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Lot, the mob, sex, and his daughters

So in Genesis 19, the two angels go to Lot's house, and an angry mob wants to have sex with the two angels. So Lot goes out side and offers his two virgin daughters to the mob to appease them. He says not to harm the men (angels) because they are under his protection. His daughters are not? wtf?

How is this okay? God wants to kill the whole city for punishment of this mob wanting gay sex, (and other unspecified "wickeness") but offering up your own daughters to be raped by them is acceptable?

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Asked by Saya at 8:33 AM on Oct. 13, 2010 in Religious Debate

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  • Check this out, i read it this morning. I think you'll dig it. The bible is just messed up.... It starts off with homosexuality & how wrong it is, but then goes on to other things the bible says is OK, like slavery & selling your daughters.


    Answer by samurai_chica at 9:00 AM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • Nowhere in the Bible does it say this is acceptable! It goes to show just how far sin can take someone. Lot, at one time, was a righteous man, but he moved into a wicked city, became friends with homosexuals and other wicked people, and the Bible says that his soul became "vexed" with the wickedness. I can't imagine someone trying to appease a sin-sick crowd with their own innocent daughters. God dealt very harshly with Lot for his sin.

    Answer by TimandMely4ever at 9:01 AM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • Samurai? Where in the Bible does it say that slavery and selling your daughters are okay? Sorry! It's NOT in there!!! I've read the entire bible MANY times, and it's nowhere in there that it says it's okay.

    Answer by TimandMely4ever at 9:03 AM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • The Bible even mentions cannibalism. Does that mean that cannibalism is OK? NO!

    Answer by tinamatt at 9:03 AM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • Offering his two daughters was a decision Lot made himself. It was not acceptable for him to offer his daughters per se, but at least he would not be subjecting his guests to the great abomination of gay sex. In that culture, gay sex was a huge abomination. While he did not want to see his daughters harmed either, (and they weren't' harmed. The mob went away because they wanted the men) he felt his honor depended on protecting his guests. There is a lot I do not understand. Most likely, these lust craved men who came after Lot's guests were determined to get what they wanted. Lot probably tried to make them go away without putting anyone in his household in jeopardy. But they wanted what they wanted. So as a last resort, he tried to appease them with his daughters --some still think its a great thing to "take" a woman's virginity. The mob left instead.

    Answer by duckigrrl at 9:04 AM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • NOWHERE does it say what Lot did to his daughters is OK. I have heard people who say Lot did that knowing that they wouldn't want his daughters. But it doesn't matter. He was a terrible father. It doesn't matter if he KNEW they didn't want his daughters, he NEVER should have offered. And the angels step in and protect them. They blind the eyes of the men and confuse them so they go away. I think that was to protect the daughters. So I would say that God stepped in to do what Lot SHOULD HAVE DONE - protect his family.

    Answer by micheledo at 9:04 AM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • Duckigrrl3-

    Are you serious? Two women being raped by a mob is better than two men getting raped by a mob? The mob didn't leave, they were smote blind by the angels.

    TimandMely- How did God deal harshly with Lot?

    Comment by Saya (original poster) at 9:16 AM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • The Bible shows that God, who reads hearts, did not judge Lot adversely. The mob were homosexual males and wouldn't have been interested in Lot's daughters anyway. In offering his daughters to the mob, Lot would have been confident that, if it was Jehovah's will, God would protect his daughters (as God had did with Sarah - Genesis12:17-19) And Jehovah DID direct matters so that Lot and his daughters were kept safe, not only from the homosexual mob, but also from the destruction that came on the cities. Gen. 19:15-29. The angels didn't say the offer had spoiled Lot's righteousness. Instead, the angels aided Lot and his family to escape


    Answer by PinkLentil at 9:44 AM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • Lot absolutely knew God would protect his daughters AND GOD did NOT let him down. The mob refused the daughters did they not?

    Answer by 2tinyhineys at 9:52 AM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • Exodus 21:7 And if a man sell his daughter to be a maidservant, she shall not go out as the menservants do. If a man sells his daughter as a servant, she is not to go free as menservants do.

    Both thy bondmen, and thy bondmaids, which thou shalt have, shall be of the heathen that are round about you; of them shall ye buy bondmen and bondmaids. 45Moreover of the children of the strangers that do sojourn among you, of them shall ye buy, and of their families that are with you, which they begat in your land: and they shall be your possession. 46And ye shall take them as an inheritance for your children after you, to inherit them for a possession; they shall be your bondmen for ever: but over your brethren the children of Israel, ye shall not rule one over another with rigour. Leviticus 25:44-46

    maybe you should re-read your bible...or maybe you didn't understand it.

    Answer by samurai_chica at 9:52 AM on Oct. 13, 2010

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