Bunny Mailbag: Quoting the Bible

Added on by PS Cat02.

Received e-mail (12/30/2007):

I find it very interesting that you quote the Old Testament in your "From Swords into Plowshares" episode but not in your "Kicking the Apartheid Habit" episode. The quote I'm thinking of is Leviticus 18:22. - R.J. Grigaitis

For those of you who don't have a Bible handy, Leviticus 18:22 says ""You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination." My response to R.J.:


Perhaps you will also interested in Peter 2:18, Exodus 21:26, or Ephesians 6:5 - so that you will know how to treat your slaves. You do have slaves, don't you?

Just to be clear, we consider it fair to quote from any source so long as the source is identified (so that readers can examine the context from which it was taken), and deem the quote to be valuable in some way. Quoting from a source does not imply that we must uncritically accept all other pieces of information from that same source to be the absolute truth. That would be stupid.