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Comment by dr kellie on November 8, 2012 at 8:17am

I was pleased to note the difference between city and country rape.

Comment by James Kz on November 8, 2012 at 4:26am
There is also the Skeptic's Annotated Bible commentary at http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/says_about/rape.html
Comment by Daniel W on November 6, 2012 at 1:43pm

The bible is a collection of writings spanning - what? a thousand years?  It contains the thoughts, laws, some history - much of which is probably legend / inaccurate / made up for local political purposes at the time and place where written.  Saved and processed by generations who had their own agendas as well.  

Using the bible as a guide for any kind of laws or ethics, in the modern world, is evil.  It's not based on any kind of reality.

Comment by dr kellie on November 6, 2012 at 12:51pm

I agree.  I just found the article interesting in this time of rape politics and god talk.  It's all a bunch of hooey.

Comment by Loren Miller on November 6, 2012 at 11:21am

The bible has NEVER been about rights for women, and indeed, may be argued as a text utterly dedicated to privilege for men and the status of chattel or property for women.  As regards its statements regarding women, rape, property and so on, I treat the bible on these topics as I treat it on any other topic:

I ignore it.

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