Porn in the Bible?

Right from the early 80s when Ahmed Deedat penned this slander, breeds of Muslim clones have mindlessly rehashed the canard: “There’s porn in the Bible!” In all the examples they point at, two things can be observed: an absence of any exegesis of Scripture and a reading into the Bible texts the filths in the Muslim’s mind.

1. Lot and his daughters

Deedat wrote: “The ‘history’ has it that, night after night, the daughters of Lot seduced their drunken father with the noble (?) motive of preserving their father’s ‘seed’…No decent reader can read the seduction of Lot to his mother, sister or daughter not even to his fiancee if she is a chaste and a moral woman. Yet you will come across perverted people who will gorge on this filth. Tastes can be cultivated” (Is the Bible God’s Word? 8:50).

Muslims have the false premises that Lot was God’s prophet and all prophets must be sinless. These are untrue. Lot wasn’t a prophet – Biblically speaking – and prophets are not above sin. The Bible exposes the sins of prophets showing us that all men have sinned and are in need of a Saviour. What Lot and his daughters did was evil, even though the law had not been given at that time (Lev. 18:6-18). When the Law was given, his son’s descendants – the Ammorites and Moabites – were forbidden to enter the congregation of God’s people up to their 10th generation (Dt. 23:2-3).

On the other hand, there are several portions of the Quran that can’t be read to decent people or even children e.g Sura 78:33 “Surely for the god fearing awaits a place of security, gardens and vineyards, and maidens of SWELLING BREASTS (kawa’b) like of age and a cup overflowing.” The heavenly brothel Allah promises to jihadists is a case in point Read here.

2. The Rape of Dinah

Muslims claim Dinah’s rape is porn, yet the crime was recorded in just a sentence. “And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the country saw her, he took her, and lay with her, and defiled her” (Gen. 34:2).
Is this pornography? When did a report of rape became “porn?” The Bible contains the records of men’s sins and good deeds so it records sins which it also condemns. That something is in the Bible doesn’t always imply that God approved it. On the other hand, the islamic hadiths are replete with stories of rape all painted in rainbow colours because they were committed by Muhammad. But Muslims have no problem with them.

3. Solomon and his bride

Muslims allege the Song of Solomon is “full of low life graphic pornography” and “incestuous fantasies.” They quote this:
“If only you were to me like a brother who was nursed at my mother’s breasts. Then if I found you outside, I would kiss you, and no one would despise me. I would lead you and bring you to my mother’s house-she who taught me. I would give you my spiced wine to drink the nectar of my pomegranates.” (SOS 8:1-3)

The speaker here is the Shulamite bride saying that her love for Solomon as her king was like the feeling for a brother – a simple and pure love. Adam Clarke’s Commentary on the Bible (1967, 563) notes: “The bride, fearing that her fondness for her spouse might be construed into too great familiarity wishes that he were a little brother; and then she might treat him in the most affectionate manner, and kiss him even in the streets … without giving offense to anyone.”

I’ve seen Muslims inserting words like “vaginal semen” into this text to give it an unwarranted meaning. Really, they need to open a Biology textbook. Pomegranate is a fruit used to produce spiced wine and there’s nothing pornographic about the verse. It’s simply a romantic discussion between two mutual lovers (perhaps a strange dynamic in the child bride marriages of Islam). Due to the perverted reasoning prevalent in Islam, Muslims are so obsessed with the book of Songs that they even attempt to “find” their Muhammad in it!

4. The Nation of Israel

Ezekiel 23:8-10 is also cited. Here, God used an allegory of two adulterous sisters to illustrate the idolatry and apostasy of Samaria and Jerusalem. Muslims latch on to “breasts of her virginity” (v 8) and “genitals were like those of donkeys” (v 20) alleging that its porno. But if they read from vs 1 of this chapter, they would see that a symbolic language was being employed all through. God is said to have “joined” Himself to Israel as a husband to a wife (Is. 54:5). Ezekiel 16 was His denunciation of Jerusalem’s unfaithfulness calling her “a wife that committeth adultery which taketh strangers instead of her husband” (v 32). It was a reference to Israel’s idolatry.
All the “porn” Muslims accuse the Bible of containing are rooted in their own ignorance, defiled mind and extreme prejudice and they need our help.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s