Within this though, he was separated from his wife as each of them had to work on separate plantations. This of course caused him much personal angst. Nat was sold to a man called Thomas Moore, who worked in the fields along side the slaves. The rebellion itself was morally just for reasons other than personal to Nat also, it was for god. Nat believed that he had the gift of being able to speak to god and that he was chosen. He also believed that he had special gifts, such being able to heal people with his hands. Nat's "abilitiesaE made Nat believe that he was chosen to liberate the slaves that were being held captive by the whites, and that it was the slave's duty to overthrow the whites just as god had spoken to Ezekiel. The "god givenaE right of life, liberty, and property was being infringed on and that was unacceptable.
Given Nat's experience and the experience of other slaves around him, it can be argued that his actions were in some ways morally indefensible. Although the lives of the millions of Africans lost due to slavery and slave trade is n