Leviticus says homosexuality and shellfish are an "abomination", so why don't people protest against oysters?

"But all in the seas or in the rivers that do not have fins and scales, all that move in the water or any living thing which is in the water, they are an abomination to you." (Leviticus 11:10)

"They (shellfish) shall be an abomination to you; you shall not eat their flesh, but you shall regard their carcasses as an abomination." (Leviticus 11:11)

"If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them." (Leviticus 20:13)

"You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination." (Leviticus 18:22)

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Careful you may stir up hate towards shellfish and oyster bashing could flare up.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    If you had to eat a ripe mussel that had been lying on the beach for who knows how long or kiss another dude for 5:00 minutes which would you pick? I'm kidding, I don't care what you'd pick, but I'd go for the mussel.

    It's all about Abrahamic Law.

    That was written for folks back in 2,500 B.C. They didn't have an FDA to manage how seafood was handled. The proper methods to prepare sea food hadn't been developed. Medical solutions for shellfish related problems were not developed the way they are today. Now days, eating shellfish doesn't have negative effect on the consumer, so people don't commonly see it as a sin.

    Homosexuality still has the same power today to make a heterosexual majority very uncomfortable and awkward as it would have 4-5,000 years ago. It doesn't make it right to judge homosexuals. It doesn't mean that protesting them isn't rude. But at least we live in a free country where they have the right to do what they want behind closed doors and those protesters (many of which are probably really gay) have the right to protest it.

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  • lathem
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    3 years ago

    Leviticus Shellfish

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  • mckey
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    3 years ago

    Leviticus Abominations

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  • 5 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    Maybe they are smarter than the people who translated the bible you are reading. It should be used for toilet paper. The Hebrew letters Tav, Vav, Ion, Ves, Hay form the Hebrew word, transliterated, "toe-ah-vah" which is translated as an 'abomination' in regard to a man lying with a man. It is biologically, anatomically, and physiologically correct. Look up Gay Bowel Syndrome if you doubt reality. The Hebrew word used in the Commandment prohibiting shellfish etc. is translated as 'detestable.' It is not the same word or close in meaning. The word 'toe-ah-vah' only appears once in Scripture. These Commandments do not now nor never will apply to Gentiles. They apply only to Jews. To get to the meaning of these passages by ignoring all the historical context is both ignorance and antisemitic. Not you, dear. The lying filth disguised as human beings who change the words in the bible with every 'translation.' The answer is No, Leviticus does not say that. 8~)

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  • 1 decade ago

    Most modern day Christians don't take everything in the Old Testament to heart, because it was written to the Jews, not us. However, the New Testament, which is directed to modern Christians, does talk about Homosexuality being an abomination. That doesn't mean that all Christians are "gay bashers" or any other types, but it does say that homosexuality is a sin. A sin just like any other sin, a sin that is equal to all other sins in God's eyes, a sin that Christ hung on the cross and died for.

    In the end, I believe that it's important to love and minister to everyone equally, no matter their race, sex, or orientation.

    =]

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  • 1 decade ago

    Purpose of the Old Testament law was to show the futility of trying to live a life "good" enough to merit salvation. In order to be righteous by one's actions one must avoid shellfish and homosexuality, while being sure to have a parpet up on one's roof and also avoinding clothing of more than one fabric. This was to show the futility of works based salvation through the difficulty and contradiction of many of the laws.

    Short answer: Shellfish is not condemned in the New Testament. Homosexuality is condemned in both the Old and New Testament. The Bible must be taken in context as a whole, not isolated to single verse in order for proper interpretation.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Maybe God knows something about shellfish that we pion humans haven't noticed yet.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Shell fish give me the creeps and nightmares now. I watched a video from a youtube link someone posted once. They prepared the lobster while it was still alive. It wasn't very pleasant.

    Found it. This is enough to put anyone off shell fish. Be careful cause it's not very nice to watch

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sjkBeSnKwc

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