A spooky reminder of where humanity used to be until recently ...
Thank God most people have evolved and no longer believe in this insanity. Followers of Old Testament (so-called) prophets and laws would put you to
death for the following actions ... (and worse - they'd self righteously say it makes God happy for them to murder you.)
Actions Punishable By Death in the Old Testament
Included in the list (more available at the link)
Adultery. (which includes premarital sex) (Leviticus 20:10-12, man and woman)
Rape of an engaged woman. (Deuteronomy 22:25)
Being the victim of rape. (Deuteronomy 22:23-27)
Lying about virginity. (assumed guilty unless proven innocent) (Deuteronomy 22:20-21)
Male Homosexuality - (Leviticus 18:22)
Being a stubborn/rebellious son gets you stoned to death (Deuteronomy 21:18-21)
Being an alcoholic gets you stoned to death as well. (Deuteronomy 21:18-21)
Worshiping idols (Exodus 22:20, Leviticus 20:1-5, Deuteronomy 17:2-7).
Blasphemy (Leviticus 24:14-16,23).
Breaking the Sabbath (Exodus 31:14, Numbers 15:32-36).
Practicing magic (Exodus 22:18).
Being a medium or spiritualist. (Stoning) (Leviticus 20:27).
Trying to convert people to another religion. (stoning) (Deuteronomy 13:1-11, Deuteronomy 18:20).
Apostasy - If most people in a town come to believe in a different god. (Kill everybody, including animals, and burn the town.) (Deuteronomy
Being a false prophet. (Deuteronomy 13:5, Deuteronomy 18:20, Zechariah 13:2-3)
Put to death for lying about virginity. WOW. Just ... WOW.
Being a false prophet. And who decides which people are false prophets?
The brain dead indoctrinated do. Talk about spooky ...
If you are born with the gift of prophecy/mediumship ... the jealous ninnies would stone you to death. What a waste of a precious gift.
Put to death for 'blasphemy'. Tricky one. One persons blasphemy is another persons truth. Anyone who claims to speak for God, and really isn't,
is guilty of blasphemy.
Apostasy? Waking up and seeing that the old testament 'prophets' really weren't speaking for God would be considered apostasy and an offense
worthy of death. You'd also get put to death for teaching other religions .... so don't dare bring Old Testament indoctrinated people freedom with
the fresh air of truth. They'd use the threat of murder to keep the so-called OT prophets religion alive and running. Stagnation.
Of course there are also the 'do not eat shellfish' laws ... and the 'no birth control' laws. (Onanism). Apparently God doesn't want humans to
eat shell fish or to 'pull out early' or else He gets ticked. It's okay for you to own slaves and treat others harshly and even murder them for
telling a lie, but don't you dare eat a clam or a lobster or God will smite you down ... according to Old Testament laws. (eye roll)
And there are some laws that are disputed. It's unclear if they are death penalty laws or 'shunning' laws.
Having sexual activity with a woman who is menstruating and/or being an uncircumcised man are two things that could get you murdered. Can you imagine
having idiots debate if you should be put to death for not being circumcised or for having sex with someone during their period??? YIKES.
Luckily a large chunk of humanity has evolved away from thinking God would tell set these laws. Evolved humanity will punish a crime in a JUST manner
using a punishment that fits the crime. (and telling a lie about being a virgin isn't a crime ... neither is being born homosexual ... neither is
eating shellfish ... etc).
Humanity still has many issues to deal with. But at least we are shedding the O.T. neanderthal mentality. I don't quote Freud often. But I think
he nailed it with this -
Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock.
- Sigmund Freud