Was Jesus's failure to condemn slavery a deficiency in his moral character?
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Jesus is often touted as being a perfect, flawless, and moral being without sin. However, at no point in any of the gospels does he explicitly condemn slavery. Should this bring his moral character into question?
Unless you believe that slavery is morally good, it is hard to argue that abolishing it should be done absolutely such that it is restricted everywhere. Since Jesus claimed to be the son of god, it would have taken no more than a casual statement to have declared slavery wrong, and this would have alleviated hundreds of years of suffering in the form of harsh ownership of men and women in bondage. Slavery was not actively fought against until after the enlightenment produced egalitarian and humanist values.
Was Jesus failing to condemn slavery a sign that he was in fact, not perfectly moral? Or is there some other explanation or excuse for this blatant lack of commitment to justice?
At some point in the distant past, the universe went through a phase of cosmic inflation,
Stars formed, planets coalesced, and on at least one of them life took root.
Through a long process of evolution this life developed into the human race.
Humans conquered fire, built complex societies and advanced technology .
All of that so we can argue about nothing.