Breezy - Likewise, in the Bible, the rod was applied to slaves and non-slaves alike.
I'm sure that was the culture for humans in those days.
But slavery is still evil isn't it? A loving god should have had it outlawed. Either god doesn't exist (seems most likely), doesn't care or is a sadistic piece of scum.
None of the stuff about historic punishment applies to the instructions a loving god would allow.
And God said, 'Let there be light' and there was light, but the Electricity Board said He would have to wait until Thursday to be connected.