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A Year of Following Every Rule for Women in the Bible...including Leviticus

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posted on Sep, 1 2011 @ 09:20 PM
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I came across this article that, well, blew my mind. Apparently, this woman is going to live an entire year literally and to a T following every single instruction on how women are supposed to act that exists in the Bible, including the stuff in Leviticus:



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.


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Personally, I feel sorry for her. I've actually read a lot of that stuff, and it's going to be excruciatingly hard to function in society.

I also feel sorry for the millions of evangelical women who will have this one thrown in their faces as an example of some ultimate Godly woman that they should look up to and try to emulate.

Mostly, though, I kind of think that this woman will be converting to another religion or turning Atheist at the end of this year because she'll realize that the God of the Bible really does seem to hate women.
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posted on Sep, 1 2011 @ 09:42 PM
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A.J. Jacobs wrote a book about following every rule in the bible for a year it was pretty hilarious.
www.ajjacobs.com...



Though I imagine it is going to be a lot harder for this woman.


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posted on Sep, 1 2011 @ 09:55 PM
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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...

seeeya



posted on Sep, 1 2011 @ 09:56 PM
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"really"?


[In Christ]There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female
Galatians3

For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman; but all things of God.
1Corinthians11

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
Acts17



posted on Sep, 1 2011 @ 10:03 PM
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Single word.

Freak.

But hey, she isnt hurting anyone that I can tell so letter go. Many worse things to be done than that.



posted on Sep, 1 2011 @ 10:12 PM
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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...

seeeya


Not picking on you here, but do you consider this GOD's law?
Everyone and every sect has their own interpretation of the bible.

What kind of God creates an entire universe and gets freaked when women get their period (which he also created in his wisdom)?



posted on Sep, 1 2011 @ 10:14 PM
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Why don't she take an entire year and live like the ancient chinese women lived? Bind your foot woman!!!
Or how about ancient Hindu women....I won't even mention what they did.
Or what about how ancient Spartan women lived....


Why live like the ancients did when our way of life has been made so much easier for us? This woman seems like an attention whore. But since she did chose the ancient Hebrews to emulate, it goes to show you just what culture is the authority and standard by which other cultures are judged.

Heck, if we would have taken heed to the Hebrews laws of cleanliness, then we wouldn't have been chopping any legs and arms off of civil war injuried men.
It wasn't until all the way in the 1860's that doctors figured out you needed to wash your tools in RUNNING water before you use them again. The Hebrews had this pegged way back in Leviticus.....

Score yet one more for the Holy Bible. This is one example of hundreds.....



posted on Sep, 1 2011 @ 10:25 PM
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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.



posted on Sep, 1 2011 @ 10:37 PM
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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.



posted on Sep, 2 2011 @ 12:27 AM
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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.



posted on Sep, 5 2011 @ 04:51 AM
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hi Owlbear,
thanks for the reply...

in the New Testament, Jesus says there are only TWO laws...

LOVE GOD, AND LOVE your fellow humans...

there are NO OTHER LAWs...

IMHO...

seeya



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 12:18 AM
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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.



There might be a spiritual significance to the Bible laws and stories, not necessarily physical.



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 05:34 PM
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Ever notice that the knowledge and "wisdom" of this Bronze Age god, Yahweh, never exceeds the mentality and knowledge of the primitive people that write about him? You would think that this god would have imparted great truths to them that would have put them light years ahead of the rest of the world, but it never does. Yahweh condones slavery, and even instructs people how to beat their slaves. When rape occurs, it's always the woman's fault as much or more so than the man's. Stoning people is a-okay, too! And Yahweh is really big on declaring war on your neighbors -- and not just to defeat them, but to kill every thing that moves inside a village, even babies and animals. Man-Rape is okay too. Apparently, if someone comes to your door requesting to rape you, you should give them your daughters for that purpose. Again, a-okay for old Yahweh! It is amazing that people think that this guy's "son" would be any improvement (especially since they are supposed to be the same person anyway!)



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 05:39 PM
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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.


That behavior goes way beyond excessive hygiene and into the realm of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Even if it started out as "hygiene", it became an excuse to separate and dominate women. (Which should make it obvious to you that it was written by men.)



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 05:43 PM
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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.


Why would anyone want to worship a schizophrenic god? Or, did Yahweh repent his ways and decide to stop killing babies, stop condoning slavery, and stop the rape and dismemberment of women? And this begs the question: Why would a god need to repent? Why the sudden 180 degree turn around from incessant war to "love your neighbor"? What happened?



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