10 things that are forbidden to do according to the BiblePictolic
It seems we live in a civilized society. And even more or less follow the 10 commandments: do not kill, do not steal, do not... and so on. But society somehow still irreconcilable in relation to many things.
But in the Bible, written two thousand years ago, there are still a lot of prohibitions, violation of which fit halfway around the world to be stoned to death. For example, under a death ban are...
Yes, for this supposed death. In General, a good half of the civilized and not so society for many years as sentenced. Do you think that such a cute tie at the back or in the terrible dragon on the shoulder? Just a pretty picture, and you can always appeal to the fact that "here's a look at samurai", but the Japanese — Shinto, they do things differently, and it is said: "Not make any cuttings in your flesh not nakalyvanie on yourselves. I Am The Lord" (Leviticus 19:28).
Trimming mustache and beard (as well as model haircuts)
Tremble, hipsters and rockers of all ages. But at the same time and all mods are male. To be a true Christian — in fact to remain a caveman, because the Bible often tells us that we should care about appearance but about the soul. In the end, the same Leviticus, the book is harsh and generous with all sorts of bans, says: "do Not cut of your heads, and don't shave the corners of thy beard" (Leviticus 19:27).
Fortune tellers and horoscopes
That's just not right to say that you never went to a fortune teller or, okay, did not read the horoscope on the last page of a newspaper or magazine. Even if you do not believe there is on earth a single person who casually looked — and what is going to happen next week at the twins? However, it's in Leviticus has its rule: "do Not turn to mediums, and to wizards do not walk, and do not bring yourself to be defiled by them. I am the Lord your God" (Leviticus 19:31).
Well, not all, but only with specific problems, like the one that happened to the hero of Hemingway's novel Fiesta. This happens infrequently, but if any veteran of any war, get blown off his manhood (or part thereof), then the Kingdom of heaven he could no longer hope: "who has crushed or cut Yatra genital member, he can not enter into the congregation of the Lord" (Deuteronomy 23:1).
Wife helping her husband during a fight
We know how to fight women — they use all methods to win for sure: gripping the hair, gouge the eyes, hit between the legs. Oops, but here it is again — God forbid. The next time you inadvertently will fight in front of his missus and she will rush to help you, keep her away from the privates of his opponent, for it is said: "When they fight among themselves, the men and the wife of one approach to take away her husband from beating him, and stretching out his hand, grabs his cranny beats, then cut off her hand: Yes, I will not spare her your eye" (Deuteronomy 25:11-12).
Ham, paté and much more
What do you think? True Christians, like Muslims and Jews must not eat pork and rabbit. No way! First, it's delicious, and second, "shall ye not eat of those that chew the cud and have cloven hooves: the camel, because he chews the cud, does not have a split hoof it is unclean for you... and the hare, because it chews the cud, does not have a split hoof it is unclean for you; and the swine, because it divideth the hoof and on the hoof, the deep incision but does not chew the cud, is unclean to you; not eat their meat and their corpses do not touch; they are unclean to you" (Leviticus 11:3-8).
And all seafood, including oysters, shrimp and lobster
Live in France, Spain, Italy, Portugal or in Sochi, Yalta, in the end? Came to rest in Thailand on Islands or in India? Congratulations! You will remain hungry! Actually, the same applies to those who are accustomed to under the misted glass of beer eating shrimp with garlic, because "all that have not fins and scales in the seas, the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of living in the waters, shall be an abomination unto you; they shall be an abomination unto you: of their flesh you shall not eat and their carcasses despise" (Leviticus 11:10-11). Instead, the Levite offers to eat the locusts. Well, it's, frankly, very Amateur.
Re-marry or to marry
Do you think that a formal marriage has ever saved the day? No. In the Bible everything that concerns the relations between the sexes, is under a lot of strange prohibitions. Now, after several failed attempts, relations, meeting, finally, its the one and flying on the wings of love to make an offer, think hard, whether it be you, "He said to them: whoever divorces his wife and marries another, commits adultery against her; and if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery" (Mark 10:11-12). Well, and about preljubiste you already know — a mortal sin.
To marry a virgin
Nowadays it is almost impossible to find a bride-a virgin. And who she honestly need this? To marry "the girl" is how to play roulette: will carry — will not carry. And if you're not lucky, then read the commandments of Moses, especially regarding adultery. And you ladies worry, because: "If this thing be true, and there is no virginity in the damsel, the damsel and bring up to the door of the house her father and the residents of her beat her to death with stones, because she has done folly among the children of Israel, blagodatov in his father's house; so shalt thou put the evil away from among you" (Deuteronomy 22:21-22).
To work Saturdays
Another law, which Christians share with the Jews in half. On Saturdays, i.e. on Shabbat, work is prohibited. But is it realistic in our society, where everything is built on workaholism and sincere desire not to lose his job? So you seriously think that is where the people working only from Monday to Friday from 9 to 5? Now, if the boss holds you on Friday night (yeah, the Sabbath begins at sunset on Friday) or, God forbid, on Saturday to finish burning the project, I can safely say that you still want to live because: "And observe the Sabbath, for it is Holy to you: who profanes it shall surely be put to".