SEX IN THE BIBLE

 

Steven Weinberg – “With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.”

**This post was recently revised to simplify things. It now contains all the separate posts together in one. When you wish to comment on a specific point please copy and paste it at the top of your comment so as not to confuse anybody. Also, if you wish to review any past comments all you need to do is click the SEX link in the categories section at the top right of my main page and scroll down. You will find the original, individual posts. Click on one and read any comments and responses there.

 

  • Rape anyone! – Moses sends all the Jewish forces back to finish off all the male children & women of Midiam but saves the girl babies and virgins. Considering how little worth women had at the time I wonder what the intention was. Rape anyone!

 

  • Got Raped? Lucky You! Bible Says You Get A HusbandDeut. 22:28, 29 – Describes how if a man rapes a woman and is discovered, “…then he shall give unto the damsel’s father 50 shekels of silver and she shall be his wife…” What happens if they are not found during the act? But hey, lucky for the rape victim, right? She gets a husband! Woo Hoo!

 

  • You’re Both Grounded – Gen 34 – Jacob’s daughter Dinah is raped by Shechem, a prince of the Hivites. Shechem agrees to be circumcised so he can marry his rape victim. He also has all the males in his city get circumcised (against their will, no doubt). A few days later Dinah’s brothers Levi and Simeon come and kill every male in the city, rescue their sister, spoil the city and take captive the women and children and animals. Their reward for rescuing their sister is to have their father scold them for doing so.

 

  • Isn’t this type of behavior punishable by death? – If women of God are supposed to be so virtuous, then how do you explain Ruth’s behavior? She is a widow, her mother encourages her to get dolled up and wait for Boaz to get drunk and pass out, and then sneak into his bed and do what he tells her to do. Ruth 3:3-8. Isn’t this type of behavior punishable by death?

 

  • It’s All About Sex – Solomon whiles away his time with 700 wives and 300 concubines. I Kings 11:3. Are we supposed to believe that the reason for all these wives and concubines wasn’t sex? King Rehoboam has 18 wives and 60 concubines, 28 sons and 60 daughters. II Chron. 11:21. King Abijah has 14 wives, 22 sons, 16 daughters. II Chron. 13:21.

 

  • Kinky! – According to the bible, infidelity is ok for certain people on certain occasions. Many men in the bible have multiple wives and many concubines. Sarah, Abraham’s wife, who is barren, gives her maid Hagar to her husband so they might have a son (Ishmael). Gen 16:1-4.

 

  • Incest is the BestThere are nineteen specific cases of incest in the bible, not counting necessary shenanigans of Cain and Seth and starting with Abraham’s marriage to his half sister Sarai. David’s son, Amnon, pretends to be ill so his sister, Tamar, will tend to him and he can make a move on her. And this is following the advice of a friend (II Sam. 13). And don’t forget that Lot’s two virgin daughters get him drunk in order to have sex with him in order to produce an heir. Gen 19:32, 36 “Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father.” This is neither punished nor even referred to in a disapproving manner. Gen. 38 describes the events of Judah’s daughter in law Tamar, who pretends to be a harlot to have sex with him. She conceives twins.

 

  • SLUT! – II Sam. 13 – David’s son Amnon has desires for his sister, Tamar. His friend suggests he act sick and have her treat him so he can make a move on her. Amnon follows this advice and ends up raping Tamar. Afterward he hates her and sends her away.

 

  • Women Were Valued For Only One Thing – Women were expected to have only one sexual partner in life whereas men could have plural marriage and concubines.

 

  • If God Wants You To F**K Someone, You Do It! – Gen. 38 – Onan refuses to have sex with his dead brother’s widow so God kills him. ALWAYS screw who God asks you to, dummy.

 

  • How Dare You Allow Yourselves To Be Used For Sex! – When David’s son, Absalom, sexually uses David’s concubines (the nerve!), David punishes the concubines by imprisoning them for life. II Sam. 16:22 and 20:3.

 

  • You Know, You’re Not As Hot As I Thought – Deut. 22:21 – If after consummating the wedding night, the groom were to go to the brides parents & claim she was not a virgin and the parents were unable to produce evidence (blood stained sheets) to dispute his claim, the bride must be brought to the door of her father’s house, “…and the men of her city shall stone her with stones that she die.” How many men, who unhappy with the choice of a wife, made this claim to free themselves from an unwanted marriage.

 

  • As Usual, In Religion It’s All About The Sex – Deut. 21:11-14 Describes how the conqueror should take women amongst the captives to have sex with and if they don’t want to stay with you after, to send them on their way. “And seest among the captives a beautiful woman, and thou hast a desire unto her, and wouldest take her to thee to wife; then thou shalt bring her home to thy house; and she shall shave her head, and pare her nails; and she shall put the raiment of her captivity from off her, and shall remain in thy house, and bewail her father and her mother a full month: and after that thou shalt go in unto her, and be her husband, and she shall be thy wife. And it shall be, if thou have no delight in her, then thou shalt let her go whither she will; but thou shalt not sell her at all for money, thou shalt not deal with her as a slave, because thou hast humbled her.” Where would a captive, divorced, possibly widowed ‘slave wife’, no longer a virgin if she was before, go exactly? Where would she be welcome?

  

  • Make Some Noise Ladies! Or Die! – Deut. 22:23, 24 – States that if a betrothed virgin is raped in the city and is not heard to cry out, she shall be stoned to death.

 

  • All Sex Is Unclean – Under Mosaic Law sexual relations are unclean. Paul was especially against the sex act, “…it is good for a man not to touch a woman … I say therefore to the unmarried and widows; It is good for them, if they abide even as I … Now, concerning virgins … I say it is good for a man so to be … Art thou bound unto a wife? seek not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from a wife? seek not a wife..” I Cor. 7 It’s Understandable why he would think that sex was unclean, just think about how rarely anyone bathed back then. Yuk! I agree with Paul.

 

  • More abuse at the hands of God – God punishes David for his misconduct with Bathsheba by giving his wives to his neighbor to have sex with them. “Thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will raise up evil against thee out of thine own house; and I will take thy wives before thine eyes, and give them unto thy neighbor, and he shall lie with thy wives in the sight of this sun.” II Sam. 12:11. On top of this God is clearly condoning polygamy. He clearly never condemns it or speaks ill of it.

 

Please visit my main page (https://doubtingthomas426.wordpress.com/) to gain a better understanding of where I am coming from. There you will find all my observations regarding religion and the bible categorized on the top Right hand side of the page. Please feel free to read through them and leave a comment or two if you like.

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2 Responses to “SEX IN THE BIBLE”

  1. ron hayter Says:

    the fact that female christans exist is shocking.

  2. Thank you so much for putting this all together in one spot! Yes these were some of the things that I was always trying to work out too, especially since other parts of the bible are about love, kindness, freedom, truth, etc. Bigger story behind the story I suppose…

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