All the Good Days in God: Two Materials

Monday, November 30, 2009

Two Materials

Reading a few different versions of the Bible, none of them are exactly the same. The characteristic of God being an immortal being who created earth is not proven, yet this being knew planetary geology, if not witnessing it themselves. This would make them a higher life form. The Bible relates to knowledge which appears advance to ancient humans.

Thinking about my time as an atheist, reading the Bible in a secular fashion, many passages are wise in a relation to humanity and transcend time. Why would anyone relive every experience to determine right and wrong when an existing document tells people how to avoid problems. Humanity, itself, has hardly changed throughout the generations and the Bible is an excellent reference for proving this fact.

Today, referencing the JPS Hebrew- English Tanakh (Junior Addition), the reason for why an action is a sin eludes me. Leviticus expands on the concept of not stealing.

You shall not steal; you shall not deal deceitfully or falsely with one another. You shall not swear falsely by my name, profaning the name of your God: I am the Lord. You shall not defraud your fellow. You shall not commit robbery. The wages of a laborer shall not remain with you until morning. You shall not insult the deaf, or place a stumbling block before the blind. You shall fear your God: I am the Lord. You shall not render an unfair decision: do not favor the poor or show deference to the rich; judge your kinsman fairly. Do not deal basely with your countrymen. Do not profit by the blood of your fellow: I am the Lord. You shall not hate your kinsfolk in your heart. Reprove your kinsman but incur no guilt because of him. You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against your countrymen. Love your fellow as yourself: I am the Lord. You shall not let your cattle mate with a different kind; you shall not sow your field with two kinds of seed; you shall not put on cloth from a mixture of two kinds of material.

It is remarkable and then states a problem with two types of seed in a field and clothing made from various materials. I am not a farmer. Two types of seed in one field could be a valid issue. I also read versions stating women should not wear men's clothing and men should not wear women's clothing. What kind of maniacal backlash comes from fabric?

Having faith in God, the skeptic inside me wants to figure out how and why the laws are meaningful in life without the threat of an omnipotent being. Thinking about dressing in transgender clothing, clothes are not fitted to their body. This would look unattractive making marriage difficult. Many women's clothes are being made from the men's design charts. They are fitted to the body; therefore, obviously women's clothing. On this premise, when a ruffle shirt is made for a man's measurements, it is men's clothing women should not wear.

It seems arbitrary, yet has an explainable or reasonable outcome. The issue of not wearing clothes made from two kinds of materials is mysterious. If there is a downfall to this action it should be visible. Today most fabrics are blends. Blends combine two or more materials to make cloth. People say clothes made from one material like cotton, silk or linen are preferred because they breathe. Are blends restrictive to circulation?

Coats are made of a lining, down and exterior shell. Each layer fulfills a purpose. Linings protect the skin from the abrasive texture of down. Down makes the coat warm. Shells offer features like weather protection and water proofing. Even a wool coat, without down, has a satin lining. Wool has a rough texture. It appears to be a logical formation of a cold weather coat.

This is a perplexing issue. God creator of humanity or God higher life form gave us a text to advance our species and improve our lives. Other issues expressed in Leviticus chapter 19 are apparent. The economic situation in the world today proves the Word of God is awesome. However, this miscellaneous sin seems awkward.

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