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05-15-2005, 07:22 PM
I was recently having a refreshing argument with some fundamentalist christians, mostly about evolution vs. creationalism. I asked how they could ignore some outdated parts of the bible, but still stuck with creationalism. My argument went like this:
Do you burn your tent to take the mold off it? Why not? Because we know better now? Then why believe in creationalism? We know better now, don't we?
However, I was a little weak on the examples from the bible where we 'know better now', and because I am a lazy atheist (with no reason to get out of bed in the morning), does anyone else have some examples that I can use next time I need a theological debate?
Thag - son of Thog
05-15-2005, 07:31 PM
Hee Hee ---- how to clean a leper (I guess after he is cured - but what the heck is the purpose of the birds ???)
I don't know why this one stuck with me but here is a bit of advice from the big guy himself to Moses .... I only copied the first 7 verses but it goes on and on .... it is so ridiculous it is funny !!!
1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
2 This shall be the law of the leper in the day of his cleansing: He shall be brought unto the priest:
3 And the priest shall go forth out of the camp; and the priest shall look, and, behold, if the plague of leprosy be healed in the leper;
4 Then shall the priest command to take for him that is to be cleansed two birds alive and clean, and cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop:
5 And the priest shall command that one of the birds be killed in an earthen vessel over running water:
6 As for the living bird, he shall take it, and the cedar wood, and the scarlet, and the hyssop, and shall dip them and the living bird in the blood of the bird that was killed over the running water:
7 And he shall sprinkle upon him that is to be cleansed from the leprosy seven times, and shall pronounce him clean, and shall let the living bird loose into the open field.
05-16-2005, 09:26 PM
It sounds like the "dead-bird-blood-dipping" treatment might very well work but I'm bettin' it ain't covered by medical insurance ...
05-16-2005, 09:41 PM
Sorry guys this is a QOOC ( Quote out of context ). This is describing the cleansing ceremony after the leper is healed. Actually, their leprosy laws were very sensible. They excluded somebody from the camp if they appeared to be a leper and then got them to come back some days later to check on the disease. If it was gone they ritually cleansed them to show that they were considered cured.
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