The Story of Lot, Sodom & Gomorra

In Genesis, chapter 18, god is getting ready to unleash his vengeance and wrath on the cities of Sodom and Gomorra because of their grievous sins.



And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous;


I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know.


With that, god swoops down to town and finds that it is pretty much as he expected, grievously sinful or whatever, so he tells Abraham that he is going to just obliterate the place.  Abraham has seen that when this god smites, he doesn’t screw around with the low-cal version of smite, he gives it his brimstone-laden, special version of all-out smite.  So Abraham says “hey, you wouldn’t torch the place if there were 50 good people among the sinners would you?” to which god replies, “ok, you show me 50 and the smite is off.”  Abraham, knows that god isn’t going into this wager blindly and god isn’t one to risk losing a good, justified session of godly smite either, so he counters…

“What if I find 45?” “Deal” says god. “40?” ‘Done!” “30?” “deal” “20?” “Fine, your still on” “Ten?” “whatever dude” and with that god walked out on Abraham and Abraham went home thinking “holy shit, those towns are screwed – I hope he doesn’t make me torch them with the snake stick”.



And the LORD went his way, as soon as he had left communing with Abraham: and Abraham returned unto his place.


Chapter 19



And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground;


Lot asks these travelers to come into his house, wash up, rest, and be on their way the next day. They tell him they are cool in the street, but Lot will not hear of it and he persuades them in for dinner.


After dinner they are about to turn in for the night and they hear this god-awful racket outside from all the townspeople in a mob surrounding Lot’s house.  This concerns Lot, I am sure he is thinking his homeowners insurance is going to skyrocket if these two are mobbed in his house.



And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.


So, this mob apparently wants to know in a biblical sense the two men visitors at Lot’s house. Being that this mob is from downtown Sodom, its safe to say, they were likely going to really “know” them.


Lot goes out to diffuse the situation shutting the door behind him and he says to the mob that they should not do what they are considering to the travelers however …



Behold now, I have two daughters, which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof.


Im going to spoil this story by telling you that this Lot guy is actually very well liked by the bible god and he is saved from the impending smite, he ends up being another prophet since god talks directly to him in a bit.  But, before he is promoted to prophet, he offers up his two virgin daughters for an enraged mob to do with as they see fit as long as they don’t ass-ram the two guys he has holed up at this point because they did after all, go to him for refuge or something.  


You know I have to ask… HUH?


This miserable lump of shit excuse of a man offers up his own virgin daughters to be violated by an angry mob with fudge packing on their mind rather than have the premium on his homeowners go up or whatever the hell he thought would happen. 


This sorry little carbon unit didn’t even know these visitors were angels yet either, as far as he knew, they were just travelers.  Lucky for his daughters, the crowd wanted the two travelers so they pushed their way against the door to get in at them. The travelers pull Lot in


And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door.


So, while everyone stumbles over each other in their newly acquired state of blindness, the angel/travelers tell Lot to round up his family and get the hell out of town and make for the mountains because the smite is about to commence.  Lot is told to run and to not look back or they will be consumed.


 Lot takes his wife and two daughters and they run like hell to the mountains just in time.



Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven

25 And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.


Lot’s family is now on the run from the fallout of gods nuclear smite blast to the cities and his wife decides to take one last look at her home as it is being annihilated by the holy annihilator; but that particular lapse of memory or disregard for instructions had a life changing effect on her.



But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.


Another of the less creative smite tactics this god has come up with, but after all, she was told to not look back.  As we have seen, this god does not mess around when one dares to go against his holy edicts regardless of the level of logic or common sense or lack thereof.


In god’s defense, he did spare the “worthy” ones by allowing Lot and his family to get out before they were brimstoned to death as sort of requested by Abraham. He didn’t spare the city, but he did get the “righteous” out.  So, Lot is righteous in the eyes of the lord in spite of the fact that he just offered up his two virgin daughters to a mob to be ravished at their discretion.  This tells me two things: a) Sodom and Gomorrah must have been crazy places. b) god has low standards for righteousness and no definite concept of what constitutes worthy as the standard fluctuates from story to story.



And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he feared to dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters.


Lonely and shacked up in a cave with their dad, the virgin daughters realize that their father is old and they aren’t exactly in a position to date, marry and provide progeny living in a cave.  So, they come up with a grand plan that any loving daughter would see as her holy duty.  So selfless are these two that god himself had their righteous actions engraved in his holy handbook for all posterity to study, admire, learn from and emulate.



Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.


And they made their father drink wine that night: and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.


And it came to pass on the morrow, that the firstborn said unto the younger, Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: let us make him drink wine this night also; and go thou in, and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.


And they made their father drink wine that night also: and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.


Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father.


I’m sorry, but I don’t care how drunk on wine you are, you will either pass out and never get it up or you will know god-damn well you are about to have sex with your daughter.  Being that both girls got pregnant, Lot obviously got it up.  We all know he knew he was boning his daughter the first time, so it is safe to assume that when his younger daughter is trying to get him drunk again the next night, he would have to be a moron to not know what was on her mind as well.  So this horny old duffer doinks them both because they gave him wine?  And this behavior finds favor in the sight of this bible god.  Let me repeat – there is no way he was so drunk he didn’t know who he was doing because he would be passed out. Lot knew what he was doing, omni-whatever god dude knew and yet this is obviously ok.


So, god destroys two cities because they are “wicked” but he doesn’t actually tell us what wicked is so we can be sure to avoid it in the future. Yet he saves the righteous ones who are a very warped bunch at best, and he glorifies this inbred, vile down line of genetic refuse as the future of Israel.  Lovely.


Ultimately, who reads that crap and concludes that the books of the OT were written for anyone but the Jews?  It is THEIR book! It does not belong, relate or otherwise even deserve to be contemplated as having anything to do with anyone but ancient Jews!


The most bothersome issue of all of this for me is that for over 30 years I blindly, unquestioningly and ignorantly actually worshipped this arrogant, vile, insecure, puny excuse of a deity as if he were God. 


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