Leviticus: The Post Mortem
Leviticus: What was it all about?
Well, it’s not so hard to answer this question. Leviticus is the laws set down by God telling us what we can and can’t do as far as giving to the priests and God, who we can and can’t have sex with, how to manage our land, crops and harvest as well as how to treat those with a disease.
All in all, it is an attempt to rule our lives. Although, when you think about it, it’s hard to understand how that can be done in only 27 parts. Each one of the areas of our lives it attempts to dominate would obviously need much more than that on it’s own.
At the very least it can be described as rule by fear. I don’ t believe describing it in that manner is the right thing to do though. That would be tantamount to describing a child molester as a child lover. It should more rightly be described using such terms as vile, inhumane, perverted, murderous, sickening, evil and shameful.
- death by stoning
- taking of innocent lives for sacrifice
- throwing blood around
- waving freshly removed parts of animals in the air
- burning animals to placate a supposed compassionate god
- taking the best of everything people have worked hard for just to keep power hungry priests happy
- debasement and devaluation of females
is anything but ‘good’. If I go outside and start promoting this rubbish now, I would be denounced by every religious person around. Why? It is what is in their book. It is what they profess is the word of their god. It is the book that they want the world ruled by.
Here is an idea for you. A new reality show. We can call it ‘The Word of God’. Twelve pious, bible loving people, all willing to live by the word of God as it is written in the bible. Not the rules chosen by them, but by all the rules in the bible. Every child killing, village burning, disease spreading one of them.
I’d watch that.