"So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets." In various other threads, Mark and Dr. Griffith have been arguing that the Bible either supports slavery or is silent on it. While the bible does not give a lot of support to the abolitionists of the 1860s, at least not in explicit terms, the golden rule of christianity is contrary to slavery in my opinion. Certainly it is quite easy to start with the golden rule above and by a short series of steps, come to the logical conclusion that slavery, which by its very nature is involuntary, is contrary to christian principles as laid down in the golden rule. That ought to be obvious, but perhaps it is not obvious to some people. So Dr. Griffith and Mark, can you reasonably maintain that slavery is consistent with the Golden Rule? By the way, the scriptures go out of their way to emphasize how crucial the golden rule is, by saying that it sums up the law. But somehow, Mark and Dr. Griffith are willing to ignore it.