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I love how these Dominionists talk as if nobody before ever had the idea of living under Biblical law when we Jews have been doing it for thousands of years. Will Dominionists ever draw on our tradition in order to figure out how to make Biblical law actually work? Somehow, I don't see them having separate meat and dairy dishes ...

Of course the frightening thing is.that, in fact, they ultimately don't believe in the efficacy of the very laws they want to impose on us all. They don't even think it's possible to actually follow Biblical law without horribly sinning: that's why God had to send Jesus after all, they believe. I.e. they will impliment laws and not care if the laws are so bad that everyone gets thrown in jail ... after all, everyone's a sinner who deserves to go to hell.

I guess it's too late for me to be coherent but hopefully you get my point(s)

Any person who curseth his mother or father, must be killed. (Leviticus 20:9)

That's, if you'll pardon the expression, central to my point. A Rabbi would look at that law and say "if we take that law at face value, we'd have to kill every teenager, so let's figure out how to re-interpret this law to be reasonable". A Christian Minister would see this law say "well, since everyone has violated that law, under the Law we are all deserving of death. However, in His grace, God sent (about a thousand years too late) His only begotten Son to die for our sins so that we could achieve life eternal". What scares me about the Dominionists is that they'd put this into law and, when they started executing every teenager, it wouldn't raise any red flags for them, after all "we are all sinners deserving of death".

Even the Taliban give serious thought to how living under Sharia would work. I just don't see Dominionists caring whether or how Biblical law would actually work as law per se. And that they have gone as far as they have frightens me.

Well, Havelock Ellis said, over a hundred years ago, that the complexion of the modern world would be very different had there been an insane asylum in ancient Jerusalem.

Much the same could be said today for Orange County.

"Even the Taliban give serious thought to how living under Sharia would work."

You're joking, of course. The Taliban couldn't give serious thought to anything, because they don't know anything but a very selective reading of the Quran. It's not in them. The Taliban's reputation--even in Afghanistan--is that they're morons. The most commonly seen Dari-language graffiti in Kabul is "Taliban are dumbheads."

The important point in this is that the Dominionists are crazy as shithouse rats. That--and a healthy dollop of stupidity--is what they have in common with the Taliban and gawd knows how many other leaping screaming religious fuckwits around the world.

Bryan Fisher's Fecal Point

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