Leviticus 12

I have skipped chapter 11 since all it talks about is what food is unclean and the what one does when they come into contact with them. Just dip whatever it is in water and after one day you are good to go.

I have written elsewhere that Christianity is life denying. This chapter is the embodiment of the christian dream.

Listen to the Lord’s command

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.

You all must remember that this good book tells us this god created the universe and then created man and after doing that, he puts a curse on the only way man can reproduce. Any Christians who are here, have you felt the need to petition this god of yours to revise some of these curses? Now tell me, why should a woman be unclean after childbirth? What does this do to children being told their mothers had to be purified after childbirth!

Just listen to this and tell me you are not irked

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.

Here we have two problems; Moses god obsession with foreskin of little babies and a further punishment of women for extended days for giving birth. Where are those Christian mothers, do you touch your bibles after childbirth? Or the bible ain’t sacred, just asking. Worse still with this chapter, we have discrimination from the time of birth. A son she is impure for 7 days and a girl for 14 and waits double the time to be purified. Where are the ladies? Can I hear the Christian women clap :-D.

And the priests are real opportunists. It seems they haven’t moved far off, they have only changed the trade

“‘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.

So unless this was used as a birth control measure, that is, only those with pigeons and flocks of sheep should have babies then it would make sense. Or else, this is the time to tell the priest to F-off!

And listen to more of this madness

“‘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.’”

Please tell me how this is life affirming! I need to know and real quick!

Leviticus 10

The last time we were looking at the good book, Aaron was launching his career as the chief butcher and BBQ specialist for on high. I don’t know how Aaron sons come into the picture or how they managed to piss off god by offering unauthorized fire and ended up dead. You know you are dealing with an insecure bastard if fires authorized or otherwise is enough reason to kill people.

Aaron’s sons Nadab and Abihu took their censers, put fire in them and added incense; and they offered unauthorized fire before the Lord, contrary to his command. So fire came out from the presence of the Lord and consumed them, and they died before the Lord.

Then we hear Moses’ words of encouragement to Aaron who has just lost two sons

Moses then said to Aaron, “This is what the Lord spoke of when he said:

“‘Among those who approach me
    I will be proved holy;
in the sight of all the people
    I will be honored.’”

Aaron remained silent.

I find this threat of you will die to be one of the most useless threats used in the bible. And worse is the reasons for why a person will die. Can someone tell me, if this warrants being killed

Then Moses said to Aaron and his sons Eleazar and Ithamar, “Do not let your hair become unkempt and do not tear your clothes, or you will die and the Lord will be angry with the whole community.

Or this

Do not leave the entrance to the tent of meeting or you will die, because the Lord’s anointing oil is on you.” So they did as Moses said.

Here we have the order Mohammed misunderstood when he prohibited alcoholic beverages for his followers

Then the Lord said to Aaron, “You and your sons are not to drink wine or other fermented drink whenever you go into the tent of meeting, or you will die. This is a lasting ordinance for the generations to come, 10 so that you can distinguish between the holy and the common, between the unclean and the clean, 11 and so you can teach the Israelites all the decrees the Lord has given them through Moses.”

You should remember however that rules have been given prior of what is clean and unclean. This warning is thus superfluous. The people of Israel by now know what they are to present to the tent of meeting, unless Moses, Aaron or one of the prophets forgot they had issued instructions regarding what should be presented to their god.

The reason why even today pastors have the best, while their flocks languish in stupidity and poverty is because they learnt from Moses, the first priest. Listen to him

12 Moses said to Aaron and his remaining sons, Eleazar and Ithamar, “Take the grain offering left over from the food offerings prepared without yeast and presented to the Lord and eat it beside the altar,for it is most holy. 13 Eat it in the sanctuary area, because it is your share and your sons’ share of the food offerings presented to the Lord; for so I have been commanded.

And Moses sure knows how to take care of himself

15 The thigh that was presented and the breast that was waved must be brought with the fat portions of the food offerings, to be waved before the Lord as a wave offering.This will be the perpetual share for you and your children, as the Lord has commanded.”

And he can throw tantrums

16 When Moses inquired about the goat of the sin offering and found that it had been burned up, he was angry with Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron’s remaining sons, and asked, 17 “Why didn’t you eat the sin offering in the sanctuary area? It is most holy; it was given to you to take away the guilt of the community by making atonement for them before the Lord. 18 Since its blood was not taken into the Holy Place, you should have eaten the goat in the sanctuary area, as I commanded.”

At least Aaron comes in the defense of the young lasses! What a good father.

19 Aaron replied to Moses, “Today they sacrificed their sin offering and their burnt offering before the Lord, but such things as this have happened to me. Would the Lord have been pleased if I had eaten the sin offering today?” 20 When Moses heard this, he was satisfied.

You’d wonder why Moses is acting surprised at the actions of Aaron who at the beginning of this chapter has lost two sons. Unless someone tells me that this chapter tells a story of several days or months, this was the time for Aaron to punch Moses in the face. He has barely buried two sons when Moses comes throwing tantrums over goat meat! Please spare. I don’t want to hear that nonsense of god inspired writing!

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Professor Coyne has shared a very interesting letter that I would like my christian friends to read, reread and understand and then think deeply about it. Maybe then we can have a conversation. I know some of you [theists] will say it is the opinion of one man, that is well and good and you are right, but what is important is for theists to realize that their beliefs are personal and they’d do everyone and themselves a lot of good if they kept them as such, that is, personal!

I get email: A Christian Christian!

THe Catholic Church and its backward ways

You’d think that for a country where the HIV prevalence rates is so high, even among couples, that the church would use some common sense[not that they have] and advice the faithful to at least use condoms. No they are told by their bishops to have more children, we don’t want the sources of cash closed. And we need more pedos!

The archbishop of Kisumu Diocese, Bishop Okoth, speaking at a press conference

urged the faithful to give birth instead of using ungodly means to control birth, and cracked a joke that they will accept some as priests and nuns.

no wonder believers are many!

And all these because of a condom advert. Silly people.

Church stays clean over the condom use advert