Marriages are meant to be sacred in this world. Those who think of themselves as the so called conservatives of culture may oppose gay couples to be engaged in marriage, so as to defend their “Christian belief” of marriages must be done between opposite sex, which they say is advised by God in the Holy Bible.
But the truth is, the holy Bible gives a green signal to many kinds of sexual unions and even have illustrated examples. At times they have proved it by means such as God rewarding those who engage in these kind of activities by making those boys the most powerful men in the history, or by Jesus endorsing it at times. Although the approved kind of relationships include a man engaged with a woman but, Bible gives us a whole lot of options such as Sexual Slavery, Polygamy, Incest and even at times it is seen that Rapes are rewarded and certain regulations are provided for each of them.
Polygamy, refers to a man marrying more than one woman. This is quite common during the medieval ages as we have seen men having man wives to satisfy either their physical need or else. It is the norm in the Old Testament and accepted without reproof by Jesus (Matthew 22:23-32). Though the so called Social Conservatives may not abide by this but, Bible contains pages in which it is described that over 40 men in those ages have multiple wives and are graced by God.
Now maybe it is not appreciated worldwide to have more than one wife but if someone slays you on the name of religion, then you are in for a treat because Bible’s here to defend you.
In case of war what could a man possibly think of as booty? Maybe money, valuable items, but as per the holy Bible even virgin females are counted as a valuable prize, among the booty of war. In the book of Numbers (31:18) even God’s servant orders people to kill all of the used middle aged women along with all the boys, and to keep the virgin girls for themselves. The Law of Moses even suggests a definite way to make a virgin girl sacred for engaging in sex. (Deuteronomy 21:10-14).
Well this is the most ridiculed term one can imagine in sexual relationships. Even Bible has condemned this kind of intimacy, but even God makes exceptions to his own rule. Well Abraham and Sarah are much favored by God and are half-siblings by relation. But even then male get drunk and engage in physical relationship and besides this God rewards them with male as babies who will become the founders of great nations. (Genesis 19).
Well this is one of the most complicated kind of relations. Suppose if an elder brother of a family dies without any child, it becomes the duty of the house males to reproduce with the widow and bear a child with her. Onan, who is a dear beloved of God is struck dead by God because he preferred to waste his seed on ground instead of using it to provide an offspring for his brother (Genesis 38:8-10). Although a New Testament story (Matthew 22:24-28)shows that this tradition has survived.
Back then, if a women is unable to provide the family with a child, then the male can have physical relationship with her bride’s maid to get an offspring. Even in holy Bible it is mentioned that after seventy long years without child, Abraham’s frustrated wife Sarah says, “Go, sleep with my slave; perhaps I can build a family through her.”
Just after Abraham sleeps with Hagar, she becomes pregnant. Then after two generations, the sister-wives of Jacob repeatedly send their slaves to him, each trying to produce more sons than the other (Genesis 30:1-22).
As per the holy Bible apart from forcible rape, female consent is irrelevant. (Genesis 2: 18-22)
A girl who is raped can be sold back to the rapist for 50 shekels, which is around $580 in present time. (Deuteronomy 22:28-29). He must then keep her “because she has been “humbled”.
Although Bible is considered as the holy book for Christians written ages ago, but the text in the book shows that even then people were broad-minded then we are now.