On the 700 Club, Pat Robertson was asked about the Bible and slavery and his answer was correct but completely disconnected from the obvious conclusion. He admits that the Bible endorses slavery, but then says we’ve “moved in our conceptions” and now realize that “slavery was terribly wrong.”
Okay, Pat. But where did that moral evolution come from? Certainly not from the Bible, or from any of the Christian theologians from the early days of the religion to the 18th and 19th centuries. It came from Enlightenment thinking. And yet Robertson is the first person to howl in outrage at the idea that mere human morality is better than the morality of the Bible (which is also human morality, of course, but one based on divine command theory). Agree to the premise, miss the obvious logical conclusion.