Can we allow children to read this passage?
"..........Now as they were making their hearts merry, behold, the men of the city, certain sons of Belial, beset the house round about, and beat at the door, and spake to the master of the house, the old man, saying, Bring forth the man that came into thine house, that we may know him. 23 And the man, the master of the house, went out unto them, and said unto them, Nay, my brethren, nay, I pray you, do not so wickedly; seeing that this man is come into mine house, do not this folly. 24 Behold, here is my daughter a maiden, and his concubine; them I will bring out now, and humble ye them, and do with them what seemeth good unto you: but unto this man do not so vile a thing. 25 But the men would not hearken to him: so the man took his concubine, and brought her forth unto them; and they knew her, and abused her all the night until the morning: and when the day began to spring, they let her go. 26 Then came the woman in the dawning of the day, and fell down at the door of the man's house where her lord was, till it was light. 27 And her lord rose up in the morning, and opened the doors of the house, and went out to go his way: and, behold, the woman his concubine was fallen down at the door of the house, and her hands were upon the threshold. 28 And he said unto her, Up, and let us be going. But none answered. Then the man took her up upon an ass, and the man rose up, and gat him unto his place. 29 And when he was come into his house, he took a knife, and laid hold on his concubine, and divided her, together with her bones, into twelve pieces, and sent her into all the coasts of Israel. 30 And it was so, that all that saw it said, there was no such deed done nor seen from the day that the children of Israel came up out of the land of Egypt unto this day.”
I have written many articles documenting several filthy, violent or Sexy passages in the Bible, including genocide, murder, raping virgins, incest, and explicit sex stories.
There are descriptions of how Lot’s daughters have sex with their father to get pregnant! It cannot be a one day affair as getting pregnant will not happen overnight. It is written Cain, after killing his wife Abel, knew his "wife "(his own mother was was the only one woman alive at that time as there is no mention of a sister for Cain in the Bible). Abraham marries his half-sister and God approves it. Onan was asked to have sex with his brother’s (whom God had killed) wife and since Onan refused to impregnate her God kills him too.
Hundreds of pages of the Bible speak of God’s anger, vengeance, tyranny and is pictured as an ethnic maniac who loved the smell of burnt blood, and fatty flesh. They show how God committed more crimes than Hitler and Napoleon combined. He beheads the firstborn, massacres people and armies brutally, annihilates entire human race in a deluge and burns cities like Sodom and Gomorrah, He oppresses women, encourages slavery, and is obsessed with his tribe, Israel. He is a terror even to his own tribe. Fathers could sell their daughters as sex-slaves. Soldiers could rape virgin captives.....
Among those who have several wives and concubines are Gideon, Elkanah, David, Rehoboam, Abijah, and Solomon. Collecting more wives and sex slaves was a sign of status in God’s book. King Solomon, with thousands of wives and concubiones was a great hero. None of us would allow minors to read such filthy stuff.