Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Leviticus Is Just Good Science

Over and over again I hear that the Bible must be the inspired word of God because the rules in Leviticus are so scientific and sane, we should all be following them just for our health.


For example, this is what passes as scientific in this crowd:

the Law states we are not to eat pork. God will not punsih us if we do. BUT do you know that science has backed up God? pigs are the only animal that doesn't sweat, releasing it's toxins. so when you eat pork you are eating toxins! same goes for the catfish that God warned us against eating. they are the trash eaters of the water. why would you want to eat trash?

Sweating is not how you "release toxins". Sweating is how you modulate body temperature and it's not even that efficient a means of doing so. You do have a way of dealing with harmful substances in your body, it's called your liver. Your liver does not make you sweat.

Also, if eating catfish is eating trash, then eating a cow is eating grass, eating grass is eating sunshine and you should be able to live off of nothing but sitting out in the sun for several hours a day.

Continuing on, I guess this person doesn't get any international news, because all the people that were sickened, seriously injured or killed in Germany due to food poisoning? That was e coli. E coli is not found in pigs. Most outbreaks that don't come from people come from cows. When was the last time you heard about a trichinosis outbreak? (That's an actual disease you can get from pigs.) Never, I would imagine. E coli outbreaks, on the other hand, are common.

Let's examine some other sciencey stuff found in Leviticus:

  • Don't wear clothes made of more than one fabric (Leviticus 19:19) You know, because . . . yeah, I got nothing.
  • If a man has sex with a woman on her period, they are both to be "cut off from their people" (Leviticus 20:18) Scientifically speaking . . . no idea.
  • Don't let cattle graze with other kinds of Cattle (Leviticus 19:19) Because . . . well . . . I dunno.

Then there's this wtfuckery:

  • "And the man whose hair is fallen off his head, he is bald; yet is he clean." 13:40
  • "And he that hath his hair fallen off from the part of his head toward his face, he is forehead bald: yet is he clean." 13:41

Well, gee, I'm glad we cleared that up.


  1. At first glance (correct me if I'm wrong), that looks like a blog by another "good Christian women don't need a higher education because their place is at home taking care of the children" type." And can I just say that the propagation of this kind of bad "science" underscores one of the huge problems with that mentality?

  2. pigs are the only animal that doesn't sweat, releasing it's toxins.

    Dogs don't sweat. Also, too.

    So, I guess the Bible is wrong, then?

  3. Basically, the ultrafundy Christians are creating an intellectual ghetto that should stupid them out of existence within three generations.

  4. if i tell my 2 year old not to touch the hot burner i will add "or i'll spank you". why? because he is too young to fully grasp the concept and i don't want him to be hurt. he understands a spanking so i use that as a punishment.

    WTF? That's considered good parenting?
    If the toddler understands spanking (and follows the advice because of fear of spanking because that hurts) wouldn't it be better to tell him: don't touch the hot burner because it fucking hurts.

    Seriously. WTF?

    Harumph, I'm fine with someone who stays at home and wants to dedicate all their time to the family. That's awesome. But don't teach your girls the crap that they have to do the same because they're girls.
    And FFS, make sure they get a proper education.
    There are very few people who are good in enough topics to teach them all. Why not get the help of specialists?

  5. I bit! I pointed out that pigs sound a lot like humans when they're being slaughtered, but that can't be the reason for not eating pork, bcause cannibalism isn't outlawed by the Bible. :-p

  6. Well, looks like my comment regarding spanking didn't get through moderation at agodlyhomemaker. I'm not surprised.

  7. Without thinking about it very much, I think the only organisms that sweat are herbivores and humans.

    And, I have to admit, I have never used the words "science" and "Bible" in the same sentence.


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