[ExI] Arabs don't read

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Tue Jul 22 14:01:17 UTC 2014

On Tue, Jul 22, 2014 at 2:42 PM, John Clark wrote:
> "For every one that curseth his father or his mother shall be surely put to
> death: he hath cursed his father or his mother; his blood shall be upon
> him." [Leviticus 20:9]


We all know that these ancient religious books are full of nonsense.
And it is trivially easy to quote ridiculous verses, especially when
ignoring context and what actually happens in the real world.

In this particular case, the Jewish meforshim point out that this
'law' can never be enforced. And never has been enforced.

1) A child under the age of thirteen years and one day cannot be held
liable for a sin - especially one with a death penalty and thus cannot
be found guilty of a death penalty offence.
2) A man over the age of thirteen while having to honour their
parents- they are no longer considered a child that can fulfill this
law. If you look it says אִישׁ אִישׁ- why the repetition of אִישׁ ? It
teaches that a man over the age of thirteen years and one day is
exempt as they are considered an ISh (man) rather than a ben (son).

The intent is to reinforce how important it is to honour our parents.
(especially in an ancient tribal society, where life was a struggle).


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