Perhaps Lot hoped to divide the mob, since his daughters were engaged to marry men from the community.
No reason, in my mind, to toss virgin girls out to be gang raped. Then again, I don't get my morality from the Bible. Thank God for my daughters.
He may have hoped relatives or friends of these men would intervene.
If he didn't throw his daughters out to be gang raped, there would be no reason to intervene. This would be like saying he aimed a gun at his daughter and pulled the trigger, because he hoped the chamber would be empty.
It may be he reasoned his daughters would not be desired by these homosexual rapists.
Aside from this statement being weird in about 20 different ways, what good would tossing his daughters have done if he knew the homosexuals would still be after the male angel? It would be like throwing a steak out to a gang of hungry vegans.
Whatever Job's motives in this crisis, God views Lot as righteous, and Jehovah always does what is right.
Yep, that's the religious mind for you. Don't question God's morality, even if it involves handing virgin girls over to gang rapists and saying "do whatever you want to them."
I am absolutely certain that if God thinks letting virgin girls get gang raped is preferable to a sex act between two men, that I am more righteous than God.
I have to hand it to you, this is some of the best Biblical apologetics I've seen in a long time. Great stuff.
You know what reasons most fathers could give for pushing their virgin daughters out the door to a gang of rapists and saying "do whatever you want to them?" None. No reason. Zero reasons. Most fathers would die before doing that. That is righteous behavior.