March 30, 2007
Breadcrumb: Glad it wasn't me
Lev. 24:10-23 describes a man, the son of an Israelite woman but Egyptian father, who cursed God while fighting with an Israelite man. The Hebrews put him in custody and, after a brief consultation with God, stoned him. Furthermore, God insists that all blasphemers must be stoned, both strangers and those of their own country. (See yesterday's essay for more on this.) All I can say is: I'm glad we live in more enlightened times, when I can swear in the name of the lord as much as I like. If we still stoned blasphemers, we shortly wouldn't have any North Americans left to do the stoning.