15 Mar 2010

Monday Funnies

11th Commandment: Thou shalt not be a hypocrite. (And yes, I prefer the tolerant Christians, Muslims, Hindus, etc...)


  1. This one is a little above my head. I’m wondering whether you mean the hypocrites are the people in the picture or those of us who uncritically accept their biblical quotations rather than bothering to read it for ourselves.

    Everyone else may already know this, but being an ignorant person, I read the passage and there is no such quote in any translation. The passage’s point of contention is contractual fraud—the Father’s guarantee of a daughter’s virginity against the contrary accusations of the husband.

    This is as applicable in today’s context as Deuteronomy’s detailed instruction on how to care for your neighbor’s donkey. I’m sorry about this comment, analysis is seldom funny.

  2. Mr. Hogg, the quotation from the New International Version is thus:

    "If, however, the charge is true and no proof of the girl's virginity can be found, she shall be brought to the door of her father's house and there the men of her town shall stone her to death. She has done a disgraceful thing in Israel by being promiscuous while still in her father's house. You must purge the evil from among you. " (Deut. 22: 20-21).


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