Creation

There really is no question that the Bible is full of contradictions, some trivial and some not so trivial. There is also the issue of “cherry picking” Bible verses as a basis for modern morality or immorality. This is true for everyone who claims a biblical basis for morality, but most often surfaces in discussions with biblical literalists.

Of course, every discussion of a literal bible heads almost immediately to Leviticus where the laws are laid down, specifically to Leviticus 20 which contains that well verse

20:13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood [shall be] upon them.

That’s the verse that is quoted so often as a proscription against homosexuality, while ignoring the rest of the reasons to put people to death, such as swearing at your parents, adultery, bestiality, being a witch etc, etc, etc.

But as in so many things, a picture is worth a thousand words, and Married to the Sea has that image for us.

In the beginning

Thus endeth the lesson

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