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Police: Man raped woman he met on Christian dating website
Sean Banks was arrested on suspicion of raping a woman he met on the online dating website, Christianmingle.com.
February 19th, 2013
03:10 PM ET

Police: Man raped woman he met on Christian dating website

By Ben Brumfield, CNN

(CNN) - A California man is accused of raping a woman he met on a Christian dating website - and police fear there may be other victims.

Sean Banks, 37, met the victim on the matchmaking website Christianmingle.com, where he went by the user name "Raritiy," La Mesa Police said in a statement.

Banks used three additional online identities - "Rylan," "Rylan Butterwood" and "Rylan Harbough" - and police said they are concerned "there may have been more cases with other women."

ChristianMingle touts a safety section that includes a warning to avoid contact with members who cannot take "no" for an answer.

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Filed under: Christianity • Crime

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  1. the Church Lady

    This obviously happened because they took God out of the schools.

    February 19, 2013 at 8:02 pm |
    • Zingo

      Actually, this one is because they took God out of self-service laundromats.

      February 19, 2013 at 8:19 pm |
    • Snarkzilla

      That would explain why my whites don't look their whitest.

      February 19, 2013 at 8:23 pm |
    • Doc Vestibule

      Ancient Hebrew secret, huh?

      February 20, 2013 at 9:03 am |
    • fintastic

      "you can take Salem out of the country but....."

      February 20, 2013 at 12:09 pm |
  2. Bob

    The sooner we turn on the showers and fire the ovens, and begin stuffing as many Christians in there as possible every day, all day, the better.

    We need to bring back the coliseum method of feeding lions and tigers and bears as soon as possible.

    We could solve a good bit of the energy crisis by using them like wood so that the fires light the night-time sky.

    Also, Christians would make excellent cat food.

    February 19, 2013 at 7:59 pm |
    • Poltergeist

      Lol u mad bro?

      February 19, 2013 at 8:06 pm |
    • Monty Hall

      Welcome to another episode of "Spot The Christian"!

      Today we will see if you can spot Christian trolls trying to discredit atheists. Your choices for Christian troll are:

      A. Bob
      B. Bob
      C. Bob
      D. Bob

      Give it some thought, contestants, then buzz in with your answer.

      Runners-up will receive the home edition of Spot The Christian

      February 19, 2013 at 8:08 pm |
    • Typical Christian

      E

      February 19, 2013 at 8:09 pm |
    • Monty Hall

      Typical Christian is correct!!! The answer is E – All Of The Above!!!

      Vanna White, show him what he has won! It's . . . it's . . . a dream vacation to Armadillo Fart, Texas!!!!!!

      Well done!

      February 19, 2013 at 8:18 pm |
    • Typical Christian

      I couldn't be more excited. Imagine, a free trip to God's Country! I hope this doesn't ruin my chance at winning but when I picked E it was because God told me to. That's not cheating, is it?

      February 19, 2013 at 8:27 pm |
    • Doc Vestibule

      Kibbles and Soylent Bits?

      February 20, 2013 at 9:04 am |
  3. Snarkzilla

    So, was it a legitimate r@pe?

    February 19, 2013 at 7:45 pm |
    • Larry of Nazareth

      They are flying in not-Senator Todd Akin to make a determination on that.

      February 19, 2013 at 7:51 pm |
  4. Snarkzilla

    He looks more like a Mormon missionary to me.

    February 19, 2013 at 7:29 pm |
  5. Snarkzilla

    Maybe a rapist was God's Match for this woman.

    February 19, 2013 at 7:25 pm |
    • Doobs

      Now she has to marry him and they can never divorce. I guess it's a win-win all around.

      February 19, 2013 at 7:28 pm |
    • Snarkzilla

      @Doobs...... She's also compelled by her faith to forgive him.

      February 19, 2013 at 7:30 pm |
    • Zingo

      If she was betrothed and did not cry out while it happened, we are supposed to stone her. Anyone got any good weed?

      February 19, 2013 at 7:32 pm |
    • Theo Noh

      If she's pregnant, she has to keep it, because as ex-senatorial candidate Mourdock points out, God wanted her to get pregnant. And or course, as ex-senator Akin properly stated, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole reproductive system down.

      That's the cool thing about Christianity: the victimization of the woman does not stop when the rape does.

      February 19, 2013 at 7:36 pm |
    • Moby Schtick

      Let's hope she COMPLETELY forgives. If not, she might wind up in hell for unforgiveness while he gets to enjoy heaven with her saved mom and dad and other family members and friends.

      February 19, 2013 at 7:49 pm |
    • TANK!!!!

      And the ra-pe was god's will for her life.

      February 19, 2013 at 7:54 pm |
    • Religion: the less you think about it, the more sense it makes

      Yes, God determined that for her way back at the beginning of time, being omniscient and all that. Then he gave her the free will to do exactly as he planned and programmed her way back at the beginning of time, so it is her fault and not his. She chose rape with her own not-mentioned-in-the-Bible free will.

      February 19, 2013 at 8:00 pm |
  6. Sam Yaza

    apparently christian mingle cant take no for an answer ether, do you know how many times they have sent me emails, i keep telling them no i'm an anti christian bisexual pagan. but no they just keep asking me to join, i guess that's what Christians do

    February 19, 2013 at 7:23 pm |
    • Try this

      Respond to every e-mail saying you are a devout gay Christian who wants their list of men, especially those under 18. That should do it.

      February 19, 2013 at 7:30 pm |
    • Poltergeist

      Next invitation would probably be from the Feds.

      February 19, 2013 at 8:17 pm |
    • Johnny Guitar

      Are there a lot of underage gay men in the Feds? Awful nice of them to accomodate like that.

      February 19, 2013 at 8:25 pm |
  7. truth be told

    All so called atheists are liars, the previous poster goes the extra mile and brings stupid to the table. It is rare to see such ignorance in biblical interpretation. Some lying idiots say so called atheists know more about the Bible than believers... that sure isn't evidenced on these blogs.

    February 19, 2013 at 6:39 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Shut it, just sayin. You're the biggest liar here.

      February 19, 2013 at 6:52 pm |
    • truth be told

      All so called mentally deficient people like me are liars, the previous poster brings delicious porkchops to the table. It is rare to see such honesty in biblical interpretation. Some lying idiots say so called crazy bitches like myself know more about the Bible than atheists... that sure isn't evidenced on these blogs.

      February 19, 2013 at 7:06 pm |
    • truth be told

      Two responses from tom tom proving my points with confirmation. Not only are so called atheists liars but thieves and cowards as well.

      February 19, 2013 at 8:32 pm |
    • fintastic

      Some lying idiots say so called christians know more about the Bible than atheists... that sure isn't evidenced on these blogs.

      February 20, 2013 at 12:15 pm |
    • fintastic

      Not only are so called christians liars but thieves and cowards as well.

      February 20, 2013 at 12:17 pm |
    • fintastic

      What? you don't want to play "I know you are but what am I " anymore?...... .friggin moron

      February 21, 2013 at 11:39 am |
  8. R@pe was heartily condoned in the Bible. By God.

    Christians deny, bob and weave, and otherwise slither around that embarrasing fact,
    just as they do with the rather embarrasing fact that Jesus is long dead and gone,
    and prayers are never answered by him or his baby-slaughtering mythical daddy.

    February 19, 2013 at 5:32 pm |
    • Religion is the gateway to morality

      It's plain and simple: Religion makes people behave better. Why, if it didn't, Utah, land of Mormons and about the most religious state in the union, would have the highest rate of rape. What an absurd concept!

      What? Utah DOES have the highest rate of rape in the union? Porn consumption too? And anti-depressant use? And it's the Mormons doing it?

      Uh, I've got something to do, gotta run . . .

      February 19, 2013 at 5:42 pm |
    • Alira

      Lol.

      February 19, 2013 at 6:50 pm |
  9. blackpeoplemeet.com

    Where are all the white bitches at?

    February 19, 2013 at 5:14 pm |
    • Uncouth Swain

      Blazing Saddles

      February 19, 2013 at 5:20 pm |
    • Alira

      Blazing saddles is a hilarious movie! Mel Brooks: brilliant.

      February 19, 2013 at 6:54 pm |
    • Uncouth Swain

      Well.....since you are my guest and I am your host, what are your pleasures. What do you like to do?

      February 19, 2013 at 9:09 pm |
  10. Rylan Butterwood

    A/S/L?

    February 19, 2013 at 5:12 pm |
  11. Hey Christians,

    S e x outside marriage is WRONG.

    February 19, 2013 at 4:51 pm |
    • Lowes

      Have you seen the divorce rates among Christians.? People are scared to get married.
      Are you crazy to suggest people wait till marriage?

      February 19, 2013 at 4:56 pm |
    • fintastic

      "S e x outside marriage is WRONG"

      Says who?... your sky daddy?.... keeping an eye on your personal bedroom activities?

      February 19, 2013 at 4:59 pm |
    • John

      Christians ought to return back to the biblical teachings on morality. Media and entertainment industry peddle too much sex. Christians ought to watch out for the evil predator , satan that is ruining their lives through temptation.

      February 19, 2013 at 5:02 pm |
    • Alias

      It is possible to date without having s e x.

      February 19, 2013 at 5:11 pm |
    • Doris

      Also evidently sneezing on your Christianmingle.com questionnaire is wrong too. He thought she really had checked the box for "Yes, I would love to iron your shirts and wash the snot out of your hankies daily."

      February 19, 2013 at 5:18 pm |
    • ..

      Yeah, John, they should...and stay the heck out of politics and other people's bedrooms. I would have zero problem with that.

      February 19, 2013 at 6:11 pm |
    • " S e x outside marriage is WRONG."

      You've obviously never had S e x outside of marriage

      February 19, 2013 at 9:31 pm |
    • Hey Christians,

      As you can gues, I have never had sex inside or outside of marriage. With a human, that is. Lower mammals don't count, right?

      February 19, 2013 at 9:43 pm |
    • fintastic

      @john......".....satan that is ruining their lives through temptation."

      No such thing as "satan" John, try to get a grip on reality.

      February 20, 2013 at 8:25 am |
  12. Alias

    I don't know why it was necessary to keep te word "Christian' in the headline. I see no good reason for it unless they think it somehow makes it all more wrong?
    Maybe people need to understand that when you're online you can pretend to be whatever you want to tell people you are.
    Not that anyone in HERE is any different in person ....

    February 19, 2013 at 4:33 pm |
    • ME II

      Probably because this specific case relates to a self described Christian dating site,.
      "Sean Banks, 37, met the victim on the matchmaking website Christianmingle.com, "

      February 19, 2013 at 4:37 pm |
    • hawaiiguest

      Maybe you need to get off the "everyone hates christianity" bullshit soapbox. The site was ChristianMingle.com, so go ahead, why shouldn't "christian dating site" be there?

      February 19, 2013 at 4:39 pm |
    • Alias

      NEWS FLASH!
      There are predators at all dating sites. Some are more aggressive and dangerous than others, but it is an ideal place to find victoms. Unless there is an implication that this doesn't happen at other dating sites, I see no good reason to pick on the rapists that claim to be christians.
      If it was some other site, would you expect to see a headline like "Man Ra.ped Women he met on Non_Christian Dating Site"?

      February 19, 2013 at 4:57 pm |
    • myweightinwords

      As I said below:

      In my experience (which is obviously limited, so take what I say as you will), women who are looking for companionship on a website that claims it will help you "Find God's match for you" are more likely to suspend their natural credulity with regard to their own safety, assuming that only those genuinely interested in a god-based relationship would be on such a site.

      This makes the fact that it is a Christian dating website relevant, I think.

      Also, there seems to be, from my observations both within the Christian community, and outside it, a driving societal force within Christians to be mated, almost as if being single is a crime against god. This too can make a woman let down her guard thinking that the person she is corresponding with shares her beliefs and values.

      I think that justifies having the word in the headline.

      February 19, 2013 at 5:03 pm |
    • Akira

      Raritiy is actually Douglas. And he lives in Niagra Falls, not California. The article was wrong. I have the ability to check IP addresses on Christian Mingle.

      February 19, 2013 at 5:06 pm |
    • hawaiiguest

      @Alias

      Are you stupid, or just incapable of reading? It's talking about a Christian Dating Site you idiot! No where, even on the full story, do I see anything about "Oh he claimed to be christian blah blah blah". Get over the conspiracy bullshit, you're just making yourself look really, really stupid.

      February 19, 2013 at 5:09 pm |
    • LOL!

      hehe

      February 19, 2013 at 5:10 pm |
    • Alias

      @ Hawaii...
      Aggressive today? As i said, i wonder if you would be such an ass in person.

      Now try to follow this carefully, i'm typing slowly and avoiding big words just for you. He was on a Christian dating site. It is reasonable to think he claimed to be a christian, or he may not have been on a christian site.
      Somehow, I don't feel like the stupid one here.

      February 19, 2013 at 5:24 pm |
    • Akira

      Aw, I have a troll. Isn't that precious?

      February 19, 2013 at 5:43 pm |
    • LOL!

      A troll trolling a troll. Now I've seen everything.

      February 19, 2013 at 5:54 pm |
    • Doobs

      If it was some other site, would you expect to see a headline like "Man Ra.ped Women he met on Non_Christian Dating Site"?

      No, but I would expect it to say "Man Raped Women He Met on Match.com" or "eHarmony.com"? It's a relevant part of the story, and may help someone who might let her guard down with someone she perceived as somehow "safer".

      February 19, 2013 at 5:59 pm |
    • LOL!

      If it happened on Match would it say:

      "Man r@ped woman he met on secular dating website"

      February 19, 2013 at 6:04 pm |
    • Doobs

      No, because Match.com does not advertise itself as a secular dating site. Anyone who pays them can be there. I'm sure that if it was a Jewish dating site, or an African American dating site, or a gay man's dating site, the headline would reflect the target demographic of the site as well. It's information, that's all. Just because you don't like the news doesn't mean anyone is out to persecute you.

      February 19, 2013 at 6:13 pm |
    • LOL!

      Ok, i get it. I just asked a question. relax, I didn't say anything about being persecuted.

      February 19, 2013 at 6:18 pm |
    • HotAirAce

      And why do believers of any cult need a dating site to find the mate their imaginary being(s) wants them to hook up with? Aren't prayer and church picnics sufficient? Can't their god just twitch his nose and make it so? Maybe their god intends them to be single and celibate forever?

      February 19, 2013 at 6:22 pm |
    • LOL!

      #And why do believers of any cult need a dating site to find the mate their imaginary being(s) wants them to hook up with?
      Because we (you and i) are given a life to live and are free to make choices.
      #Aren't prayer and church picnics sufficient?
      No.
      #Can't their god just twitch his nose and make it so?
      This is not a bad episode Bewitched.
      #Maybe their god intends them to be single and celibate forever?
      Maybe.

      February 19, 2013 at 6:28 pm |
    • hawaiiguest

      @Alias

      And yet you're the one trying to say they shouldn't be using a descriptor that the site referenced uses on themselves. Your objection makes absolutely no sense, and you're just going around and around to avoid even thinking about it.

      February 19, 2013 at 6:31 pm |
    • LOL!

      #Can't their god just twitch his nose and make it so?
      Would you become a Christian if God would grant all your demands?

      February 19, 2013 at 6:31 pm |
    • Alira

      Lol!: I'm not a troll, but you are certainly free to think whatever you'd care to.
      Hehe.

      February 19, 2013 at 6:33 pm |
    • HotAirAce

      Would I become a christian if. . ? No because if some god did everything I asked then I would effectively be a god so no need to an on-your-knees cult member of any particular faith. If gods exist, of course – big if.

      February 19, 2013 at 6:37 pm |
    • LOL!

      I would.

      February 19, 2013 at 6:41 pm |
    • Alira

      LOL.

      February 19, 2013 at 6:47 pm |
    • Doobs

      Perhaps it is this

      I see no good reason for it unless they think it somehow makes it all more wrong?

      No one said or implied that. Rape is horrifying no matter what the background or beliefs of the rapits.

      Unless there is an implication that this doesn't happen at other dating sites, I see no good reason to pick on the rapists that claim to be christians.

      There's no implication about any other site, it's just a descriptor. No one is "picking on" christian rapists.

      ,

      February 19, 2013 at 7:18 pm |
  13. Doris

    I wonder if they'll revoke his member.

    February 19, 2013 at 4:31 pm |
    • Doris

      I mean his membership.

      February 19, 2013 at 4:32 pm |
    • Doobs

      LMFAO!!

      February 19, 2013 at 4:37 pm |
    • ME II

      He's fine as long as he clicks the "Repent" button.

      February 19, 2013 at 4:38 pm |
    • Doris

      LOL @ME II

      February 19, 2013 at 4:40 pm |
  14. M.A.D

    avoid contact with members who cannot take "no" for an answer!!! but now you're talking entire Christianity!!!

    February 19, 2013 at 4:18 pm |
    • Larry

      Ironically good advice, isn't it?

      February 19, 2013 at 5:37 pm |
  15. M.A.D

    wow the guy looks like Church goer !!

    February 19, 2013 at 4:16 pm |
  16. Bob

    Isn't this typical? Our prisons are FILLED with Christian raepists.

    What is it about Christians that makes them so prone to raeping women? It must be because the clergy does it, and it is condoned in the Bible.

    It's high time that we burn all Christians in order to prevent raep.

    February 19, 2013 at 4:11 pm |
    • Susan StoHelit

      Not a significantly higher percent – enough to disprove any notion that religion makes you good – not enough to say there's a significant difference.

      This guy was just using what some Christians believe – that you can trust another Christian to be a good person – which made it easier to get more access to his victims than they might have allowed someone they met elsewhere. Personally, I've found anyone ADVERTISING they're a Christian is generally (not always) less trustworthy than someone who does not mention their faith unless asked. In businesses, the more prominently they say they are a "Christian" business, the less they can be trusted not to rip you off – they have the big fish on the truck in hopes it stops you from asking questions and figuring them out.

      February 19, 2013 at 4:24 pm |
    • Uncouth Swain

      Don't pay attention to the men in white coats that are coming....or when they put you in your nice clean new jacket.

      February 19, 2013 at 4:26 pm |
    • Uncouth Swain

      "enough to disprove any notion that religion makes you good"

      I think you will find a large number of people of faith that would say that religion doesn't make one good. It never claims to make one good.

      February 19, 2013 at 4:37 pm |
    • Hitler

      Bob would make a good Nazi.

      February 19, 2013 at 5:17 pm |
    • Athy

      But he has to learn to spell rape first.

      February 19, 2013 at 6:28 pm |
    • Alira

      Ah, the tricky word filter won't let some people spell rape, rapist, and raping. Bad filter.

      February 19, 2013 at 6:44 pm |
  17. Uncouth Swain

    Let's see that headline agin: "Police: Man ra ped woman he met on dating website"

    I don't see anything...oh, I forgot the Christian part. Because something like this would never happen at a regular dating site *roll eyes*

    And come on CNN...don't ban words that you use in your own headlines.

    February 19, 2013 at 4:04 pm |
    • Doobs

      Of course it happens on other dating sites. No one is claiming it doesn't.

      Perhaps it is meant as a public service that just because a man says he is a christian, that doesn't mean that he can't also be a violent criminal. Our penitentiaries are full of "good" christian men and women who read the bible.

      February 19, 2013 at 4:10 pm |
    • myweightinwords

      In my experience (which is obviously limited, so take what I say as you will), women who are looking for companionship on a website that claims it will help you "Find God's match for you" are more likely to suspend their natural credulity with regard to their own safety, assuming that only those genuinely interested in a god-based relationship would be on such a site.

      This makes the fact that it is a Christian dating website relevant, I think.

      Also, there seems to be, from my observations both within the Christian community, and outside it, a driving societal force within Christians to be mated, almost as if being single is a crime against god. This too can make a woman let down her guard thinking that the person she is corresponding with shares her beliefs and values.

      I think that justifies having the word in the headline.

      February 19, 2013 at 4:12 pm |
  18. Bootyfunk

    r.ape is fine in the bible. god tells his christian warriors to r.ape women after battles in several places. you would think one of the commandments would have covered this...

    February 19, 2013 at 4:01 pm |
    • Uncouth Swain

      "god tells his christian warriors to r.ape women after battles in several places"

      Really? I would love to see the NT citation for that.

      February 19, 2013 at 4:06 pm |
    • Doobs

      Your god sure changes his mind a lot.

      February 19, 2013 at 4:12 pm |
    • VanHagar

      I'm sure you have a verse that says this...we're waiting. Or is TBT right–all atheists are liars? (Doubt it, but then you come up with the jack-a.ss statement.)

      February 19, 2013 at 4:15 pm |
    • Honey Badger Dont Care

      You do realize that there is more to the bible thand the new testament dont you? If you take any of it you have to take all of it.

      February 19, 2013 at 4:15 pm |
    • VanHagar

      @Honey....find me a "christian warrior" in the old testament.

      February 19, 2013 at 4:16 pm |
    • truth be told

      All so called atheists are liars. Reading their vicious hate filled statements with the knowledge that they are all lies puts their senseless drivel in proper perspective. Did a so called atheist say it ... its a lie.

      February 19, 2013 at 4:36 pm |
    • Uncouth Swain

      truth be told- "All so called atheists are liars"

      But if an athiest would say that they lie....then what?

      February 19, 2013 at 4:38 pm |
    • Pete

      'All so called atheists are liars. "

      More lies from the xtians – 202!

      February 19, 2013 at 4:39 pm |
    • Susan StoHelit

      Uncouth – your use of the term "in the NT" says you know EXACTLY where and when this happens. It's all over the OT.

      Are you saying your god was evil in the OT? Personally, I agree, but I wouldn't expect someone defending Christianity to agree with me. Either the OT is your god or it isn't – just because it was further back doesn't mean it's not part of your god's character, and your religion.

      To those wondering where – any number of biblical battles in the OT. When it's said to kill everyone in town, men, women, children, even animals – but keep the young virgin women to take for themselves, it's quite clear what is going on – and it's not nice flowers and a movie date.

      February 19, 2013 at 4:42 pm |
    • Uncouth Swain

      Susan...Bootyfunk said, "r.ape is fine in the bible. god tells his christian warriors to r.ape women after battles in several places"

      The problem with this is that no where does it say for Christian warriors to ra pe anyone. I am sure he meant more to say followers or such but he didn't. He should have paid more attention.

      "your use of the term "in the NT" says you know EXACTLY where and when this happens."

      Actually...I used "in the NT" because of his specific reference to Christian.

      "Are you saying your god was evil in the OT?"

      My God? Didn't know I have made a claim to any god. I will say that God created the good and formed the evil in the Tanakh if that answers your question.

      "To those wondering where – any number of biblical battles in the OT.... "

      If you can find a reference to where God told them to actually ra pe someone, I think many ppl on here would like to see it. I know where God told a person to marry a prost itute.

      February 19, 2013 at 5:27 pm |
    • ..

      I guess that the OT is not relevant to Christians, then? They can disregard it? Yay! Good to know!

      February 19, 2013 at 5:53 pm |
    • Uncouth Swain

      "I guess that the OT is not relevant to Christians, then? They can disregard it? Yay! Good to know!"

      You must be very comfortable in your delusions since no one said that they ignore the OT at all.

      February 19, 2013 at 9:12 pm |
    • fintastic

      Truth Be Told = Lies Be Told.

      February 20, 2013 at 8:29 am |
    • Doc Vestibule

      In the O/T, God doesn't exactly command His Chosen People to commit r/ape, but certainly gives tacit approval of the practice.
      Deuteronomy 22:28-29 states: “If a man happens to meet a virgin who is not pledged to be married and r/apes her and they are discovered, he shall pay her father fifty shekels of silver. He must marry the young woman, for he has violated her. He can never divorce her as long as he lives.” In other words, you break it, you buy it.

      In Numbers 31, God command Moses to take revenge against the Midianites so that Moses can cement his leadership of all the tribes. When the battle was over and all the men slain, Moses rebuked his generals for failing to dish out proper vengeance.
      “Have you allowed all the women to live?” he asked them. “They were the ones who followed Balaam’s advice and enticed the Israelites to be unfaithful to the Lord in the Peor incident, so that a plague struck the Lord’s people. Now kill all the boys. And kill every woman who has slept with a man, but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man."
      You see, women were considered chattel, to be distributed with the other booty (pun intended) captured in war.
      What was done to them was of little consequence. At the end of the battle with the Midianites, the plunder was 675,000 sheep, 33 72,000 cattle, 34 61,000 donkeys 35 and 32,000 women who had never slept with a man, which was all distributed amongst the fighting Jews.
      Except, of course, for the 675 sheep, 72 cows, 61 donkeys and 32 virgins who were sacrificed to appease the bloodlust of Moses' God.

      Even in the New Testament, the status of women didn't get much consideration. Indeed, a good Christian woman is supposed to be silent, subservient and filled with shame for the curse of mortality that Eve forced upon humanity.

      As the revered Christian theologan Calvin put it, woman is Calvin described women as
      "... more guilty than the man, because she was seduced by Satan, and so diverted her husband from obedience to God that she was an instrument of death leading all to perdition. It is necessary that woman recognize this, and that she learn to what she is subjected; and not only against her husband. This is reason enough why today she is placed below and that she bears within her ignominy and shame."

      February 20, 2013 at 8:55 am |
  19. what

    This is what happens when people have pre-marital s e x. How do you prove r a p e when you are in a dating relationship?

    February 19, 2013 at 3:47 pm |
    • End Religion

      Why are religious people so stupid?

      February 19, 2013 at 3:51 pm |
    • Duh

      Just say NO! If the person doesn't stop – it's r.a.p.e.

      February 19, 2013 at 3:57 pm |
    • Bootyfunk

      are you stupid? it's r.ape when one person says "no" or "stop - i don't want to have s.ex with you." see, it's only consensual when both people agree...

      February 19, 2013 at 4:02 pm |
    • what

      Duh by that definition then how many husbands and wives are r a p i n g each other every day *rollseyes*

      February 19, 2013 at 4:04 pm |
    • Doobs

      You don't understand the difference between having sex and rape?

      I suppose not, rape is perfectly fine in the bible. Your god not only approves of it, he commands his followers to rape the women in the lands that they fought against.

      February 19, 2013 at 4:05 pm |
    • Akira

      What, are you very young? Or just trolling?

      February 19, 2013 at 4:06 pm |
    • Duh

      "Duh by that definition then how many husbands and wives are r a p i n g each other every day *rollseyes*"

      If a wife says NO to a husband and he forces himself on her it's r.a.p.e. and the wife can have them arrested for it.

      February 19, 2013 at 4:20 pm |
  20. myweightinwords

    Predators are everywhere.

    February 19, 2013 at 3:29 pm |
    • Uncouth Swain

      Probably the most honest response yet on here.

      February 19, 2013 at 4:07 pm |
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