But… but the Bible was used to defend slavery 150 years ago

I wonder how atheists will attempt to explain away the current rise of slavery in post-Christian Europe. Of course, they’ll insist it can’t be laid at their feet despite the obvious consequence of the abandonment of Christian morality because the women aren’t being enslaved “in the name of atheism”. I’m sure that is of great relief to Britain’s newest slaves:

Women are being sold into prostitution in modern day “slave auctions” at Britain’s airports, it emerged yesterday. The illegal immigrants are sold to the highest bidder for up to £8,000 a time. They are then forced to work in brothels where they can earn up to £800 a day for their “owner”.

The chilling reality of human trafficking was spelled out yesterday by senior police officers at Scotland Yard. Detective Superintendent Mark Ponting, of the Metropolitan Police, said young women from all over the world are trafficked into Britain after being promised well-paid work in bars or cafes.

But within hours of their arrival, they are sold to pimps. The youngest known girl victim was just 14. In one notorious case, women were openly sold outside a coffee shop at Gatwick Airport.

Remember when people said that I was crazy and a misogynist dreamer for suggesting that it was much more likely that women would be openly bought and sold as property before anything like the equality preached by feminism arrived?

Obviously I was smoking crack.

Now it’s merely a matter of time before this activity is decriminalized, then finally taxed and legalized. With a potential ROI of only ten days, it’s not hard to understand why so many people are interested in getting into the business.

And, if you’re an atheist sans that troublesome Christian morality, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t. You’ve only got one life to live, after all, and if your genes are selfish, why shouldn’t you be? It’s just natural selection and the survival of the fittest, baby.

It’s always strange, too, how atheists appear to think that pointing to evils supposedly committed by Christians centuries or even millenia ago somehow negates the evils that their fellow atheists are committing right now.