Friday, May 21, 2010

Leviticus 22-25

The Facts (Chapter number: Verse)

22:12-13 - If a priest's daughter marries a layman she may not eat the sacred donations. But if priests daughter is widowed and without children and has returned to her father's house she may eat of her father's food.

Leviticus 23 - No mention of any women.

24:10-12 - A man whose mother was an Israelite and whose father was an Egyptian came out among the people of Israel. The Israelite woman's son and a certain Israelite began fighting in the camp. The Israelite woman's son blasphemed the Name in a curse. They brought the man, whose mother's name was Shelomith daughter of Dibri of the tribe of Dan, to Moses. The man was put into custody until the Lord should make clear to them what they should do. (The man is later ordered to be stoned to death)

25:6 - During the Sabbath year you may eat what the land yields - you, your male and female slaves, your hired and your bound workers who live with you.
25:44-45 - You may acquire male and female slaves from the nations around you. You may also acquire them from aliens residing with you and from their families that have been born into the land. And they may be your property.

My Comments

Slaves are property not people. Check. Random story time about a dude who took the Lord's name in vein and was stoned for it. Check. A ridiculous amount of time going on and on ad nauseum about ritual and specific celebrations. Check. Tears of boredom. Check.

Seriously, God spends so much time on senseless and useless ritual and sacrifice and NO TIME on morals and how to treat your fellow man at all. Except for trade and lending money, that's about the only thing he's really covered in detail regarding people on people interaction. And I like how the side story in here not only randomly mentions this dude's mom over and over again but is basically just a tale about how HORRIBLE it is to say something like "Goddammit!" We can't have a story to reinforce don't kill or don't steal or don't be an adulterer, oh no. We gotta really drive home the point that God HATES it when you disrespect him. Or do something completely inconsequential in the grand scheme of things. So yeah. I guess this proves God doesn't exist because if he did I would have been dead YEARS ago.


Monday: Leviticus 26-27 & Numbers 1-2

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