Friday, April 23, 2010

Leviticus 18: The Day After Earth Day

Yesterday, I resisted the temptation to do an Earth Day blog post--it seemed too obvious. So today, I've decided to do a day a day-after-Earth-Day blog post that is neither obvious nor timely.

In recent years, environmentalists both in and outside faith communities have striven to point out the Bible's earth-friendly pieces. This endeavor came to a head in 2008, when Harper Collins released a Green Bible; it highlights "environmental" passages (in green, I hope!) and prints on recycled paper. A couple years back, put some of the best together in a nifty little slide show. But today, I'll give you just one:

"The land will vomit you out for defiling it" (Leviticus 18:28).

Take that, defilers!


  1. Hilarious. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Leviticus 18 VAST MAJORITY about Unlawful Sexual Relations
    Leviticus 18:22 “‘Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman"
    Leviticus 18:24-28 The native-born and the foreigners residing among you must not do any of these detestable things, 27 for all these things were done by the people who lived in the land before you, and the land became defiled. 28 And if you defile the land, it will vomit you out as it vomited out the nations that were before you.

    LGBT defiles the land, not by cutting down a tree. Nice try taking scripture out of context.


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