Thursday, 31 March 2011

Isn't it obscene if it's in the Bible?

The Attorney General has appealed the court's acquittal of Mark Camilleri and Alex Vella Gera.

If the AG finds "Li Tkisser Sewwi" shocking, what does he think of the Bible? Verses like Ezekiel 23:20: "There she lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of horses.". What about Genesis 19:30-38 where Lot gets both of his daughters pregnant while drunk? What about the many concubines, and slaves who are given by wives to their husbands to impregnate? What about Deuteronomy 21:11-14, where the "chosen people" are instructed to capture whichever women they fancy from other tribes, have sex with them and then, if they don't like them, discard them? How about Deut 22:23-24, where if a girl is raped after being promised to someone else and doesn't scream loud enough to be heard, she should be killed? On the other hand if she wasn't promised to someone, all that the rapist must do (if caught) is pay 50 shekels and marry her (22:28). I'm sure she'd be thrilled to marry her rapist. How about Judges 19:25 where a man gives his concubine to a mob who rape her all night until she's dead?

Not even Li Tkisser Sewwi's unpleasant character goes that far, and yet... it's in the Bible so it's ok. They complain that Ir-Realtà might have fallen into the hands of younger students but then they ENCOURAGE young children to read the Bible. Hello? Is there anybody out there? Am I alone in thinking there's something wrong with this picture?

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