- Dec 9, 2009
- Reaction score
- various spots across the country
- Political Leaning
"From there Elisha went up to Bethel. While he was on the way, some small boys came out of the city and jeered at him. 'Go up, baldhead,' they shouted, 'go up, baldhead!'"
"The prophet turned and saw them, and he cursed them in the name of the LORD. Then two she-bears came out of the woods and tore forty-two of the children to pieces."
— 2 Kings 2:23-24
"And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee."
— Matthew 5:29
"If two men, a man and his countryman, are struggling together, and the wife of one comes near to deliver her husband from the hand of the one who is striking him, and puts out her hand and seizes his genitals, then you shall cut off her hand; you shall not show pity."
— Deuteronomy 25:11-12
"You also took the fine jewelry I gave you, the jewelry made of my gold and silver, and you made for yourself male idols and engaged in prostitution with them."
— Ezekiel 16:17
"But they deliberately forget that long ago by God's word the heavens existed and the earth was formed out of water and by water."
— 2 Peter 3:5
"And if a man smite his servant, or his maid, with a rod, and he die under his hand; he shall be surely punished."
"Notwithstanding, if he continue a day or two, he shall not be punished: for he is his money."
— Exodus 21:20-21
"So we boiled my son, and did eat him: and I said unto her on the next day, Give thy son, that we may eat him: and she hath hid her son."
— 2 Kings 6:29
My question is for the biblical literalists, the Young Earth Creationists, the homophobic bigots, the anti-Islamic xenophobes... How do you decide which parts of the bible to ignore and which to defend?