Oh The Ignorance

This is ridiculous. I for one don't take the Bible literally, so the paragraph that begins Genesis, though simple when taken literally, could encompass a great deal of complexity, the tip of which we've only begun to uncover and will probably never succeed in fully doing so. I don't see a need for it to be poof!, now there's humans.

But, while we're being literal about things, let's revise some of our current practices:

Proverbs 31:4-7 Give strong drink to one who is perishing, and wine to those in bitter distress; let them drink and forget their poverty, and remember their misery no more.. Let us all hit up Cash's Liquors and solve our problems that way.

Exodus 35:2 Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day you shall have a holy sabbath of solemn rest to the Lord; whoever does any work on it shall be put to death. I know of quite a few businesses and people that work on Sunday. Why do we allow them life?

Matthew 5:29-30 If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away;... And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away; it is better for you to lose one of your members than for your whole body to go into hell. Are we to believe that John Evander Couey can be saved if he just cuts off his offending member? By this rule, far too many people still have two hands.

Deuteronomy 25:5-6, Mark 12:18-27 If brethren dwell together, and one of them die, and have no child, the wife of the dead shall not marry without unto a stranger: her husband's brother shall go in unto her, and take her to him to wife, and perform the duty of an husband's brother unto her. How many are still following this?

Deuteronomy 22:22 If a man be found lying with a woman married to an husband, then they shall both of them die, both the man that lay with the woman, and the woman There are TONS of adulterers today, yet it is commonly overlooked. People prefer to focus on gays, etc.

Mark 10:1-12 Jesus forbids divorce, but it doesn't seem to be stopping anyone. In fact, the Southern states seem to have more divorces even though the North is more densely populated.

Deuteronomy 25:11 When men strive together one with another, and the wife of the one draweth near for to deliver her husband out of the hand of him that smiteth him, and putteth forth her hand, and taketh him by the secrets. Then thou shalt cut off her hand, thine eye shall not pity her. So if your wife defends you from an attacker by grabbing his genitals, you have to cut off her hand.

The point is, you can't pick and choose what suits you, which is what so many people do. If we're going to be literal, let's be thorough.