Friday, November 5, 2010

Religion directs eating habits, fashion, what else?

I always wondered about the Hebrew strictures against certain eating habits. I had always just chalked up to the necessary best actions for being healthy in the desert... thousands of years ago. Now that we have cooling systems, which makes these mostly (or more accurately, completely) superfluous.

Yet, people continue to follow those rules. Well, I guess you can make use of anything if you follow it as a discipline. But why?

Now I'm seeing that God also had fashion sense? Considering how religious types handles these rules, that means there really has been a "Fashion Police". Scary. That, it seems to me, borders on the ludicrous. Here's a few examples:

Leviticus 19:19
"Keep my decrees. Do not mate different kinds of animals. Do not plant your field with two kinds of seed. Do not wear clothing woven of two kinds of material."

Okayyy.... well, the animals thing makes some sense. Even the plants thing CAN make sense. In some cases however its just ignorant as planting the right things with the right things, can keep away certain pests. But, perhaps not in the desert?

Deuteronomy 22:10 - American Standard Version
"Thou shalt not plow with an ox and an ass together."

Um, whateverrr....I think we've been there.

Deuteronomy 22:12
"Make tassels on the four corners of the cloak you wear."

Aren't tassels, kind of, last season? Worried about our fashion? Really?
And finally:

American King James Version
"You shall not wear a garment of divers sorts, as of woolen and linen together."

Yeah, so you really are worried about our fashion. And you said that before. You've just got to be kidding me.

God, the all knowing, all seeing, omnipotent, omniscient, architect of the Universe, worries about our fashion? How come there is nothing in those "holy texts" for the people in the future. How come there is nothing about evolving the religions. How come they are so specific to regions on this planet rather than referring to the entire world's people? How come religions seem to be only as inclusive as the general Human population in that region was at that time? Nothing, shows knowledge of beyond, or the other side of the world even. Like, "Love your brothers and sisters in China," or something.

I'm just asking.

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