Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Justinian vs The Gemorah

Over at LubabNoMore, I posted a link to a SHAS MK who quoted a Gemora blaming gays for earthquakes. It seems like the great minds think alike, as evidenced by this excerpt from Novel 77 of Justinian:

…since certain men, seized by diabolical incitement practice among themselves the most disgraceful lusts, and act contrary to nature: we enjoin them to take to heart the fear of God and the judgment to come, and to abstain from suchlike diabolical and unlawful lusts, so that they may not be visited by the just wrath of God on account of these impious acts, with the result that cities perish with all their inhabitants. For we are taught by the Holy Scriptures that because of like impious conduct cities have indeed perish, together with all the men in them.

#1: [there follows a section condemning various blasphemies -- swearing by God's Hairs', or "by God's head"]…For because of such crimes [not clear if this means just blasphemies or homosexual practices as well] there are famines, earthquakes, and pestilences; wherefore we admonish men to abstain from the aforesaid unlawful acts, that they may not loose their souls. But if, after this our admonition any are found persisting in such offenses, first they render themselves unworthy of the mercy of God, and then they are subjugated to the punishment enjoined by law.


Blogger -suitepotato- said...

I'm pretty sure if G-d isn't taking time out to make sure heterosexual married couples are having the time of their lives in the bedroom and instead leaving them to fend for themselves, he probably doesn't care what homosexuals are doing either. He does seem to care about how people treat each other, whether it is with kindness and compassion or whether it is snap judgmental coarseness.

So, I don't care what people do in their bedrooms so long as spreading of pain and misery isn't among those things and they keep it to themselves like I keep my... well, would keep my bedroom life to myself if I had one. I am married for ten years after all.

February 21, 2008 10:32 AM  
Blogger e-kvetcher said...

>I am married for ten years after all.

Going on my 14th year, bro...

February 21, 2008 10:59 AM  

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