The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah

Remember the days when God committed genocide on his people because the liked putting things up their bums? Whatever happened to Sodom and Gomorrah?

What does the bible say about the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah? Why were Sodom and Gomorrah destroyed? What did they do wrong? All good questions and we shall examine them further in this article about he destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah.

The bible mentions two cities in the book of Genesis named Sodom and Gomorrah which were both destroyed by God in a hissy fit. Basically all the people of Sodom and Gomorrah (with the exception of Abraham's cousin Lot) were sinners who practiced homosexuality which apparently God doesn't like so he and decided to commit genocide on them.

Not cool God. Killing people and all that. Last time I checked that was against one of the Ten commandments. But of course God is well known for his love of Genocide, just look at that time he murdered every living person bar Noah and his sons...

The word Sodom is where we get the word sodomy from nowadays which describes and kind of lurid non vanilla sex type activities such as anal or oral sex, either homosexual or heterosexual, or sexual activity between a person and a non-human animal (bestiality).

The story of Lot is particularly telling. So Lot is Abraham's cousin who innocently lives in the city of Sodom and is spared by God from the fire and brimstone and destruction of these two cities. Two angels are sent ahead to warn him of the impending doom and destruction. He is billed as the 'hero' of the piece despite offering out his virgin daughters for a gang rape.

"Here, rape my virgin daughter instead!"

I was genuinely shocked and disgusted when I read this. This is real, its in your bible if you have one, please check it out. Its Genesis 19:21. 

4 Before they had gone to bed, all the men from every part of the city of Sodom—both young and old—surrounded the house. 5 They called to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them.”

6 Lot went outside to meet them and shut the door behind him 7 and said, “No, my friends. Don’t do this wicked thing. 8 Look, I have two daughters who have never slept with a man. Let me bring them out to you, and you can do what you like with them. But don’t do anything to these men, for they have come under the protection of my roof.”

It seems that gayness is a worse sin than gang rape according to the bible. That can't be right. Two or more consenting men can do whatever they like in the privacy of their own home as long as nobody is forced to put anything in anywhere they don't want to! The bible is held up as a manual for how to live a decent life. Religious people tell us that without these ancient desert texts we would have no ethics or morals... yeah right. 

I don't take my morals from a homophobic genocidal maniac and neither should you.