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Monday, September 21, 2009

Quote of the Day


This one is really interesting. Here it is.

Leviticus 21:7 They shall not marry a harlot or a woman who has been defiled; neither shall they marry a woman divorced from her husband. A widow, or one divorced, or a woman who has been defiled, or a harlot, these he shall not marry; but he shall take to wife a virgin of his own people.

So, you cannot marry a woman who has been defiled, or a woman who has been divorced. You can only marry a woman who is a virgin of "his own people". First, what does "own people" mean. Race, culture, orientation? What about a woman who is a virgin to her own, but has had encounters with those outside of her "own people". Ugh, the whole thing is so confusing.

2 comments:

  1. girl, it's all about the [totally lame] virgin/whore thing. just remember: damned if you do, damned if you don't.

    plus, as a historical document, the bible as we know it is basically a bad translation, translated and re-translated over centuries into lots and lots of nonsensical bullshit. think of it as a massive case of broken telephone that some take as the WORD OF GOD.

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  2. I know, but the issue is is that people take this stuff and decide what is to be taken literally, and what is not to be used literally. Like you said, all or nothing. In the same book is highly quoted scripture that is used as the rationale behind hatred for the homos. So, where does it cut off?

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