what sort of research do you need to do? do you believe your god's instructions regarding rape are moral or immoral? why does it require research to acknowledge that it's plainly immoral to punish a woman who doesn't cry out, perhaps out of fear or because she has a knife to her throat, whilst being raped? why does it require research to acknowledge that failing to punish the rapist except to say that he has to pay his rape victim's father and marry his rape victim is immoral? what sort of person needs to do research into this?
i think she just started another thread for some reason. and if she meant looking up the passages in the bible then i hope she does do that. i gave her the chapter and verse citations and quoted the passages for her. the verses appear in a list of instructions so there's no context to speak of. it is the Mosaic Law as given by her god.
I looked them up and he is talking about adultery more of a cultural saying not technically rape when sum 1 sleeps with who you are not supposed to is the same thing as rape in those days and the when she does not scream out it is saying that she is cheating on her husband and keeps it a secret and so its dishonest its adultery not rape
i am not confused about it its not saying rape is okay it is saying adultery is not ok and it is using rape as the cultural word and the woman was not getting raped in dueteronomy 22:23-24 she was cheating on her husband and failed to be honest about it (scream out)
you're forgetting about the other passages i pointed to.
If a man find a damsel that is a virgin, which is not betrothed, and lay hold on her, and lie with her, and they be found; Then the man that lay with her shall give unto the damsel's father fifty shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife; because he hath humbled her, he may not put her away all his days. -- Deuteronomy 22:28-29
a virgin who is unbetrothed, meaning a woman is not married or attached to a man... your argument doesn't work here. go ahead and try to defend this one.
and so again, rape isn't the issue because if the sex was consensual your god would have the same problem with it. so there's nothing else wrong about rape than simply sex before marriage. again, do you not hear what you're saying?
You know, Alicia, sometimes when the Bible says something it's not a metaphor. Sometimes it means what it actually says. You can't regard the parts you don't like as metaphors or cultural differences and regard the parts that you do like as the holy word of God.