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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