Leviticus – Chapter 12: Purification After Childbirth

Leviticus 12 is a very short chapter but covers a very interesting topic:  childbirth.  I’m sure the Bible will be fair to women and use known science to discuss childbirth, right?  Right?!?!  Let’s find out.

“A woman who becomes pregnant and gives birth to a son will be ceremonially unclean for seven days, just as she is unclean during her monthly period.” – Leviticus 12:3

Get that women?  You are unclean after giving birth for seven days!  What a crock of shit!  Not only that, a woman is unclean for seven days during her monthly period.  Maybe God is freaked out about blood, but if that were really the case, then men should also be unclean every time they get a cut or scratch and bleed.  Yet there’s nothing on men being unclean as it relates to blood in the Bible.  This is just another way of the Bible putting women in their place.

“Then the woman must wait thirty-three days to be purified from her bleeding. She must not touch anything sacred or go to the sanctuary until the days of her purification are over.” – Leviticus 12:4

Wait!  The uncleanness doesn’t last for seven days, it lasts for thirty-three days!!!  She can’t touch ANTYHING sacred or go to the sanctuary!  What…the…fuck!?!?!?!  But it only gets worse from here.

“If she gives birth to a daughter, for two weeks the woman will be unclean, as during her period. Then she must wait sixty-six days to be purified from her bleeding.” – Leviticus 12:5

As if being unclean after birth for no reason was not bad enough, God demands that women who give birth to girls are unclean for TWICE that of giving birth to a boy!!!  This is just ludicrous!  How to people worship a God who treats women worse than animals?!?!?!

“When the days of her purification for a son or daughter are over, she is to bring to the priest at the entrance to the tent of meeting a year-old lamb for a burnt offering and a young pigeon or a dove for a sin offering.” – Leviticus 12:6

Waiting for the time period to be over doesn’t make a woman unclean, however.  She must then bring the Lord a lamb to be sacrificed!  I wish more pastors would discuss these verses more often in church.  I wish more people would read the Bible and read this insane crap.

“But if she cannot afford a lamb, she is to bring two doves or two young pigeons, one for a burnt offering and the other for a sin offering.” – Leviticus 12:8

Thank the Lord she has an option if she’s poor!  Except it’s not really an option.  God punishes women for no other reason than they are women and lack a circumcised penis.

This chapter really pisses me off because it shows how insane the Biblical God is.  The best tool to de-convert Christians is the Bible itself and Leviticus is the tool within the tool to do just that.

Coming Soon:  Leviticus – Chapter 13:  Regulations About Defiling Skin Diseases

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