Monday, June 18, 2007

Rape, Murder, and extreme violence

Judges 19:22-29 While they were enjoying themselves, some of the wicked men of the city surrounded the house. Pounding on the door, they shouted to the old man who owned the house, "Bring out the man who came to your house so we can have sex with him."

The owner of the house went outside and said to them, "No, my friends, don't be so vile. Since this man is my guest, don't do this disgraceful thing. Look, here is my virgin daughter, and his concubine. I will bring them out to you now, and you can use them and do to them whatever you wish. But to this man, don't do such a disgraceful thing."

But the men would not listen to him. So the man took his concubine and sent her outside to them, and they raped her and abused her throughout the night, and at dawn they let her go. At daybreak the woman went back to the house where her master was staying, fell down at the door and lay there until daylight.

When her master got up in the morning and opened the door of the house and stepped out to continue on his way, there lay his concubine, fallen in the doorway of the house, with her hands on the threshold. He said to her, "Get up; let's go." But there was no answer. Then the man put her on his donkey and set out for home.

When he reached home, he took a knife and cut up his concubine, limb by limb, into twelve parts and sent them into all the areas of Israel.


PERSONAL COMMENTARY


Wow! This is definitely X-Rated stuff. Doesn't this sound very similar to the Lot story?

5 comments:

Knachy said...

This is the scariest, most awful, horrible thing Ive ever read (well, theres a lot of other ones in the Bible) but this is exactly the kind of thing that made me doubt the Bible in the first place.

I mean... WTF? The Lot one is even worse. *sigh* Why didnt the angels do anything?

Porter said...

This likely represents the example of Israel's own adultery, and the twelve tribes being scattered. This also shows that wickedness can be ugly, and the response to it even again as much, if not more so.

Anonymous said...

The world doesn't consist of all flowery gardens, jungles, and rainforests. There're naturally going to be a few deserts. The bible and life itself is the same way. There can be some very dry, dangerous places people have to travel through.

Also, @Knachy, the Angels did do something. They got Lot and his family out of the city and burned it down, and told them to never look back to the city. When you leave such a wicked and terrible place as where they lived, you aren't supposed to look back on it because you miss it.

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Anonymous said...

knachy... how come this made you doubdt in the bible? does it say this is the will of god? of course not... this is just a simple story of how horrible humans can be and the bible tells us that they have been since the beginning after the great fall of adam and eve, this world became inspired and influenced by the father of lies, just look around you, you see things everywhere whitch the bible tells is sin or bad somehow, if we are talking about modern christianity its either twisted or splited in groups and directions by houndreds its horrible, there is only one way to truth and life jesus of nazareth the original one from the bible not anyone else the old and the new testament is 6000 years, and the old testament is one of the most honest books you can find, and you cant possibly understand all acts of an omnipotent god, so there are prob many things we could dissagre on with god because we dont see the whole purpose and meaning behind it, god even sees in the future.