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|Subject: Re: Cardinal Carlo Martini||Date: 10/3/2012 1:05 PM|
|Author: 1poorguy||Number: 183190 of 197116|
You defended the story until you lost the argument,...
I wasn't defending the text. I was referencing it. There's a huge difference. There is very little in the Bible that is defensible, IMO. Which is one reason why I'm not Christian.
I am aware that the daughters ended up not being raped, and the blindness, etc. However, it is not clear to me why Lot would be spared if he was not considered worthy of saving. His wife wasn't spared (since she looked back). The implication of his being spared the conflagration is that he was worthy, and therefore his actions were consistent with a worthy person.
That the daughters weren't actually raped is secondary. To quote my parents (and probably most parents), "it's the thought that counts". In this case, Lot's thought. The same Lot who was later allowed to depart unharmed.
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