Talk:List of actions prohibited by the Bible

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Where does it say X?[edit]

Where does the bible say masturbation is wrong? Where does the bible say rape is legal? Pages like this are why some people have 0 faith in Wikipedia, there's not even extra biblical sources cited for these statements.

Since rape and masturbation are not mentioned in the old testament as having a defined punishment then maybe it falls under other commands like Leviticus 19:18- "Thou shalt Love thy neighbor as thyself."— Unsigned, by: / talk / contribs

"No, they can't call it rape, if she concedes her body to me" Reverend Black Percy (talk) 22:27, 3 September 2015 (UTC)
Heeerreee we go. Go crack open that Bible of yours and start reading. See Exodus 21:7-11, Numbers 31:7-18, Deuteronomy 20:10-14, Deuteronomy 21:10-14, Deuteronomy 22:23-24, Deuteronomy 22:28-29 , Judges 5:30, Judges 21:10-24, 2 Samuel 12:11-14, and Zechariah 14:1-2. These are verses where rape is mentioned - or worse, condoned - in the Bible. I've put them in order of the books so that you can move quickly from reference to reference without having to skip around from Numbers to Judges to Exodus and such. #Can'tComeUpWithACleverSignature 13:09, 28 April 2017 (UTC)


What[edit] the name of ever-loving fuck is the point of the vote icons to the left of each item on the list. They are literally so frivolously useless I had to make an account just to ask what justification you could possibly have for letting people check off their bible sins like a minigame. I get that a lot of people probably consider editing this wiki to be a grand old source of amusement, but seriously. These icons are confusing to newcomers, and add absolutely nothing to the article. At the very least, this annoying widget should be moved to the talk page.

Jalamookoofoo (talk) 19:27, 1 April 2016 (UTC)

It helps us keep track of how many times we've angered God. You have to rack up 1 million sins to get admitted to the highest level of the Evil Atheist Conspiracy! --Ymir (talk) 19:53, 1 April 2016 (UTC)
Have to agree with Jetc They are rather silly. Pippa (talk) 20:14, 1 April 2016 (UTC)
Hey, I think they're neat. I know people who have stuck around to actually read them all just to get to play the "minigame" of tossing a vote; e.g. seeing if they've broken the rule or not. It really helps to communicate how nonsensical these rules are, if you ask me. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 20:24, 1 April 2016 (UTC)
And just for the record, Jalamookoofoo - you didn't need to sign up to ask this question. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 20:25, 1 April 2016 (UTC)
Anonymity is for cowards and those in compromising political or legal situations, of which I am neither. When I bitch about pointless things on the internet, you're damn sure gonna know who's behind it!! ...that feel when you initially post this reply without a signature. Jalamookoofoo (talk) 21:48, 1 April 2016 (UTC)

I agree. It's unclear what readers are supposed to be voting for or how this is supposed to aid our understanding or coverage of the topic. WëäŝëïöïďWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 08:54, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

Total b(ia)s[edit]

This article is so far from the truth, that trying to list it's faults and lies would be just impossible. Instead I will just list a few of it's obvious faults:

  1. Confusing literal meaning with halachic tradition: it is ok if you list injustice in the literal meaning of the bible or with halachic tradition, but you cannot mix up between them. Most of the examples given here contradict halachic explanation (for example, lying about virginity is only punishable if it is proven that the girl has cheated while betrothed), while some are (semi) correct only according to halachic interpetation (like the example given earlier about a cheaseburger, only that even according to halacha the bible only prohibits milk and meat cooked together). But what's most disturbing is that according to what's written here the sanhedrin punnished according to these laws, which is simply not true being that the sanhedrin (at least part of the time) followed halacha.
  2. Not every biblical crime has a death penalty: many if not most offenses mentioned here aren't punishable with death, just open up the sources and see for yourself.
  3. Confusing banishment from one's nation with death.

There's much more. — Unsigned, by: / talk

Confusing the fundamentalists[edit]

Discuss how many of the food-restrictions they have violated, and then complain that they are trying to convert you to another religion. (talk) 12:59, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

That borders on tu quoquo. But a good thought. #Can'tComeUpWithACleverSignature 13:12, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
'Bible Quotes Put Downs' can be a useful tool. (talk) 21:57, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

Slightly confusing[edit]

I'm inferring that you vote up if you have done it, and down if you haven't. Could use clarification. —Kazitor, pending 06:36, 13 July 2017 (UTC)