On the thread about moral decline in America, it was posed: I fail to see how slavery has anything to do with the moral decline in America - especially since slavery has been abolished for decades and decades. So, to me, the argument saying the moral decline in America is due to slavery, seems to be a red herring. So, I'm curious: Can anyone show me where slavery is condemned in the NT? Okay, how about the OT? Where does the Bible say thou shalt not own slaves? (Calling me names and making personal attacks doesn't count. I want to see Biblical proof against slavery) ....I have often wondered about the Biblical basis (not cultural basis) for not owning slaves. The one instance I can think of off hand in the NT, Paul doesn't condemn it, but sends Onesimus back to his owner. Thoughts? PS: And it is not my intention for this topic to turn into some racist thread - It would be refreshing to have a debate as intelligent adults without namecalling, and people getting offended, etc. If it degenerates into that, then I implore the mods of this forum to close this thread.