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Jul. 19th, 2002

I got this in an e-mail from a friend yesterday and I'm still laughing over it.

WHY CAN'T I OWN CANADIANS?

This item per say does not represent the opinion of the editor.
It is presented only to make you smile.
If you accidentally think it is entirely at your own risk.

Laura Schlessinger is a US radio personality who dispenses advice to
people who call in to her radio show. Recently, she said that
homosexuality is an abomination according to Leviticus 18:22 and
cannot be condoned under any circumstances. The following is an open
letter to Dr. Laura penned by a US resident:


Dear Dr. Laura,

Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God's Law. I
have learned a great deal from your show and I try to share that
knowledge with as many people as I can. When someone tries to defend
the homosexual lifestyle, for example, I simply remind him or her
that Leviticus 18:22 clearly states it to be an abomination. End of
debate.

I do need some advice from you however, regarding some of the
specific laws and how to follow them.

(a) When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it
creates a pleasing odor for the Lord (Lev. 1:9). The problem is my
neighbors. They claim the odor is not pleasing to them. Should I
smite them?

(b) I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in
Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair
price for her?

(c) I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in
her period of menstrual uncleanliness (Lev. 15:19-24). The problem
is, how do I tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offense.

d) Lev. 25:44 states that I may indeed possess slaves, both male and
female, provided they are purchased from neighboring nations. A
friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not Canadians. Can
you clarify? Why can't I own Canadians?

(e) I have a neighbor who insists on working on Sunday (the
Sabbath). In the book of Exodus verse 35:2 it clearly states he
should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself?

(f) A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is an
abomination (Lev. 11:10), it is a lesser abomination than
homosexuality. I don't know. Can you settle this?

(g) Lev. 21:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I
have a defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear reading
glasses. Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is there some wiggle
room here?

(h) Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed, including the
hair around their temples, even though this is expressly forbidden by
Lev.19:27. How should they die?

(i) I know from Lev. 11:6-8 that touching the skin of a dead pig
makes me unclean, but may I still play football if I wear gloves?

(j) My uncle has a farm. He violates Lev. 19:19 by planting two
different crops in the same field, as does his wife by wearing
garments made of two different kinds of thread (cotton/polyester
blend). He also tends to curse and blaspheme a lot. Is it really
necessary that we go to all the trouble of getting the whole town
together to stone them? (Lev.24:10-16). Couldn't we just burn them
to death at a private family affair like we do with people who sleep
with their in-laws? (Lev. 20:14).

I know you have studied these things extensively, so I am confident
you can help. Thank you again for reminding us that God's word is
eternal and unchanging, and we should do what the bible says.

Your devoted disciple and adoring fan.

Thanks,

Comments

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sweatergurl
Jul. 19th, 2002 10:32 am (UTC)
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hee! I got it yesterday and I'm still laughing. I almost fell out of my chair the first time I read it I was laughing so hard. :) I figured people on LJ would enjoy it.
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sweatergurl
Jul. 19th, 2002 11:53 am (UTC)
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HA! well, that's a step in the right direction. ;)
sassygurl
Jul. 19th, 2002 10:33 am (UTC)
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

I've been wondering about the same things.
sweatergurl
Jul. 19th, 2002 10:35 am (UTC)
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Well, you know, if I ever find out the answers I'll be sure to let you know. ;)
gabilady
Jul. 19th, 2002 12:37 pm (UTC)
OH I love this. I wish I had the courage to send this to my fanatic aunt and uncle who feel its necessary to send me religous email 50 times a day.

thanks.
sweatergurl
Jul. 19th, 2002 12:56 pm (UTC)
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Ha. They probably wouldn't get it anyway. But you're welcome. :)
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