Atheism, the Bible, Rape, EvilBible.com and Dan Barker, part 1 of 6

Please note that this series has been republished beginning here.


  1. Like I told one of the usual suspects, if I lost my Faith & Belief in God tommorow. BASED on my studies & knowlege of the Early Near East & the interpretation of Jewish Law I STILL would conclude the claim the Bible authorizes Rape to be a Joke.

    That is how bad that case is so deal with it.

  2. Ben I agree, to be honest if atheists were smart they would concentrate on the reasonable difficulties in the Bible, ones that could be supported, but the rape thing is not going to afford them any traction.

    If I was an atheist and wanted to push buttons with Christians I use the ten or twenty things that give Christians fits, such as Noahs Ark, Jonah and the whale, Abraham and Isaac, Ananias and Saphira. Here I am giving atheists ideas now. And they still don't get it.

    The rape thing? I just don't see it.


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    In this larger paper on homosexuality, I deal with rape, quoting from:

    A Natural history of Rape: Biological bases of Sexual Coercion; The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature; Darwin’s Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meaning of Life;