Saturday, December 12, 2009

98: (More) Incest in the Bible

2 Samuel 13-15
"Don't, my brother!" she said to him. "Don't force me. Such a thing should not be done in Israel! Don't do this wicked thing. What about me? Where could I get rid of my disgrace? And what about you? You would be like one of the wicked fools in Israel. Please speak to the king; he will not keep me from being married to you." But he refused to listen to her, and since he was stronger than she, he raped her. - 2 Samuel 13:12-14

David has a son named Amnon. Amnon decides that he really, really wants to have sex with his sister. He fakes being sick so he can have his sister alone with him. When he is finally alone with her, he rapes her. Once he finally gets what he wants, the bible says that he hates her. There is no explanation for why he starts hating her right after they have sex. I guess there's no explanation for why he wants to have sex with his sister either, oh well.

One of David's other sons (Absalom) ends up killing Amnon for the rape of his sister. Absalom is exiled for this.

Eventually David gets over Absalom killing Amnon and lets him come back to Jerusalem. The bible says that Absalom was the most attractive man in Jerusalem. Absalom ends up getting a bigger following than David. This forces David to flee Jerusalem out of fear for his life.

More fundie today. This is in a letter to the editor so I can't blame the newspaper for this one.

Apparently all of the countries woes are as a result of the bible not being taught in schools. If we would only teach the bible in school then all of the STDs in the world would immediately go away. We know this is true, because we know that all people who study the bible are good people. For example, clergymen. These are the people that study the bible the most and we know they never, you know, rape little boys or anything. Oh wait...

(via Daily Record)
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