And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh: And I will make thee swear by the LORD, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell: But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac.
- Righteous Abraham owned slaves. Not good. Slave holding is bad.
- Righteous Abraham treated his slave well. This too is bad. Surely every slave holder in history must have beat his slave and deprived him of basic human rights, so that slavery may be decried as a moral evil. How dare Abe put this slave in charge of all that he had?
- Righteous Abraham opposed woman’s suffrage. Abe’s arrangement of his son’s marriage deprives the poor gal of her right to choose her own groom. Boy and girl are supposed to meat at a coffee shop on mutual terms, footing their own lattes. They are not to meet by a tribal patriarch’s slave delegation.
- Righteous Abraham opposed miscegenation. Abe did not want his daughter-in-law to be of another tribe. Rather he demanded that his son’s bride be of his kindred.
- Righteous Abraham REALLY opposed miscegenation. Righteous Abraham made his slave swear to God not to bring back a racial foreigner.
- Righteous Abraham’s criteria for his son’s bride elevated race above faith. His kindred were pagans. Better consanguinity than a mixed marriage.
- Righteous Abraham’s tribe had its own country. Indeed, his country was precisely defined by his tribe. Didn’t’ Hitler try that?