I put Middle Earth Journal in hiatus in May of 2008 and moved to Newshoggers.
I temporarily reopened Middle Earth Journal when Newshoggers shut it's doors but I was invited to Participate at The Moderate Voice so Middle Earth Journal is once again in hiatus.

Monday, September 24, 2012

The Hypocrisy of the Bible Thumpers

Yes, I'm addicted to the blogs at The American Conservative  because as a progressive I find myself in agreement with them more often than not. In most cases my agreement involves foreign policy but this is an exception:
Ancient (and Modern) Ignorance
Mr. Gardner, may I introduce you to Leviticus 19? Yes, I know, that’s the chapter with the funny stuff about clothing made of two different materials, but notice this passage near the end:
When a stranger sojourns with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong. You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God. 
Notice that the people of Israel are not only commanded to love their neighbors as themselves, but also love strangers as themselves. And notice also that in an ethnically diverse and multicultural ancient Middle East, the Israelites knew what it was like to be strangers in a strange land.
As I have noted before the  evangelical Christians do a hell of a job of cherry picking Leviticus.  They sit around eating pork and shell fish in their garments of mixed fabrics while condemning gays - justifying their homophobia.  So what does this say about those brown legals and illegals?  In addition it might be something Mr. Netanyahu might want to think about if he is truly a Jew. 


  1. Here are a couple of links you may like. I especially like the title of this first one "Why some Christians hate gays but love bacon."



  2. Anonymous3:16 PM

    If you told Bibi the above he'd wag a finger in your face flecking spittle as he rattled off some tripe about the holocaust moments before his security dragged you away for a beating muttering "fcking goy" under his breath. And in the end, he's about as Jewish as a Cigar Indian anyway. He's a nut, nothing more.


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