Someone gave me a so-called "Christian" mag which among other heresies and blasphemies, had this article about how David was "a rapist". They supposedly had a conversation about it with a Turk, who (correctly) pointed out that David raped no one and said there must be a mistake in the Bible. Of course, there is no mistake in the Bible, it's just a feminist interpretation.
You see, on the one hand, wymyn are strong and independent and kick 8ss, while, on the other hand, they are eternal victims who just go along with anything done to them without so much as trying to protest:
Scripturally, of course, there’s no case to be made that David raped Bathsheba. The Bible has no problem describing rape when rape is actually part of the story, as we can see literally one chapter after Nathan rebukes David. Instead, they have to base the allegation on feminist theories about uneven power dynamics...
It gets pretty absurd applying that kind of reasoning to David. For one thing, it would mean that he was raping all of his wives. He was just as much their king as he was Bathsheba’s and held as much or more power over them. And that means that God explicitly condones rape, for when Nathan is rebuking David, God says “I gave you your master’s house and your master’s wives into your arms.” How much power do you think David’s harem had in the matter?
Granted, the article isn't an example from an actual sermon, but from "lying media" but the fact that there are those among us who profess the name of Christ and still read and listen to this garbage and absorb it, is troubling in itself.
So to many conservatives, giving credence to the David-raped-Bathsheba nonsense seems tolerable for the sake of an easy “win.” They have a rare opportunity to virtue-signal how they really do care about women despite what those evil liberals say. Too many are therefore willing to be tolerant of something they know isn’t really true. Here’s what conservatives need to drive into their skulls: There is no common ground between the Kingdom of Heaven and the Kingdom of Hell.
I fully agree with this guy's conclusion. Stop seeking common ground with those who hate you and your religion and want to destroy you.
...feminist theory is utterly incompatible with Christianity
One couldn't express it any better, imo.
I whole heartedly agree with your post! I do have one quibble:ReplyDelete
Any person who embraces on any level the notion that David raped Bathsheba is not a conservative Christian, no matter what they call themselves. They may be a trans-conservative Christian, but...
Lol, trans-conservative is really funny:)ReplyDelete