Tuesday, November 17, 2009

It's In the Bible

This is one of the smartest letters to the editor I've ever read and that includes my own. It was in last Saturdays Salt Lake Tribune. The letter speaks very eloquently for itself:

I appreciate those who quote the Bible to stave off same-sex marriage, such as Leviticus 18:22, which states it is an "abomination" to "lie with a man as one lies with a woman." I now need advice on how to follow some other Bible laws.

I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. What would be a fair price?

My neighbor insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2 clearly states he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself?

Leviticus 25:44 states that I may own slaves, male and female, provided they are purchased from neighboring nations. A friend claims that this applies to Mexicans but not to Canadians. Why can't I own Canadians?

Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed, including their temples, even though this is expressly forbidden by Leviticus 19:27. How should they die?

I have so many more things I'm unclear on. I'm thankful, though, that God's word is eternal and unchanging.

Lynn Johnson

Salt Lake City


9 comments:

KM Lawrence said...

Simply Brilliant.

Fran said...

That's even more kick ass, considering it was written and PUBLISHED in Salt Lake City.
Whew!

Utah Savage said...

Like I said, It's the best letter to the editor I've ever seen. And that it's in Salt Lake does make it extra special good.

Samantha Thomas said...

This letter has been making the rounds, and I am always glad when it gets published. Unfortunately, it tends to be met with resistance, as though we were the crazy ones! If religious people were capable of responding rationally to rational thought, they wouldn't be religious people.

Gilbert Mercier said...

Thanks for posting this, it is brilliant...

Vigilante said...

Awesome. Totally.

Gail said...

HI UTAH
Oh SO excellent! :-) And one of my favorites is that it says that men are not allowed into Temple if they are not circumcised. I wonder who is checking penises these days at church/temple doors. heehee
Love you
Gail
peace.......

Randal Graves said...

That *is* the best LTE I've ever seen.

MadMike said...

I agree this is brilliant. Thanks Utah!