Comment: Nefarious Rights?

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Nefarious Rights?

Steve MT,

You referenced 1 Kings 11,
2 The LORD had clearly instructed the people of Israel, 'You must not marry them, because they will turn your hearts to their gods.' Yet Solomon insisted on loving them anyway.
3 And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines: and his wives turned away his heart.

You included this text as "proof" that the Lord gave evil rights. It says, "you must not..." This passage is a statement of historical fact and in no way condones Solomon’s actions or grants him "evil rights." In fact, it is passages such as this that reveal that the Bible is unlike any other “religious” text. It does not gloss it’s flawes characters, in fact it reveals warts and all of every character. All other religious texts prop up their leaders, minimizing or ignoring criminal or sinful acts.

The Bible shouts that Solomon was wrong for his immorality and suffered the loss of his legacy for it. One example, Nehemiah 13:26, 27 “Did not Solomon king of Israel sin by these things? yet among many nations was there no king like him, who was beloved of his God, and God made him king over all Israel: nevertheless even him did outlandish women cause to sin . Shall we then hearken unto you to do all this great evil, to transgress against our God in marrying strange wives?”