Why biblical fundamentalism breaks down

Re: Why biblical fundamentalism breaks down

Postby shran » Tue May 24, 2011 7:17 am

Mikey wrote:1. Leviticus 25:44 states that I may possess slaves, both male and female, provided they are from neighboring nations. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not Canadians. Can you clarify? Why can't I own Canadians?


Would neighbouring nations by sea-borders count?
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Re: Why biblical fundamentalism breaks down

Postby Mikey » Tue May 24, 2011 11:57 am

Hard to say.
The American King James Bible wrote:Both your slaves, and your bondmaids, which you shall have, shall be of the heathen that are round about you; of them shall you buy slaves and bondmaids. (Lev 25:44)
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Re: Why biblical fundamentalism breaks down

Postby Deepcrush » Tue May 24, 2011 4:07 pm

Heathens... so we have to buy them from people who don't believe in the One God? Well that's just a shame...
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Re: Why biblical fundamentalism breaks down

Postby Mikey » Tue May 24, 2011 4:51 pm

Deepcrush wrote:Give it a try.


I think not - my wife's reaction would likely resemble that of a wookiee losing at chess.

Deepcrush wrote:Heathens... so we have to buy them from people who don't believe in the One God? Well that's just a shame...


Fear not! That's only the King James translation. A direct modern translation from the Hebrew texts reads, "You can have [other, different]* male or female slaves. These are the male and female slaves that you buy from the nations around you. You can also buy [them, such] from the resident aliens who live among you, and from their families that are born in your land. (Leviticus 25:44 - 45)

* - Leviticus 25:39 - 43 refer to fair treatment of non-aliens indentured for debt.
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Re: Why biblical fundamentalism breaks down

Postby Deepcrush » Tue May 24, 2011 5:46 pm

Leviticus is rather interesting for its time in that it spoke on the treatment and purchase of slaves and servants. However I am fully against giving up pork... not going to happen.
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Re: Why biblical fundamentalism breaks down

Postby McAvoy » Fri May 27, 2011 3:32 pm

Well I can live without prok chops but no bacon.
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Re: Why biblical fundamentalism breaks down

Postby Mikey » Fri May 27, 2011 4:45 pm

Interestingly enough, I choose not to live without any of the above - bacon, pancetta, pork chops, ham, sausage, etc.
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Re: Why biblical fundamentalism breaks down

Postby Tsukiyumi » Fri May 27, 2011 5:14 pm

Ah, screw you guys. I can't eat any of that anymore. :bangwall:
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Re: Why biblical fundamentalism breaks down

Postby Mikey » Fri May 27, 2011 5:56 pm

Tsukiyumi wrote:Ah, screw you guys. I can't eat any of that anymore. :bangwall:


I'd have starved to death by now if I couldn't have pork roll, egg, and cheese sandwiches. Of course, mileage may vary outside of Jersey.
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Re: Why biblical fundamentalism breaks down

Postby McAvoy » Fri May 27, 2011 8:42 pm

Oh yeah I forgot about Pork Roll. The only time I get it is when I am in NJ visiting my parents. Technically I can get it in VA though.
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Re: Why biblical fundamentalism breaks down

Postby Deepcrush » Tue May 31, 2011 2:46 am

Tsukiyumi wrote:Ah, screw you guys. I can't eat any of that anymore. :bangwall:


I'll eat more then normal and justify it by saying its in your honor while we all know its just an excuse for me to eat more of the good stuff while you suffer.
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Re: Why biblical fundamentalism breaks down

Postby Tsukiyumi » Tue May 31, 2011 2:51 am

:lol:
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Re: Why biblical fundamentalism breaks down

Postby Deepcrush » Tue May 31, 2011 2:56 am

Just speaking my mind is all.
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