Friday, April 1, 2011 3:28:56 PM
Isn't rape covered under #10? "You shall not covet your neighbor`s house; you shall not covet your neighbor`s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor`s" Exodus 20:17 NKJV
@Auburjunky: pardon my ignorance but what is the difference between a Hebrew and a Jew?
Thursday, March 31, 2011 11:43:10 PM
No, rape isn't one of the ten commandments. But if you go around raping strangers, you`re at significant risk of breaking the adultery one. And yes, it would count as adultery when the victim`s married and you aren`t.
Actually, come to think of it, the Bible doesn`t directly forbid rape when both parties are unmarried. Instead, the parties involved count as automatically married. Considering that women didn`t work in the Biblical era, this would constitute an economic punishment for the rapist; either he`d have to support the victim for life, or else he`d have to pay her family a divorce settlement.
This, of course, is one of many reasons why only nutcases take the Bible literally.
Thursday, March 31, 2011 1:47:55 PM
@auburnjunky Jesus was Jewish, his family were Jewish and he was brought up as such, going to synagogues etc. His primary preaching was to the Jews because they were God's people, and he was hated by his own people (the Jews), he went out and spread the word to the gentiles and others and told his disciples to do the same (Matthew 28: 18-20, Romans 1: 16).
On another note Jesus states in Matthew 22 vs 34-40 (Yay kid`s songs!) "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul and all your mind. Love your neighbour as yourself. No commandment is greater than these." I doubt anyone really truly wants to be raped (or perhaps some do?!) If one loves someone as they themselves wish to be loved by others then would rape be so common?