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If he's not a racist pig, then he'd niether allow nor condone slavery as he does in the bible.
If he just got it right the first time, we wouldn't be in this mess now would we?
ok.. I guess by the same logic you would call God a 'murderer' because he allows murder to happen in the world.
This statement clearly illustrates your ignorance. If God only got it right the first time.. blah blah blah.. If HE DID get it right the first time as you say then we wouldn't have FREE WILL..
I also guess going by the same flawed logic you have displayed thus far that you think that Lot sleeping with his daughters (God keeping silent on the matter) in Genesis means God 'condoned' incest. Before I explicate on that one I want to see if you know anything meaningful about it. Trust me when I say however that the sins of Lot and his daughters eventually caught up with them.
Try loosing the dilusion and get some spiritual discernment while you are at it.. Hopefully then you can 'contribute' something. You are deffinitely not shooting any Christians down here.
Originally posted by Produkt
Well, like I said, god does indeed condone slavery. Now unless your a racist pig like god, I would assume you consider slavery an immoral practice. I could be wrong and you could indeed be a racist pig, which would negate the concept of slavery being immoral to you.
Killing innocent people per gods order's. Now unless your a barbaric sadist, I would assume you would also consider this an immoral act. I could be wrong and you could indeed be a barbaric sadist, which would negate the concept of killing innocent people as being immoral to you.
This site here is rather good about immorality and god.
I'll dig up some quote's from the bible in a few mins, just got home after buying a shiny po-lice car.
The beauty of God is that he guides his followers not with force nor hate, but with visions and spiritual guidance.
God could have easily forced everyone in Sodom to repent and give up sinning, but instead he sent angels again to convince them to stop. Instead, the denizens of Sodom tried to kill and rape the angels. God knew that by letting Sodom exist, Sodom would eventually hurt so many more people than God could save. God's judgement is slow to act, because of his love and understanding. But when he does act, it is swift and strong. He decimated Sodom because there was no one in the city that was holy except for one family which he saved. With the destruction of the city, countless lives were saved and most people learned from Sodom that God will not just stand back allow people to sin and enslave.
Now think to yourself, is God truly rampaging across Earth killing innocent humans left and right? The bible is not filled with cookie-cutter characters and generic plot lines, you must understand the metaphors and allusions. It is not easy to read the bible, and thus many people misinterpret it.
if they could get enough people to buy it, hey it stuck, and well...."This is a commandment from GOD"...
Subject: Dr. Laura Schlessinger
Dr. Laura Schlessinger is a US radio personality who
dispenses advice to people who call in to her radio
show. Recently, she said that, as an observant
Orthodox Jew, homosexuality is an abomination
according to Leviticus 18:22, and cannot be condoned
under any circumstance. The following is an open
letter to Dr. Laura penned by a US resident, which was
posted on the Internet. It's profound and should make
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 Leviticus 18:22 clearly states it to be an
abomination. End of debate. I do need some advice from
you, however, regarding some of the other specific
laws and how to follow them.
1. 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?
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. Lev. 25:44 states that I may indeed possess
slaves, both male and female, provided they are
purchased from neighboring nations. A friend of mine
claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not
Canadians. Can you clarify? Why can't I own
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?
6. A friend of mine feels that even though eating
shellfish is a abomination of Lev.11:10, it is a
lesser abomination than homosexuality. I don't agree and
believe he should be smited.
Can you settle this?
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
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, so
I am confident you can help. Thank you again for
reminding us that God's word is eternal and
Your devoted disciple and adoring fan,