10 more rules

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Comment by Dienekes on May 4, 2013 at 8:27pm

I particularly like #7.

Comment by H3xx on July 13, 2013 at 10:03pm

Can we get these carved in stone and put up in a courthouse somewhere? Number 1 could pertain to any number of things, from stem cell research to abortion.

Comment by Strega on July 14, 2013 at 11:26am

Sings *jesus wants me for a sunbeam*

Comment by Dienekes on July 14, 2013 at 12:42pm

@Gallup - Not to mention that Leviticus was not "doG's laws", but rather a holiness code specifically for priests and not for the common man.  Plus, the term that is used for "abomination" in that context is better translated to "distasteful" than what we currently think of as "disgusting" or "hateful."  It's a common mistake by the religious; applying archaic concepts to modern terms. It's moronic, but then again, it is religion.

Comment by Strega on July 14, 2013 at 12:55pm

Not to mention that Leviticus was not "doG's laws", but rather a holiness code specifically for priests and not for the common man.

That's interesting, Keith.  Do you have any links to where I could learn more about this?

Comment by Strega on July 14, 2013 at 6:45pm

So God wasn't the God of everyone then - the other nations were not his?  How does that gel with the creationism story where he supposedly created the ancestors of everyone?  How does anyone get these bits of information straight enough to understand?

Seriously, at least the Hindu stories hang together.

Comment by Dienekes on July 14, 2013 at 8:35pm

@Strega - Mostly, these are things I've picked up over the years, but here is an except from the South London Metropolitan Community Church's website (https://sites.google.com/site/mccsouthlondon/the-bible-and-homosexu...):

"The verses from Leviticus state, “You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.”  These seemingly startling words occur solely in the Holiness Code of Leviticus, which is, in effect, a manual for Israel’s priests listing rules and rituals to ensure religious purity for the Hebrew people; a people called by God to be ‘holy’ for Him, that is, ‘set apart’ from all other people.  The meaning of the words can therefore only be fully appreciated within the historical and cultural context of the Hebrew people."

Comment by Strega on July 14, 2013 at 8:50pm

Thanks Keith!

Comment by Dienekes on July 15, 2013 at 12:17am

@Gallup - Interesting.  I was under the impression that all of those laws fell under the "holiness code."  I guess I should waste my life reading more of the bible.  LOL  Just kidding! 

Anyway, thanks for clarifying that.

Comment by Dienekes on July 15, 2013 at 12:34am

@Strega - Yes, you make a very good point.  The doG of the bible is very specifically the doG of "ISRAEL" until the sequel came out (the book of Harry potter.  No, wait, that other fictitious character... jebus, ya, that's him!).

One question I like to ask Young Earthers is this: if you are right and only 5 or 6 thousand years ago, people actually had direct conversations with your doG (which means they KNEW for a FACT that doG existed and was the one and only), where did all the other religions come from? How did the Norse, Roman, Egyptian, Japanese, Chinese, Sumerian, Aboriginal, etc. mythologies come to be?

So far no one has been able to answer, but the only thing I can think that they might imagine to justify it is that those people were "mad at doG" (like they like to accuse us of being) and went off to make those other myths just to spite doG. But that would be like being "mad" at your parents, so you actually stop believing in their existence and make up completely imaginary parents to replace them and start actually believing those other parents are real, which is pretty much impossible unless you are a complete lunatic (which is why I think xians would think of it). It's crazy, but I don't think it's crazy enough that a xian wouldn't think of it as a valid argument.

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