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Bible questions and clarifications for George Bush

Bible questions and clarifications for George Bush
A friend has some trouble understanding some parts of the bible. Wants advice from our president.
Dear President Bush:
> > >
> > > Thank you for doing so much to educate
people
> > regarding God's Law. I
> > > have
> > > learned a great deal from you, and try to
share
> > that knowledge with as
> > > many
> > > people as I can. When someone tries to
defend the
> > homosexual
> > > lifestyle, for
> > > example, I simply remind them that
Leviticus 18:22
> > clearly states it
> > > to be
> > > an abomination... End of debate.
> > >
> > > I do need some advice from you, however,
regarding
> > some other elements
> > > of
> > > God's Laws and how to follow them.
> > >
> > > 1. Leviticus 25:44 states that I may
possess
> > slaves, both male and
> > > female,
> > > provided they are purchased from
neighboring
> > nations. A friend of mine
> > >
> > > claims that this applies to Mexicans, but
not
> > Canadians. Can you
> > > clarify?
> > > Why can't I own Canadians?
> > >
> > > 2. I would like to sell my daughter into
slavery,
> > as sanctioned in
> > > Exodus
> > > 21:7. In this day and age, what do you
think would
> > be a fair price for
> > > her?
> > >
> > > 3. I know that I am allowed no contact with
a
> > woman while she is in
> > > her
> > > period of menstrual uncleanliness -Lev.15:
19-24.
> > The problem is how
> > > do I
> > > tell? I have tried asking, but most women
take
> > offense.
> > >
> > > 4. When I burn a bull on the altar as a
sacrifice,
> > I know it creates a
> > >
> > > pleasing odor for the Lord - Lev.1:9. The
problem
> > is, my neighbors.
> > > They
> > > claim the odor is not pleasing to them.
Should I
> > smite them?
> > >
> > > 5. I have a neighbor who insists on working
on the
> > Sabbath. Exodus
> > > 35:2
> > > clearly states he should be put to death.
Am I
> > morally obligated to
> > > kill him
> > > myself, or should I ask the police to do
it?
> > >
> > > 6. A friend of mine feels that even though
eating
> > shellfish is an
> > > abomination - Lev. 11:10, it is a lesser
> > abomination than
> > > homosexuality. I
> > > don't agree. Can you settle this? Are there
> > 'degrees' of abomination?
> > >
> > > 7. Lev. 21:20 states that I may not
approach the
> > altar of God if I
> > > have a
> > > defect in my sight. I have to admit that I
wear
> > reading glasses. Does
> > > my
> > > vision have to be 20/20, or is there some
> > wiggle-room here?
> > >
> > > 8. Most of my male friends get their hair
trimmed,
> > including the hair
> > > around
> > > their temples, even though this is
expressly
> > forbidden by Lev. 19:27.
> > > How
> > > should they die?
> > >
> > > 9. I know from Lev. 11:6-8 that touching
the skin
> > of a dead pig makes
> > > me
> > > unclean, but may I still play football if I
wear
> > gloves?
> > >
> > > 10. My uncle has a farm. He violates Lev.
19:19 by
> > planting two
> > > different
> > > crops in the same field, as does his wife
by
> > wearing garments made of
> > > two
> > > different kinds of thread (cotton/polyester
> > blend). He also tends to
> > > curse
> > > and blaspheme a lot. Is it really necessary
that
> > we go to all the
> > > trouble of
> > > getting the whole town together to stone
them? -
> > Lev. 24:10-16.
> > > Couldn't we
> > > just burn them to death at a private family
> > affair, as we do with
> > > people who
> > > sleep with their in-laws? (Lev. 20:14)
> > >
> > > I know you have studied these things
extensively
> > and thus enjoy
> > > considerable
> > > expertise in such matters, so I am
confident you
> > can help. Thank you
> > > again
> > > for reminding us that God's word is eternal
and
> > unchanging.
> > >
> > > Sincerely,
> > >
> > > A FAITHFUL VOTER
Right on, my friend 18.Mar.2004 16:35

O. K. hadrosaur@hotmail.com

I love it ! is there somewhere i can get this to Email it?

check out this 18.Mar.2004 20:42

king kong