Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Entry 47: Leviticus 11

What sort of animal is Coney? The only Coney I know is Coney Island. I was surprised that rabbits won't for eating. Didn't Pioneers, who were supposed to be so pious, eat lots of rabbits? Food and drink had lots of rules back then. I thought my vegetarian or vegan friends or other Jewish friends who kept Kosher had lots of food rules, but I guess early Christians did, too. I'm glad the rules are less strict now, but I still don't want to eat a snake, even if the Lord says it's okay.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Entry 46: Leviticus 10

Dear Readers,

I was sorry for Aaron, who lost 2 sons, for no reason, as far as I could tell. Poor man to continue his worship after that. He is better than I; Had that happened to me the Lord and I would've had no manner of relationship, thereafter. I, unlike Aaron, wouldn't have been able to hold my tongue. Sorry, but you've got the wrong woman.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Entry 45: Leviticus 9

Dear Readers,

After yet another mostly pointless chapter on offering, I was excited to see the Lord appear at the end. Like all the Israelites, I would fall on my face as well. I can only imagine the experience! I wish to have such an experience, but I've only had a Near Death Expience (NDE).

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Entry 44: Leviticus 8

Dear Readers,

I am happy to report that I had a productive day of dance, writing, and discussion. Some scientist at Upenn believes apparently that free will doesn't exist. My question is if I don't decide who/what does? God, the devil,the universe? How does this theory account for learned behavior such as I tried this, it went badly, won't be doing that again.

Leviticus 8 was all about how Aaron and his sons got to be priests and the rituals they had to undergo, including having blood put upon them. I'm glad I don't share that duty.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Entry 43: Leviticus 7

Dear Readers,

More talk of offerings... The biggest deal in my opinion would be "to be cut off from his people". To be that sounds like shunning. I would think that shunning behavior would be reserved for pedophilia, murder, arson, and so on. This doesn't seem to be the case here as the offense mentioned weren't that severe.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Entry 42: Leviticus 6

Dear Readers,

I've been having kind of a lazy desired day, even though I wasn't lazy. I sent a submission, sent some work e-mails, posted a bit, watched a movie for review, picked up some books, read a whole book and mailed it back to my audiobook club. However, as I was having lazy of spirit I decided not read any Bible until that feeling abated, least I miss something. This chapter was 5:30 long and it was about what offerings you make to the Lord and how to repent should you trespass. Finally something that makes sense for the Almighty to address. Leviticus isn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. A lot of it is nonsensical, but I'll take nonsense over bigotry any day of the week and twice on Sundays!