Good. I agree in the sense that rape is a gross violation of how God designed us, and how we are to treat one another. The Bible condemns rape when it's mentioned, but I think some of these discussions confuse social inventions and rules, with insisting that God is ''okay'' with treating women poorly. Christians should model love and compassion (like Jesus) when helping victims of rape. Jesus himself treated women with equity, approaching them to share the Gospel, when it was considered taboo for a lone man to be in the company of a lone woman. He broke social constructs to do the right thing in order to help those in need. The Pharisees on the other hand... I don't believe though that Christians have the market cornered when it comes to compassion for victims of rape, and sexual misconduct. We have secular laws that offer a general blueprint of how we are to conduct ourselves, and treat others. If we violate those laws, there is punishment of some type. Sadly, many Christian men are violators of women, and I think what is being brought up here in the discussion, is that the Bible can seem like a source for invalidating the worth of women. But, that could be due to the social constructs of that time period. Assuming God is telling humankind to rape each other, and/or mistreat each other goes against what we (as believers) have come to learn about God. At the end of the day, we as individuals are responsible for our actions, good and bad. I disagree with Alex in that all Christian men are ''programmed'' to believing that mistreating women is fine, because that's not what the Bible states. There are a great many Christians (and followers of other religions) who commit heinous crimes all on their own. If they're using their religion as a scapegoat, that's on them...not God. Just my thoughts for now.