Tuesday, November 20, 2007

How to Stone Someone

Thou Shalt Find It Impossible to Live Like the Bible Tells You to

Great article by Anneli Rufus about author A.J. Jacobs book "The Year of Living Biblically", which documents his year following the 600+ laws proscribed in the Bible-- hilarity follows:

"...The Hebrew scriptures prescribe a tremendous amount of capital punishment... Think Saudi Arabia, multiply by Texas, then triple that. It wasn't just for murder. You could also be executed for adultery, blasphemy, breaking the Sabbath, perjury, incest, bestiality, and witchcraft...The most commonly mentioned punishment method in the Hebrew Bible is stoning. So I figure, at the very least, I should try to stone. But how...?"

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