but i get it... it's fun to believe that people who identify as "christians" also completely 100% agree that rape is totally cool, cause it's in the bible...
I could be wrong, but I don't think that's the point. I think the opposite is the point. At least, it is when I make it. xians clearly do not think that. Sure, they do think other whacky and misogynistic things. But not that. So when I point out to them that they have some moral belief and the bible says the opposite of that belief, the point I am making is that the book they hold in such esteem is really terrifying and completely contrary to the morals they hold. It is to show them the primitiveness and barbarity of the myths they think they hold dear. My goal is to show the falseness of it.
also, just a little perspective. Deut 22 also says:
5 A woman must not wear men’s clothing, nor a man wear women’s clothing, for the Lord your God detests anyone who does this.
6 If you come across a bird’s nest beside the road, either in a tree or on the ground, and the mother is sitting on the young or on the eggs, do not take the mother with the young. 7 You may take the young, but be sure to let the mother go, so that it may go well with you and you may have a long life. [ed. yeah, totally the key to long life]
10 Do not plow with an ox and a donkey yoked together. [ed. because they are mortal enemies?]
11 Do not wear clothes of wool and linen woven together.[ed. because it is totally not fashionable
12 Make tassels on the four corners of the cloak you wear.[ed. because it is totally fashionable]
It also goes on to name some marriage violations. It is interesting that if a man slanders his new wife by saying she was not a virgin when she really was, that as punishmenthe has to give sheckles to her father, and she has to stay married to him. Great. That shows you who is really damaged by the slander - the woman's father.
However, if her hymen was not intact, or did not bleed when the marriage was consumated, she was to be stoned to death.
the verse in question: Deut 22:23-24 :
If a man happens to meet in a town a virgin pledged to be married and he sleeps with her, 24 you shall take both of them to the gate of that town and stone them to deathhttps://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=deut+22&version=NIV
and the other horrible verse, Deut 22:28-29 :
28 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 her father fifty shekels[c] of silver. He must marry the young woman, for he has violated her. He can never divorce her as long as he lives.
Again, we see the perception is that the damage of the rape is against the father, who receives the fine, and not the young woman. She gets to marry her rapist. Lucky her.
So, there you go. The wisdom of the jooz.