Skip to comments.For Jews, tattoo yearning pits pride against faith
Posted on 07/28/2008 6:34:51 AM PDT by WilliamReading
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For goodness sakes, these rules are 2500 years old, if not older. Should we go back to stoning people for adultery?
“As a christian, we try to honor most of the Jewish law...”
Bacon (split hoof, no cud), catfish (no scales), six tats (one is a Cross.) I’m a baaaad boy. Good thing Sts. Peter and Paul weighed in on this.
“OK tattooed FReepers....sign up.”
"back in the days of the bible, a pork chop could kill you!"
he was talking about all the silly dietary rules and how they have little place in today's society.
I agree...but a lot of folks have a 'good attitude' towards God, but do wholly their own thing. I suspect we are on the same page...
Have you ever tried a Chinese dish called Moo Goo Gai Panda?
Best tattoo I ever saw was on a twenty-something girl who tattooed her name as part of her tramp stamp. That was she avoids those awkward moments when the wrong name is called out. Very functional, tres chic. /Semi-sarc
Add me to the list, please.
Well, there are a whole list of odd Leviticus rules. I like how everyone thinks someone is not God-fearing if they have a tattoo, but think nothing is wrong with any of the below...
Don’t wear a garment of cloth made with two different kinds of thread.
Other ones not followed today:
If a man goes to bed with a woman in her menstrual period and has sexual relations with her, he has exposed the source of her blood, and she has exposed the source of her blood; both of them are to be cut off from their people.
Take the man who cursed outside the camp, have everyone who heard him lay their hands on his head, and have the entire community stone him.
‘If a woman has a discharge, and the discharge from her body is blood, she shall be set apart seven days; and whoever touches her shall be unclean until evening. Everything that she lies on during her impurity shall be unclean; also everything that she sits on shall be unclean. Whoever touches her bed shall wash his clothes and bathe in water, and be unclean until evening. And whoever touches anything that she sat on shall wash his clothes and bathe in water, and be unclean until evening. If anything is on her bed or on anything on which she sits, when he touches it, he shall be unclean until evening. And if any man lies with her at all, so that her impurity is on him, he shall be unclean seven days; and every bed on which he lies shall be unclean.’
The old joke was that you could tell that a neighborhood was Jewish if it had a lot of Chinese restaurants nearby.
maybe I should have said ‘much’ of the law, not ‘most’.
Bacon, shrimp, mowed the yard on Saturday...no tats. But I have several christian friends that are quite strict Sabbath-keepers.
I’m not trying to pick an argument with you. I would never get a tattoo just because I’m not a fan of graffitti in general.
But the point is valid that if you’re shaving your facial hair and modifying your nose, it is hypocritical to get het up about tattoos. After all, these rules are 2500 years old, if not older. Should we go back to stoning people for adultery?
I doubt they gave it a second thought. SS members had their numbers tattooed on their upper arm. The number thing isn't Nazi. It's German. They numbered everything. Ever see a cork from a bottle of German wine?
Other ones not followed today:
FYI, religious Jews do not wear shatnez (garment made of mixed fiber) and women visit the mikvah after their period, before resuming relations.
The reason we do not stone people, the laws mandating capital punishment can not be applied until the Temple has been rebuilt and the Sanhedrin reconvened as the governing body. Until that time, we follow the secular law.
LOL. I prefer the Baby Seal “Club” Sandwich...
I bet there would be less of it. Has God changed His mind about it? Being under Grace doesn't excuse the sin.
Just as an aside, I've always wondered about the Jews taking on modern culture, yet still saying they remain Jewish. We all are repulsed by the Taliban, but at least they are trying to follow their Satanic rules. A Jew's Laws haven't changed, yet they have adapted to more progressive attitudes. It seems most Jews are atheists now and being Jewish is a racial label rather than a religious one. Even the most conservative Jews don't stone adulterers and other more "draconian" actions today. Why get exercised about the food you eat, yet allow homosexuality and adultery when Sodom was destroyed over sexual sin, not about the food they ate.
I’ll work on something...I have a few thoughts about what to do...
Not true. Hitler loved serving pork and ham to starving Jews on Yom Kippur.
....”Should we go back to stoning people for adultery?”.....
I bet there would be less of it. Has God changed His mind about it? Being under Grace doesn’t excuse the sin.
I have good news for you. They still practice that sort of thing in Iran . ..
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