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--MC 1
This seems like more of a proscription against older, still-at-home kids. "This our son can't hold down a job, plays WOW all day, and doesn't know any nice girls to make grandkids with. Get the rocks." Hikikomori of the US, beware ..
Posted by --MC on October 9, 2012 at 8:00 AM · Report this
Theodore Gorath 2
Well, you have to respect his philosophical integrity at least. The book tells him to do that, and he is going to do it.

Funny thing: is he being a good christian? He is simply pushing for what the Judeo-Christian god commands.

But, these are the problems that come with believing in a magical sky father because illiterate and uneducated middle eastern sheperds also did.
Posted by Theodore Gorath on October 9, 2012 at 8:04 AM · Report this
If children were stoned to death for rebellious behavior, very few would survive adolescence and make it into adulthood.
Posted by Clayton on October 9, 2012 at 8:23 AM · Report this
venomlash 4
@2: Nah, I seriously doubt he keeps kosher. Another cherry-picker.
Posted by venomlash on October 9, 2012 at 8:43 AM · Report this
Aaaaaaaand they'll elect the nutball.
Posted by judybrowni on October 9, 2012 at 8:50 AM · Report this
internet_jen 6
Post-term abortion?
Posted by internet_jen on October 9, 2012 at 9:04 AM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 7

To paraphrase Soupy Sales, this should keep the little bastards quiet.
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http:// on October 9, 2012 at 9:06 AM · Report this
@2 & 4 I don't think he's saying we should follow all the old testament laws. Just the one about killing disobedient children and not because it is the will of God, but because it is best for society.
Posted by Ken Mehlman on October 9, 2012 at 9:07 AM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 9
I'd be ok with this.
Posted by Urgutha Forka on October 9, 2012 at 9:08 AM · Report this
Wait - are we having a Slog Bible study? On a Tuesday?

And this is the Word of God, what God, in all his wisdom and mercy, commands us to do?
Posted by floater on October 9, 2012 at 10:02 AM · Report this
biffp 11
Isn't there something in that book about not judging lest ye be judged? He's not even elected, and power has corrupted absolutely. Sounds like top of the RNC ticket for 2016.
Posted by biffp on October 9, 2012 at 10:07 AM · Report this
Stone him with stones seems a bit repetitive. What the fuck else would you stone him with?
Posted by NateMan on October 9, 2012 at 10:40 AM · Report this
@13 marijuana?

But yeah, this guy. It's okay though! He's pro-life!!
Posted by Nitidiuscula on October 9, 2012 at 10:50 AM · Report this
very bad homo 15
Well it's not the worst idea in the world.
Posted by very bad homo on October 9, 2012 at 11:21 AM · Report this
@13 - That is the King James Version, which is a horrible, horrible translation that was more interested in the sound and poetry of the language than accurate translation. The New Revised Standard Version, which most mainline Protestant denominations consider to be the most scholarly translation says, "Then all the men of the town shall stone him to death."

Rational people, Christian or not, would not think that this is something that should apply today, and there is some debate among scholars about how strictly the Deuteronomic laws were ever followed.
Posted by Sheryl on October 9, 2012 at 11:25 AM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 17
A packet of gravel?
Posted by Urgutha Forka on October 9, 2012 at 11:38 AM · Report this
thatsnotright 18
This is currently being done all over the U.S. but bullets have replaced stones and the "men of the city" are called cops.
Posted by thatsnotright on October 9, 2012 at 12:11 PM · Report this
SRJ 19
Sharia law isn't so bad if there's an Old Testament precedent.
Posted by SRJ on October 9, 2012 at 12:45 PM · Report this
Dougsf 20
I'm sure properties near rock quarries would maintain their pre-End Times values, at best.
Posted by Dougsf on October 9, 2012 at 1:01 PM · Report this

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