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Dear Dr. Laura,

Dear Dr. Laura,

Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God's law. I have learned a great deal from you, and I 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 him that leviticus 18:22 clearly states it
to be an abomination. End of debate.

I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some of the specific laws and how to best follow them. 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. How should I deal with this?

I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as it suggests in Exodus 21:7. In this day and ages, what do you think would be a fir price for her?

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

Lev. 25:44 states that I may buy slaves from the nations that are around us. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans but not Canadians. Can you clarify?

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?

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

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

I know you have studdied these things extensively, so I am confident you can help. Thank you again for reminding us that God's word is eternal and unchanging.

-Concerned Reader.

Comments

( 9 comments — Leave a comment )
lostsoulslament
Jul. 19th, 2003 10:46 am (UTC)
This is a work of art.
digitalgoth
Jul. 19th, 2003 02:30 pm (UTC)
I can't take credit for it, but I agree.

-X
kayamackan
Jul. 19th, 2003 11:14 am (UTC)
Amusing
Very amusing I must say, but I did notice that they were OLD Testament passages, part of the Old Law. Which was given to us as an example, however, we are to abide by the new law, the law given to us after Christ died.

Just clarification...
digitalgoth
Jul. 19th, 2003 02:29 pm (UTC)
Re: Amusing
I'm quite aware of that. So are most people. The point was not whether or not the bible or the christian faith says to follow the old testament, the point was that Dr. Laura preaches from some of these same sections without notice that as a whole, they've been discounted as no longer valid. The point was that if she is going to preach little bits and pieces of the old testament, then she'd better damn well be willing to accept everything that it says. This is one of the more nefarious problems with christianity/catholocism. Most people just move right on past the old testament and into the new testament, without giving a second thought to the point that according to the bible, the same god laid down all the rules, not just the ones in the new testament, or just the ones since the good JC. Going with that, there are people currently in heaven that followed the old testament when it was just 'the testament'. People that did condemn women & gays, sold their daughters, etc. Frankly, I'd rather go to hell for my disbelief than condemn myself to an eternity in a heaven full of hypocritical, hateful, spiteful people.

I realize that you and I have never seen eye to eye on the subject of religion, and likely we never will. But this letter was not a jab at you, or a jab at your faith. It was a jab at one person, and her beliefs alone. I'm sorry if you took offense.

-X
kayamackan
Jul. 20th, 2003 01:03 pm (UTC)
Re: Amusing
oh I agree on that being a big issue today...I was just commenting...as for Dr Laura...dont know who or what she is...so *shrug*
digitalgoth
Jul. 20th, 2003 03:20 pm (UTC)
Re: Amusing
Ah. That would explain your response also. :) I'd never suggest that anyone listen her with the intention of believing her, or taking her advice... but everyone should hear her at least once so that they know just how far the 'freedom of speech' ammendment can be taken.

-X
elvendude
Jul. 20th, 2003 02:36 pm (UTC)
Re: Amusing
No, most people are not aware of that. If you start talking about covenants, most Christians will give you a blank look. Or so I've found.
digitalgoth
Jul. 20th, 2003 03:22 pm (UTC)
Re: Amusing
Really? That's funny. But do those blank looks come from people that believe it's perfectly ok to sell their own daughter into slavery because she's a virgin?

-X
elvendude
Jul. 20th, 2003 02:37 pm (UTC)
*breathes in a breath of fresh air*

...ah...
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