Originally posted by nomorecruelty
"Betrothed" means 'engaged to be married" - basically. "Spoken for", "engaged", "taken" - what part of that verse are you mistaking for "rape"?
Did you read the quote at all? It says "if a manlays with a woman who is NOT betrothed." What part of that do you not understand? She is not engaged, spoken for, or taken and he is going to lay with her and she has no say. How do you get "not betrothed" as engaged to this man?
The "If her father refuses to give her to him" part? That means her hand in marriage. And in those days, again, the law of the land, which was enacted by mankind - required the exchange of money/jewels/treasure for a woman.
Yeah, it is just a dowry deal - when you completely ignore the fact that she was not engaged to him and he slept with her and that is the only reason dad has to give her up. She had no say and dad has no say. Dad only has the say in how much he gets for losing his daughter. The husband just has to sleep with a woman and she is obligated to be his. Read it again, please as you clearly misunderstood.
What part of that suggests that God condoned it? That was the law of the land then - and those laws were manmade - not by God.
And how did I "blatantly lie"?
You said Exodus does not mention witches and yet the very next verse after the one you quoted was about witches. You obviously did not even read my post all the way.