Posted by inertia186:
Your critique of God is that He didn't use an anachronistic approach to break into human history.
Nope. My problem (well, one of them) with the god of the OT is that he didn't tell his people to stop slavery. He certainly could have done that, but he didn't. He told them how to conduct slavery.
He never said slavery was undesirable. He never said there was anything wrong with buying and selling people, breaking up families or killing slaves as long as it was done according to his rules.
Are you defending his advice on slavery? Do you think the Hebrews should have followed his laws and continued to be slave owners?