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Which of the following best completes the passage below?

Over the years, supporters of slavery have put forward several view-points to rationalize their belief. One such argument states that some people are meant to be slaves as part of the natural order of the universe, or as part of God's plan, and it is wrong to interfere with this by abolishing slavery. However, such an argument is flawed, because it fails to take into account the fact that __________________

A) slavery is a cruel practice that does not find much favour with most people in this world
B) just because something is part of God’s plan does not mean it is the morally correct thing to do
C) slavery is considered illegal in almost all the countries of the world
D) there exist no certain criteria to distinguish between natural slaves and those who should not be enslaved
E) just because something is meant to be does not mean that it has to be
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A) slavery is a cruel practice that does not find much favour with most people in this world-- We dont need any information reg the favour- So eliminate.
B) just because something is part of God’s plan does not mean it is the morally correct thing to do-Out of scope.
C) slavery is considered illegal in almost all the countries of the world- legal or illegal is irrelevant to the argument.
D) there exist no certain criteria to distinguish between natural slaves and those who should not be enslaved- Correctly takes the account for abolishing and explains the flaws in the argument which says slavery is part of natural order.
E) just because something is meant to be does not mean that it has to be- Out of scope.


So the correct answer is D.
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Key thing to be observed in this argument before trying to answer is some people are meant to be slaves as part of the natural order of the universe, or as part of God's plan. Why are those some people meant to be enslaved and why not those who support slavery are not to be enslaved are the questions left unanswered and hence become the flaws in the argment.

Choice D highlights this point and so is the best answer.
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B is wrong b/c the argument has nothing to do with moral
E is too extremely big
D is right

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