Bravo Mariano!! Masterfully done! I would love to see an atheist get write that off!
The law is this. If you beat your slave and he dies, you will be punished, but if he lives a day or two, you will not be punished, because he is your property.Your ideas on the implication of the word "if" are a bit over the top.True, God does not command his subjects to beat their slaves, he only say that it is ok as long as you do not kill them outright. It still implies that the practice of owning slaves as well as the practice of beating them is acceptable in gods eyes.