Real reason for destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah unearthed

Church Life

The story of Sodom and Gomorrah is a cautionary tale against a societies descent into immorality.

However, the exact nature of their crime has been hotly contested in recent years.

For some liberal theologians, the idea that it was due to homosexuality is offensive and so they suggested that it was the gang aspect that was the real issue.  Which sounds plausible until you consider that Lot, who was righteous, offered his daughters for this behaviour.  Critics say this can be explained by the evils of Patriarchy.

Others have sought answers in the other behaviour mentioned Ezekiel 16:49.  But not helping the poor and needy was hardly the issue in Genesis 19.  And so this can’t be the sole reason.

However, a recent find in an excavation near where it is thought the cities stood has uncovered evidence that has changed the trajectory of exposition of the biblical account.

“We can some ancient toilet roll dispensers that had been solidified from the ash,” reported Ralph Bernstein lead archaeologist on the dig site, “and whilst these were primitive compared to today it was clear to see that…”

Ralph has to stop and gather his emotions before he can continue, “It was clear to see that the toilet roll dispensers were under and not over.”

Ralph’s body contorted as he retched.

“It is no wonder that the angels told Abraham that the outcry was so great and their sin so grievous.”

Certainly to this reporter it fits the facts and the kind of people who would do such a heinous thing are very likely to be the same as those who ignore the poor and needy and mistreat guests. 

They say that the love of money is at the root of all kinds of evil – but this kind of gross toilet roll etiquette is without doubt a deeper sin that has been around for thousands of years.

Let the reader be warned. 

“Reporter”: John Spencer aka Not the Bible

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