Escaping Christian Fundamentalism

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Conservative Christian blogger:

When attacking atheism, Christians will say without God, there is no objective right or wrong. With no divine lawgiver, everything is permitted. Rape might be taboo, but there is no way the atheist can say that it is truly evil. If the skeptic knows a bit about the Old Testament, they might be glad you brought up the R-word. “Oh really!? Well, then how can morality be based on a divine lawgiver that condones and allows rape?”  Admittedly, there is some funky sounding stuff in the Old Testament. For example:

  • We read in Judges that the Israelites hatched a scheme to allow the pathetic Benjaminites to essentially rape 400 women at Jabesh-Gilead so their clan’s population wouldn’t die out. (Judges 21:10-24)
  • Moses seems to have made room for female POWs to be war trophies. (Numbers 31:17-18Deuteronomy 20:10-14)
  • And we read…

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