Christians, according to the Bible, in what instances should rape be condoned? And...?

...do you agree with such passages, or do you feel maybe not everything in the Bible is meant literally? Explain.

Thank you for your answers,

The Marlboro Man

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  • 9 years ago
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    What none of you have picked up on is that this man has made his point. There are questionable passages about rape in the Bible, and he is proving that so-called 'bible-believing' Christians don't really follow their Bible in all cases.f

    Why has he done this? No he's not atheist. He is Catholic, like myself, trying to show you that it is foolish to practice sola scriptura when you don't have the knowledge of what is literal and what is figurative, what is out of context, and what the author's intended meaning was without the teaching authority given to the Church as the "pillar of truth" (that is right the Bible says that the Church is the pillar of truth) protected and guided by the Holy Spirit and 2000 years of Sacred Tradition passed down since the time of the apostles.

  • Susan
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    4 years ago

    Aren't there other reasons besides rape that the Israelites might have kept the children alive, such as servants? "Okay for those who wanted context I hope that you will read the whole preceeding and following chapters full of more murderous goodies" Now you're just changing the subject and hurling (unnamed) elephants. You have still yet to show where the passage condones rape. And since you won't specify what "murderous goodies" you think are in the bible or in which verses you think you've found them, there's no sense in doing a verse-by-verse replay trying to read your mind.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Well its ok to rape your daughters if their mother was just turned into a pillar of salt. And then there's the dude who gives his daughters to the intruders so as some poor fella doesn't get done over. He says its better to rape a woman and hands them over.

    I think someplace there's something about being allowed to rape your wife, but being the heathen I am, I have no idea where. To tell you the truth I kind of gave up on the whole book after that raping his daughters thing. I mean the ickiest bit was that they all blamed the GIRLS for it.

    Source(s): ((((MM))))
  • 9 years ago

    Well Leviticus talks about it in how you should treat your female slaves after you rape them and they have children; it's quite human in that you either need to sell them together or marry her. Then again it doesn't quite condone rape, but if the woman doesn't scream load enough to be heard or she is raped in the "countryside" with no one around, the rapist needs to pay the marriage price and marry her. Since these passages are part of the scriptural law (i.e. the 613 commandments) it is hard to consider them as anything but literal.

    After this, God commands the Hebrews to in some cases, not kill the virgins but take them as slaves and to give a portion of them to the priests.

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  • 9 years ago

    The bible says a wife must submit to her husband. Literally. So, of course rape is condoned. The punishment for rape is for the rapist to marry the victim. So again, rape is condoned.

    Moses' god also encourages the rape , murder, and pillaging of non-Hebrew cultures.

  • 9 years ago

    As you approach a town to attack it, first offer its people terms for peace. If they accept your terms and open the gates to you, then all the people inside will serve you in forced labor. But if they refuse to make peace and prepare to fight, you must attack the town. When the LORD your God hands it over to you, kill every man in the town. But you may keep for yourselves all the women, children, livestock, and other plunder. You may enjoy the spoils of your enemies that the LORD your God has given you.

    (Deuteronomy 20:10-14)

    If within the city a man comes upon a maiden who is betrothed, and has relations with her, you shall bring them both out of the gate of the city and there stone them to death: the girl because she did not cry out for help though she was in the city, and the man because he violated his neighbors wife.

    (Deuteronomy 22:23-24 NAB)

    Source(s): A few passages about rape for those who are saying what passages.
  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    The passages in which rape was condoned is usually greatly misunderstood.

    For example: Some people state God once allowed soldiers to take foreign virgin women. The passage is none as horrible as it seems. The women were not raped. In reality, they would often save women and children during war (instead of slaughtering them). They introduced the women and children into the community through marriage. Since marriage, back than, was often arranged (marriage was rarely out of true love back than) it wasn't as bad as you would think. Not to mention the women often were given special laws to protect them from evil husbands.

    Another passage is believed, by atheists, to allow sexual slavery. In reality, it does not. Poor families would often give their daughters (and sons) away to work as maidservants to the wealthy. It became the 'masters' responsibility to act as a father to these young women and as a father figure they would protect them, and even arrange marriages. Many times it was to his son (so the poor girl marries a wealthy man). These young married women were given great laws to protect them. If her arranged husband ever abused her, neglected her (or her children), or refused her medical attention, food/water, clothing, or married a second wife she was allowed to divorce him.

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    Rape, in the bible, is serious offense. The rapists were given the death penalty. Although virgin women were also give the option to marry their rapist if they chose (since it would be hard to find a husband as a non-virgin). Despite popular belief, it was never forced. Both the daughter and her fatehr had to consent.

  • 9 years ago

    Rape is never condoned and should never be. Rape is taking someone's freedom away and their right to choose. It totally goes against marriage and the fact that marriage is the only time you are suppose to even have sex and with your wife only. Whatever God says in the Bible had best be taken literally. He is very serious about his word and it says that it does not come back void so whatever he says will be carried out without question.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Everything in the bible should not be taken literally rather it should be digested and learned from to help in our own lives.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    1) Murder, rape, and pillage at Jabesh-gilead (Judges 21:10-24 NLT)

    So they sent twelve thousand warriors to Jabesh-gilead with orders to kill everyone there, including women and children. "This is what you are to do," they said. "Completely destroy all the males and every woman who is not a virgin." Among the residents of Jabesh-gilead they found four hundred young virgins who had never slept with a man, and they brought them to the camp at Shiloh in the land of Canaan.

    The Israelite assembly sent a peace delegation to the little remnant of Benjamin who were living at the rock of Rimmon. Then the men of Benjamin returned to their homes, and the four hundred women of Jabesh-gilead who were spared were given to them as wives. But there were not enough women for all of them. The people felt sorry for Benjamin because the LORD had left this gap in the tribes of Israel. So the Israelite leaders asked, "How can we find wives for the few who remain, since all the women of the tribe of Benjamin are dead? There must be heirs for the survivors so that an entire tribe of Israel will not be lost forever. But we cannot give them our own daughters in marriage because we have sworn with a solemn oath that anyone who does this will fall under God's curse."

    Then they thought of the annual festival of the LORD held in Shiloh, between Lebonah and Bethel, along the east side of the road that goes from Bethel to Shechem. They told the men of Benjamin who still needed wives, "Go and hide in the vineyards. When the women of Shiloh come out for their dances, rush out from the vineyards, and each of you can take one of them home to be your wife! And when their fathers and brothers come to us in protest, we will tell them, 'Please be understanding. Let them have your daughters, for we didn't find enough wives for them when we destroyed Jabesh-gilead. And you are not guilty of breaking the vow since you did not give your daughters in marriage to them.'" So the men of Benjamin did as they were told. They kidnapped the women who took part in the celebration and carried them off to the land of their own inheritance. Then they rebuilt their towns and lived in them. So the assembly of Israel departed by tribes and families, and they returned to their own homes.

    You might want to fossick around Numbers too I seem to remember it has some similar passages here, and dont forget this is your gods book if its in here he condones it, or so you tell us

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