Bible rewards rape (was : Astounding Creation Evidences at Winnipeg Creation Conference!!)
vange at i1.net
Sun Mar 21 05:29:14 EST 1999
Michael J. Hurst <mjhurst at earthlink.net> wrote in article
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> Alex Vange wrote:
> > The verse is about a damsel that is seduced rather than raped. It
> > doesn't actually say this
> That's a clue, Sherlock!
> > but in verse 24 it tells what happens if the
> > damsel doesn't cry out.
> Ahhh, God's rules of righteous rape. How charming.
Verse 25 shows that the punishment is death. But in that culture
thousands of years ago no man would marry a damsel who was not a virgin so
the damsel would have to be supported somehow.
> > This shows that the culture was different thousands
> > of years ago and the damsel might not object too much.
> And the blacks were happy on the plantations. Have you ever heard the
They were much better off than they were in Africa. They had to work
but they had the benefits of civilization.
> > It is also clear
> > from the chapter that thousands of years ago men would not marry a
> > that was not a virgin. So verse 29 is saying that if a man robs a
> > her virginity he must support her for the rest of her life.
> Lucky girl, eh? If he rapes her, he owns her. God is so wonderful, it's
> imagine how some people get the impression that the
> tradition hates women.
In that culture thousands of years a damsel was happy to be married to
any man be be supported by him. And no man would marry a damsel who was not
a virgin. I agree that was a bad situation but it does say in verse 25 that
some rapists are to be put to death, and this you totally ignore.
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