The passage posted had the word Intimate in it, otherwise I would never have taken exception with the word.<quoted text>
Waste---The word intimate did not exist when the original myth was written.
HughBe--- I did NOT say that the word INTIMATE existed when Moses wrote the story.
Waste---You have simply illustrated another poor translation of the Bible.
HughBe--- I used the Complete Jewish Bible found at the Chabad site.
Waste---Your understanding is ever worse.
Waste---In the inhospitable land, inviting guests into the home was a way of showing love and compassion.
HughBe--- Note, the strangers were shown HOSPITALITY. Did you not read it? It is there so go back and read slowly.
Also, I am confident that YOU would have taken the overtures of the MEN of the city to be very WARM, friendly and HOSPITABLE, so what is your point?.
If women came and made those overtures to me then I would take it the overtures to be WARM, hospitable etc. BUT no doubt you would take the women's overtures as INHOSPITABLE.
Waste--- To mistreat those guests shows a sin against compassion just as your constant abuse of homosexuals sins against compassion.
LORD HAVE MERCY
Now take your time and read what follows.
"Bring out the MAN that came into your house, so that we may be INTIMATE with him."
" the master of the house, went out to them and said to them, "No, my brothers, do NOT do so WICKEDLY now."
"Here is my VIRGIN daughter, and his concubine, I will bring them out now and (you should) afflict(SEX) them, and do with them as you please"
" But the men did not want to listen to him"
in·ti·mate1 (nt-mt) KEY
Marked by close acquaintance, association, or familiarity.
Relating to or indicative of one's deepest nature: intimate prayers.
Essential; innermost: the intimate structure of matter.
Marked by informality and privacy: an intimate nightclub.
Very personal; private: an intimate letter.
Of or involved in a sexual relationship.
A close friend or confidant.
Intimate shows closeness. The men of Sodom were seeking to rape and abuse. The word intimate does not fit the passage.