Why doesn't God prohibit rape in the Ten Commandments?

Why doesn't God prohibit rape in the Ten Commandments? Did the concept of "rape" even exist when the Bible was being written?

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  1. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    God doesn't exist

  2. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Thou shall not covet?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Thou shall not covet thy neighbor's wife, yes. But what if it's an unmarried woman? Then you can covet her, or?

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        I think the word "neighbor" is supposed to be a metaphor that means "other people" or "humanity", like obviously the phrase "love thy neighbor" doesn't mean "love only the people who live in your neighborhood but it's okay to hate the rest".
        However, the phrasing "thy neighbor's wife" is still strange because it a priori assumes women are a property of other men, thus if rape is bad it's not because it violates female bodily autonomy, but because it damages other men' s property. Raping an unmarried woman would then be damaging a POTENTIAL property of some other man.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Neighbor means kinsman. It's a racial term.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      I remember when I read that as a religious tween I was bummed out because "to covet" means "to want/yearn". Like how can you not lust after an attractive woman, married or not. Hot women activate your neurons automatically. Whether you decide to act on your impulses or not is a whole other story.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        You're allowed to covet women as long as they don't belong to your neighbor.

  3. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    i love those threads so goddamn much

  4. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Does this mean Elliott Rodger is in Hell because he was a murderer, but had he been a rapist he'd be in Heaven?

  5. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Did the concept of "rape" even exist when the Bible was being written?
    I don't think it even exists today in some primitive tribes and cultures

  6. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    This is what happens when an atheist/disbeliever read the Sacred Scriptures. He cannot reason.

  7. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    God likes rape, why would he for bid it?

  8. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Deuteronomy 5:18,21
    >[18]“ ‘Do not commit adultery.
    >[21]“ ‘Do not desire another man's wife; do not desire his house, his land, his slaves, his cattle, his donkeys, or anything else that he owns.’

    Being covetous towards another person is pretty much breaking the above commandments. If you have no plan to marry them, yet you're burning with lust, it's pretty much adultery. We do it with our eyes whenever we look at a person lustfully that we aren't married to. Christ himself compared it to fornication in Matthew 5:28.

    More likely "rape" wasn't a word that existed back then. Just fornication and adultery. According to Google:

    >The word “rape” is derived from the Latin rapere, meaning “to steal, seize, or carry away.” Forcible seizure and rape were accepted methods of …

    The commandment "Thou shall not steal" plays a huge role in this. Derp.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >If you have no plan to marry them, yet you're burning with lust, it's pretty much adultery. We do it with our eyes whenever we look at a person lustfully that we aren't married to.
      So the concept of "marital rape" doesn't exist in Christianity?

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Point it out to me. Which book, which chapter, which verse. And if it is there, more likely that person was aligning himself with God's wrath.

  9. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Why doesn't God prohibit rape in the Ten Commandments? Did the concept of "rape" even exist when the Bible was being written?
    People back then weren't idiots and they realized that if women had say in the matter the human race would have gone extinct long ago just as japan is right now.

  10. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Rape was a property crime in the ancient Near East

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Rape was a property crime in the ancient Near East
      Exactly, just as it was in 90% of the rest of the world.
      People are so out of touch these days.

  11. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Rape is a property crime in the Hebrew Bible. That's why you had to marry a woman if you raped her: you made her ineligible for marriage and now her father can't get his bride-price.
    You break it you buy it:God's position on rape.

  12. 4 months ago
    Radiochan

    Read the Levitical laws, it provides for this in there.
    "Thou shalt not steal" and "thou shalt not covet anything of thy neighbor's" also cover this as well.

  13. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    "thou shalt not steal" would include rape in a society that treated women as property, no?

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