Bible rewards rape (was : Astounding Creation Evidences at Winnipeg Creation Conference!!)

Alan Sindler alsind at
Thu Mar 18 21:12:01 EST 1999

yang hu wrote:
> Casey wrote:
> >      You read the Scriptures too hastily for the verse you cite from
> > Deuteronomy says nothing about a rapist marrying the girl that he raped.
> > Start back in verse 25, for there God says that the rapist must die.
> > Perhaps like most atheists and agnostics so anxious to disprove and
> > discredit the Bible, you too treat the Bible too hastily.    What or whom
> > are you trying to justify?
> Boy, it must feel good to lie for Jesus doesn't it?
> "If a man happens to meet a virgin who is not pledged to be married and
> RAPES her and they are discovered, he shall pay the girls father 50
> sheckelsof silver. He MUST marry the girl, for he has violated her."
>                                 -Deuteronomy 22:28
> Due 22:25 only prescribes death for girls who are PLEDGED to be married.
> it saying nothing about unbethrothed girls. Accroding to "god" their
> (notice the correct usage of the term "their") dignities are worth
> exactly 50 sheckels of silver.

This debate has gone on in this NG before. Someone points out the obvious and
blatant disdain the OT shows for woman, by pointing out the verses that talk
about woman having to marry their rapists, or rape victims being condemned to
be stoned to death if they didn't scream out, and here's what happens:
1) The fundy exclaims: "Show me where it says that, I don't believe it!".
2) The person points out the exact verses (as atheists usually know the bible
better than most so-called Christians).
3) The fundy says: "Oh, well that was the Old Testament, and we live under the
law of the New Testament now, so it doesn't matter....(or)....."Whatever God
says is just, because He is God, and who are you to argue?"

So, you can't win with these guys. They'll go through all sorts of various
mental gymnastics to try wriggling out of the fact that the bible is vague,
inconsistent and contradictory.

It happens every time.

Alan S.

"A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking."


"The problem is not theism, atheism, or agnosticism- it is absolutism.
Anyone who thinks they are indisputably and absolutely correct about
something they have no way to verify is indisputably and absolutely
wrong. "


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