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The way of the righteous is drunk and slutty [May. 18th, 2004|11:52 pm]
Just me.
Today I found myself in a Safeway restroom, with nothing to read except The Watchtower, which had been left behind on the top of the toilet. Flipping through it, I came to this non sequitur. I am retyping the whole paragraph, without omission. The page before this one has an illustration captioned "Righteous Lot and his daughters were preserved."

Jehovah's Word is alive- Highlights from the book of Genesis- II

19:30-38- Did Jehovah condone Lot's getting drunk and fathering sons by his two daughters?

Jehovah condones neither nor drunkenness. (Leviticus 18:6, 7, 29; 1 Corinthians 6:9, 10) Lot actually deplored the "lawless deeds" of Sodom's inhabitants. (2 Peter 2:6-8) The very fact that Lot's daughters got him intoxicated suggests that they realized he would not consent to having sexual relations with them while he was sober. But as aliens in the land, his daughters felt that this was the only way to prevent the extinction of Lot's family. The account is in the Bible to reveal the relationship of the Moabites (through Moab) and the Ammonites (through Benammi) to Abraham's descendants, the Israelites.

"Mommy, why is this dirty story in the Bible?"
"So you'll know the relationship of the Moabites to the Israelites."
"Oh. Wait...huh?"

[User Picture]From: lemur68
2004-05-18 09:23 pm (UTC)
The Watchtower belongs in the bathroom, but not for reading.
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[User Picture]From: li_kao
2004-05-19 03:57 am (UTC)

IHVH and Butthead

The fundamentalists are right. The bible stands on its own.

He that is wounded in the stones, or hath his privy member cut off, shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD. - Deuteronomy 23:1

And speaking of Moab...
Wherefore my bowels shall sound like a harp for Moab, and mine inward parts for Kirharesh. - Isaiah 16:11
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[User Picture]From: lemur68
2004-05-19 05:42 pm (UTC)

Re: IHVH and Butthead

or hath his privy member cut off, shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD.

So He DOES hate trannies.
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[User Picture]From: tyrven
2004-05-19 08:32 am (UTC)
Man, I love the Bible! It's endlessly amusing. I get The Watchtower delivered to me every few weeks by the Jehova Witnesses directly to my doorstep, it's wonderful. It helps break up the more serious reading I'm normally melting my brain with.
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