So imagine this, youre a slave in Rome in the fourth century. You have a vicious cruel master. He killed some of your fellow slaves in the past and he beats you mercilessly. So one day you decide youve had enough and manage to escape. Shortly after you revieve a letter of anathema from the church telling you that " its God’s will that you go back to your master".
I just don’t understand how the church can declare that holding hands with your girlfriend is a sin ( according to thomas Aquinas it is). Yet slavery which is the robbing of a mans Labour and a severe violation of his human dignity was even supported by the very same church.
I find it funny how the church declared socialism to be “against human dignity” yet condoned and even participated in slavery for eighteen hundred years. You cant make this stuff up! I just cant wrap my mind around that. I would like some feedback. Is this really true? If so what possible justification is there for these blunders of the church?