Bible Family Values: part 5: in which a patriarch offers up his daughters to be gang-raped by an angry mob


19 It was evening when the two angels came to Sodom. Lot was sitting at Sodom’s [city] gate. Seeing them, Lot rose up to meet them and bowed to the ground.

2 And he said, My lords, turn aside, I beg of you, into your servant’s house and spend the night and bathe your feet. Then you can arise early and go on your way. But they said, No, we will spend the night in the square.

3 [Lot] entreated and urged them greatly until they yielded and [with him] entered his house. And he made them a dinner [with drinking] and had unleavened bread which he baked, and they ate.

4 But before they lay down, the men of the city of Sodom, both young and old, all the men from every quarter, surrounded the house.

5 And they called to Lot and said, Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us, that we may know (be intimate with) them.

6 And Lot went out of the door to the men and shut the door after him

7 And said, I beg of you, my brothers, do not behave so wickedly.

8 Look now, I have two daughters who are virgins; let me, I beg of you, bring them out to you, and you can do as you please with them. But only do nothing to these men, for they have come under the protection of my roof.

Lot: Yes, angry and murderous mob, please take my two daughters and gang rape them all night, but leave my male guests alone.

Lot’s Daughters: Uh… wow… thanks, Dad?

Father of the Year, Lot was not.

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10 thoughts on “Bible Family Values: part 5: in which a patriarch offers up his daughters to be gang-raped by an angry mob

  1. Pastor Juan Rivera

    …right… because 5 Billion abortions is much more “moral?” At least from this side of the porch, humans have not really changed that much. The world is still a pretty damn-dark place. Its amazing that “some” people are able to shine some light in the midst of the darkness. So tell me… you volunteer at which soup kitchen?

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    1. comradedread Post author

      Kudos on the non-sequitur. No idea where you dug up abortion.

      For the record, I donate regularly to my local rescue mission and just sent a donation to the Nepal relief effort and the World Food Bank.

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      1. Pastor Juan Rivera

        Must be like a wet dream to actually catch the attention from a Pastor, eh? Nice grammar, Mr. “Non-Sequitur.” Nothing like sending a little money somewhere to clear an Atheist conscience. Guess you’re too busy writing articles for Christians? SMH

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      2. comradedread Post author

        Not an atheist. Don’t really care about your vocation, as I know plenty of pastors, missionaries, and lay people. Also know plenty of agnostics, atheists, gays, liberals, and feminists. I care more for how kind and decent people are.

        I’ve been poor and now I have enough to give back to others. Simple as that.

        And I am happy to point out to any who listen that fundamentalist Christianity often ignores the more inconvenient parts of the bible to service a flawed religious or political narrative.

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      3. Pastor Juan Rivera

        By the way… You are so blind that when I made a valid comparison between “crimes,” both ancient and modern, you called it a “non-sequitor.” Really dude? So a guy in the Bible doing a horrendous thing is worthy of being pointed out… but a whole society creating the greatest holocaust in human history is not? See… you’re “mission” has only one goal- and that is to “prove” the irrationality of the Bible and Christianity. At least try to be rational while doing so!

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      4. comradedread Post author

        Yes, I would consider turning the conversation away from defending the text to “OMG! ABORTION!!!!!” to be a non-sequitur and citing a number of 5 billion and now Godwining yourself with comparisons to the Nazis to be rather silly.

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      5. Pastor Juan Rivera

        Red Herring… Whether 1 Billion or 5 Billion… it is the extermination of life for the selfish convenience of others. That, is nothing compared to your discovery that the Bible gives accounts to human atrocities… Obviously, you like them… are willing to look the other way when something is inconveniently immoral. I might be “silly” in the eyes of a fool… but you’re disregard for human atrocities NOW is a sign of a mental disorder.

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      6. comradedread Post author

        Let’s probe this a bit.
        If you could stop one event from happening, pastor, would you stop Roe v. Wade or would you stop Hitler’s rise to power?
        Numerically speaking, 55 million is greater than 11 million. So if a zygote or early term fetus is the full equivalent of a human being, you really shouldn’t hesitate to choose Roe v. Wade. I’m just curious if you will.
        Or perhaps more intimately, would you save a toddler from being hit by a truck if it meant allowing a woman to pass you on the way into an abortion clinic?
        Oh, and the bible does more than record atrocities. It enables and approves of them. Slavery, genocide, killing rape victims or forcing them to marry their rapists.
        You’d think if God really wrote the OT, he would have figured out the intrinsic evils of slavery, murdering children and non-combatants, and misogyny.
        But he didn’t write the OT, people did. People wrote the NT too. Folks trying to make sense of the divine and how it related to their lives.

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