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2012-05-11 01:49:18 PM
You know what the Bible is pretty explicit about when it comes to marriage? Forcing rape victims to marry their attackers.

Deuteronomy 22:28-29

28 If a man happens to meet a virgin who is not pledged to be married and rapes her and they are discovered, 29 he shall pay her father fifty shekels[a] of silver. He must marry the young woman, for he has violated her. He can never divorce her as long as he lives.
 
2012-05-11 01:49:35 PM
Because the Bible is a 2000 year old game of 'telephone'?
 
2012-05-11 01:52:36 PM
I'm not going to be comfortable until someone can tell me what The Wisdom of Ptah-Hotep has to say on the matter.
 
2012-05-11 01:54:23 PM
You know, I don't give a shiat what your book says.
 
2012-05-11 01:58:48 PM

germ78: Because the Bible is a 2000 year old game of 'telephone'?


More like 3500 years if you include the Old Testament.

Here, let me toss this into the ring. I wrote it earlier today and it really encapsulates how I feel about all religions, not just Christianity:

To me that sounds very reasonable, but I still think it misses the point. One has to ask, why would one particular religion have a basis in reality while all these others don't? To me, it's all (and this is a loaded word but I don't mean it negatively) mythology. But that's not a bad thing. Human history is full of myths that tell us our history, and give us an understanding of ourselves. They're expressions of our humanity.

When I look at a religious text, I don't see a document with some supernatural origin, but rather humans from a different time and place, but very much like us, trying to tell us how they lived, what their experiences were, what they learned from them and how we can use that to better ourselves. When we get into trouble is when we try to say one tradition is better or has better answers than another. Everything (myths and science/reason) have to inform our lives, and it is up to us to use our (admittedly flawed) judgement to make the best use of it.
 
2012-05-11 01:59:07 PM
What would Jesus say to us? "Go, and sin no more".

Adultery....

Homosexuality.....

etc.....
 
2012-05-11 02:05:15 PM

EnviroDude: What would Jesus say to us? "Go, and sin no more".

Adultery....

Homosexuality.....

etc.....


He'd also tell you to give up your wealth for the poor and sell all your possessions to live collectively like the Apostles.

But when have you teabaggers actually followed the words of Christ?
 
2012-05-11 02:11:40 PM
Jesus said that his followeres should love everyone, and leave judging to him,

That part keeps getting forgotten.
 
2012-05-11 02:13:17 PM
Like how the Bible both condones and prohibits slavery?

Or the three distinctly different "eyewitness" accounts about the death of Judas Iscariot?
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-05-11 02:18:57 PM

EnviroDude: What would Jesus say to us? "Go, and sin no more".

Adultery....

Homosexuality.....

etc.....


Hatred, intolerance, biggotry....
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-05-11 02:19:40 PM
www.gaychristianalliance.com
 
2012-05-11 02:22:28 PM
They use Leviticus(mainly) to fortify their prejudices. If they were real Christians they would follow the teachings of Jesus. Btw, Jesus had 2 daddies.
 
2012-05-11 02:23:12 PM

Aarontology: fifty shekels[a] of silver


That translates to about $505.75, using the current silver spot prices.
 
2012-05-11 02:23:16 PM

EnviroDude: What would Jesus say to us? "Go, and sin no more".

Adultery....

Homosexuality.....

etc.....


If by "etc....." you mean planting two different crops together, wearing clothes made of different kinds of fabric, working on the sabbath, and not respecting your slavemaster, then yes. Yes you are correct.
 
2012-05-11 02:25:00 PM

oldernell: They use Leviticus(mainly) to fortify their prejudices. If they were real Christians they would follow the teachings of Jesus. Btw, Jesus had 2 daddies.


Well, Paul was no friend to the fabulous, I can tell you that. But if you pressed your average rank-and-file bigot to provide a Biblical citation, good money says they would reach for Leviticus.
 
2012-05-11 02:27:40 PM

RexTalionis: That translates to about $505.75, using the current silver spot prices.


Man, the price of a woman isn't what it once was.
 
2012-05-11 02:30:23 PM

vpb: EnviroDude: What would Jesus say to us? "Go, and sin no more".

Adultery....

Homosexuality.....

etc.....

Hatred, intolerance, biggotry....


What is interesting about your post is that you are neglecting how Jesus behaved.

For instance:

1. He exhibited "Holy Anger" when he used a whip to drive the greedy people from the temple. Do you think he was drawing blood?

2. When he met a person that was a hypocrite, he called them out on it. Words like "brood of vipers, your father the devil, get behind me Satan" and more.

3. After ministering, he told those he ministered to, "your sins are forgiven, go and sin no more".

It is the "go and sin no more" that the Christian homosexual ignores.

/just sayin
 
2012-05-11 02:31:06 PM
Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.
 
2012-05-11 02:36:49 PM

EnviroDude: It is the "go and sin no more" that the Christian homosexual ignores.


Like you ignore Christ's messages of anti-wealth, anti-greed, pro poor, pro weak, pro downtrodden and helping those in need.

All to focus on homosexuality, something which Christ never once mentioned in his ministry.

You're a heretic and a blasphemer for claiming that Christ spoke words he never did and condemning his message when it doesn't mesh with your teabagger political views.

It's sad that you are condemning your soul because of your loyalty to the GOP.
 
2012-05-11 02:36:57 PM

oldernell: They use Leviticus(mainly) to fortify their prejudices. If they were real Christians they would follow the teachings of Jesus. Btw, Jesus had 2 daddies.


They'd sentence a fig tree to death and then tell you to sell your clothes to buy a sword?


Frankly, any hero worship is stupid. He might have had some good ideas, but he also had some shiatty ones.
 
2012-05-11 02:39:25 PM

Aarontology: Like you ignore Christ's messages of anti-wealth, anti-greed, pro poor, pro weak, pro downtrodden and helping those in need.

All to focus on homosexuality, something which Christ never once mentioned in his ministry.

You're a heretic and a blasphemer for claiming that Christ spoke words he never did and condemning his message when it doesn't mesh with your teabagger political views.



Spoke works he never did? Are you saying that he never said, "Go and sin no more"?
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-05-11 02:44:01 PM

EnviroDude: vpb: EnviroDude: What would Jesus say to us? "Go, and sin no more".

Adultery....

Homosexuality.....

etc.....

Hatred, intolerance, biggotry....

What is interesting about your post is that you are neglecting how Jesus behaved.

For instance:

1. He exhibited "Holy Anger" when he used a whip to drive the greedy people from the temple. Do you think he was drawing blood?

2. When he met a person that was a hypocrite, he called them out on it. Words like "brood of vipers, your father the devil, get behind me Satan" and more.

3. After ministering, he told those he ministered to, "your sins are forgiven, go and sin no more".

It is the "go and sin no more" that the Christian homosexual ignores.

/just sayin


So how would he behave toward people who try to re-write his teachings to reflect their personal bigotry the way you are doing? Why don't you "go and sin no more"?
 
2012-05-11 02:45:06 PM

EnviroDude: Spoke works he never did? Are you saying that he never said, "Go and sin no more"?


He did say that. BUT He never once mentioned homosexuality. He never called it a sin. He didn't think it was important enough to mention once. But he did speak an awful lot about helping the poor. About condemning wealth. About condemning greed. The Gospel of Matthew speaks volumes about this. Nary a word about homosexuality. Christ, as per the Bible is very very pro social justice. Yet you ignore the actual words of Christ in favor of what you wish He had said.

You are trying to portray Christ as being in line with your anti-homosexual views while ignoring, and condemning, the rest of His ministry because they conflict with your political views. You are claiming to know the mind of God, which is an extremely grievous sin.

You're a heretic and a blasphemer. And we all know what the Bible says happens to heretics and blasphemers.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-05-11 02:47:05 PM

EnviroDude: Aarontology: Like you ignore Christ's messages of anti-wealth, anti-greed, pro poor, pro weak, pro downtrodden and helping those in need.

All to focus on homosexuality, something which Christ never once mentioned in his ministry.

You're a heretic and a blasphemer for claiming that Christ spoke words he never did and condemning his message when it doesn't mesh with your teabagger political views.



Spoke works he never did? Are you saying that he never said, "Go and sin no more"?


Jesus said that any time Envirodude says "Go and sin no more" he is automatically right, even if he is talking out of his ass.
Derperonomy 1.001
 
2012-05-11 02:47:11 PM

EnviroDude:
Spoke works he never did? Are you saying that he never said, "Go and sin no more"?


Jesus never said anything about homosexuality as you alluded. That was either OT or Paul. Of course he said things that would contradict that like his listen in Mark 7:1-13. He also said he forgives sins in Mark 2:10.

Even further, Jesus said "I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no excuse for their sin"

Jesus has never talked to me and I'm gay, so I'm without sin.

/must suck to have to talk with an imaginary being long since-allegedly-possibly-but-not-quite dead.
 
2012-05-11 02:48:31 PM

stpauler: Jesus never said anything about homosexuality as you alluded. That was either OT or Paul. Of course he said things that would contradict that like his listen in Mark 7:1-13. He also said he forgives sins in Mark 2:10.


That's what's so crazy about his beliefs. He ignores Christ and worships Paul.

Because he hates gay people so damned much.
 
2012-05-11 02:52:12 PM
Whats the difference between Republicans and Jesus?

Jesus loved prostitutes AND tax collectors.
 
2012-05-11 02:52:43 PM

Aarontology:
That's what's so crazy about his beliefs. He ignores Christ and worships Paul.

Because he hates gay people so damned much.


That and I'm sure that since envirodude is so convinced in his belief that there are references to homosexuality in the new testament he can provide the definitive translation for Malokois and Arsenokoitai. Envirodude, please give us all a lesson on what those two greek terms actually mean because there still hasn't been an agreed upon accurate translation.
 
2012-05-11 02:57:37 PM

oldernell: They use Leviticus(mainly) to fortify their prejudices. If they were real Christians they would follow the teachings of Jesus. Btw, Jesus had 2 daddies.


What's interesting about this remark is that, if you believe Paul is also inspired word of God, Leviticus should be mostly forgotten by Christians, given that according to Romans 10:4, "Christ is the end of the Law." Also, Paul hypothesizes in Galatians that the point of the Law handed down by God via Moses was to "prepare" them for the coming of Christ. Thus, when Christ came, Moses's litany of laws was no longer necessary, only the ones reiterated in the Greek Scriptures.

It is true that Christ never explicitly mentioned homosexuality, but Paul does in Romans 1:26, 27; so this really depends on whether or not you believe Paul's writing are legitimate Christian doctrine or not.
 
2012-05-11 02:59:38 PM

Aarontology: EnviroDude: Spoke works he never did? Are you saying that he never said, "Go and sin no more"?

He did say that. BUT He never once mentioned homosexuality. He never called it a sin. He didn't think it was important enough to mention once. But he did speak an awful lot about helping the poor. About condemning wealth. About condemning greed. The Gospel of Matthew speaks volumes about this. Nary a word about homosexuality. Christ, as per the Bible is very very pro social justice. Yet you ignore the actual words of Christ in favor of what you wish He had said.

You are trying to portray Christ as being in line with your anti-homosexual views while ignoring, and condemning, the rest of His ministry because they conflict with your political views. You are claiming to know the mind of God, which is an extremely grievous sin.

You're a heretic and a blasphemer. And we all know what the Bible says happens to heretics and blasphemers.


I am not portraying Christ as anything. Nor am I ignoring what he said.

If one will not acknowledge the need for Christ (to bridge the gap between man's sinful nature and his father), then why do you even read the bible at all? Why be select in the message you are wanting others to follow?

You see, jesus was clear about sin. And if one denies that adultery or homosexuality are sins, then they are in a deeper denial than I can attempt to discuss.

Jesus loves us all, but hates our sin. This was why he came. To die for all of us. If after you ask Jesus into your life, you continue to wallow in your sin, that is an issue between you and Jesus....not me.

funny still how posters here are trying to deflect the message of "go and sin no more" from their list of favorites.
 
2012-05-11 02:59:44 PM
One thing I noticed from Bible is this.

Jesus loved almost everyone and he forgave even prostitutes, though they are sexually immoral and sinful, with his love.

You know who Jesus did get angry at though? The only place in the Bible where he raised his voice and acted in violence? It was against the bankers and the money changers.

I suppose there's a moral in there somewhere.
 
2012-05-11 03:00:24 PM

EnviroDude: vpb: EnviroDude: What would Jesus say to us? "Go, and sin no more".

Adultery....

Homosexuality.....

etc.....

Hatred, intolerance, biggotry....

What is interesting about your post is that you are neglecting how Jesus behaved.

For instance:

1. He exhibited "Holy Anger" when he used a whip to drive the greedy people from the temple. Do you think he was drawing blood?

2. When he met a person that was a hypocrite, he called them out on it. Words like "brood of vipers, your father the devil, get behind me Satan" and more.

3. After ministering, he told those he ministered to, "your sins are forgiven, go and sin no more".

It is the "go and sin no more" that the Christian homosexual ignores.

/just sayin


"'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'; and, 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'"

/just saying
 
2012-05-11 03:05:51 PM

RexTalionis: One thing I noticed from Bible is this.

Jesus loved almost everyone and he forgave even prostitutes, though they are sexually immoral and sinful, with his love.

You know who Jesus did get angry at though? The only place in the Bible where he raised his voice and acted in violence? It was against the bankers and the money changers.

I suppose there's a moral in there somewhere.


He believed that prostitutes had enough self-respect to perhaps change their ways, but figured the bankers had lost any shred of conscience left long before Jesus's coming.

Just my take on it.
 
2012-05-11 03:14:55 PM

EnviroDude: I am not portraying Christ as anything. Nor am I ignoring what he said.


No. You are. You demand that we enact anti-homosexual laws because of what the Bible says while ignoring his anti-greed, pro social justice ministry , and then condemning being anti-greed as being a socialist, or communist. By your own actions to the aspect of his ministry you wish to enforce, you are portraying Christ as being prominently anti-gay. Almost exclusively so.

Why be select in the message you are wanting others to follow?

You should answer this for yourself, seeing as how the only aspects of his message you wish to follow are those which happen to coincide with your own bigotry and your own political views. You are extraordinarily guilty of this, as you essentially boil down Christ's message of "sin no more" to be anti-gay. You ignore every other sin and focus only on that one.

Letting people starve because of inaction is a sin. Letting people go without medicine is a sin. Denying that medication is a sin. Condemning the poor for being poor is a sin. All of these you joyfully ignore because they don't mesh with your political beliefs.

Jesus loves us all, but hates our sin. This was why he came. To die for all of us. If after you ask Jesus into your life, you continue to wallow in your sin, that is an issue between you and Jesus....not me.

You wallow in sin every time you vote against support for the poor, the sick, the weak, in favor of the greedy, the violent, the hateful and the deceitful. You have not accepted Christ into your heart. You have accepted St. Paul, since his are the only words you actively follow.

Christ warned you about false prophets, and there is no other greater false prophet than those who have you believing it's worse for homosexuals to go unpunished than it is to help a starving child. Re-read the Bible, and tell us what Jesus was actually concerned about. The welfare of all mankind and the betterment of everyone's life or homosexuality? And ask yourself, why would these charlatans wish to have you care more about homosexuality than social justice? Because it leads to them having secular power and wealth.

funny still how posters here are trying to deflect the message of "go and sin no more" from their list of favorites.

As do you since the only sin you care to condemn is homosexuality while ignoring all other sins that Jesus actually spoke about.
 
2012-05-11 03:17:15 PM

EnviroDude: What would Jesus say to us? "Go, and sin no more".

Adultery....

Homosexuality.....

etc.....


Have you ever looked at somebody who wasn't your spouse and thought that they were attractive? Congratulations, you've sinned according to Jesus!
 
2012-05-11 03:24:28 PM

Serious Black: EnviroDude: What would Jesus say to us? "Go, and sin no more".

Adultery....

Homosexuality.....

etc.....

Have you ever looked at somebody who wasn't your spouse and thought that they were attractive? Congratulations, you've sinned according to Jesus!


27 "You have heard that it was said, 'Do not commit adultery.' 28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
-Matthew 5:27-28
 
2012-05-11 03:29:09 PM

RexTalionis: Serious Black: EnviroDude: What would Jesus say to us? "Go, and sin no more".

Adultery....

Homosexuality.....

etc.....

Have you ever looked at somebody who wasn't your spouse and thought that they were attractive? Congratulations, you've sinned according to Jesus!

27 "You have heard that it was said, 'Do not commit adultery.' 28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
-Matthew 5:27-28


Once again, up to interpretation, but I figure "looking at a woman lustfully" means fantasizing about farking her or fondling her boobs or something along those lines.

You know, what Farkers usually did during Sofia Vergara threads before her divorce.
 
2012-05-11 03:29:50 PM
It sounds like a machinegun in here with all the holes being punched through the bible. lol!
 
2012-05-11 03:34:07 PM

RexTalionis: Serious Black: EnviroDude: What would Jesus say to us? "Go, and sin no more".

Adultery....

Homosexuality.....

etc.....

Have you ever looked at somebody who wasn't your spouse and thought that they were attractive? Congratulations, you've sinned according to Jesus!

27 "You have heard that it was said, 'Do not commit adultery.' 28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
-Matthew 5:27-28


Thanks for the quote; I was too lazy to go mine it out.

Jesus's recurring motif when it comes to moral issues is to establish a ludicrously impossible standard that no human who has ever lived, is currently living, or ever will live can hope to satisfy; and when he is faced with real people who have inevitably failed to meet that standard, he showers them with forgiveness and love while full of the knowledge that they will inevitably sin again. Doesn't that say something about the nature of sin?
 
2012-05-11 03:38:47 PM

I Have The Touch of a Shocked Monkey: RexTalionis: Serious Black: EnviroDude: What would Jesus say to us? "Go, and sin no more".

Adultery....

Homosexuality.....

etc.....

Have you ever looked at somebody who wasn't your spouse and thought that they were attractive? Congratulations, you've sinned according to Jesus!

27 "You have heard that it was said, 'Do not commit adultery.' 28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
-Matthew 5:27-28

Once again, up to interpretation, but I figure "looking at a woman lustfully" means fantasizing about farking her or fondling her boobs or something along those lines.

You know, what Farkers usually did during Sofia Vergara threads before her divorce.


And you have never done that? You've never fantasized about a hot celebrity like the aforementioned Sofia Vergara? Or if you happen to be attracted to men, George Clooney? You've never, even once, looked at something that could be remotely construed as pornography?
 
2012-05-11 03:42:57 PM

Serious Black: Jesus's recurring motif when it comes to moral issues is to establish a ludicrously impossible standard that no human who has ever lived, is currently living, or ever will live can hope to satisfy; and when he is faced with real people who have inevitably failed to meet that standard, he showers them with forgiveness and love while full of the knowledge that they will inevitably sin again. Doesn't that say something about the nature of sin?


Yes it does. It says that Jesus recognizes that no one is perfect, no one would be able to carry out exactly everything he mandated to his followers. That is precisely why his sacrifice was supposedly necessary, to allow God to forgive humanity for any mistakes it is inevitably bound to make in their lifetime. In Romans 5:12, Paul states that since the original sin of Adam and Eve, all humans have inherited imperfection, the inability to do exactly EVERYTHING that God wants us to do. But that's the state of humanity and, with Jesus's sacrifice, the only recourse one has to at least make the attempt to act according to the will of God.

At least that's what the Bible tries to say, I think.
 
2012-05-11 03:43:44 PM
Just because people claim to be Christians doesn't mean they follow the words of Christ. Satan is a powerful enemy, and can easily infiltrate the weak. Libs know this, which is why they push the myths of "tolerance" and "equality" so much.

Some facts:

1. The bible is the unearing word of G_D.

2. Leviticus 18 clearly says Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is an abomination

How much simpler is it than that, libs? Leviticus 20 says If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them. Libs and activist judges are trying to pretend that passage doesn't exist either, with their Equal Rights nonsense, anti-bulling crap (which is, ironicaly Anti-Christian Bulling).

3. Sodom was destroyed due to soldiers trying to rape Lot, refusing to rape is Daughters instead. Obvious sick people don't know it is far preferable to have sex with a women, rape or not. Anyway, rape wasn't as serious back then... women were property so it was OK.

4. People forget that Jesus wasn't married, but never was in a relationship with any of his followers. Why was that? Because he KNEW that, temping as it might of been, it was a sin. Just like men serving on a ship together, it is strictly understood that while loneliness, cramped quarters, familiarity and comfort, and desires it is wrong because it not only endangers all of the other men from foreign enemies, but it creates tension among the ranks. A group fleeing or fighting for their lives may feel a yearning, and don't even get me started about what it is like to not have the touch of another human for so long it hurts, but still, it is wrong in HIS eyes, so its not worth Hell. Right?

Beware of those who are under Satan's powerful clutches. A great darkness has come over our once great land, and is spreading like a cancer from SF to NYC, threatening our nations soul and very existence. Your "Chosen One" is not fooling this believer.... mark my words the beast has laid his number on him and they are looking for more souls for the fire.

Stay Rightous, America!

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2012-05-11 03:48:39 PM
My cats are atheists. Can they haz cheeseburgers even if we have a kosher kitchen? (We don't. Just asking 'cause this is Fark)
 
2012-05-11 03:52:45 PM

alywa: 1. The bible is the unearing word of G_D.


alywa: Anyway, rape wasn't as serious back then... women were property so it was OK.


I love when trolls can't even keep their message straight. The bible is inerrant, but morals have advanced radically since then.
 
2012-05-11 03:55:03 PM
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2012-05-11 03:55:13 PM

what_now: You know, I don't give a shiat what your book says.


I want to gay marry this post.
 
2012-05-11 03:56:30 PM
That's one of the great things. It can mean exactly what you want it to mean.
 
2012-05-11 03:57:18 PM
If this hasn't been posted yet it should be everywhere:


Dear Dr. Laura,

Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God's Law. I have learned a great deal from your show, and I try to share that knowledge with as many people as I can. When someone tries to defend the homosexual lifestyle, for example, I simply remind him that Leviticus 18:22 clearly states it to be an abomination. End of debate.

I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some of the specific laws and how to best follow them.

a) When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a pleasing odor for the Lord (Lev 1:9). The problem is my neighbors. They claim the odor is not pleasing to them. Should I smite them?

b) I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair price for her?

c) I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in her period of menstrual uncleanliness (Lev 15:19-24). The problem is, how do I tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offense.

d) Lev. 25:44 states that I may indeed possess slaves, both male and female, provided they are purchased from neighboring nations. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not Canadians. Can you clarify? Why can't I own Canadians?

e) I have a neighbor who insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2 clearly states he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself?

f) A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is an Abomination (Lev 11:10), it is a lesser abomination than homosexuality. I don't agree. Can you settle this?

g) Lev 21:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I have a defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear reading glasses. Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is there some wiggle room here?

h) Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed, including the hair around their temples, even though this is expressly forbidden by Lev 19:27. How should they die?

i) I know from Lev 11:6-8 that touching the skin of a dead pig makes me unclean, but may I still play football if I wear gloves?

j) My uncle has a farm. He violates Lev 19:19 by planting two different crops in the same field, as does his wife by wearing garments made of two different kinds of thread (cotton/polyester blend). He also tends to curse and blaspheme a lot. Is it really necessary that we go to all the trouble of getting the whole town together to stone them? (Lev 24:10-16) Couldn't we just burn them to death at a private family affair like we do with people who sleep with their in-laws? (Lev. 20:14)

I know you have studied these things extensively, so I am confident you can help.

Thank you again for reminding us that God's word is eternal and unchanging.

Your devoted disciple and adoring fan.
 
2012-05-11 03:58:23 PM

Sybarite: I'm not going to be comfortable until someone can tell me what The Wisdom of Ptah-Hotep has to say on the matter.


Do not copulate with a woman-boy, for you know that one will fight against the water upon her heart.
 
2012-05-11 03:58:47 PM

EnviroDude: What would Jesus say to us? "Go, and sin no more".

Adultery....

Homosexuality.....

etc.....


Best parts.

Forever.
 
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