Wednesday, April 29, 2009


On a lighter side - Bakon Vodka...bacon flavored vodka??? who in the hell wouldn't want to try this? Bloody Mary? I can easily see pasta sauce with this in it... there has to be some more ideas out there.

Biblical Marriage

Since I blogged before on the "traditional" definition of marriage, I thought I would copy a good list of biblical marriages by over at Unreasonable Faith. The main point he makes, which is a good one, is that NONE of these are depicted as being better than any other anywhere in the bible - they are all valid and recommended by "10 out of 10" different versions of the bible.

"Here’s a summary:

  1. Polygynous Marriage
  2. Probably the most common form of marriage in the bible, it is where a man has more than one wife.

  3. Levirate Marriage
  4. When a woman was widowed without a son, it became the responsibility of the brother-in-law or a close male relative to take her in and impregnate her. If the resulting child was a son, he would be considered the heir of her late husband. See Ruth, and the story of Onan (Gen. 38:6-10).

  5. A man, a woman and her property — a female slave
  6. The famous “handmaiden” sketch, as preformed by Abraham (Gen. 16:1-6) and Jacob (Gen. 30:4-5).

  7. A man, one or more wives, and some concubines
  8. The definition of a concubine varies from culture to culture, but they tended to be live-in mistresses. Concubines were tied to their “husband,” but had a lower status than a wife. Their children were not usually heirs, so they were safe outlets for sex without risking the line of succession. To see how badly a concubine could be treated, see the famous story of the Levite and his concubine (Judges 19:1-30).

  9. A male soldier and a female prisoner of war
  10. Women could be taken as booty from a successful campaign and forced to become wives or concubines. Deuteronomy 21:11-14 describes the process.

  11. A male rapist and his victim
  12. Deuteronomy 22:28-29 describes how an unmarried woman who had been raped must marry her attacker.

  13. A male and female slave
  14. A female slave could be married to a male slave without consent, presumably to produce more slaves.

    and of course …

  15. Monogamous, heterosexual marriage
  16. What you might think of as the standard form of marriage, provided you think of arranged marriages as the standard. Also remember that inter-faith or cross-ethnic marriage were forbidden for large chunks of biblical history."

Friday, April 24, 2009

Is you housemate an ATHEIST???

I saw this cartoon and had to share (you can click on the picture for a larger version) - the irony is completely lost on the original author/poster and that the original intent of making fun of atheists completely fails and this is actually a parody of anti-atheists. Read his blog here if you have doubts as to the original author's need from some psychiatric help. (Thanks to Greg for sharing this email that was sent to him by the comic author)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Atheist's Ten Commandments

I found these over at Greg Laden's Blog and thought I would share for those that don't know his blog. (thanks Greg!)

These really should really apply to everyone!

  1. Thou SHALT NOT believe all thou art told.
  2. Thou SHALT seek knowledge and truth constantly.
  3. Thou SHALT educate thy fellow man in the Laws of Science.
  4. Thou SHALT NOT forget the atrocities committed in the name of god.
  5. Thou SHALT leave valuable contributions for future generations.
  6. Thou SHALT live in peace with thy fellow man.
  7. Thou SHALT live this one life thou hast to its fullest.
  8. Thou SHALT follow a Personal Code of Ethics.
  9. Thou SHALT maintain a strict separation between Church and State.
  10. Thou SHALT support those who follow these commandments.