Deuteronomy 22:20-21

God has a fetish for killing people, women in particular, for minor offenses, or in many cases, something that is perfectly legal today in most countries.  For this week’s crazy Bible verse I look at God’s views on virginity, or lack thereof.

“If, however, the charge is true and no proof of the young woman’s virginity can be found, she shall be brought to the door of her father’s house and there the men of her town shall stone her to death. She has done an outrageous thing in Israel by being promiscuous while still in her father’s house. You must purge the evil from among you.” – Deuteronomy 22:20-21

It would horrible enough if a woman was killed because it was proved she had sex with another man before marriage, but in this verse, God allows the murder of women who are NEVER proven to have had sex.  These women are allowed to be murdered because there is no proof they are virgins.
How do you prove someone is a virgin?  The hymen, but this is a misconception.  From Wikipedia:

“The hymen is a membrane that surrounds or partially covers the external vaginal opening.”

The misconception is that a broken (really it just stretches, but is referred to as broken) hymen means a woman has had sex.  Not true.  The hymen is “broken” during the first sex experience, but it can “break” through many different methods.  Tampons can do the same.  Children and young women who are very athletic can have a “broken” hymen before their first sexual experience.

God, however, doesn’t know this.  Yes, I know God created everything, but if so, He doesn’t understand His creations.  How could an all-knowing God pass down a law to murder women who are thought to have had pre-marital sex, despite there being other explanations for not having proof of virginity?

These two verses are just further evidence of the craziness in the Bible.  God is science illiterate.


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