Thursday, December 12, 2013

Banned in the Bible...and Ultrarunning

If you are the sort of person who takes the Bible literally, and also an Ultrarunner, you might be in trouble.

Via Boing Boing we get pointed to the Tumbler site here, where is found a pretty comprehensive list of some 76 things banned in the Old Testament book of Leviticus.  The site observes:

Here’s chapter and verse on a more-or-less comprehensive list of things banned in the Leviticus book of the bible. A decent number of them are punishable by death.  Unless you’ve never done any of them (and 54 to 56 are particularly tricky), perhaps it’s time to lay off quoting 18:22 for a while?

Rather than list all 76 here, the items that may be problematical for Ultrarunners are these:

8. Carelessly making an oath (5:4) (&%$# I just fell down!)

12. Letting your hair become unkempt (10:6)  (better carry a comb or brush)

13. Tearing your clothes (10:6)  (watch out for those falls)

54. Mixing fabrics in clothing (19:19)  (technical shirts using both lycra and nylon are verboten)

72. Working on the Sabbath (23:3)  (is what we do work...or how about those volunteers?)

Again, the whole list is here.

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