So this is getting posted on my FB:
A comment by a Christian lady on this sweetly noted that this objection was covered under the Commandment under adultery. I'm afraid I went off on her somewhat.
Coincidentally this had been the subject of a discussion the kid and I were having on one of our many late-night walks through the street of the Fort lately.
The Kid: You mean there's no commandment against raping people in the Bible?
Me: Hell no.
The Kid: It's not against the rules to rape people in the Bible?
Me: There's rules for how to rape people in the Bible.
The Kid: No. Just -- no. Just don't even.
Me: For instance, if you rape a young girl*, and she's not married, you have to pay a fine to her father, and marry her. But if she is married, and you rape her inside the city walls, then she gets killed, because --
The Kid: WHAT!
Me: Well, because she must have secretly been wanting it. But they kill him too, don't worry. But if you rape them in war, if they're virgins, you can keep them as sex slaves**. But if they're not virgins, you have to kill them. And --
The Kid: Stop. Just stop. Please. I don't want to hear anymore.
Yeah, this is the kind of thing, when people tell me that we should use the Bible as the source of our ethics, makes steam come out of my fucking ears.
** Numbers 31
15 hours ago