What kills me is the "pick and choose" ability by so many people. You can't just pick a quote and decide this one is literal, but the rest are not.
According to Leviticus, eating shellfish and pork are a death worthy crime. Hell, if you follow the Old Testament (or the Torah to some of us) that closely, you shouldn't have a New Testament.
But let's look a little further here:
Leviticus 20:9 "“‘Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death." This would kill off most of the western world.
Leviticus 20:10 “‘If a man commits adultery with another man’s wife—with the wife of his neighbor—both the adulterer and the adulteress are to be put to death."
Anyone sensing a pattern here?
Leviticus 21 "“‘Priests must not shave their heads or shave off the edges of their beards or cut their bodies."- I wonder if he shaved this morning...or got a haircut...EVER!
Leviticus 19 ‘Keep my decrees.
“‘Do not mate different kinds of animals.
“‘Do not plant your field with two kinds of seed.
“‘Do not wear clothing woven of two kinds of material.
Sorry that means no:
Clearly, all "death-worthy abominations?"