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The Book of Genesis
by R. Crumb
Apparently there were other gods at the time ....
And apparently kidnapping/rape was ok for these gods
This is Abraham, the father of the Jews; a man venerated
To avoid being killed, and to get rich, he ...
Gave his wife, first to the Egyptian pharoah
Then, with his wife's blessing, he impregnates her maid ....
Then God decides he doesn't like the look of people .......
ok so Sarah is now 90 years old, and has had a tough life ..
walking to Egypt and back again .....
(keep that in mind)
Time for a bit of incest ....
And then we're back with Abraham, who again pretends wife is his sister ...
And the king grabs her for his harem, (despite the fact that she is 90 years old)
But now it turns out that she actually is his sister ....
Wikipedia background here
Then we have same story with different characters ....
again, Wikipedia background here
It also tells us that Abraham did not really lie when he said that Sarah was his sister, since she was his half-sister. Also note that nowhere in the two passages Abraham is accused of lying! This is a quite interesting fact. In any way, it is clear that our definition of incest in today's western society, is not the same as it was in that time and place. Still, Deuteronomy 27:22 clearly states that for a man to marry his father's daughter (as Abraham did) is a sin!
Then the masturbation story of Onan
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