|View single post by Bama46|
|Posted: Tue Mar 11th, 2008 01:39 pm||
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
You have said very eloquently what I have been trying to get accross to many folks for years...
"This is an issue we cannot judge from 21st century mindset."
Regardless of the subject, when we judge an event from a previous time in the context of today's values and mores, then we are going to get a very skewed view of whatever it is we are examining.
This , in my opinion is particularly true when trying to understand the relationships between slave and master. We cannot fathom these relationships because we did not live in those times, and thus we must be VERY careful when judging.