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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Morality of Bible

The basis for modern christian belief is complex as it is based on many different versions of the bible. The bible has many different translations. Not all translations are the same.  Suppose a woman isn't engaged to be married, and a man talks her into sleeping with him. If they are caught, they will be forced to get married. He must give her father fifty pieces of silver as a bride-price and can never divorce her.
Deuteronomy 28:29 Contemporary English Version   If a man happens to meet a virgin who is not pledged to be married and rapes her and they are discovered, 29 he shall pay the girl's father fifty shekels of silver. He must marry the girl, for he has violated her. He can never divorce her as long as he lives
These two different versions of the same verses, contradict each other, as one version refers about "talking a girl into sleeping with one" and the other version "and rapes her". These clear contradictions amongst the different versions of the bible, makes modern christian belief very complex. Another example of differences in belief amongst christians is many christians eat pork and take alcohol but certain denominations (Eg: Seventh Day Adventists) do not eat pork nor take alcohol.
Injustice to women
Accroding to the Bible a rapist must marry the girl he rapes.
"If a man happens to meet a virgin who is not pledged to be married and rapes her and they are discovered, he shall pay the girl's father fifty shekels of silver. He must marry the girl, for he has violated her. He can never divorce her as long as he lives." Deuteronomy 22:28.
Thus this verse of the bible allows a man to stalk the most beautiful girl in the town, rape her, sue her in court to become his wife so he can continue raping her for the rest of her life.
Another verse in the same chapter orders the death penalty if a man rapes a married girl.
"But if out in the country a man happens to meet a girl pledged to be married and rapes her, only the man who has done this shall die. Deuteronomy 22:25"
Inadvertantly this verse promotes the raping of single (unmarried) women. As if somebody rapes a single woman the punishment is less severe.
Bible also requires a woman to prove her virginity if the man (husband) challenges it.
"If a man takes a wife and, after lying with her, dislikes her and slanders her and gives her a bad name, saying, "I married this woman, but when I approached her, I did not find proof of her virginity," then the girl's father and mother shall bring proof that she was a virgin to the town elders at the gate. The girl's father will say to the elders, "I gave my daughter in marriage to this man, but he dislikes her. Now he has slandered her and said, 'I did not find your daughter to be a virgin.' But here is the proof of my daughter's virginity." Then her parents shall display the cloth before the elders of the town, and the elders shall take the man and punish him. They shall fine him a hundred shekels of silver and give them to the girl's father, because this man has given an Israelite virgin a bad name. She shall continue to be his wife; he must not divorce her as long as he lives." Deuteronomy 13:19
But bible does not require a man to prove his virginity as it is impossible. Scholars agree that there is no scientific basis for this as a women could lose (rupture) her hymen for many other reasons other than intercourse.
Erotic text in the Bible
The Song of songs or song of Solomon contains erotic literature
Song of Songs 8:1-3
1- If only you were to me like a brother,who was nursed at my mother's breasts! Then, if I found you outside, I would kiss you, and no one would despise me.
2- I would lead you and bring you to my mother's house, she who has taught me.I would give you spiced wine to drink, the nectar of my pomegranates.
3- His left arm is under my head and his right arm embraces me.
The song of Solomon the entire chapter is talking of sexual encounters between a man and a woman. It is not clear which denomination of Christians do not agree with these verses, but its found in all versions of the Bible.

More on Bible:

·        Bible: A Short History: http://wp.me/p1dL2Q-dh
·        Bible: Questionable Precepts: http://t.co/jO5UfC6
·        Contradictions in Bible: http://t.co/n21ziXH
·        Bible Absurdities: http://t.co/EvcTZFQ
·        Intractable Errors in Bible: http://t.co/CsLRdHQ
·        Bible: Obscenities: http://t.co/fRsZtfP
·        Violence and Atrocities in Bible: http://t.co/XJusYKb
·        Incest in the Bible
·        Morality of Bible http://t.co/0dBBX0J

·        Jesus Christ
o       Teachings
o       Son of God
o       Father (Abba), God
o       Aberrant Doctrines
o       Trinity, Polytheism
o       Jesus and Divinity
·        Bible Refutes Doctrines
·        Jesus Christ & Islam
·        Was Jesus God?
·        Christian Groups/Sects
·        The Old Testament
o       Torah and Talmud
·        The New Testament
o       Gospels (Injeel)
·        Monotheism in Bible
·        http://www.ncccusa.org/
·        RSV Bible

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