my favourite bible quotes part 2 – ten generations of bastards
A bastard shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to his tenth generation shall he not enter into the congregation of the LORD. (Deuteronomy 23:2)
Given that many Christians are still in spasm about the changes happening to the institution of marriage across the world, I thought it would be nice to examine the far-reaching consequences of having sex incorrectly.
If you are a benevolent deity, you’ll understand how repulsed you would feel if a baby was born to parents who hadn’t first undergone a marriage ceremony. You’d also see the logic in encouraging your faithful followers to discriminate against subsequent generations of besmirched little bastard babies for at least a couple hundred years.
Christians today continue to follow this Biblical teaching and spurn illegitimate offspring, and the offspring of that offspring, and the offspring of that offspring, for the mandated ten generations. I know this to be the case because they all faithfully follow the words of their man god, the character Jesus Christ, who made the following unequivocal statement:
For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. (Matthew 5:18)