Listening to the Bible

I saw this on facebook last night and it made me chuckle.  It does make a good point, which I have probably said in the past, if people want to use the Bible for their own agenda, they should not ignore the parts that are bad for them.  You do not get to say “oh, well those laws are no longer valid.”  Here are a few more funny Bible laws:

“You shall not deduct interest from loans to your countrymen, whether in money or food or anything else that can be deducted as interest; but you may deduct interest from loans to foreigners.”–Deuteronomy 23:20-21.

Someone should probably talk to the banks and credit card companies.  I guess it is okay if the bank is located in another country, maybe that is how they get around it.

“A woman must not put on man’s apparel, nor shall a man wear woman’s clothing; for whoever does these things is abhorrent to the Lord your God.”–Deuteronomy 22:5.

I suppose most of the conservatives out there would say “see, this proves that God hates cross-dressers!”  But remember folks, this also says that God will be very displeased with a woman if she decides to throw on her boyfriend’s sweatshirt because she is cold.

“If a man comes upon a virgin who is not engaged and he seizes her and lies with her, and they are discovered, the man who lay with her shall pay the girl’s father fifty shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife.”  Deuteronomy 22:28-29.

Wow, so if a single girl is raped, the punishment for the guy is a fine and she has to marry the scumbag.  Probably a good thing we do not base our laws on this book.

“You shall not defraud your fellow.  You shall not commit robbery.  The wages of a laborer shall not remain with you until morning.”–Leviticus 19:13

Does this mean that all companies that pay their workers every two weeks are hated by God?