28 April 2012

A Perfect Case for Biblical Justice: Thou shalt cut off her hand, thine eye shall not pity her

When reading God's commandment in Deuteronomy 25:11-12, have you ever wondered if such a punishment is really necessary?

Here's the passage.
When men strive together one with another, and the wife of the one draweth near for to deliver her husband out of the hand of him that smiteth him, and putteth forth her hand, and taketh him by the secrets: Then thou shalt cut off her hand, thine eye shall not pity her.
Well, wonder no more.

China News 24 reports that a woman came to the assistance of her husband in a fight by grabbing the other man's testicles. She squeezed them so hard, in fact, that the man died.

Now, thanks to the Bible, we know what to do with her.


Stephen said...

This was pretty funny,Steve, but then I noticed the "God hates figs" T-shirt on the side bar and nearly blew coffee all over my laptop.

Coincidentally, I think that bit about the fig tree preceeds what may be one of the essential lies of christianity:

"If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.
"21:22 And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive."

In the past I've used this in discussion with believers as an example of false statements in the new testament, because my prayers are never answered. Of course, the response is that my prayers aren't answered because I am not a believer. That makes sense. So now I ask them to pray for *me* to become a believer. It hasn't worked (for them) yet!
Steve Weeks

Stephen said...

Addendum: Sorry, I was thinking of Matthew 21:21-22. Jesus gets around to the false promise in Mark (11:23-24), but he's busy overturning tables first.
Also "precedes". :-)
Steve Weeks

Unknown said...

Nicely decorated new Dwindling in Unbelief, Mr. Wells. Reintroductions are perhaps in order.

To this post The Pathway Machine provided the following What The Bible Says About Amputations.

Well, I'm The Theist and I continue to add admonition to the improper Skeptical interpretation of the Bible. I have added many in the last month on the skeptic's annotated bible forum.

Here is the thing. The Chinese chick who grabbed the scrote of the man and killed him, she should be spared of her hands?

Stick out your scrote, idiot atheists, and sacrifice your brains to the god of injustice.


The Theist | Dispelling the Atheistic Propaganda of Steve Wells . . . while he works on his books.

Stephen said...

OK, I'm convinced. I believe in god now.

Seriously, if you can't provide evidence to support your point of view, your name-calling won't help you much.
Steve Weeks

Stephen said...

Regarding "what the bible says about amputations", where is a credible account of an amputation being reversed by prayer? The one where Jesus touches the site of an ear amputation and restores the ear (Luke 22:50-51) does not meet reasonable criteria for authenticity.

Here is an interesting resource for you:
Steve Weeks