I have read most of the Bible through the years and thanks to a comparative religious studies course I took way back in university.
The experience of reading such a terrible book (and it is an awful book) is that it is probably the most important reason why I'm an atheist.
So, with that bias duly noted, lets get on with my first look at people who supposedly take the Bible "seriously" but somehow manage to ignore or conveniently interpret their way around the parts they don't like.
This first example is too easy but it's worth a laugh: Man tatoos Leviticus 18:22 on his arm
Leviticus 18:22 reads:
You shall not lie with a man as one does with a woman. It is an abomination.
Sadly for our tattoo loving homophobe, Leviticus 19:28 clearly states:
28 Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the Lord.
I suppose they didn't have the word "tattoo" in the King James version days.
Anyway, too funny.
I'm hoping to add to this thread other instances, as I come across them and hope others will do the same.
Edited by msj, 20 August 2012 - 12:44 PM.