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In Defense of Mel Gibson

How can a nation that professes to have freedom of speech, make such a fuss over Mel’s outbursts? Why should his beliefs ruin his career? Isn’t that what we were taught years ago, happened only in communist countries? So, let’s not kid ourselves, there is no such thing as freedom of speech, to which many a person could attest. Isn’t Mel allowed to be anti-semitic? Isn’t that guaranteed under the constitution? The same constitution that gives everyone the right to bear arms, in case the British attack again?

Frankly, I thought he made some sense. What he left out was that it boiled down to the Bible, you know, the book so many think shows the way to live. Have any of those folks actually read the damned thing? Too bad those stories were ever written down and published as one book. It gives them credibility. The chosen people. Garbage. Escape from Egypt. They were thrown out for being pains in the asses, is more like it. The parting of the Red Sea. Oh yeah, that happened.

But let’s keep it real. Mel was caught drinking, driving and speeding. Period. Those are serious offenses and he should be punished for all the above. Maybe he was watching what is happening between Israel and her neighbours and it outraged him, so he tied one on. Trust me, he’s not the only one that is outraged by what’s going on.

I wish I were religious. I wish I could buy into all that crap. That way, if I do anything unneighbourly, immoral, or just plain mean, I could blame it on Satan. The Devil Made Me Do It. That would relieve me of all responsibility. Hmmmmm, I should maybe think about that.

And, for those of you who haven’t already seen this, I will include the following just for a good laugh.

Dr. Laura Schlessinger is a radio personality who dispenses advice to people who call in to her radio show. Recently, she 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 is an open letter to Dr. Laura penned by an east coast resident, which was posted on the Internet. It’s funny, as well as 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 of the other specific laws and how to 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. Should I smite them?

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?

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.

Lev. 25:44 states that I may indeed 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?

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. 11:10, it is a lesser abomination than homosexuality. I don’t agree. Can you settle this?

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?

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?

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?

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, so I am confident you can help. Thank you again for reminding us that God’s word is eternal and unchanging.

Your devoted fan,

Jim

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September 7, 2007 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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