Deuteronomy 22:13–21

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    skeptical
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    13 “If any man takes a wife and zgoes in to her and then hates her 15 and accuses her of misconduct and brings a bad name upon her, saying, ‘I took this woman, and when I came near her, I did not find in her evidence of virginity,’ 15 then the father of the young woman and her mother shall take and bring out the evidence of her virginity to the elders of the city in the gate. 16 And the father of the young woman shall say to the elders, ‘I gave my daughter to this man to marry, and he hates her; 17 and behold, he has accused her of misconduct, saying, “I did not find in your daughter evidence of virginity.” And yet this is the evidence of my daughter’s virginity.’ And they shall spread the cloak before the elders of the city. 18 Then the elders of that city shall take the man and whip2 him, 19 and they shall fine him a hundred shekels3 of silver and give them to the father of the young woman, because he has brought a bad name upon a virgin4 of Israel. And she shall be his wife. aHe may not divorce her all his days. 20 But if the thing is true, that evidence of virginity was not found in the young woman, 21 then they shall bring out the young woman to the door of her father’s house, and bthe men of her city shall stone her to death with stones, because she has cdone an outrageous thing in Israel by whoring in her father’s house. dSo you shall purge the evil from your midst.

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    Alright, makes sense to me. Where do I sign up?

    #12015
    Amus
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    I’m curious how biblical literalists deal with passages such as this in the bible.

    If you believe that the bible is inerrant, would you not have to give your daughter to her rapist?

    Also, If you are a biblical literalist, how do you reconcile contradictions in the bible such as those pointed out by Bart Ehrman below;

    #12049
    skeptical
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    Even if you’re not a biblical literalist, how can you keep spinning stuff this into something positive, uplifting and worthy of total faith?

    You pretty much have to accept that you’re fooling yourself. On top of that, you’re spending a good portion of your life devoted to a “hobby” based on utter nonsense.

    If Charles Darwin uttered a few lines like this in his lifetime, Christians would be all over his theory as being BOGUS!

    Man, recent behavior-wise, some of you Christians really do need to hurry up and meet your maker.

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