posted on May, 9 2008 @ 10:25 PM
"If a man is caught in the act of raping a young woman who is not engaged, he must pay fifty pieces of silver to her father. Then he must marry the
young woman because he violated her, and he will never be allowed to divorce her." (Deuteronomy 22:28-29"
That's out of context, but lets put it this way. THAT rule, right there, is STILL better than what we do now.
If someone rapes someone now, they go to jail and are taken care of for a few years (given a place to work out, play basketball, read, make
connections, YOU KNOW? become stronger and smarter criminals!), pay no fine, are not committed to any kind of service (like marriage) and when they
return to society they rape someone else.
That's working great!
I bet you that a sane person would be less likely to rape someone if the old rule was still in place.
BTW, the 50 pieces of silver in biblical times is equivalent to $1,583 American dollars today. For anyone curious, JC was sold out for less than a
grand. Somewhere around $980 dollars
Despite that fact that your quoting things out of context, all of the things u quoted are really not that bad at all compared to the way we do things
now. Look around you.
[edit on 5/9/2008 by JPhish]