Thursday, October 20, 2011

Bible quote of the week: "I will let you bake your bread over cow manure instead of human excrement"

Bible quote of the week brings you the wit and wisdom of Bronze Age and Iron Age barbarians God's Word. This week:

Ezekiel 4:12-15 (NIV)
12 "Eat the food as you would a barley cake; bake it in the sight of the people, using human excrement for fuel." 13 The LORD said, "In this way the people of Israel will eat defiled food among the nations where I will drive them."

14 Then I said, "Not so, Sovereign LORD! I have never defiled myself. From my youth until now I have never eaten anything found dead or torn by wild animals. No unclean meat has ever entered my mouth."

15 "Very well," he said, "I will let you bake your bread over cow manure instead of human excrement."
Never let it be said that God can't be reasoned with.

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  1. Good God, I'm glad I live in an age of gas and electric stoves.

  2. When I was religious, I would have found it inspiring to think that someone could argue with God and that he might change his mind (even about something as absurd as what kind of excrement to cook with).

    And I would have ignored the question of why an omniscient and omnipotent god wouldn't already know that homeboy would argue with him and that he would change his mind, so why not just say cow dung in the first place.


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