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  •  Not rush to their defense or anything (0+ / 0-)

    But it always bugs me when people ask that because well, it's right there in writing:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/...

    "Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee seven and seven, each with his mate; and of the beasts that are not clean two [and two], each with his mate;"

    So yeah, lots to pick apart in the Bible, but that particular instance is based on a popular misconception of what the story actually says.

    •  It doesn't say that they fed the 7 pairs of clean (1+ / 0-)
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      beasts to the carnivores.

      I always thought of that part of the Bible as the historic beginning of kosher food discrimination.

      In effect God was saying, "You clean beasts get to ride in first class, but the pigs and shellfish have to ride in steerage."

      It kind of destroys the whole lesson if most of the clean beasts were invited on board just to be tiger food.

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