Eric Metaxas, author of “Seven Women: And the Secret of Their Greatness,” in 2015, said, “Each era has the fatal hubris to believe that it has once and for all climbed to the top of the mountain and can see everything as it is, from the highest and most objective vantage point possible.”

We have been certain in the past: It was a norm to take land and slaughter its people; to sell people; to sterilize those we believed should not be procreating. None of those actions were taken in the belief of doing wrong. They were in accord with society’s values at that time.

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