The And Of The Mob Essay

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Then, of course, there is Lot’s offering of his daughters to these “gay” men. “6But Lot went out to them at the doorway, and shut the door behind him, 7and said, "Please, my brothers, do not act wickedly. 8Now behold, I have two daughters who have not had relations with man; please let me bring them out to you, and do to them whatever you like; only do nothing to these men, inasmuch as they have come under the shelter of my roof." (Genesis 19:6-8) Go to seminary and you may hear a bunch of song-and-dance explanations of how Lot was just following the “hospitality customs” of his day in offering his virgin daughters to the mob. If my neighborhood has such customs, I would move. Justification of Lot’s action based simply on this custom, stretches the bounds of credulity as this satirical “Leave it to Beaver” type of recapitulation of that event demonstrates. The mob is eager to gang rape Lot’s two guests. Dumbfounded, Lot sticks his head into the kitchen to consult his wife about the problem. “Muriel.” Lot says with a sheepish look on his face. “Those pesky neighbors of ours want to bust down our door again. Can’t we just send our guests away?” Muriel gets stern, “Now Lot! You remember what happened last time we broke our hospitality customs. Besides, I just put some cookies in the oven. Yell upstairs and have the girls come down.” “O.K. honey.”, says the husband with a smirk. “Why do you always have to be the smart one?!” Lot goes over to the stairs and yells out, “Sissy.

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