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The Bible Slam: Leviticus Chapter 17

This chapter reveals that Yahweh is obsessed with blood and enjoys the scent of fat burning on an altar.

Only the priests are allowed to make sacrifices.   No Israelite or stranger in the land may do so.

More blood sprinkling commands are given and the people are told that "blood makes an atonement for the soul."   Three times in just one chapter, they are told not to eat blood.   They are also told not to eat anything that died on its own or was killed by other animals.

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Discussion Points.

Chelev raises a good point in the video:   Why can't God talk to everyone, not just Moses?

In Leviticus 17:7, we learn, in the context of all slaughtering must be consecrated by the priests with the proper blood splattering:

17:7 And they shall no more offer their sacrifices unto devils, after whom they have gone a whoring. This shall be a statute for ever unto them throughout their generations.

Who are these devils that they've "gone a whoring" after?

Yahweh says that blood is life is quite adamant about people not eating blood.   The Jehovah Witnesses consider blood transfusions to be "eating blood" and for the most part, do not allow themselves this form of medical treatment.     (See Skeptics Annotated re: blood transfusions and possible exceptions int eh Jehovah Witness doctrine). In the following video, a Jehovah Witness explains the blood transfusion doctrine and justifies it with his faith.

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