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Old 08-17-2005, 01:20 PM   #1
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Dear Dr. Laura....

I'm sure this has been posted before, but I got a laugh out of it.

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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.

1. 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?

2. 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?

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

4. 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?

5. 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?

6. A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is an abomination (Lev. 11:10), it is a lesser abomination than homosexuality.

7. 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?

8. 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?

9. 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?

10. 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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I hadn't seen that! Very amusing.
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Hehe, ah, yes, that thing.

I wonder if anyone's ever actually tried sending it to her? I'd love to see her reaction to it.

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Old 08-17-2005, 02:02 PM   #4
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A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.
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I like this. I like it even more since it was used in an episode of The West Wing.
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I've seen that, it's funny.
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I like this. I like it even more since it was used in an episode of The West Wing.
Which episode? I don't remember that...
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A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.
Yah, but I'll take a little knowledge over the whole load of bigotry "Dr" Laura offers any day.
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Isn't Dr. Laura's "bigotry" come from her lack of knowledge?

Isn't that frequently a cause of bigotry?
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Isn't Dr. Laura's "bigotry" come from her lack of knowledge?

Isn't that frequently a cause of bigotry?
Yes, of course it can be. However there are also plenty of educated people who hold extremely bigoted views so it's not always the case that bigotry is due to ignorance.
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Isn't Dr. Laura's "bigotry" come from her lack of knowledge?

Isn't that frequently a cause of bigotry?
Ignorance is no excuse.

Especially coming from someone who no doubt is ignorant through choice
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I am not suggesting ignorance is an excuse.

But would not the same response apply to someone who send this letter as their understanding of Scripture?
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Why are you so sure the author of the letter must have only "a little knowledge" or perhaps even be ignorant simply because their interpretation of the Bible is evidently different to your own?
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Why are you so sure the author of the letter must have only "a little knowledge" or perhaps even be ignorant simply because their interpretation of the Bible is evidently different to your own?
Taking Scripture out of context is painfully evident.


Conversely:

Couldn't you just say Dr. Laura's understanding of things is just different than your own, instead of calling it bigotry?
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Couldn't you just say Dr. Laura's understanding of things is just different than your own, instead of calling it bigotry?
Is that what Dr. Laura would say about people who disagree with her?

Frankly, I don't see why we have to be nicer to someone who throws venom whenever she talks.

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