I am watching a show on cable about the various mysteries of the Bible and how we might be able to explain them. It does make for some interesting reading and it also makes the viewer think about what they know.
For instance, one of the episodes discusses what happened at Sodom and Gomorrah and talks about the sinful nature of the people of that area. What is interesting is that the sin of this people is perhaps not what we think but rather that they were very inhospitable to visitors.
There is a contrast between the nomadic life of the early people of the Bible where kindness to strangers was essential and the sedentary life of people living in the developing cities.
Now, I am not a Biblical scholar but if this is the sin of these cities, what does this say about various issues before us today that we so often associate with those two long-vanished towns?