First off, this may be bull, and was never sent to Dr. Laura I dont know but it brings up interesting points. and as a warning if your not one who cares to get into the God and bible debates, turn back now.....If nothing else Id think that most people could get a chuckle out of it. Dr. Laura Schlessinger is a radio personality who dispenses advice to people who call in to her radio show. Recently, she said that, as an observant Orthodox Jew, homosexuality is an abomination according to Leviticus 18:22 and cannot be condoned under any circumstance. The following is an open letter to Dr. Laura penned by a east coast resident, which was posted on the Internet. It's funny, as well as informative: Dear Dr. Laura: Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God's Law. I have learned a great deal from your show, and try to share that knowledge with as many people as I can. When someone tries to defend the homosexual lifestyle, for example, I simply remind them that Leviticus 18:22 clearly states it to be an abomination. End of debate. I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some of the other specific laws and how to follow them:When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a pleasing odor for the Lord - Lev.1:9. The problem is my neighbors. They claim the odor is not pleasing to them. Should I smite them? I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair price for her?I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in her period of menstrual uncleanliness - Lev.15:19- 24. The problem is, how do I tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offense.Lev. 25:44 states that I may indeed possess slaves, both male and female, provided they are purchased 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?I have a neighbor who 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?A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is an abomination - Lev. 11:10, it is a lesser abomination than homosexuality. I don't agree.Can you settle this?Lev. 21:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I have a defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear reading glasses. Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is there some wiggle room here?Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed, including the hair around their temples, even though this is expressly forbidden by Lev. 19:27. How should they die?I know from Lev. 11:6-8 that touching the skin of a dead pig makes me unclean, but may I still play football if I wear gloves?My uncle has a farm. He violates Lev. 19:19 by planting two different crops in the same field, as does his wife by wearing garments made of two different kinds of thread (cotton/polyester blend). He also tends to curse and blaspheme a lot. Is it really necessary that we go to all the trouble of getting the whole town together to stone them? - Lev.24:10-16. Couldn't we just burn them to death at a private family affair like we do with people who sleep with their in-laws? (Lev. 20:14)I know you have studied these things extensively, so I am confident you can help. Thank you again for reminding us that God's word is eternal and unchanging.Your devoted fan,Jim
Wow! Now that is funny! Would love to know if she responded to that hehe.It kills me that people still try and use the scripture in Leviticus. I was always taught that you learn from the old testiment but live your life by the new testiment, which in the new testiment it does talk about homosexuality but does not call it an abomination.Anyways very interesting read, thanks for posting that.
It kills me that people still try and use the scripture in Leviticus.Are you disssing fundamentalist Jews and fundametalist Christians? Dr. Laura is a fundamentalist Jew. Fundamentalist Jews live their lives based on the scriptures that Christians call the Old Testament. Fundamentalist Christians also accept a literal interpretation of the Old Testament, minus the parts that were nullified by Jesus, Paul, etc.> I was always taught that you learn from the old testiment but live your life by the new testimentCongratulations. You're a non-fundamentalist Christian. But our president is. So are a lot of your neighbors in the Midwest who voted for him.Has anyone seen Dr. Laura's nudie pictures?
Iv seen them. a fast google search used to bring em up. Havent looked at them for a long time though I dont know if they can still be had for free online or not.If you never saw them I can tell you that your not missing much. It was a few years ago when I saw them and I was generally younger and hornier then now and they did nothing to promote a self rape session. EDIT:yup still there and easy to find, shes better then I remembered giving her credit for. nice tight tummy and not bad breastestus. Its that whole 70's bush that disturbs me I think.I woulda probally nailed her though based on those pics. I wouldnt nail her now though. shivers
Are you disssing fundamentalist Jews and fundametalist Christians?Ummmm no, I wouldn't call it dissing. It's called I was raised by a different church belief than those who still belive in the scripture in Leviticus. As the guy who replied to Dr. Laura, there are TONS of scriptures in Levitus that are non-sense and no ones lives by today. People like to select scriptures from the bible that work for them, personally or religiously, yet they ignore the scriptures that the bible states they are doing wrong.>Congratulations. You're a non-fundamentalist Christian. But our president is. So are a lot of your neighbors in the Midwest who voted for himHonestly most people I talk to that are Christians "In my area" don't agree with a lot of the old testiment, esp Leviticus.My main issue with the old testiment is a lot of hear say and stories that were passed down from generation to generation. It wasn't until the new testiment were things properly recorded not to mention it has words directly from Jesus. Again there are even things in the New testiment that I think were not interpreted correctly. But that's my opinion I suppose. =-D
Honestly most people I talk to that are Christians "In my area" don't agree with a lot of the old testiment, esp Leviticus.Most people that you talk are not representative of the Midwest. Did most people you talk to vote for Bush twice? Because most people in the Midwest, including Ohio, did.Probably a third of the U.S. population would classify themselves as fundamentalist Christian, and a lot of those people don't live in the coastal ("blue") states. They're not all in Alaska. Where do you think they are? Hint: See where the school boards that are pushing against evolution are located.> My main issue with the old testiment is a lot of hear say and stories that were passed down from generation to generation.OK, so you are dissing the beliefs of fundamentalist Jews, Christians, and Moslems.> It wasn't until the new testiment were things properly recorded not to mention it has words directly from Jesus.I'm sure the Jews will be amused to learn that the transcription of the inspired word of God to print was not "proper". Dr. Laura and the Southern Baptist convention would be among those who disagree.By the way, Jesus didn't write down anything. I'm not aware of any evidence that he was literate. "His words" were written down a long time after he allegedly utterred them.
The problem with fundamentalist is that they don't think they are fundamentalist. At least not in Oklahoma....what a shame, this used to be such a nice state.Just my two cents
What do people who accept the bible literally, as the inspired word of God, call themselves in Oklahoma? I know....Republicans!Have you listened to your legislators lately? They're a hoot.
LOl. Funny I give my opinion and yet you insist on disecting it. Who would have know......................
>Most people that you talk are not representative of the Midwest. Did most people you talk to vote for Bush twice? Because most people in the Midwest, including Ohio, did.
Umm welllet's see... I'm from Ohio....hmmmmm......
Actually two of the people I was talking about did vote for Bush, one of those was my ex. Though he regrets it now.
Also if I remember correct (though its been a little while) Ohio was pretty split Bush and Kerry.
>> My main issue with the old testiment is a lot of hear say and stories that were passed down from generation to generation.
>OK, so you are dissing the beliefs of fundamentalist Jews, Christians, and Moslems.
Umm look up the word diss(slang) because not the right word because I am not "dissing" anyones beliefs, I just have my own that i was raised with. Point blank, no dissing. Not even saying my Church/Belief is right and their's is wrong.. it's simply my belief.
>By the way, Jesus didn't write down anything. I'm not aware of any evidence that he was literate. "His words" were written down a long time after he allegedly utterred them.
Well considering I never said he wrote anything down, simply saying they were his words. You read into more of my statement than was there.
As I said in my last post :
there are TONS of scriptures in Levitus that are non-sense and no ones lives by today. People like to select scriptures from the bible that work for them, personally or religiously, yet they ignore the scriptures that the bible states they are doing wrong.
Also if I remember correct (though its been a little while) Ohio was pretty split Bush and Kerry.Florida kind of elected Bush the first time (actually, the Supreme Court did). Ohio elected Bush the second time. I don't know what kind of shenanigans went on in the Ohio presidential election (your attorney general at the time seemed to consider it part of his job description to deliver votes to Bush), but it appears that the majority of people in Ohio voted for Bush, just like the majority of people in Florida did, at least the second time. The margin of Bush's victory was far greater in many other parts of the Midwest. Bush didn't win by his popularity in Massachusetts. Or even New Hampshire.When I say "diss", I mean "discount" or "dismiss". If you believe X but don't believe Y, then you must think that people who believe Y are wrong...unless they can be right and wrong about the same thing at the same time.Saying "I respect your religious beliefs" is like saying "Of course I think your wife is pretty!".
I truthfully do respect other peoples religions. Doens't mean I have to agree with the belief but I certainly respect them. Not even going to say mines the only correct belief, I guess I'm just not that "arrogant". When it comes to religion I am pretty relaxed I suppose, I know what I believe in and I find it fascinating to learn about other peoples religion and beliefs.