Crap... I sat down at lunch and read a little of Leviticus. I live on the buckle of the bible belt, so sitting with a bible at lunch is something I see every day. I was in a cafeteria. Every so often I laughed out loud! I couldn't help it!!! Heads turned. Eyebrows raised.

So I sat there with my pen to underline the more bizzare points and had to settle for single words. It was all so bizzare. (I don't have it in front of me, so pardon the lack of direct quotes.) God sure does like animal sacrifice! If you sin by doing __, slaughter a calf/ox/goat/whatever, cut of its head, spread its guts around and burn the rest. "That is pleasing to me and ye shall be forgiven."

Don't sleep with your brother's wife for that is 'his' flesh and unclean. Women are property. Funny, they don't mention that Cain and Abel had to mate with someone and if they were members of the 'first family' it would be incest. lol

Just random words. ;-)

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Comment by George on May 1, 2009 at 11:26pm
When I first started thoroughly reading Genesis, I realized how absurd and silly it was. Remember how God showed his "back parts" to Moses?
Comment by Lisa Hamilton on May 1, 2009 at 6:58pm
I LOVE Carlin's stuff... he has an even better one about religion being the 'biggest bullshit story ever told'. :-D It's rather long and I haven't listened to it in a while (I used to know it by heart.) It goest something like "Religion has actually convinced people that there's an invisible man living in the sky who watches everything you do every moment of every day. And that invisible man has a special list of ten things he does not want you to do. And if you do any of these things he will send you to a place where you will burn and cry and torture, etc etc forever and ever til the end of time! But he loves you!"
Comment by Dionysus on April 30, 2009 at 11:18pm
Yup, those iron age sheep herders sure had funny ideas about life. The only thing more absurd is that people in the twenty-first century still insist that there is some sacred wisdom hidden therein. Maybe George Carlin was right when he said, "Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that”.



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