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  •  As I noted in another diary about this, there are (17+ / 0-)

    over 600 laws for Jews in the Bible. See Leviticus. You know ... eat only cloven animals who chew cud (no bacon or ham!), shell fish, and the rest of the shalls and shall nots.

    How about this one:
    To leave the unreaped corner of the field or orchard for the poor (Lev. 19:9) (affirmative) (CCI1)
    OR
    That the woman suspected of adultery shall be dealt with as prescribed in the Torah (Num. 5:30) (affirmative)

    Those are pretty definite and intrude of our Fed., state and local laws. And yet, Cain ignores this fact.

    The Jewish faith is all about following prescribed laws and rules as are most religions. The Amish have a lot of dos and don'ts. The Baptist Church is full of them.

    And yet poor Mr. Cain is so myopic that I think his family should rush him to an ophthalmologist immediately.

    Progressives will win when we convince a majority that they, too, are Progressive.

    by auapplemac on Tue Jul 19, 2011 at 12:39:44 AM PDT

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    •  in theory 613 (8+ / 0-)

      one for what was believed to be every bone in the body.

      Yet I knew Observant Jews, including one President of the Orthodox Synagogue Joe Lieberman attends while he is in DC, who were somewhat selective on how much they followed the commandments.  Just as I know Catholics who politically support gay rights and choice, and use "artificial" means of birth control.

      "what the best and wisest parent wants for his child is what we should want for all the children of the community" - John Dewey

      by teacherken on Tue Jul 19, 2011 at 04:45:05 AM PDT

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    •  Chris Rock: 2K yrs ago a Pork Chop would kill you (7+ / 0-)

      Can't find a link to the comedy routine but Chris Rock talks about dietary law and the Bible and explains why people kept Kosher. They didn't have refrigeration, They didn't have Reynolds Wrap. 2000 years ago a pork chop would kill you.

      •  Many of the laws have to do with (0+ / 0-)

        cleanliness and health based on the times they were established.

        Laws also forbid eating scavengers such as hawks, etc. based on what was considered "clean" or "unclean." Can't eat certain insects. Reading Leviticus is eye opening.

        Based on today's standards many laws are outdated or are based on cultural norms of the time and reading G-d's mind.

        However, those who are deeply religious try to obey them in order to live their faith.

        Progressives will win when we convince a majority that they, too, are Progressive.

        by auapplemac on Tue Jul 19, 2011 at 03:48:05 PM PDT

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