First attempt at making a music video. The footage is from YouTube user Blue Rider. The music is an original track from Eric Torres
Sure, we’ve all heard the one about Men lying with other Men. You’ve been to your fair share of Thanksgivings where someone gives Uncle Heff too much rum and had to listen to him lecture the family on the bible’s “rich teachings” that justify his bigoted viewpoints.
However, here are some other rules that Uncle Heff needs to be reminded about. Leviticus contains 247 commandments. Below are just 9 that Uncle Heff needs to start fighting for as hard as the “Men with other Men” one he can’t let go:
Bowl Haircuts and Clean Shaven Faces
You shall not round off the side-growth of your heads nor harm the edges of your beard.” (Leviticus 19:27)
Tattoos and Cutting
What’s cutting? Ya know, the reason Uncle Heff wears long sleeves…he cuts himself to feel something. To help him know he’s still alive.
“You shall not make any cuts in your body for the dead nor make any tattoo marks on yourselves: I am the Lord.” (Leviticus 19:28)
Planting 2 Kinds of Seeds Together
Uncle Heff likes his legumes and grains best when they are planted together. This is a death sentence.
“Do not plant your fields with two kinds of seed.” (Leviticus 19:19)
No Mixed Blends
Uncle Heff loves his Polyester. Uncle Heff loves Linen mixed with Wool. Don’t be like Uncle Heff
“You are to keep My statutes. You shall not…wear a garment upon you of two kinds of material mixed together.” (Leviticus 19:19)
Cursing Out Your Parents
We all know that Uncle Heff drinks so much because his mother molested him. While you try not to bring that up, Uncle Heff’s slurring swear words are usually about his mom. When it’s not about “the darker fellas” that is.
“Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death. Because they have cursed their father or mother, their blood will be on their own head. (Leviticus 20:9)
No Fortune Tellers, Mediums, Fortune Cookies
Uncle Heff spends an embarrassingly large amount of his disability check on Fortune Tellers. He should be put to death to spare his soul.
“Do not turn to mediums or spiritualists; do not seek them out to be defiled by them. I am the Lord your God.” (Leviticus 19:31)
Do Not Tear Your Clothes
This woman is about to die….and so is Uncle Heff with his “retro heavy metal” ripped jeans he still wears from the 80’s.
“Do not uncover your heads nor tear your clothes, so that you will not die and that He will not become wrathful against all the congregation.” (Leviticus 10:6)
No Shellfish or Finless Fish
Save your Uncle Heff’s eternity and put an end to his Annual Low Country Boil
“But whatever is in the seas and in the rivers that does not have fins and scales among all the teeming life of the water, and among all the living creatures that are in the water, they are detestable things to you.” (Leviticus 11:10)
No Pets Allowed
Better to kill your Uncle’s pets now than to let your Uncle “Burn in Hell” later
“Also whatever walks on its paws, among all the creatures that walk on all fours, are unclean to you.” (Leviticus 11:28-29)
We hope this helps you the next time your Uncle Heff starts droning on and on about the homos, and that abomination they call “making love” because, Jesus and the Bible.
Speaking of Jesus, (since that Leviticus fella is from the “Old Testament”) he said the following, crystal clear quote, on how to treat each other:
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you are also to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:34-35)
If Uncle Heff still gives you the business, ask him to show you where Jesus condemned homosexuality (enjoy watching him try to find it, because there’s nothing there to find).
Uncle Heff needs to remember the Golden Rule. This rule predates his religion and will live on even after his own ancient religion is finally dead.
“Do Unto Others as You Would Have Them Do Unto You. Otherwise, Mind Your Own Efin Business” (Efin 4:20)
(much of this text is copied directly from a website built to share the research lead by Jim Allison, a certificated paralegal and historical-legal researcher and writer; and Susan Batte, who is a lawyer and a member of the US Supreme Court bar who practices in Virginia. Both have been involved in the separation of church and state debate, researching and writing extensively on the subject, for several years. The direct link can be found here)
Authors of Research Conclusions:
- The original version Jefferson wrote did not contain the word Creator.
- A copy that John Adams wrote in his own hand did not contain the word creator
- At some point after Jefferson wrote the original draft and before it was submitted to Congress it was changed to the wording with regards to creator that we know today
There are several possibilities
- Jefferson changed his mind and reworded it to what we know today
- The change was suggested by Adams.
- The change was suggested by Franklin.
- The change was suggested by both Adams and Franklin.
- The change was suggested by one or both of the other two members of the committee of five or all four of them that was given the task of producing this document.
Jefferson wrote most of the text even some of the changes which scholars are pretty sure was suggested by either Adams or Franklin. There are places in the handwriting of Jefferson yet the wording and style sounds more Franklin or Adams than Jefferson
In other places it appears that Adams made some changes in his own hand and perhaps Franklin did as well.
Thus, bottom line, Jefferson’s original draft did not contain the word creator. Sometime between writing that original draft and submission to Congress that wording was changed to the wording we know today
The events that took place between the original draft and submission to Congress were
- Consultation and submission of the draft to Adams
- Consultation and possible submission to Franklin
- Possible consultation and submission to the other two members of the Committee of Five
At least two maybe three revisions to various sections of the Declaration of Independence including this creator section in which the original language was deleted and the current language was inserted in its place, took place before the submission to Congress. Input or ideas from both Adams and Franklin, for certain and maybe the other two were incorporated.
Handwriting is not a reliable barometer since scholars feel that Jefferson probably wrote most of text including some sections that are known to be ideas of one of the others and others wrote sections that might be ideas or suggestions by Jefferson or the others. In addition there are a few places that appear to be in the hand of Adams and perhaps Franklin yet still other sections that scholars just plain have no idea whose hand wrote it for certain. Maybe Jefferson, maybe Adams, maybe Franklin, maybe one of the other two, they just don’t know
The only absolute is Jefferson’s original draft did not include the word creator. No one can say with complete certainty who was responsible for the change and the addition of “Creator.”
You can find the original documents here Original Rough Draught of the Declaration of Independence
Taken from Wikipedia Founding Fathers of United States Which can be found here
Franklin T. Lambert (2003) has examined the religious affiliations and beliefs of the Founders. Of the 55 delegates to the 1787 Constitutional Convention, 49 were Protestants, and two were Roman Catholics (D. Carroll, and Fitzsimons). Among the Protestant delegates to the Constitutional Convention, 28 were Church of England (or Episcopalian, after the American Revolutionary War was won), eight were Presbyterians, seven were Congregationalists, two were Lutherans, two were Dutch Reformed, and two were Methodists.
Historian Gregg L. Frazer argues that the leading Founders (Adams, Jefferson, Franklin, Wilson, Morris, Madison, Hamilton, and Washington) were neither Christians nor Deists, but rather supporters of a hybrid “theistic rationalism”
Efin’s conclusions: Keeping in mind that only the conclusions were presented here, extensive research is available on this. I have tried to get you started with the links I provided. These links offer further links to verify its content. Based on all that, the “Creator” line was simply added to impose that man does not give another man his unalienable rights. He is born with them and they can not be taken away by another man. This document assured that would be the new government’s starting point. That these words are so focused on and the rest of the document largely ignored by modern Americans, is the real shame. The document is beautifully written and was approved by a wide range of religious and non-religious affiliations. This was not meant to say that God fought and won independence and our nation’s rights and freedom. Men did that. Founding Fathers known and unknown to us gave us these rights that they felt were unalienable and undeniable from birth.
(Well, only for men; white men; but that revolution came later and is for another time)