Friday, April 04, 2008

"You May Not Drink Blood"

Little Green Footballs (props)

Shall not eat (drink) blood:

Genesis 9:4

But you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood.

Leviticus 17:11-12

For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul.’ Therefore I said to the children of Israel, ‘No one among you shall eat blood, nor shall any stranger who dwells among you eat blood.’

This is a practice that the local pagans took part in, and so God pointed out the importance of the blood both in its sacrificial status (ultimately leading to Jesus’ sacrifice) as well as making a distinction between the Jewish Nation and its pagan neighbors... who are still neighbors and still drinking blood. After viewing the above video, take a look at this one:

If that doesn’t make you contemplate the differences between a civilized culture and a “no-culture” culture, what will? Last but not least there is this video:

Being that this kid is a zombie... I wonder if he would choose slaughtered turtle over living turtles? The question will remain unanswered I am sure.