**giggle! snortle! chork!**
I was reading a piece in ummmmm—The Huffington Post I think it was, the other day.
In one of the comments someone who wanted people to lighten up on David Vitter said, ‘So says Jesus:’ and then quoted the law as set down in LEVITICUS of all places!
Now, # 1—if I remember my Old Testament correctly, even Leviticus couldn’t make up its mind on the issue the commenter was tossing out as justification. In one place, it enjoins men not to sleep with their brothers' widows as such acts were deemed adulterous. Then, a few verses later it said they should do so if the widows were of child-bearing age [I guess it’s better to commit adultery than to let any womb go to waste.]
Meanwhile, [ #2] what any of that has to do with sleeping with a prostitute is anybody’s guess.
And, finally, [#3 but the first thing I noticed, actually] was that the Bible-thumper attributed something to "Jesus" that wasn’t a quote of his at all: Hello? Leviticus was written—well, I’m not exactly sure when it was written but, since it was part of the Torah—that’s in the five books of Moses, folks—it was in the Holy Book of the Hebrews some 1,000 to 3,000 years before Joshua bar Joseph was, you know, born. A case of plagiarism by proxy.
Don’tcha just love it when the Bible Thumpers get a goin and the spittle gets a flyin and the folks involved can’t be bothered with the facts? Kinda makes ya proud to be an Uh-mur-kun, huh?
By the way, there were no addenda to this person’s comment so, apparently, no one else noticed that this wasn’t something “Jesus” could have said, anyhow.
I would’ve thought someone might have noticed that little matter. This was an old post and comments to it were closed so I was SOL in bringing that little point to the table, myself.