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Tuesday November 06, 2001

Legalism strikes again

Whoever it is that decided to not leave their name or e-mail in the guestbook misusing scripture to impose religious rules has completely ignored what s/he just wrote. Idoloatry is the sin most talked about in the Bible, and this verse in Leviticus refers to just that. "...for the dead," don't ignore that. It's tempting to use this to say those people who pierce or tatoo themselves are sinning, but we are not worshipping idols or doing it "for the dead." This is what happens when people focus on a few words, using the ones they like and ignoring the ones they don't. If someone has a tatoo, who are we to say they are not genuine followers of Christ?