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,
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
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.
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
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
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
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."
IF HE COULD FORESEE THE FUTURE, WHY DID THE BIBLICAL GOD MAKE SO MANY MISTAKES?
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:
half the Bible
—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
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