A few questions for some who tend to cite literal biblical passages to justify social and political opinions:
Deuteronomy 25:11: If the rules of the Old Testament are definitive, why aren’t there more one-handed women, since a wife defending her husband is supposed to lose an appendage?
Deuteronomy 23:2: If bastards aren’t allowed in temples of prayer, why do so many go, and how many may not be going to heaven who think they should be?
Deuteronomy 23:1: Are victims of testicular cancer not permitted?
Deuteronomy 22:20-21: If non-virgins are supposed to be stoned to death, shouldn’t there be fewer females and more men in jail?
Leviticus 26:27-30: Do many who believe in the literal word eat parts of their kids if they disobey God?
Leviticus 20:9: Should we eliminate children for cursing at their parents?
What should the penalty be for radio show hosts and clergy who favor selectively citing biblical passages to pander to their base?
Didn’t many white Southern ministers tell their constituents that God said enslaving African Americans was the right thing to do?
How about these as words to live by:
Have as much fun as soon as possible, with the least amount of risk for as long as you can.
Don’t do to others what you wouldn’t want them to do to you, unless you need to.
Forget what you give, value what you get, return what you borrow, replace what you break and forgive quickly.
Don’t offend many to benefit few.
Do the right thing when no one’s looking.
Leave others better off for having known you and the world a better place than you found it.
Don’t underestimate irrationality.
Don’t think more of what could have been than what may be.
And let everyone be happy in Greensboro as long as they’re not treading on others.