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Bible Rape, Sex Slavery and the Abuse of Girls and Women

The Bible commands and/or condones rape, sex slavery and the abuse of girls and women in a large number of verses (meaning such commandments and endorsements are not accidental or misinterpretations). The Bible never once condemns slavery, but endorses slavery in both the Old Testament and New Testament. Male Israelites were offered release after six years of servitude, but girls, women and foreign slaves and their children became the perpetual property of their owner's family, except in the case of certain injuries. The endorsement and regulation of slavery in the Bible, and the absence of any outright condemnation of the satanic institution, was later used to justify slavery by its defenders, including American Christians who owned slaves prior to the Civil War.

How can the Bible be "infallible" when from Genesis to Revelation slavery is commanded and condoned, but never condemned? — Michael R. Burch

Christians who claim the Bible is the "infallible word of God" should think carefully about this. Can a true religion be based on lies? If the Bible was authored by an all-knowing, all-wise God who foresees the future, he could have avoided the enslavement of millions of Africans by American Christians, a terrible Civil War that left over 600,000 Americans dead (still the largest loss of American lives in any war), and all the racial violence that followed. An all-wise God would have known that slavery corrupts the masters even as it degrades the slaves and inevitably leads to rape, which accounts for millions of light-skinned African-Americans.

Can a true religion be based on lies? How can the Bible be "the infallible word of God" when it commands and/or condones the worst crimes known to humanity: slavery, sex slavery, infanticide, matricide, ethnic cleansing, genocide, and the ghastly stoning to death of rape victims and child brides who didn't bleed sufficiently on their wedding nights to prove their virginity?—Michael R. Burch

Did an all-wise God author the Bible's satanic verses that command and condone slavery, sex slavery and rape, or did primitive men pretend to speak for God? The answer seems obvious.

The New Testament never condemns the satanic institution of slavery. Indeed, Saint Paul's epistle to Philemon became an important text in regard to slavery, as it was used by American slave owners to require Northern Christians to return escaped slaves to their Southern masters. In his epistle, Paul returns Onesimus, a runaway Christian slave, to his Christian master Philemon. Neither Jesus Christ, nor Paul, nor any apostle or Hebrew prophet ever clearly condemned the institution of slavery. Here, on the other hand, are examples of Bible passages that clearly command and/or condone sex slavery and thus rape:

When a father sells his daughter as a slave, she will not be freed at the end of six years as the male slaves are. If she does not please the man who bought her, he may allow her to be bought back again. But he is not allowed to sell her to foreigners, since he is the one who broke the contract with her. And if the slave girl's owner arranges for her to marry his son, he may no longer treat her as a slave girl, but he must treat her as his daughter. If he himself marries her and then takes another wife, he may not reduce her food or clothing or fail to sleep with her as his wife. If he fails in any of these three ways, she may leave as a free woman without making any payment. (Exodus 21:7-11 NLT)

In other words, the only way a female slave could be kept a slave was to rape her repeatedly! This verse blatantly contradicts other Bible verses that say God intended a man to have only one wife for life, by saying that a man can have multiple wives, and discard them if they don't "please" him.

In this satanic passage a father can sell his own daughter as a sex slave, and she would never be freed as long as her new master continued to rape her! If she doesn’t “please” the man who bought her, her father has the option to buy her back, but not the obligation. The girl’s new owner can “arrange” for her to marry his sons, giving her no choice in the matter and thus forcing her to become a sex slave. Or he can marry her, while taking other wives, forcing her to become part of his harem. As long as he keeps raping her, his children by her will also become slaves for life. However, if he fails to have sex with her (i.e., if he doesn't rape her repeatedly), she can become free.

Can anyone believe this is the "wisdom of God"? And yet many Christians claim that every word of the Bible is the "inerrant" and "infallible" word of God!

Only slaves who were Hebrew men were to be freed after six years, so the slavery commanded in the Bible was both racist and sexist. Virgin girls were given to "men of God" as the spoils of war, and thus as sex slaves:

So they sent twelve thousand warriors to Jabesh-gilead with orders to kill everyone there, including women and children. "This is what you are to do," they said. "Completely destroy all the males and every woman who is not a virgin." Among the residents of Jabesh-gilead they found four hundred young virgins who had never slept with a man, and they brought them to the camp at Shiloh in the land of Canaan. The Israelite assembly sent a peace delegation to the little remnant of Benjamin who were living at the rock of Rimmon. Then the men of Benjamin returned to their homes, and the four hundred women of Jabesh-gilead who were spared were given to them as wives. (Judges 21:10-24)

Everyone was killed except the virgin girls, and the virgin girls were forced to become “wives” (a euphemism for sex slaves) to the men who wiped out their families. This was clearly sex slavery. As we will see below, the "wives" were not really wives, but could be put out on the street if the "men of God" grew tired of them:

They attacked Midian just as the LORD had commanded Moses, and they killed all the men ... Then the Israelite army captured the Midianite women and children and seized their cattle and flocks and all their wealth as plunder. They burned all the towns and villages where the Midianites had lived. After they had gathered the plunder and captives, both people and animals, they brought them all to Moses and Eleazar the priest, and to the whole community of Israel, which was camped on the plains of Moab beside the Jordan River, across from Jericho. Moses, Eleazar the priest, and all the leaders of the people went to meet them outside the camp. But Moses was furious with all the military commanders who had returned from the battle. "Why have you let all the women live?" he demanded ... Now kill all the boys and all the women who have slept with a man. Only the young girls who are virgins may live; you may keep them for yourselves. (Numbers 31:7-18 NLT)

These are chilling words: Kill all the boys and all the women who have had sex and thus are worthless. Keep only the virgin girls for yourselves, as sex slaves. Force them to have sex with the men who killed their fathers, mothers and siblings.

If everyone is killed except the virgin girls, and the men who did the killing can keep the virgin girls “for themselves,” it is entirely obvious what will happen to the girls, who will be forced to serve the conquering warriors as sex slaves.

The Tannaïtic Midrash Sifre to Numbers in §157 comments on the commandment of Moses to kill the Midianite women as well as the male children. According to the Tannaïte Rabbis, Moses had ordered the Israelites to kill all women older than three years and a day, because they were "suitable for having sexual relations." According to Rabbi Joseph, "Come and take note: A girl three years and one day old is betrothed by intercourse." According to Rabbi Meir, "A girl three years old may be betrothed through an act of sexual intercourse."

As you approach a town to attack it, first offer its people terms for peace. If they accept your terms and open the gates to you, then all the people inside will serve you in forced labor [slavery]. But if they refuse to make peace and prepare to fight, you must attack the town. When the LORD your God hands it over to you, kill every man in the town. But you may keep for yourselves all the women, children, livestock, and other plunder. You may enjoy the spoils of your enemies that the LORD your God has given you. (Deuteronomy 20:10-14)

According to the Bible, women and children are “spoils of war” to be “enjoyed” by the victorious warriors. Please note that the Bible's rules kept changing. At first "men of God" were allowed to have only one wife, for life. Later, in Numbers 31, when victorious "men of God" captured people of other tribes they were allowed to keep the virgin girls as sex slaves, creating harems, but they were required to kill all the males including children, infants and babies, and all the non-virgin females, plus all the animals. But by the time Deuteronomy 20 was written, "men of God" were allowed to keep the women, children and livestock as "plunder." An all-wise God would not have kept changing the rules to allow "men of God" to acquire more and more slaves. And if he really wanted men to be faithful to their wives, he would not have endorsed rape via sex slavery. Quite obviously, the men writing the Bible were pretending to speak for "God" while changing their barbaric rules from book to book.

It also bears noting that the first five books of the Old Testament, known as the Torah, were allegedly all written by Moses. But the books contradict each other on important matters and thus cannot have been written by the same person. For instance, in one passage the Torah says human beings cannot look on the face of God and live; thus Jehovah "mooned" Moses by showing him his backside when Moses requested to see his glory. Yet in other passages Moses talked to God face-to-face "like a friend" so that his face glowed from the encounters. God even had a picnic with Moses and the elders of the tribes of Israel. God also appeared and spoke to Adam and Eve, to Abraham and his wife Sara, and to Jacob/Israel. Such blatant contradictions exist because the Bible was written by multiple different authors with very different beliefs about important things like the nature of God and whether God demanded monogamy or allowed men to have multiple wives and sex slaves.

But I digress. Getting back to the issue of sex slavery:

If a man is caught in the act of raping a young woman who is not engaged, he must pay fifty pieces of silver to her father. Then he must marry the young woman because he violated her, and he will never be allowed to divorce her. (Deuteronomy 22:28-29 NLT)

Girls who have been raped become the sex slaves of their rapists, once the rapists pay cold cash to the girls’ fathers. A rich man could acquire a harem of sex slaves, by raping them, then paying cash to their fathers! Such was the "wisdom" of God and Moses, according to the barbaric writers of the Bible.

When you go out to war against your enemies and the LORD, your God, delivers them into your hand, so that you take captives, if you see a comely woman among the captives and become so enamored of her that you wish to have her as wife, you may take her home to your house. But before she may live there, she must shave her head and pare her nails and lay aside her captive's garb. After she has mourned her father and mother for a full month, you may have relations with her, and you shall be her husband and she shall be your wife. However, if later on you lose your liking for her, you shall give her her freedom, if she wishes it; but you shall not sell her or enslave her, since she was married to you under compulsion. (Deuteronomy 21:10-14 NAB)

Here the Bible admits that girls were being forced to have sex "under compulsion."

After warriors have killed a girl's family, they can rape the girl, and if they grow tired of the girl, they can kick her out with no further obligation! Again, is this the "wisdom" of God, or something primitive men made up, pretending to speak for God?

They must be dividing the spoils they took: there must be a damsel or two for each man, Spoils of dyed cloth as Sisera's spoil, an ornate shawl or two for me in the spoil. (Judges 5:30 NAB)

Victorious “men of God” can take a damsel or two, with the girls being spoils of war, equated with pieces of cloth!

Lo, a day shall come for the Lord when the spoils shall be divided in your midst. And I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem for battle: the city shall be taken, houses plundered, women ravished; half of the city shall go into exile, but the rest of the people shall not be removed from the city. (Zechariah 14:1-2 NAB)

According to the writers of the Bible, God himself metes out rape as a form of punishment.

However, you may purchase male or female slaves from among the foreigners who live among you. You may also purchase the children of such resident foreigners, including those who have been born in your land. You may treat them as your property, passing them on to your children as a permanent inheritance. You may treat your slaves like this, but the people of Israel, your relatives, must never be treated this way. (Leviticus 25:44-46)

In this passage God and Moses were racists, proscribing slavery for Gentiles but not for Hebrews, who were to be favored by luck of birth. Here again the Bible contradicts itself, as in other parts of the Torah, Hebrew men, women and children were allowed to be made slaves, with the men going free after six years, but the women and children remaining slaves for life (as long as the females were raped repeatedly).

Slaves, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the unjust and cruel. (1 Peter 2:18)

The terrible verse above is from the New Testament. Slaves who were being raped by their masters, beaten by their masters, and tortured by their masters should submit. Who can believe this was the "wisdom" of God?

Slaves, be obedient to your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; with good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men: knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free. (Ephesians 6:5-8)

Would you tell your children to submit to slavery? Who can believe such satanic verses were authored by a wise, just God?

Let as many slaves as are under the yoke count their masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed. (1 Timothy 6:1)

Should slaves being raped by their "masters" be forced to honor them, really?

Exhort slaves to be obedient to their masters, and to please them well in all things; not talking back; not purloining, but being obedient; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things. (Titus 2:9-10)

No enlightened being would command slaves to be obedient to any master, much less rapists and other abusive masters. Again, this last group of verses is from the New Testament. Both the Old Testament and the New Testament repeatedly and explicitly command and/or condone the satanic institution of slavery.

According to the New Testament, Jesus said that a good tree cannot produce bad fruit. Therefore a perfect God cannot produce evil commandments. Therefore the Bible's satanic verses were authored by human beings, not God. If anyone tells you otherwise, they are either lying on purpose or deluded.

"Those who have ears to hear, let them hear."


The Bible makes little sense because it claims that its “god” was all-wise and knew the future before it happened, and yet he made mistakes. A “god” who knew the future could have foreseen, for instance, that Saul would be a terrible king. He could also have foreseen that David would be an even more terrible king. David was clearly not the "man after God’s own heart," if Jesus is the example. Rather, David was the Jewish Hitler. He killed every woman when he "smote the land." He ordered the slaughter of the lame and blind when Jerusalem was taken from the Jebusites because he "hated" the handicapped. Jesus, of course, had compassion for the handicapped. David tortured people in brick kilns (ovens), shades of the Nazis! And David never repented, because with his dying breath he commanded the assassination of Joab, ostensibly for having shed innocent blood. But it was David who had offered Joab the captaincy of his armies for murdering the handicapped. David was the Jewish Hitler, and the antithesis of Jesus.

1 Samuel 27:9 — "And David smote the land, and left neither man nor woman alive..."

2 Samuel 5:8 — "And David said on that day, Whosoever getteth up to the gutter, and smiteth the Jebusites, and the lame and the blind that are hated of David's soul, he shall be chief and captain. Wherefore they said, The blind and the lame shall not come into the house."

2 Samuel 12:31 — "And he [David] brought forth the people that were therein, and put them under saws, and under harrows of iron, and under axes of iron, and made them pass through the brick-kiln: and thus did he unto all the cities of the children of Ammon. So David and all the people returned unto Jerusalem."

1 Chronicles 20:3 — "And he [David] brought out the people that were in it, and cut them with saws, and with harrows of iron, and with axes. Even so dealt David with all the cities of the children of Ammon. And David and all the people returned to Jerusalem.

Another example can be found in the book of Job, where Satan persuades God to murder Job's children in order to "test" his faith. But a God who is all-wise and can foresee the future doesn't need to murder anyone, much less children, to know what will happen. The Bible is a collection of badly-told fairy tales, and in their telling of tall tales the authors of the Bible often made their "god" seem worse than the Devil. I read the Bible from cover to cover at age eleven, then wrote this  epigram to express my conclusion:

If God
is good
half the Bible
is libel.
—Michael R. Burch

Later, as an adult, I read the Bible from cover to cover again. I also studied many books written by Christian authors like C. S. Lewis, Billy Graham and Watchman Nee. And I came to exactly the same conclusion. No one can make the biblical "god" seem in any way to be "good." The "god" of the Old Testament was diabolical, a serial murderer of multitudes of men, women, children, infants, babies, unborns and animals. But the "god" of the New Testament was infinitely worse, because he would either cause or allow billions of human beings to suffer for all eternity for the "sin" of failing to guess which earthly religion is the "correct" one.

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