– Any foreigner is allowed to be robbed as well as to be mocked.
– Anyone who invites a foreigner to a wedding will be stripped of all his clothes as punishment.
– The duty of the Sodom judge is to ensure that every stranger leaves the country without a penny in his pocket.
Everything was directed specifically at foreigners and was against hospitality and against connection.
My Response: In principle, those who did not comply with this directive were considered foreigners.
Sodom is known as a special place. Nowhere else was there such a rule that reflected one of the four types of relationships between people: “What’s mine is mine, what’s yours is yours.”
This rule is the worst, because it does not allow people to have contact with one another. In any situation whatsoever, people did not want to have relationships with each other; only within one’s own clan, family, and way of life.
Question: Is the principle what’s mine is mine and what’s yours is mine considered better?
Answer: Of course! After all, you enter into some kind of connection with others, learn from them, pass on to them, receive from them, and exchange something.
Comment: But guided by this principle, people have plundered and fought throughout history.
Answer: It was necessary for their development. But not here. Here I have nothing to do with you and you have nothing to do with me.
Therefore, nature, the Creator, erased these cities so that there would not even be a memory of them. This is a dead-end branch of human development. If humanity had gone this way, it would have quickly ended its existence.
The sages who revealed these states described them for the edification of posterity so that this would not happen again, so that it can be discussed and we will come to the conclusion that the lack of communication between people is most destructive.
There have been no more such states in the history of mankind. This is only one case. It is described in the Bible and shows us that the lack of contact between us is the most vicious state.
Question: So we don’t have to go through this anymore?
Answer: No. We won’t be able to. In our world everything is so tied together with all its parts, peoples, and states, that no one can be separate.
From KabTV’s “Spiritual States” 12/7/21