In the modern age there is still a dumbfounding debate about inter-religious marriage. Although the debate has largely been settled (there’s nothing wrong with it), there are still pockets of society that condemn Catholics who marry Protestants, or the other way around. Some Orthodox Jewish sects prohibit men from marrying shiksas. According to Rabbinical law, only Jewish women can pass on the Jewish seed. This law is the product of attempts by non-Jewish men to shag the Jewish gene out of existence. There were many times when the Jewish women didn’t know who the father was (a Jew or a Roman), so the law was written. But thousands of years ago, the inter-marriage debate was something else entirely. And we can’t really take direction from the bible. It has double standards.
Abrahamic god’s jealousy is stoked whenever a Jew marries someone from another tribe. Exodus 34:16 warns us that intermarriage will cause everyone to become prostitutes. Deuteronomy 7:3-4 and 1 Kings 11:1-2 say god will smite us for intermarriage because our non-Jewish spouse will lead us to other gods. Clearly in these verses inter-religious marriage is forbidden.
But then we have many prominent people in the bible who married non-Jewish women and got away with it. In Genesis 46:20 Joseph married the daughter of a non-Jewish priest. God was totally cool with that. Then in Numbers 12:1, 9-10 Moses married a Cushite (an Etheopian woman). The Cushites were particularly known for their godlessness and evil deeds. So one would’ve expected god to smite Moses for this. Instead he smote Miriam for gossiping about Moses marrying a black shiksa. He gave her leprosy for merely talking about Moses behind his back.
As far as I’m aware there are no apologetic responses to this contradiction. But I can easily see one. Jewish and Christian apologists might tell us that inter-religious marriage is forbidden, according to the bible. But Joseph’s and Moses’ marriages to non-Jewish women were blessed by god because god liked those men more than other Jews. So here we have the double standard. God: Intermarriage is forbidden, unless I randomly tag you as a really cool guy.
Of course, anyone who is still against inter-religious marriage is an asshole.