Jesus Approved of Slavery, and of the Beating of Slaves. Look it up: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=luke%2012&version=KJV Luke 12:47-48:
“And that servant, which knew his lord’s will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.
48 But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.
If we are going to post something in schools and courthouses, let’s post the atheist version of the ten commandments. They are much more relevant, logical, useful, practical, humane, and moral than an version that comes from a Bible.
1 Do not intentionally harm others.
2 Do not, through inaction, allow others to come to harm.
3 Do not take the possessions of another.
4 Do not act with the purpose of hurting another’s feelings.
5 Do not take pleasure in the pain of others, even animals.
6 Do not intimidate or bully others.
7 Do not force others to act against their will.
8 Do not withhold information from others that would affect their choices in your favor.
9 Do not lie or deceive others.
10 Do not take advantage of others under duress.
“The gods can either take away evil from the world and will not, or, being willing to do so cannot; or they neither can nor will, or lastly, they are able and willing.
“If they have the will to remove evil and cannot, then they are not omnipotent. If they can but will not, then they are not benevolent. If they are neither able nor willing, they are neither omnipotent nor benevolent.
“Lastly, if they are both able and willing to annihilate evil, why does it exist?”
— Greek philosopher Epicurus (341-270 B.C.E.), Aphorisms