I’m currently going through the book of Leviticus right now so I thought it would be a good idea to pull a verse from Leviticus for this week’s crazy Bible verse. Every Atheist knows there are plenty to choose from in this book!!!
“If a priest’s daughter defiles herself by becoming a prostitute, she disgraces her father; she must be burned in the fire.” – Leviticus 21:9
As if being a woman in the Bible is not bad enough, being a woman who is the daughter of a priest is even worse! I’m not saying prostitution is the field of work a dad wants his daughter to enter, but if she’s doing it of her own choosing, that’s her choice as a human being. Not according to God, however. If the daughter of a priest is a prostitute, she must be burned to death! Let me say that one more time to let it sink in. BURNED…TO…DEATH!!!
Even if prostitution is illegal in Biblical times, death by fire? There’s no other appropriate punishment aside from death? Not even a quick, painless death? It is verses such as these that show how ridiculous and insane the Bible is.