Talk:Atheism and forced labor

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Slavery vs. Forced Labor

Conservapedia (as well as wikipedia) define slavery as a legal economic system with involuntary servitude, such that the people held in bondage must work for their owner, and can be bought and sold (see Slave trade).

While it is apt to speak of slave labor camps etc., one main aspect of slavery - i.e. that the slaves can be bought and sold - wasn't given in the Soviet Union. That's why this abhorrent system is generally referred to as forced labor.

AugustO 08:13, 23 December 2011 (EST)

I really don't have any respect for Wikipedia and only use it as a last resort as a beginning to research. Given that Wikipedia was founded by an atheist and agnostic it is really not surprising that it is of low quality and pushes gross immorality (see: Wikipedia on bestiality). And it seems as though there are a lot of means available to find a proper definition of slavery without resorting to Wikipedia. Second, the Oxford dictionary appears to give broader definitions of slavery. For example, "a condition of having to work very hard without proper remuneration or appreciation: female domestic slavery".[1] So I am afraid I am going to have to respectfully disagree with you. Conservative 08:26, 3 January 2012 (EST)