Author Topic: How Hard Could it be to Get Rid of the Canaanites?  (Read 1531 times)

Offline Cavebear

Re: How Hard Could it be to Get Rid of the Canaanites?
« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2017, 02:54:28 AM »
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This marrying the rapist crap is still going on:

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I try to consider all religions equally dumb.  But when I read things like this, I wonder.  I'll count it as social and personal ignorance sort of like the Christian Hatfields and McCoys...
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Offline Baruch

Re: How Hard Could it be to Get Rid of the Canaanites?
« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2017, 07:40:51 AM »
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This marrying the rapist crap is still going on:

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That is all about women being property, as they were here, until 1920.  That an magical thinking, that a potentially pregnant woman, without husband, will bring plague.  The Bible has the story of Ruth, to dissuade some of this ancient stuff ... the widow having to marry a brother of her dead husband, to bear children for his name, if she didn't do so already.  Boas stepped in, instead of the douche that was next in line.
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Re: How Hard Could it be to Get Rid of the Canaanites?
« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2017, 11:31:57 AM »
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That is all about women being property, as they were here, until 1920.  That an magical thinking, that a potentially pregnant woman, without husband, will bring plague.  The Bible has the story of Ruth, to dissuade some of this ancient stuff ... the widow having to marry a brother of her dead husband, to bear children for his name, if she didn't do so already.  Boas stepped in, instead of the douche that was next in line.

Wasn't the next guy in line kinda blindsided by the situation? I remember when Boas went to him to ask if he wanted dibs, he said he'd take her. But then Boas told him that she was a foreigner, and he was like, "Eh. You can have her."
"Oh, wearisome condition of humanity,
Born under one law, to another bound;
Vainly begot, and yet forbidden vanity,
Created sick, commanded to be sound."
--Fulke Greville

Offline Cavebear

Re: How Hard Could it be to Get Rid of the Canaanites?
« Reply #18 on: August 06, 2017, 11:55:43 AM »
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Wasn't the next guy in line kinda blindsided by the situation? I remember when Boas went to him to ask if he wanted dibs, he said he'd take her. But then Boas told him that she was a foreigner, and he was like, "Eh. You can have her."
Wow you threw me for a loop there a bit.  I finally found Boaz in the online bible.  Do you have any idea how many "boas" Google shows there are that didn't make any sense?  LOL!
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Offline Baruch

Re: How Hard Could it be to Get Rid of the Canaanites?
« Reply #19 on: August 06, 2017, 12:24:32 PM »
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Wow you threw me for a loop there a bit.  I finally found Boaz in the online bible.  Do you have any idea how many "boas" Google shows there are that didn't make any sense?  LOL!

Sorry for the bad transcription.  But as an atheist from birth, if you read the Bible your fur catches fire ;-)
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Offline Baruch

Re: How Hard Could it be to Get Rid of the Canaanites?
« Reply #20 on: August 06, 2017, 12:25:42 PM »
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Wasn't the next guy in line kinda blindsided by the situation? I remember when Boas went to him to ask if he wanted dibs, he said he'd take her. But then Boas told him that she was a foreigner, and he was like, "Eh. You can have her."

This story was pre-Ezra or possibly anti-Ezra from later times.  Ruth was the ancestor of King David ... so being impure isn't a real hindrance.  Just ask Falasha.
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