Leviticus 12 brought us God’s rules regarding childbirth which were nothing more than punishing a woman for being a woman. Chapter 13 discusses skin diseases. The placement of childbirth right next to skin diseases in the Bible is further evidence that God views women below animals.
“When anyone has a swelling or a rash or a shiny spot on their skin that may be a defiling skin disease, they must be brought to Aaron the priest or to one of his sons who is a priest. The priest is to examine the sore on the skin, and if the hair in the sore has turned white and the sore appears to be more than skin deep, it is a defiling skin disease. When the priest examines that person, he shall pronounce them ceremonially unclean.” – Leviticus 13:2-3
Maybe it’s just me, but I’d go see a doctor. Even without modern medicine, a doctor would do much better than a priest at diagnosing an illness. I won’t bother stating any of the many following verses for they all describe a priest identifying the spread of a rash and the color of the rash and determining whether the rash is clean or unclean. Oh heck, let’s do one! 🙂
“When a man or woman has white spots on the skin, the priest is to examine them, and if the spots are dull white, it is a harmless rash that has broken out on the skin; they are clean.” – Leviticus 13:38-39
Dull white rashes are okay. Bright white are bad, very bad!
“As for any fabric that is spoiled with a defiling mold—any woolen or linen clothing, any woven or knitted material of linen or wool, any leather or anything made of leather—if the affected area in the fabric, the leather, the woven or knitted material, or any leather article, is greenish or reddish, it is a defiling mold and must be shown to the priest.” – Leviticus 13:47-49
I know I’ve said this before, but what…the…fuck? If I see mold I have to bring it to the priest?!?!?! Hey God, stop sending down rules about freaking mold and send some rules down about not raping people!!! Yes, this is the God of the Bible. No rules on raping people, but mold is the work of Satan and must be contained!!! Christians, I’m not asking you to de-convert. Keep worshipping your Lord, but please, oh please, just read the Bible you worship! Please!!!
Coming Soon: Leviticus – Chapter 14: Cleansing From Defiling Skin Diseases