Wow -- do we get it wrong! I read this this morning, then read a question written by Author Jean E. Syswerda. She asks, "What character represents Bathsheba in Nathan the prophet's story? What does that tell you about what God thought of her part in these events?"
Hollywood, people, society have always cast Bathsheba as a temptress. God saw her as an innocent victim.
How often we do this -- we put the blame on the victim to justify the sin of the one who sinned. And in the church so often we do this to women. This thought, that Bathsheba was an active seductress is our way of excusing David's sin. This kind of thought goes back hundreds of years when the church saw women as the root of evil. People were taught women were sexual predators in a sense, that they couldnt' control their own desires, and that men were the innocent ones. People were taught (and still are at times) that men's sexual drives were just too large for them to handle them. It wasn't their fault if they strayed. It was the women.
No matter how we glaze over sin, God sees the truth. God knows the entire situation. God knows the part we play in whatever happens. He is the one who matteres.