--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "shempmcgurk" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "authfriend" <jstein@> > wrote: > > > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "shempmcgurk" <shempmcgurk@> > > wrote: > > > > > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, MDixon6569@ wrote: > > > > > > > > > > > > In a message dated 2/25/06 1:11:44 A.M. Central Standard > Time, > > > > shempmcgurk@ writes: > > > > > > > > > The Bible says it is an abomination for a man to *lay* > with > > > > another man they > > > > > way he would with a woman. (paraphrased). I think that gets > > > the > > > > point across > > > > > without being too graphic. > > > > > > > > That's IT? > > > > > > > > Sounds pretty vague to me. > > > > > > > > Shemp That's the only verse, from Leviticus, that I remember > off > > > > hand. I pretty sure there is more. The Bible wasn't written in > > > > legalese as a contract between man and God. Could you imagine > if > > > > priests and rabbi had to be attorneys as well? ROFLMAO! > > > > > > Well, actually, isn't that precisely what the Talmud is... > > > basically, volume after volume after volume of "legalese" of the > > > contract between man and God? > > > > Between Jews and God, yes, indeed, that is exactly > > what it is (the contract itself is what Leviticus > > is, the book where we find the passage MDixon cites). > > > > He needs to brush up on his religious history just > > a bit, I think. > > When I was a student at MIU, I remember browsing through the stacks > at the MIU library and coming across an English translation of the > Talmud. > > Firstly, there were at least 20 volumes. Secondly, there were all > sorts of weird instructions. Randomly, I picked up a volume and > there were page upon page upon page on how a carpenter was supposed > to pick up wood, cut it, etc. I couldn't believe it! There were > instructions and laws and rules on pretty much anything you could > think of!
Yup. That's what the Jews agreed to at Mount Sinai: complete, utter, unquestioning obedience to God in all things. If you read some Talmudic discussion, and then read some of the closely reasoned constitutional opinions from a U.S. high court, you might be struck by the stylistic resonances. It should also be borne in mind that some of the pickier stuff in the Talmud, while it does apply to the particular actions in question, also involves establishing precedent in interpreting the Law that then becomes the basis for interpreting the Law in more consequential matters. There's a lot of *process* involved, in other words. ------------------------ Yahoo! Groups Sponsor --------------------~--> Join modern day disciples reach the disfigured and poor with hope and healing http://us.click.yahoo.com/lMct6A/Vp3LAA/i1hLAA/UlWolB/TM --------------------------------------------------------------------~-> To subscribe, send a message to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Or go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ and click 'Join This Group!' Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/