Literacy is an important skill that is fundamentally necessary for living a life worth living. That is, it is possible to live without learning to read, but it will be a very deprived life because so much depends on the ability to read and comprehend what is being read.
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Thus, the person who thinks that God “kills Lot’s wife for looking back over her shoulder – doesn’t punish Lot for drunkenly impregnating both of his daughters.” shows that he has the reading skill of a four-year-old.
When God condemned Sodom and Gomorrah to be destroyed, Lot and his family were the only ones who were warned to flee the destruction, the rest of the inhabitants being evil and doomed to die. The angels told Lot that they could not do anything until he and his family fled.
So he did, though his future sons-in-law did not believe him and refused to leave. So Lot fled with his wife and two daughters, the angels leading them out by the hand. The angels gave them specific instructions to not look back and to flee to the mountains.
Lot negotiated an intermediate safe haven, a small town that they could go to and be saved from the disaster. The angels granted the request. But Lot did not negotiate the restriction not to look back.
So when God rained down burning sulfur on the cities, Lot’s wife chose to look back and was turned into a pillar of salt. She had deliberately violated the command not to look back. She knew up front that she was not supposed to look back over her shoulder. What is so hard about following that instruction? Was she forced to turn her head? No. No external influence caused her to look back.
Lot’s daughters saw that their future husbands were dead and decided to get pregnant through their father. It is obvious that they manipulated him into a drunken stupor so that each daughter could get pregnant by him. The text says quite clearly that Lot was totally unaware of what was going on each night.
So Lot does not get punished. He did not intend to impregnate his daughters. What is odd is that this assertion that God does not punish lot for drunkenly impregnating both of his daughters does not bring up which command was violated. Exactly which command was that? Hint: it cannot be the commands of Moses, since he would come several generations later.
So at best, this person has a firm grasp of the obvious. Yes, God kills Lot’s wife because she was warned not to do something and no, God does not punish Lot for drunkenly impregnating both of his daughters because there is no clear rule against it and the mitigating circumstances of being intoxicated by his daughters clear him of any responsibility.