quote:If you cannot read the plain text and arrive at the conclusion that everyone else does, no complex is necessary.
That's the point, NS. Not everyone else does. The Catholic church does not teach it this way. Many other people do not read it that way.
If she was going to be cooked for dinner, why give her two months to moan about being a virgin? She could have fixed that in about 10 minutes. Why did he not immediately slit her throat and yell dinner's up!
Really, for a logical guy, killing her is illogical, morally wrong, and not allowed by scripture.
But please enjoy your version. You can't have God be benevolent now can you?