"If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?" Will Rogers
Question #6883 posted on 07/29/2004 4:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,
Why is the Old Testament so crazy? I mean what is with Rueben and the mother of two of his brothers? There is a lot of weird happenings like that going on. So again I ask, why?
- sliced peaches

A: Dear sliced peaches-

Sexual sin is nothing new, as that story illustrates. That story also shows that sexual sin can have permanent consequences. Many of the societies in the Old Testament were very libertine in their sexual mores. The Israelites needed constant reminders to separate themselves from that sort of lifestyle, and even then, they were not always successful.

-The Franchise