reply to post by piequal3because14
All religious rules come from a distillation of religious stories through the centuries, controlled by various interests throughout history. Every
religious text has been rewritten and edited hundreds if not thousands of times, each to suit the goals of those doing the editing.
Throughout this process, certain rules are highlighted and others are forgotten. Just look at Christianity and Catholicism, there are millions of them
who stick to the homophobic belief about gay people, while conveniently choosing to ignore the rules about shellfish, hair cutting, slavery, sexism...
these are all there in the Bible, but these are not the best excuses for controlling others or trying to inflict opinion onto them.
Sexuality is a driving force, so being able to dictate what is and is not acceptable is a powerful thing for the religious to hold over others.
Forcing people to own slaves is not going to do help the cause, while giving people a sense of superiority over others when it comes to sexuality is a
perfect tool for indoctrination.
These little religious myths and doctrines are just relics of a long-forgotten story, distilled and refined into a mess of controlling words for the
latest freaks who want to control other delusional fools.
As for this one specifically, who knows where it came from? It could just be that those who had the authority to edit a specific religious text were
also sheep farmers, and they saw an opportunity to put their competition (pig farmers) out of business.
Remember, when most of these texts were being rewritten and edited, the majority of the population could neither read nor write, they were relying on
a powerful minority of ancient politicians to tell them what their "holy book" said. Those people had immense power through this, and they abused it
for their own gain.
The same happens today, with religious preachers of all breeds dictating to their followers what the "translation" of something actually means.
Sheeple incapable of taking responsibility for themselves are wiling and able to believe any BS story, especially when it gives them a sense of being
edit on 21-6-2013 by Rocker2013 because: (no reason given)