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 Gallup's Mirror on July 14, 2013 at 11:47am

I disagree with #1. Jesus was quite specific that the laws he gave to Moses stand to the letter until heaven and earth disappear. Under those laws: execute male homosexuals along with adulterers, psychics, and people who curse Mom and Dad. It's all equally sinful. So I agree with #8.

It's lesbians the Bible and Jesus make no mention of. The Bible refers only to male homosexuals. God is totally cool with woman lying with woman. Jesus digs that shit.

It seems to me the religious folks are wasting precious resources picking on gays when they're the least of the problem. Why is nobody pushing to change state constitutions to ban divorce, outlaw the corner psychic shop, and nix rough talk against Mom and Dad, since these are mentioned in the same passages of Leviticus that ban (male, strictly male) homosexuality?

50% of men and 25% of women commit adultery according to the Kinsey report in 1991. 15% of Americans have visited the 79,991 businesses in the psychic services industry. I can't begin to imagine the statistics of how many rude kids are dissing Mom and Dad these days. All of that is versus 3.4% of Americans identifying as LGBT in 2012 in the largest poll of its kind ever conducted.

Eventually committing these sins and allowing the perpetrators to live will defile the land and get us spewed out of the nation (Leviticus 20:24-28). Why waste time picking on the male half of that 3.4%, which is going to be something like 1.7% of Americans? Round up the divorcees, psychics, and kids being rude to parents, and shoot them. That should stave off God's judgement much more effectively.

Mathew 5:18

"For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished."

Leviticus 18

You shall not have intercourse with your neighbor’s wife, to be defiled with her.


You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.

Leviticus 20


If there is anyone who curses his father or his mother, he shall surely be put to death; he has cursed his father or his mother, his bloodguiltiness is upon him.

If there is a man who commits adultery with another man’s wife, one who commits adultery with his friend’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.

If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltiness is upon them.

Now a man or a woman who is a medium or a spiritist shall surely be put to death.

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 Gallup's Mirror on July 14, 2013 at 5:54pm

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

Granted, in Leviticus 21, God is clearly addressing the priests, as it begins with the words; "Then the LORD said to Moses, Speak to the priests, the sons of Aaron, and say to...

However, Leviticus 18 begins with the words: "Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, I am the LORD your God." and then God lays down the laws for the sons of Israel. Likewise, Leviticus 20 begins with the words: "Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, You shall also say to the sons of Israel:"

The laws in Leviticus 18 and 20 were meant for the common man, not ...

Or else...

"You are therefore to keep all My statutes and all My ordinances and do them, so that the land to which I am bringing you to live will not spew you out. Moreover, you shall not follow the customs of the nation which I will drive out before you, for they did all these things, and therefore I have abhorred them." - Leviticus 20:22-23

Comment by Gallup's Mirror on July 14, 2013 at 5:58pm

These blog formatting rules are the worst. Why can't I go back and edit like I can in a discussion thread? What I'm trying to say, and what keeps getting truncated or mis-formatted to oblivion is:

The laws in Leviticus 18 and 20 were meant for the common man, not priests. Mediums, bad-mouthing kids, cheating spouses, and gay men (but not lesbians) must be put to death.

Or else...

"You are therefore to keep all My statutes and all My ordinances and do them, so that the land to which I am bringing you to live will not spew you out. Moreover, you shall not follow the customs of the nation which I will drive out before you, for they did all these things, and therefore I have abhorred them." - Leviticus 20:22-23

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."

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