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  •  Leviticus is a Jewish scripture (1+ / 0-)
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    not a Christian one.

    Science can tell you how to clone a dinosaur. Humanities explains why this is a bad idea.

    by Killer of Sacred Cows on Sun Jul 15, 2012 at 09:25:17 AM PDT

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    •  Leviticus is both a Jewish (4+ / 0-)

      and a Christian scripture.

      Lest we forget, Christianity began as a Jewish sect.  For decades, the only Christian sacred text was the Torah.  See this illuminating timeline on the development of the Christian canon.

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      by litho on Sun Jul 15, 2012 at 09:41:00 AM PDT

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      •  True, but modern "christians" (2+ / 0-)
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        who follow the -capitalist- prosperity gospel don't see it as Christian. If they did, they'd follow it.

        The Old Testament is very useful to Christians when they want to condemn outsiders. Not so much when they have to face what it says about their own actions.

        Once again, we see the hypocrisy inherent in their way of thinking - if you can call it thinking.

        Science can tell you how to clone a dinosaur. Humanities explains why this is a bad idea.

        by Killer of Sacred Cows on Sun Jul 15, 2012 at 09:43:18 AM PDT

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      •  This is not limited to the OT (4+ / 0-)

        See Jesus' conversation with rich young ruler and read the parables of Lazarus and the rich man, and the parable of the sheep and the goats.

        Note this from 1 Timothy 6 on what the Apostle Paul thinks of the religious right.

        Teach and urge these things. 3 If anyone teaches a different doctrine and does not agree with the sound2 words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that accords with godliness, 4he is puffed up with conceit and wunderstands nothing. He has an unhealthy craving for controversy and for quarrels about words, which produce envy, dissension, slander, evil suspicions, 5 and constant friction among people who are depraved in mind and deprived of the truth, imagining that godliness is a means of gain. 6 But godliness with contentment is great gain, 7 for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. 8 But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. 9 But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.
    •  True, (0+ / 0-)

      but current "Christians" quote it when it suits there purpose, otherwise how could they bitch about "teh gays"?

      I have many times questioned people who cite the Old Testament explaining that the OT was JEWISH law, not Christian.

      Have yet to get a satisfactory answer.

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