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Biblical Rules You Break Every Day


I'm not going to get into the whole Chick-Fil-A debate. I'm not even going to talk about the OMGABOMINATION of QLTBG rights. Oops, I may have show which side I'm on in that argument by referring to LGBT as QLTBG, a straight up hetero chick shouldn't know about the Quiltbag!

What I am going to do today is provide a lesson. Call it a history lesson. Call it a lesson in sins if you truly wish. Unlike many people (of religions and non-religions), I'm not going to point fingers nor judge. The purpose of this article is to educate you on the hypocrisy of many.

For reference: I grew up in a very Bible literal religion. I attended a Christian school run by the church for several years. Our lessons included study of the Old Testament and the New. I am no longer involved in any religion.

I could go on for days about certain things that have become hot topics and why the interpretations are wrong on most sides, but here's the gist of why I am writing this lesson. If you claim to live your life according to the Bible – follow all of the rules. Do not pick and choose which ones are no longer valid. You do not have that right. If you refuse to follow all of the laws set forth by your God – you are not a follower of God. You are actually working for his Adversary.

On to the rules that you, me, and everyone else are breaking.

Holidays You Shouldn't Celebrate

Most of the so-called Christian holidays that are celebrated in America (and other countries) are pagan in origin. They were Pagan feast days.

Valentine's Day: Originally a pagan Roman holiday honoring Lupercus, The Hunter of Wolves. This feast was changed to St. Valentine's Day in 496, moving the feast day from February 15 to the 14th.

Mother's Day and Father's Day: Ancient Greeks honored the goddess Rhea (wife of Cronus) for three days (some Romans did as well). Christians began to celebrate the Mother Church instead of the goddess, calling the 4th Sunday of Lent 'Mothering Day'.

Easter: Sun worshippers honored the goddess Easter or Ishtar. She is an ancient fertility goddess. Supposedly the worshippers covered eggs in the blood of sacrificed infants – the eggs were to hatch on the 25th of December, which is the birthday of Easter's son Tammuz. (Sound familiar?)

Halloween: This is my favorite. My birthday is on All Saint's Day, November 1st, but I came very close to being born on Halloween or All Hallow's Eve. Pagans would dress up as spirits and make offerings to evil spirits to appease them. This tradition was used in many places around the world and there are different traditions which eventually culminated in Halloween. While not technically a Christian holiday, it is still celebrated by millions.

Christmas: This one is known by most Christians. Quite a few refuse to celebrate the day as they know December 25th is an ancient pagan holiday where Tammuz the Sun God was born. Even the Bible refers to this holiday and the tradition of cookies and milk:

The Children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead the dough, to make cakes for the Queen of Heaven (Easter/Ishtar), and to pour out drink offerings to other dieties, that they may provoke Me to anger. (Jeremiah 7:18)

So when you bake Christmas ANYTHING- you're doing exactly what God said NOT to do.

Stuff You Should Be Killed For Doing

I'm not making this up. The following rules are in the Bible and in the same book (Leviticus) where rules about marriage lie. If you are going to follow one – you must follow them all. That includes murdering people that do not follow your religion, attacking cities where the people are not Christian, and killing your wife for divorcing you.

Again, I'm not making this up.

No mixed fabric in clothing. (Leviticus 19:19)

Haircutting and shaving is forbidden. (Leviticus 19:27)

Women or men that cheat on spouses should be put to death, along with their lover. (Leviticus 20:10).

Sex with a woman who has her period has the punishment of the man and woman being cut off from their people (banished) (Leviticus 20:18)

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Anyone that practices any type of witchcraft, including psychics, should be killed. (Leviticus 20:27)

A pastor's (priest's) daughter who is very sexually active, should be burned at the stake. (Leviticus 21:9)

Disabled people, disfigured people, etc, are not to go to the Altar of God (Leviticus 21:17-18)

Cursing God or blasphemy is punishable by the whole community stonig the offender. (Leviticus 24:14-16)

There are many more rules such as children cursing their parents – they are to be killed. Cattle should not graze with a different type of cattle. No mixed crops in a field (there goes companion planting!), and more.

Finally, the one command of the Christian God millions of Christians blatantly break every single week – Keeping the Sabbath holy. Saturday has always been the Sabbath as recorded by the original people that observe it, the Jewish. Constantine changed the day to Sunday to distance Catholics from the Jews. Some Christians still observe Saturday as the Sabbath.

Ending Words

The point is...all of the hatemongering is wrong. People judging others while they commit 'sins' that are just as fatal in the eyes of their Lord. It disgusts me (and many others) to see religion in politics lately. Faith is very personal, not a tool to gather votes in any election, as a tool to gain more customers, or as a tool to take away human rights.

Freedom of speech is valuable - be it the CEO of a restaurant chain or the person next door. As a good friend of mine pointed out (she and I disagree on many political and religious things), once the government gets involved in religion, that is one step from restricting everyone's rights. Every person has a right to eat where they want and every person has the right to agree or disagree. If that right is taken from one person, it can be taken from us all.

As you face people who will judge you, feel free to ask them why they can pick and choose among their God's laws. Why they feel that they can re-write his directives to fit their own needs.

If you find that you are the one doing the judging, think back on the man Jesus that you are supposed to be following and emulating. He welcomed the lowest of the low to him, spent his time with the outcasts of society. Instead of demeaning them, he loved them. Take a page from his book and apply it to how you think, speak, and act.


AF Mind on January 27, 2017:

That's why I keep all of those laws as well. He did not come to do away with them. Romans 3 10, 6 1-2, and 1 John 3 4.

Julie Fletcher (author) on August 14, 2012:

Hi Eric, thank you for commenting. I think you summed up my hub nicely, old laws do not apply and should not be used in against any person regardless of their beliefs. You're correct, all laws were fulfilled and people shouldn't cite the Old Testament for political gain or to repress others. I appreciate your sharing.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on August 14, 2012:

Now that faith has come, we are no longer under the supervision of the law.

"Galatians 3:24 So the law was put in charge to lead us to Christ that we might be justified by faith" You wrote a good hub well supported in the old testament. And I definitely lean toward agreeing with you regarding the nasty holidays that are totally exploited for commercial gain. But I think that you might be pretty amazed at how many of us lead a Cristian life, it really is not the difficult, if every action taken is in Love.

Julie Fletcher (author) on August 14, 2012:

Thanks, Klanguedoc. I'll look up Sol Invictus and see what I can find that will add to the article. I would love to make a comprehensive Hub that covers as much as possible on this. Thanks for reading!

klanguedoc on August 13, 2012:

Julie, I am a practicing Christian but you have hit the nail on the head. Maybe parts of the Roman Catholic Church is only sugar coating the real pagan tradition underneath. This also includes the rites of the Mithraic religion which was the other dominant religion in Rome at the same time that Rome officiated the Catholic church. You can also add Sol Invictus, the sun god of Rome. Great piece. A good read.

Julie Fletcher (author) on August 13, 2012:

KDU and Critical - thank you for your comments. I'm glad that you enjoyed the Hub, it makes me feel good when I can write something that is entertaining and hits home for some. Thanks again!

Murphy from Chicagoland, Illinois on August 13, 2012:

Sometime really hates my typos... *should be* "And none of those idealist writers from back *THEN*, took that into account when writing their rules to life's road to follow.."

Murphy from Chicagoland, Illinois on August 13, 2012:

Amen !,,, A great example of some of the many hypocrisies associated with faith based religions, their books, and their rules of the road to a mystical place called heaven.. I personally prefer to believe in things that have concrete factual substance to them... Not fear mongering hocus pocus intimidation based on what should be over the reality of what is... I believe our conscious dictates morality more than any rules written by idealists from thousands of years ago... Times are a changing... And none of those idealist writers from back that took that into account when writing their rules to life's road to follow.. Similar to the same frustrations we currently experience with our own constitution.. Written by powerful idealists who could not fathom what the future would bring upon our society.

KDuBarry03 on August 13, 2012:

LOL I couldn't help but laugh at this in agreement! When I laugh at something, I accept it as truth and all you said is true. This reminds me of how the WBC bashed against the Gay Community, and yet, they followed only a few "laws" from Leviticus when they were breaking numerous laws from that book of the Bible as well LOL contradictions are everywhere, I suppose. This is why I don't follow the Bible; I only follow the morals of three great religious figures: Jesus, Buddha, and Guru Nanak Dev. All of them taught love, respect, and friendship between both man and woman of different likings and different ways. That's how the world should be, right? They all only stood up against hate and tension :)

Wow, sorry for the rant, Julie! Goes to show I highly enjoyed this hub :) Great job! Voted up and sharing!

Julie Fletcher (author) on August 12, 2012:

Thank you, Steve. It's funny, I learned all of this years and years and...let's not get into how old I feel. But, I learned it in school. :-) The current finger pointing of religious and non-religious people inspired me. Everyone can benefit from learning that no one is ever 'spotless'.

I think our best moral compass is internal.

Steve Orion from Tampa, Florida on August 11, 2012:

Fantastic Hub! I actually thought it would be based on, or at least refer to, the letter whowas provided. It's laughable for people to claim the authority of the Bible, or that it provides direction or morals of any kind, or that the character "God" isn't a terrible tyrannical villain.

I didn't know that cutting hair is a sin, but it's pretty funny, especially since that I recall something being bad about males having long hair. For the word of God, the Bible isn't all that eloquent, intelligent, or consistent. Anyway, well done, on the Hub!

Julie Fletcher (author) on August 11, 2012:

No. This was just one I had been fiddling with for a while. I don't think we're limited to just those titles. I know you can choose at least 8, then work on others you choose. I would be done except for Hughesnet keeps losing connection.

whowas on August 11, 2012:

Hey, you're welcome.

Did they give you this title as part of your apprenticeship?

Julie Fletcher (author) on August 11, 2012:

Hey Whowas! Thank you for sharing that letter. I've read it on a friend's Facebook, but now I have a copy thanks to you!

Ugh, I did cite my image, having trouble with our internet (as I wrote about succinctly in another Hub, lol) , seems the image uploader times out.

I know I'm wasting time. It's apparent every day in the things I see shared by people all over the 'net. I figure if they can waste their breath, I can at least have a little fun with them. What else can you do with people that refuse to be enlightened?

I don't have a problem with any religion in particular, just the people that use any religion as an excuse to hurt others.

Thanks again for reading and taking the time to share such a great comment. :-)

whowas on August 11, 2012:

I was sent this: "On her radio show, Dr. Laura said that, as an observant Orthodox Jew, homosexuality is an abomination according to Leviticus 18:22, and cannot be condoned under any circumstance. The following response is an open letter to Dr. Schlesinger, written by a US man, and posted on the Internet. It's funny, as well as quite informative:

Dear Dr. Laura:

Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God's Law. I have learned a great deal from your show, and try to share that knowledge with as many people as I can. When someone tries to defend the homosexual lifestyle, for example, I simply remind them that Leviticus 18:22 clearly states it to be an abomination. End of debate. I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some other elements of God's Laws and how to follow them.

1. Leviticus 25:44 states that I may possess slaves, both male and female, provided they are purchased from neighboring nations. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not Canadians. Can you clarify? Why can't I own Canadians?

2. I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair price for her?

3. I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in her period of menstrual uncleanliness - Lev.15: 19-24. The problem is, how do I tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offense.

4. When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a pleasing odor for the Lord - Lev.1:9. The problem is my neighbors. They claim the odor is not pleasing to them. Should I smite them?

5. I have a neighbor who insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2 clearly states he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself, or should I ask the police to do it?

6. A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is an abomination, Lev. 11:10, it is a lesser abomination than homosexuality. I don't agree. Can you settle this? Are there 'degrees' of abomination?

7. Lev. 21:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I have a defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear reading glasses. Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is there some wiggle-room here?

8. Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed, including the hair around their temples, even though this is expressly forbidden by Lev. 19:27. How should they die?

9. I know from Lev. 11:6-8 that touching the skin of a dead pig makes me unclean, but may I still play football if I wear gloves?

10. My uncle has a farm. He violates Lev.19:19 by planting two different crops in the same field, as does his wife by wearing garments made of two different kinds of thread (cotton/polyester blend). He also tends to curse and blaspheme a lot. Is it really necessary that we go to all the trouble of getting the whole town together to stone them? Lev.24:10-16. Couldn't we just burn them to death at a private family affair, like we do with people who sleep with their in-laws? (Lev. 20:14)

I know you have studied these things extensively and thus enjoy considerable expertise in such matters, so I'm confident you can help.

Thank you again for reminding us that God's word is eternal and unchanging.

Your adoring fan,

James M. Kauffman,

Ed.D. Professor Emeritus,

Dept. Of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education University of Virginia

P.S. (It would be a damn shame if we couldn't own a Canadian.)"

You're wasting your time, however. Reason and sense are not languages these people understand. It's the emotional investment, the fear of nature and death and the enduring bronze-age tribal mentality that maintains faith traditions of this sort (they're not all the same) not logic and reason!

Good luck!

PS: you should cite your image source. :)

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