Rape has never been anything but a sin as far as I know, even when practiced in permissive societies. It’s forcing one’s will on the unwilling.
Slavery is a hard one. Slavery must be counted among natural human behaviors, like fighting, gambling, looting, etc. There has been slavery since the beginning of humankind and practiced without pause to present day. Civilization could never have developed without it. We’d still be living in caves. So, is it a sin? Is stealing bread when you are starving a sin? I believe slavery became a sin when it was no longer necessary for survival and became a luxury for the greedy and lazy. It falls under treating others as you wish to be treated.
It the best I can do.
We all have a “world view”. Look it up. Your’s and mine are different. You have no religion in your world view. I do, as do most of the people in the world. I accept that many people have your world view. You, angrily, and insultingly, believe yours is the correct one. I believe mine is the correct one, hopefully without the anger and insults.
My Christianity really only shows plainly when I argue morals and ethics, a particular specialty of all religions. I can’t help my conviction in my belief.
From my perspective, your morals and ethics are probably pretty good but probably not very structured and without the discipline of thousands of years of philosophical and theological thought. Like a teacher without a lesson plan or an architect without a blueprint, your world view probably doesn’t have any anchor to keep it from drifting. Will your children and your children’s children, ad infinitum, practice the same morality as you? What if stricture for murder slips out of the drifting stream?
Are you serious? Look up probable explanations for the great flood to what ancient texts refer. You wouldn’t be saying that all catastrophic floods are cause by God, are you?
Too abstract for you? Let me make it clearer. In my moral world view, prostitution and participating in prostitution is immoral. In your moral world view, conservative Christians are immoral. We certainly don’t live in the same moral world view. You absolutely do live in God’s love, but you obviously don’t understand what life he wants you to live.
Where did you learn right from wrong? Did you just make it up? Man’s morality is deeply flawed and transient. God’s morality is perfect and eternal.
With the breakdown of families and civil society, the foundations for all functioning societies, and the decline of church attendance with its ethical and moral instruction, there won’t be enough alternative schools, police, judges, or prisons to hold back the tidal wave of feral males. We will all pay. We already are.
More than you know.
Ever heard of Pascal’s Wager? If you bet your life there IS a God and there isn’t, you lose nothing. If you bet your life there IS NOT a God and there is, you lose everything.
In my world, prostitution and participating in prostitution is immoral. In your world conservative Christians are immoral. We certainly disagree.