I’m about to tell you how Christian men defend rape and the murder of children. You know how these Christians tell you that they are pro-life? Funny, as their “god” isn’t pro-life.

I happened across a Quora question on the infamous passage in Numbers 31, where Moses declares that the soldiers should kill children and rape women.

This brought out the Christian apologists who actually defended it. The first disgusting Christian named Boomy Tokan went through a huge smoke screen of “history” to somehow put relevance into the need to kill children and rape women:

One of the reasons why people misrepresent God or unjustly judge his actions is due to lack of knowledge and the refusal to spend time getting a complete picture of the troubling events from the Bible.
This question is a classic case!.
The focus is on what God did to the Midianite rather than why he did it, therefore, let’s get some clarity on this and by visiting Numbers chapter 21.
The children of Israel were on the journey to the Promised Land. God had already told them the land of the Moabites did not belong to them and he was not given them this land. They were to go around it on the way to the land he promised them.
However, when the children of Israel arrived near Moab the Moabites and the Midianites (Grandchildren of Abraham through Keturah) came out to war against the Israelites. They staged a spiritual war rather than a physical one.
It was determined that trying to defeat Israel in a physical war will be challenging; therefore they resorted to hiring a prophet to curse the children of Israel.
When the prophet – Balaam – surmised that this will not work; he asked the Midianite women to seduce the Israelites men into the sexual worship of other gods. Balaam the prophet and Balak the Midianite knew that this will result in apostasy and death.
Eventually, 24000 Israelites died from the plague as a result of the worship of other gods

Now let’s take a look at the scriptures
Why did God do this?
Numbers 21v4 The Moabites said to the elders of Midian, “This horde is going to lick up everything around us, as an ox licks up the grass of the field.” So Balak son of Zippor, who was king of Moab at that time, 5 sent messengers to summon Balaam son of Beor, who was at Pethor, near the Euphrates River, in his native land. Balak said:
“A people has come out of Egypt; they cover the face of the land and have settled next to me.6 Now come and put a curse on these people, because they are too powerful for me. Perhaps then I will be able to defeat them and drive them out of the land. For I know that whoever you bless is blessed, and whoever you curse is cursed.” 7 The elders of Moab and Midian left, taking with them the fee for divination. When they came to Balaam, they told him what Balak had said.
Notice here that the children of Israel were not making any play for the land belonging to the Midianites. it was the Moabites and the Midianites that decided to wage war against them.
So my question is – if another nation comes to wage war against you; will you defend yourself by attacking them back?
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The second scripture also shows us that many Israelites had already lost their lives in this spiritual War.
Israelites already died
Numbers 25v1 While Israel was staying in Shittim, the men began to indulge in sexual immorality with Moabite women, 2 who invited them to the sacrifices to their gods. The people ate the sacrificial meal and bowed down before these gods. 3 So Israel yoked themselves to the Baal of Peor. And the Lord’s anger burned against them.
And v8 “…Then the plague against the Israelites was stopped; 9 but those who died in the plague numbered 24,000.”
If some of the people of your country died as a result of an attack; will you sit back and let them get away with it?
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The final scripture shows us the punishment God chose to inflict on the Midianites
The punishment
Numbers 31v15 And Moses said unto them, Have ye saved all the women alive? 16 Behold, these caused the children of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to commit trespass against the Lord in the matter of Peor, and there was a plague among the congregation of the Lord. 15 “Have you allowed all the women to live?” he asked them. 16 “They were the ones who followed Balaam’s advice and enticed the Israelites to be unfaithful to the Lord in the Peor incident so that a plague struck the Lord’s people. 17 Now kill all the boys. And kill every woman who has slept with a man, 18 but saves for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man.
Although the punishments sound so severe; it illustrates that God knows that
The young males will rise up and inflict a greater level of destruction on Israel and
The women who had slept with men are more likely to seduce Israel back into apostasy
In conclusion, it is not God who went out to search out how he might wipe out a particular group of people but rather they chose to go against his plan and therefore reaped the punishment of it all
Hope that explains these particular verses
God bless you
Boomy Tokan

Read Boomy Tokan‘s answer to What are the context and meaning of Numbers 31:17-18? on Quora

Basically Boomy tells us (as someone else commented) that sometimes god needs to us to kill children and rape women. WTF. Seriously, WTF.