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Before Easter this year, Rachel Held Evans camped out for the weekend in a purple tent she had set up in her Tennessee yard. For nine days after this adventure, she abstained from sex and even from touching her husband. She stayed home from church, and toted around a stadium seat cushion to avoid sitting directly on chairs outside her home. Evans' goal was to obey the Bible's commandments for menstruating women in Leviticus Chapters 15 to 18, a passage that takes a lot of shalls and shall nots to make a simple point: Women on their periods are untouchable.
[In Christ]There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female
For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman; but all things of God.
God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us
Originally posted by shaneR
reply to post by AnIntellectualRedneck
us weak humans are not even capable of living one day according to GODs law...
we are all dirt, whichever way U look at it...
Originally posted by LadySkadi
Good for her. Everyone should do this of their chosen religion... at minimum, it would help them to understand more fully, the complete picture of that which they choose to believe in.
Originally posted by pstrron
Many of the laws of Moses were laws dealing with hygiene. The rules regarding menstruating women were hygienic and not meant as God hating women. The surrounding groups of people did not practice this level of hygiene and illnesses resulted. Another common practice was to wash their hands in still water but the Israelite's were instructed to use running water. Of course today it is common knowledge as to why we do this.
I agree, putting an OT Levitical law into practice in modern times is not only unnecessary but unwarranted as well and will cause more harm than any good. If she is to fully understand the reasons behind the law she should then recreate the living conditions in which the law was enacted. As with most of those that will try and put a practice into use from ancient times, they pick and choose only certain aspects of that practice while neglecting the surrounding living conditions.
Originally posted by eugenius
That is the old testament god. The new testament god likes women and puts them as equals to men. such is the strange dual personality of the biblical god.