfectly happy with their current livelihood.
what about the children sex slaves in cambodia?
or is that cool with you
because I mean some of them are around 14 and I know your opinion on that
treated like a respected employee
cultural differences in the concept can't overcome human nature in regards to power
ever heard of the stanford prison experiment?
If you walked up to any of those people and asked if they'd rather be free, they'd tell you that they don't enjoy the idea of being poor and homeless and would much rather stick with packing and shipping salt across the desert.
freedom vs security is a classic debate and a difficult balance that many people have struggled with
personally, I think that anyone willing to become a slave of someone else in order to not be "poor and homeless" is pretty pathetic
that's a sad justification for reducing a human being to property that can be bought and sold
I like how you equate the entire concept of slavery to EVEN ALL THEM COOL GUYS IN THE HISTORY BOOKS DID IT, DESPITE IT BEING WRONG. That's just it: it wasn't wrong back then. Of course, you're obviously too blind to grasp that, so.
lol it was wrong
it was very wrong
take the founding fathers for example- they would have abolished slavery when they ratified the constitution if the southerners hadn't been adamant on keeping it
it was a necessity for the south's agriculture-based economy, one people like jefferson were born into and needed, but it was still regarded with contempt
and deservedly so
oh, and, uh, oprah