It’s Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday and this week I’ve pulled a verse from the book of Deuteronomy, which has no shortage of crazy.
“You will be pledged to be married to a woman, but another will take her and rape her.” – Deuteronomy 28:30
This verse is one among many verses that describe what God will do to you if you disobey him. In this case, if you disobey God and you are engaged to be married, God will have your fiancé raped. Lovely. So let me get this straight. The man does something wrong (and let’s assume it really was a wrong and not some dumb thing for God to get his kicks and giggles) yet the woman gets raped. Misogyny much?!?!
God’s punishment in this case is to punish someone else who didn’t commit the crime. A woman is to be raped for something her fiancé did? Wow! Simply wow! And this is a god who supposedly loves everyone? Hardly.