Deuteronomy 23:1

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wildwood | 20:57 Fri 17th Feb 2017 | Religion & Spirituality
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Would anyone - theist or not - care to explain the logic of Deuteronomy 23:1 in the bible. One would think that 'innocently disadvantaged' people would actually be more welcome in Heaven than ordinary souls.

Some of the other Deuteronomy passages don't make pleasant reading either.


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According to the interpretation here, 'the congregation of the Lord' doesn't mean heaven:
I recall the explanation being that priests from certain pagan religions were neutered, can’t recall the detail offhand. Also the “Thou shalt not seeth a kid in its mother’s milk” which is the basis for the milk and meat division in the strict Jewish kitchen also has its basis in the rituals of a pagan faith.
"Wounded in the Stones" is perhaps a euphemism for not of the true "blood" line.
The 'innocently disadvantaged' would perhaps have no issue(pun intended) but the usurper, who was unrepentant of such circumstance may have a bit of a problem.
As Chris has stated, it is all about the understanding of the wording.

A view from a Gentleman with experience of testicular cancer here.
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Have met this "understanding of the wording" many times before when discussing the Bible, Mamya.
IMO it is not a valid argument for the occasionally clearly written passage in the Scripture.
I'm not offering an argument for it, simply adding the views as I've read them from a source.

I have no desire to justify or otherwise words written long ago couched in archaic terms that lend themselves to wild interpretations.
Have met this "understanding of the wording" many times

erm so when in Gen 9 29 it says
29 All the days of Noah were nine hundred fifty years, and then he died.

then - he really DID live 950 y ?

I think I might have to butt out of this conversation
Re Mamyalynne's post: DITTO!
And the Lord said unto Moses, 'Come forth', but he came fifth and won a bag of nuts.
Calm down Wildwood !

Deuteronomy is made up !

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