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If You Don’t Believe What The Bible Says About Bodily Fluids, Why Trust The Rest?

Some people say the Bible is the word of God. I’ve heard believers call it “perfect,” “unerring,” “unchanging,” and “the only book you’ll ever need.” I’ve even met a lot of Atheists and members of other religions who don’t believe the Bible is divinely inspired but still revere it as indispensable source of wisdom.

The Bible may contain a few good lessons, but you can find the same ideas in other religions that developed independently around the world throughout history. Every culture invented the idea it’s bad to hurt people because that truth is self-evident. Basic morality is common sense.

When you take out all the moral lessons that any child could have taught you, the Bible doesn’t offer much novel insight into the human condition. The overwhelming majority of its teachings are absurd, factually incorrect, and/or unethical. Don’t take my word for it. Look at this comprehensive list of commandments in the Bible and see how many you follow.

If you still don’t believe me, then put your convictions to another test. Find a nonbeliever, and tell them what an invaluable source of wisdom the Bible is. Then read the entire chapter of Leviticus 15 out loud to them and answer their questions.

I’ve copied all 891 words of Leviticus 15 below, highlighted important parts, and added commentary between passages. If these 891 words are too insane to follow or praise in public, then open your mind to the possibility the Bible is full of equally bad advice. The more you see, the more you’ll realize the Bible is just an archaic mythology written by humans who were projecting their primitive culture into their state religion.

Leviticus 15:1-12 

The Lord said to Moses and Aaron, “Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘When any man has an unusual bodily discharge, such a discharge is unclean. Whether it continues flowing from his body or is blocked, it will make him unclean. This is how his discharge will bring about uncleanness:

“‘Any bed the man with a discharge lies on will be unclean, and anything he sits on will be unclean. Anyone who touches his bed must wash their clothes and bathe with water, and they will be unclean till evening. Whoever sits on anything that the man with a discharge sat on must wash their clothes and bathe with water, and they will be unclean till evening.

“‘Whoever touches the man who has a discharge must wash their clothes and bathe with water, and they will be unclean till evening.

“‘If the man with the discharge spits on anyone who is clean, they must wash their clothes and bathe with water, and they will be unclean till evening.

“‘Everything the man sits on when riding will be unclean, and whoever touches any of the things that were under him will be unclean till evening; whoever picks up those things must wash their clothes and bathe with water, and they will be unclean till evening.

“‘Anyone the man with a discharge touches without rinsing his hands with water must wash their clothes and bathe with water, and they will be unclean till evening.

“‘A clay pot that the man touches must be broken, and any wooden article is to be rinsed with water.

Leviticus 15 begins with the words, “The Lord said.” So if you’re thinking about dismissing this chapter as an innocuous add-in by humans that God didn’t really mean, then you should doubt the authenticity of the 300 other verses that begin with, “The Lord said.”

When the Lord says, “unusual bodily discharge,” he’s referring to a man ejaculating without having sex. In other words, masturbating or having a wet dream. So basically, these verses are saying whenever a man has an orgasm, he’ll be dirty until he washes his clothes and takes a bath. The second to last verse in Leviticus 15 tells us why you should wash up after ejaculating: “You must keep the Israelites separate from things that make them unclean, so they will not die in their uncleanness for defiling my dwelling place, which is among them.” 

Humans didn’t need God to tell us to take a bath if we’re dirty. Common sense told us that, and science backed it up with evidence. If every copy of the Bible disappeared tomorrow, we’d figure this life lesson out again. However, science wouldn’t tell us that anything a man’s horse is carrying while he’s riding dirty is taboo to touch.

More importantly, when the Bible says, “unclean,” it doesn’t just mean “physically dirty.” It means the person isn’t pure enough to stand near the presence of God, who according to the author of Leviticus, literally lived inside a large tent in the middle of a nomadic tribe’s camp. (The tent was later upgraded to a stone temple.) If you don’t believe God ever literally sat in a chair inside a tent, talking to priests, then you don’t believe the Bible.

You can tell these fraudulent priests were just writing down their own culturally-relative rules by the wording of God’s commandments because “the Lord” specifically mentions spitting on people, riding horses, and clay pots. These aren’t universal instructions. They’re cultural projections.

Leviticus 15:13-18

“‘When a man is cleansed from his discharge, he is to count off seven days for his ceremonial cleansing; he must wash his clothes and bathe himself with fresh water, and he will be clean. On the eighth day he must take two doves or two young pigeons and come before the Lord to the entrance to the tent of meeting and give them to the priest. The priest is to sacrifice them, the one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering. In this way he will make atonement before the Lord for the man because of his discharge.

“‘When a man has an emission of semen, he must bathe his whole body with water, and he will be unclean till evening. Any clothing or leather that has semen on it must be washed with water, and it will be unclean till evening. When a man has sexual relations with a woman and there is an emission of semen, both of them must bathe with water, and they will be unclean till evening.

It would be profoundly ignorant or disingenuous to claim God is simply educating humans on how to be hygienic in Leviticus 15 because verses 13-15 slips in a major “bait and switch.” Every time you ejaculate, you have to walk to the big tent in the middle of town where God literally sits, and you have to give a priest two birds. The priest kills one and burns it on a stone altar next to the tent so the blood fumes can waft inside and feed God. The other bird, the priest keeps and eats. You wouldn’t mind taking a shower after ejaculating, but would kill and burn a bird or pay a priest money every time you masturbated or had sex? Paying a jizz tax is exactly what the Lord is commanding in Leviticus 15.

Leviticus 15:19-32

“‘When a woman has her regular flow of blood, the impurity of her monthly period will last seven days, and anyone who touches her will be unclean till evening.

“‘Anything she lies on during her period will be unclean, and anything she sits on will be unclean. Anyone who touches her bed will be unclean; they must wash their clothes and bathe with water, and they will be unclean till evening. Anyone who touches anything she sits on will be unclean; they must wash their clothes and bathe with water, and they will be unclean till evening. Whether it is the bed or anything she was sitting on, when anyone touches it, they will be unclean till evening.

“‘If a man has sexual relations with her and her monthly flow touches him, he will be unclean for seven days; any bed he lies on will be unclean.

“‘When a woman has a discharge of blood for many days at a time other than her monthly period or has a discharge that continues beyond her period, she will be unclean as long as she has the discharge, just as in the days of her period. Any bed she lies on while her discharge continues will be unclean, as is her bed during her monthly period, and anything she sits on will be unclean, as during her period. Anyone who touches them will be unclean; they must wash their clothes and bathe with water, and they will be unclean till evening.

“‘When she is cleansed from her discharge, she must count off seven days, and after that she will be ceremonially clean. On the eighth day she must take two doves or two young pigeons and bring them to the priest at the entrance to the tent of meeting. The priest is to sacrifice one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering. In this way he will make atonement for her before the Lord for the uncleanness of her discharge.

“‘You must keep the Israelites separate from things that make them unclean, so they will not die in their uncleanness for defiling my dwelling place, which is among them.’”

These are the regulations for a man with a discharge, for anyone made unclean by an emission of semen, for a woman in her monthly period, for a man or a woman with a discharge, and for a man who has sexual relations with a woman who is ceremonially unclean.

You don’t need God to tell you menstrual bleeding can pose a health hazard if you don’t practice proper hygiene. Leviticus 15 takes this common sense practice to an insane extreme. First, it says any object or person a menstruating woman touches is unclean, and anyone who touches that thing or person will also be unclean. This was literally political law in the Israelite’s encampment. How would you feel if this was a law enforced by the police in your country? How would you feel if your neighbor reported you to the religious police for not turning yourself in after ejaculating or knowingly touching a clay pot after a menstruating woman held it? If you’d hate that, then you hate the Bible’s wisdom.

Equally sinister is the fact that the “cure” for menstrual uncleanliness is… you guessed it… slaughtering birds and giving priests free food. At the end of the day, the main purpose of this law, is to guarantee every woman has to pay a monthly menstrual tax to a group of fat con artists guarding a tent with a big secret inside: Nothing. Leviticus 15 isn’t wisdom written in the language of the people at the time so they could understand it. It’s a big, fat, premeditated lie invented to rob both men and women.

This isn’t an isolated incident in the Bible either. In Leviticus 13-14, the Lord commands the Israelites to pay the priests anytime you get a rash on your skin or mold in your house, and look what Leviticus 12 commands:

Leviticus 12

The Lord said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites: ‘A woman who becomes pregnant and gives birth to a son will be ceremonially unclean for seven days, just as she is unclean during her monthly period. On the eighth day the boy is to be circumcised. Then the woman must wait thirty-three days to be purified from her bleeding. She must not touch anything sacred or go to the sanctuary until the days of her purification are over. If she gives birth to a daughter, for two weeks the woman will be unclean, as during her period. Then she must wait sixty-six days to be purified from her bleeding.

“‘When the days of her purification for a son or daughter are over, she is to bring to the priest at the entrance to the tent of meeting a year-old lamb for a burnt offering and a young pigeon or a dove for a sin offering. He shall offer them before the Lord to make atonement for her, and then she will be ceremonially clean from her flow of blood.

“‘These are the regulations for the woman who gives birth to a boy or a girl. But if she cannot afford a lamb, she is to bring two doves or two young pigeons, one for a burnt offering and the other for a sin offering. In this way the priest will make atonement for her, and she will be clean.’”

Leviticus 12 is another verse in the Bible that begins with the words, “The Lord said,” and then goes onto say something retarded. Sure, it makes sense for a woman to take a bath after giving birth, but is it reasonable for her to not be allowed to touch any religious objects or go near the tent in the middle of town where God literally lives for seven days? Is it sane for a woman to be considered unclean for twice as long if she gives birth to a girl? Should you be required to give a lamb to a priest every time you have a child? If the lamb is so important, or if two birds are all God really needs, then why set different prices for rich and poor people? If someone is too poor to own a lamb, why should they have to pay a useless priest anything to atone for the “sin” of having a child?

You might be able to answer these questions, but it’s going to take a lot of mental gymnastics and making things up. I can answer any hard question in the Bible in four words, “the Bible is mythology.”

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If You Don’t Believe What The Bible Says About Skin Disease, Why Trust The Rest?

The Book of Leviticus tells the story of Moses delivering God’s commandments to the Jews after leading them out of Egypt but before entering the promised land of Israel. According to tradition, Moses wrote the first five books of the Torah, including Leviticus, around 1,400BC, but some Biblical scholars believe it was written by multiple unknown authors over hundreds of years, and its final edits were written around 400BC. Some Biblical scholars have also found evidence Moses wasn’t a real person, and a mass exodus of Jewish slaves from Egypt never happened.

 

 

 

If Moses never existed, the Jewish exodus never happened, and the Torah was written by multiple authors competing to record and rewrite an oral tradition passed down over generations, then the first five books of the Bible are merely “a story that serves to define the fundamental worldview of a culture by explaining aspects of the natural world and describing the psychological and social practices and ideals of a society…” in other words, mythology. It would also be accurate to call the Bible a fraudulent work of fiction.

If you doubt this claim, then put the Bible to the test to see if you can find any evidence of primitive tribesmen projecting their culture into their religion. You can find it in every chapter of the Bible, especially the first five books. Leviticus 13-14 is a perfect example. It gives detailed instructions on how to diagnose and treat skin diseases and mold. I’ve copied the verses dealing with skin diseases below, highlighted important parts, and added commentary between each section.

 

Leviticus 13:1-8

Regulations About Defiling Skin Diseases

The Lord said to Moses and Aaron, When anyone has a swelling or a rash or a shiny spot on their skin that may be a defiling skin disease, they must be brought to Aaron the priest or to one of his sons who is a priest. The priest is to examine the sore on the skin, and if the hair in the sore has turned white and the sore appears to be more than skin deep, it is a defiling skin disease. When the priest examines that person, he shall pronounce them ceremonially unclean. If the shiny spot on the skin is white but does not appear to be more than skin deep and the hair in it has not turned white, the priest is to isolate the affected person for seven days. On the seventh day the priest is to examine them, and if he sees that the sore is unchanged and has not spread in the skin, he is to isolate them for another seven days. On the seventh day the priest is to examine them again, and if the sore has faded and has not spread in the skin, the priest shall pronounce them clean; it is only a rash. They must wash their clothes, and they will be clean. But if the rash does spread in their skin after they have shown themselves to the priest to be pronounced clean, they must appear before the priest again. The priest is to examine that person, and if the rash has spread in the skin, he shall pronounce them unclean; it is a defiling skin disease.

 

Leviticus 13 begins with the words, “The Lord said.” So if you believe the Bible is divinely inspired, you should follow the rest of the instructions verbatim. You don’t though, and you never will because the instructions in Leviticus aren’t practical, ethical, or scientifically accurate. If you don’t believe the Lord actually said these things, then you should doubt every other passage in the Bible that claims to be spoken by the Lord.

The second sentence says to bring people with skin diseases to Aaron, or one of his sons who is a priest. This is tantamount to a modern day prophet saying, “The Lord says if your car is broken, take it to Donny’s mechanic shop on 42nd street or one of Donny’s kid’s.” This is not universal, timeless instruction. It’s one person talking to his community. Nothing more.

The author also says to seek medical attention from priests, which is tantamount to a witch doctor. Jews and Christians might think I’m being hyperbolic, but I guarantee, you’ve never gone to a priest for medical advice. You go to a doctor who uses secular knowledge because it’s more accurate than a priest’s opinion.

When Aaron or one of his sons diagnoses your skin disease, he either declares you clean and lets you go, or he pronounces you unclean and quarantines you for seven days. One one level, this is primitive but practical. You don’t want contagious diseases spreading through a camp where priests use broscience to diagnose life threatening illnesses, but consider what else the tribe of Israel also considered unclean:

Leviticus 11 explains which foods are clean and unclean. Leviticus 12 says a woman (and anything she touches) is unclean for one week after giving birth to a boy and two weeks after giving birth to a girl. She is also unclean when she’s on her period. Leviticus 15 says a man (and anything he touches) is unclean for a week after having an orgasm. It also reiterates that women are unclean when they’re on their period and specifies that a man will be unclean for a week if he has sex with her during that time.

 

 

Some of these instructions are practical. You don’t want to get sick eating dirty animals, but that’s not an issue if you cook them properly. An omnipotent God would have told you that. More importantly, you would never ostracize another person or avoid touching anything they touched after starting their period, having a wet dream, or giving birth. You may claim to believe the Bible, but you don’t believe these rules.

 

Leviticus 13:9-39

“When anyone has a defiling skin disease, they must be brought to the priest. The priest is to examine them, and if there is a white swelling in the skin that has turned the hair white and if there is raw flesh in the swelling, it is a chronic skin disease and the priest shall pronounce them unclean. He is not to isolate them, because they are already unclean.

“If the disease breaks out all over their skin and, so far as the priest can see, it covers all the skin of the affected person from head to foot, the priest is to examine them, and if the disease has covered their whole body, he shall pronounce them clean. Since it has all turned white, they are clean. But whenever raw flesh appears on them, they will be unclean. When the priest sees the raw flesh, he shall pronounce them unclean. The raw flesh is unclean; they have a defiling disease. If the raw flesh changes and turns white, they must go to the priest. The priest is to examine them, and if the sores have turned white, the priest shall pronounce the affected person clean; then they will be clean.

When someone has a boil on their skin and it heals, and in the place where the boil was, a white swelling or reddish-white spot appears, they must present themselves to the priest. The priest is to examine it, and if it appears to be more than skin deep and the hair in it has turned white, the priest shall pronounce that person unclean. It is a defiling skin disease that has broken out where the boil was. But if, when the priest examines it, there is no white hair in it and it is not more than skin deep and has faded, then the priest is to isolate them for seven days. If it is spreading in the skin, the priest shall pronounce them unclean; it is a defiling disease. But if the spot is unchanged and has not spread, it is only a scar from the boil, and the priest shall pronounce them clean.

“When someone has a burn on their skin and a reddish-white or white spot appears in the raw flesh of the burn, the priest is to examine the spot, and if the hair in it has turned white, and it appears to be more than skin deep, it is a defiling disease that has broken out in the burn. The priest shall pronounce them unclean; it is a defiling skin disease.But if the priest examines it and there is no white hair in the spot and if it is not more than skin deep and has faded, then the priest is to isolate them for seven days. On the seventh day the priest is to examine that person, and if it is spreading in the skin, the priest shall pronounce them unclean; it is a defiling skin disease. If, however, the spot is unchanged and has not spread in the skin but has faded, it is a swelling from the burn, and the priest shall pronounce them clean; it is only a scar from the burn.

“If a man or woman has a sore on their head or chin, the priest is to examine the sore, and if it appears to be more than skin deep and the hair in it is yellow and thin, the priest shall pronounce them unclean; it is a defiling skin disease on the head or chin. But if, when the priest examines the sore, it does not seem to be more than skin deep and there is no black hair in it, then the priest is to isolate the affected person for seven days. On the seventh day the priest is to examine the sore, and if it has not spread and there is no yellow hair in it and it does not appear to be more than skin deep, then the man or woman must shave themselves, except for the affected area, and the priest is to keep them isolated another seven days. On the seventh day the priest is to examine the sore, and if it has not spread in the skin and appears to be no more than skin deep, the priest shall pronounce them clean. They must wash their clothes, and they will be clean. But if the sore does spread in the skin after they are pronounced clean, the priest is to examine them, and if he finds that the sore has spread in the skin, he does not need to look for yellow hair; they are unclean. If, however, the sore is unchanged so far as the priest can see, and if black hair has grown in it, the affected person is healed. They are clean, and the priest shall pronounce them clean.

When a man or woman has white spots on the skin, the priest is to examine them, and if the spots are dull white, it is a harmless rash that has broken out on the skin; they are clean.

 

Leviticus 13:9-39 lists six skin conditions you should see a priest about and how the priest should diagnose the progression of the disease. Each set of instructions is laughably unscientific. Notice how the Bible says, “If the disease breaks out all over their skin and, so far as the priest can see, it covers all the skin of the affected person from head to foot…” Ask yourself honestly if that sounds more like something an all-knowing God would say or a quack doctor covering his ass? You would never put the life of your loved ones in the hands of someone with such amateur medical training. So why would you trust the same person’s spiritual expertise? The answer is, you already don’t.

 

Leviticus 13:40-45

“A man who has lost his hair and is bald is clean. If he has lost his hair from the front of his scalp and has a bald forehead, he is clean. But if he has a reddish-white sore on his bald head or forehead, it is a defiling disease breaking out on his head or forehead. The priest is to examine him, and if the swollen sore on his head or forehead is reddish-white like a defiling skin disease, the man is diseased and is unclean. The priest shall pronounce him unclean because of the sore on his head.

“Anyone with such a defiling disease must wear torn clothes, let their hair be unkempt, cover the lower part of their face and cry out, ‘Unclean! Unclean!’ As long as they have the disease they remain unclean. They must live alone; they must live outside the camp.

 

 

Imagine if a bald man you love and respect told you they went to the doctor to have a sun spot on their head checked out, and the doctor diagnosed him as unclean and legally sentenced him to leave the city indefinitely, wear torn clothes, let his hair be unkempt, cover the lower part of his face, and shout “Unclean! Unclean!” when anyone approached him. I guarantee your response wouldn’t be, “Well, the Bible says that’s what you’re supposed to do. You just have to have faith. Now get out of town.”

 

Leviticus 14:1-7

Cleansing From Defiling Skin Diseases

The Lord said to Moses, These are the regulations for any diseased person at the time of their ceremonial cleansing, when they are brought to the priest: The priest is to go outside the camp and examine them. If they have been healed of their defiling skin disease, the priest shall order that two live clean birds and some cedar wood, scarlet yarn and hyssop be brought for the person to be cleansed. Then the priest shall order that one of the birds be killed over fresh water in a clay pot. He is then to take the live bird and dip it, together with the cedar wood, the scarlet yarn and the hyssop, into the blood of the bird that was killed over the fresh water. Seven times he shall sprinkle the one to be cleansed of the defiling disease, and then pronounce them clean. After that, he is to release the live bird in the open fields.

 

Imagine if you went to a doctor for a rash, and the doctor said, “It looks pretty bad. So meet me outside of town, and bring two birds, some cedar wood, scarlet yarn, hyssop, and a clay pot. I’m going to kill one of the birds and wipe its blood on your rash. Then we’re going to let the other bird go, and you should be fine.” If this still doesn’t sound like mythology to you, then you’re trying painfully hard to deny the obvious. Even if you can justify this, you’re still not going to obey it, because you don’t really believe it.

 

Leviticus 14:8-9

“The person to be cleansed must wash their clothes, shave off all their hair and bathe with water; then they will be ceremonially clean. After this they may come into the camp, but they must stay outside their tent for seven days. On the seventh day they must shave off all their hair; they must shave their head, their beard, their eyebrows and the rest of their hair. They must wash their clothes and bathe themselves with water, and they will be clean.

 

If a doctor said you need to wash your clothes to clean any infectious bacteria out of it, you’d comply. That’s just common sense. However, if your doctor told you that you have to shave off all your body hair and live outside your tent for seven days, you’d never ask them for any advice ever again, and you’d tell everyone you know to avoid the unqualified psycho witch doctor. So why would you share the Bible with other people and tell them they have to base their life on a book you don’t, won’t, and can’t follow?

 

Leviticus 14:10-20

“On the eighth day they must bring two male lambs and one ewe lamb a year old, each without defect, along with three-tenths of an ephah of the finest flour mixed with olive oil for a grain offering, and one log of oil.The priest who pronounces them clean shall present both the one to be cleansed and their offerings before the Lord at the entrance to the tent of meeting.

“Then the priest is to take one of the male lambs and offer it as a guilt offering, along with the log of oil; he shall wave them before the Lord as a wave offering. He is to slaughter the lamb in the sanctuary area where the sin offering and the burnt offering are slaughtered. Like the sin offering, the guilt offering belongs to the priest; it is most holy. The priest is to take some of the blood of the guilt offering and put it on the lobe of the right ear of the one to be cleansed, on the thumb of their right hand and on the big toe of their right foot. The priest shall then take some of the log of oil, pour it in the palm of his own left hand, dip his right forefinger into the oil in his palm, and with his finger sprinkle some of it before the Lord seven times. The priest is to put some of the oil remaining in his palm on the lobe of the right ear of the one to be cleansed, on the thumb of their right hand and on the big toe of their right foot, on top of the blood of the guilt offering. The rest of the oil in his palm the priest shall put on the head of the one to be cleansed and make atonement for them before the Lord.

“Then the priest is to sacrifice the sin offering and make atonement for the one to be cleansed from their uncleanness. After that, the priest shall slaughter the burnt offering and offer it on the altar, together with the grain offering, and make atonement for them, and they will be clean.

 

If, after reading Leviticus 13, you’re wondering why the nomadic priest doctors of ancient Israel made medical treatment into such a convoluted religious/legal matter, Leviticus 14 provides the answer. In order to be declared clean and thus allowed to re-enter the city and your home, you have to bring your priest/doctor/ruler a bunch of free food. He slaughters your animals on an altar to feed God, wipes some of the animal’s blood on your right ear and big toe, and then keeps the rest of your food for himself. Basically, the Jewish priest class designed their healthcare system to exploit their community.

 

Drawing of a priest standing in front of Yahweh's altar burning a cow.

Pictured above: Not a doctor

 

Leviticus 14:11-32

“If, however, they are poor and cannot afford these, they must take one male lamb as a guilt offering to be waved to make atonement for them, together with a tenth of an ephah of the finest flour mixed with olive oil for a grain offering, a log of oil, and two doves or two young pigeons, such as they can afford, one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering.

“On the eighth day they must bring them for their cleansing to the priest at the entrance to the tent of meeting, before the Lord. The priest is to take the lamb for the guilt offering, together with the log of oil, and wave them before the Lord as a wave offering. He shall slaughter the lamb for the guilt offering and take some of its blood and put it on the lobe of the right ear of the one to be cleansed, on the thumb of their right hand and on the big toe of their right foot. The priest is to pour some of the oil into the palm of his own left hand, and with his right forefinger sprinkle some of the oil from his palm seven times before the Lord. Some of the oil in his palm he is to put on the same places he put the blood of the guilt offering—on the lobe of the right ear of the one to be cleansed, on the thumb of their right hand and on the big toe of their right foot. The rest of the oil in his palm the priest shall put on the head of the one to be cleansed, to make atonement for them before the Lord.Then he shall sacrifice the doves or the young pigeons, such as the person can afford, one as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering, together with the grain offering. In this way the priest will make atonement before the Lord on behalf of the one to be cleansed.”

These are the regulations for anyone who has a defiling skin disease and who cannot afford the regular offerings for their cleansing.

 

 

It should seem odd that God requires animal sacrifices to let you back in the city after getting a rash. It’s even more suspicious that God will waive part of the fee if you’re too poor to provide a full-grown, unblemished ox. It makes much more sense that the rulers of the city are just squeezing as much as they can out of their citizens according to their pay grade. It just goes to show how greedy they are that they specify poor people still have to bring them offers of the “finest flour” before they’ll be allowed back in their house.

You wouldn’t comply with these archaic rules, and you’d report any doctor who asks for goats and pigeons as payment to the police. The amount of mental gymnastics you’d have to do to justify God’s instructions in Leviticus would drive you insane, and you still wouldn’t follow the rules. This should make you wonder what else the Bible says that you don’t believe and why you’re pretending you do.

 

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