Concerning Goku's response;
Quote: The difference between slavery and divorce in the Bible is that the Bible does condemn divorce, unless under specific circumstances, but the Bible does not condemn the practice of slavery as an institution. The best you get is that the Hebrews are not supposed to enslave their own people, and that is the only restriction on slavery apart from not killing your slave or permanently injuring them to the degree of taking out their eye and so on. God even tells the Hebrews to get slaves on the slave market and take them as spoils of war from your surrounding neighbors.
They are not indentured servants, but slaves. There are two practices of "slavery", one can be likened to indentured servitude, and this was restricted to fellow Hebrews, for fellow Hebrews were not allowed to be enslaved. The other was for non-Hebrews and this was slavery in full regard: harsh physical labor, kept for life, any offspring kept for life, viewed as property, and could be beaten so long as you don't kill them or take out their eye and so forth.
Quite truthfully, he is lying. Notice that he did not quote the scriptures on this. That's because he cannot prove his point from the Bible. He thinks his rules and sense of good vs evil is greater than God's and God must bown to Guko in order to be acceptable to him. What incredible arrogance. These things have been answered more than once on this website but proud Goku doesn't care.
Here is the law of God for the Hebrew servants, taken in for only six years by the master, as often as not because they could not take care of themselves. It was meant as a kindness by the Lord and they were not to be treated harshly:
2 If thou buy an Hebrew servant, six years he shall serve: and in the seventh he shall go out free for nothing. (Gasp! Oh, how horrible!)
3 If he came in by himself, he shall go out by himself: if he were married, then his wife shall go out with him.
4 If his master have given him a wife, and she have born him sons or daughters; the wife and her children shall be her master's, and he shall go out by himself.
5 And if the servant shall plainly say, I love my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go out free:
6 Then his master shall bring him unto the judges; he shall also bring him to the door, or unto the door post; and his master shall bore his ear through with an aul; and he shall serve him for ever.
Why is this horrible? Just because Goku & those of the same persuasion say so? I don't buy it. Yet, human slavery was an invention of man and not by God. God did not compel men to put other men into chains and He did not do so for Hebrew slavery. On a higher level of thinking, the Lord allowed human slavery (of the pagans especially) as a type of the slavery of sinners to sin. There are many kinds of slavery in our world today: drugs, booze, prostitution, gambling addiction, debt, etc. But modern man loves those addictions and most will go to the grave with those unconquered problems. Jesus came to saved sinners from their sins(addictions) and if they come to put their trust in him He will be saved and given the power to become children of God. Free men. In the end of the world God will eliminate slavery of all kinds.
7 And if a man sell his daughter to be a maidservant, she shall not go out as the menservants do.
8 If she please not her master, who hath betrothed her to himself, then shall he let her be redeemed: to sell her unto a strange nation he shall have no power, seeing he hath dealt deceitfully with her.
This care and concern for such people is the love of God for those who cannot care for themselves. But the Goku's of the world see nothing but evil in it. I say that the ancient Hebrew servants had it better than modern homeless people who live without a roof over their heads & in the cold every night and are addicted to many of the same addictions I named above. Since our city streets are now governed by modern 'progressive' evolutionary thought then our society is reaping the consquences of such neo-Darwinian thinking. It is a seemingly unsolvable problem for any society that has been infected by that 'progressive' ideology. Downright evil and uncaring. In none of this do I believe in slavery. I wish it all come to an end in our world soon.
Concerning foreign 'slaves':
And if a man smite his servant, or his maid, with a rod, and he die under his hand; he shall be surely punished.(Exodus 21:20)
And if a man smite the eye of his servant, or the eye of his maid, that it perish; he shall let him go free for his eye's sake. And if he smite out his manservant's tooth: he shall let him go free for his tooth's sake. (Ex. 21:26-27).
Cruelty for slaves was forbidden. Goku lied about these things. The slaves were not to be beaten, chained, whipped, or starved. They could bring lawsuit against their masters for freedom if these things happened to them.
15 Thou shalt not deliver unto his master the servant which is escaped from his master unto thee:
16 He shall dwell with thee, even among you, in that place which he shall choose in one of thy gates, where it liketh him best: thou shalt not oppress him.
That last statement exposes Goku's lie.He attacks God's Word because he is trying to justify his rebellion against the Lord. There will, however, be no justification for impenitent sinners.