Sunday, June 27, 2010

Something to think about......

Came across this today from a blogger I follow, thejasonshow.blogspot.com. It is well said, indeed:



In her radio show, Dr Laura Schlesinger said that, as an observant Orthodox Jew, homosexuality is an abomination according to Leviticus18:22, and cannot be condoned under any
circumstance.  The following response is an open letter to Dr. Laura, written by a US man, and
posted on the Internet. It's funny, as well as informative:

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 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 them that Leviticus18:22 clearly states it to be an abomination ... End of debate.I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some other
elements of God's Laws and how to follow them.

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

2. 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?

3. 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.

4. 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?

5. 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, or should I ask the police to do it?

6. 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?  Are there'degrees' of abomination?

7. 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?

8. 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?

9. 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?

10. 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 and thus enjoy considerable expertise in such matters, so I'm confident you can help.Thank you again for reminding us that God's word is eternal and unchanging.

Your adoring fan.

James M. Kauffman,
Ed.D. Professor Emeritus,
Dept. Of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education
University of Virginia

PS (It would be a damn shame if we couldn't own a Canadian)

9 comments:

  1. I'm glad you liked this and that you're helping to spread it around! Thank you for your comments, and thank you for the shout out! I'm following you now, too, so I'll be seeing you again soon!

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  2. Well written work! I am sorry (not) to say that I got quite the chuckle out of it!

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  3. What a great statememt. There really is no better weapon than humor sometimes. I can't stand people who pick and choose what suits them and then preaches it as the truth to ignorant people. Good for you guys and I hope you'll let us know if there is a response from the doctor.-Plus I have to check out your blog now, Jason as himself! -- Inger

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  4. jim

    we have a "christian woman!" in the village who does everything for anybody..yet she cannot even look at me when we meet in the street!
    I never and will never really understand the depth of some people's homophobia.....

    hey ho
    gooD blog1

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  5. Bravo! Bravo! ( standing and clapping loudly)
    Great post!
    Love it!!!!! :)

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  6. This is a wonderful piece. I looked it up; while it dates back to 2000 and it's authorship in question, this site (http://www.yuricareport.com/Parody%20and%20Humor/OpenLetterToDrLaura.html) has the links to all the associated bible versus. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. I didn't know we Canadians were so popular! lol.

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Hey, I really like your comments and appreciate the time you took to do so.

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