The Book of Genesis, Part 2

In the second part of my series on reading the Bible, we find that God really doesn’t like Sodom and Gomorrah. So much so that he has his angels rain fire and brimstone to destroy it. However, Lot is spared because he is righteous. So righteous, in fact, that when a gang of wicked men come to his door, he offers up his two virgin daughters for their, um, use. Fortunately, an intervening angel plants himself between Lot and the gang to prevent this from happening.

So Lot and his family escape but when his wife has the temerity to look back upon the destruction of her home town, God turns her into a pillar of salt. Feeling bad for their newly widowed father, Lot’s daughters decide to get him drunk and have sex with him.

Apparently the thing that we’re all supposed to take from that is that today, Sodom and Gomorrah is synonymous, in certain circles, with gay people.

I’m not sure which part of all that I find more disquieting.


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