My Mephetic Life
The true meaning of Leviticus 20:13 
Leviticus 20:13:
“If a man lies with a male, as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.”Has anyone considered that Leviticus 20:13 is talking about a “lie” as in 1. a false statement made with deliberate intent to deceive; an intentional untruth; a falsehood. 2. something intended or serving to convey a false impression.I don’t know about you but when I’m lying to a Man it’s way different than the way I lie to a women.First of all, men are extremely gullible therefore the lie is lengthy and elaborate and is an act of commission whereas women are smarter therefore the lie is short and simple and is an act of omission.   
Note: A study has found men tell 42 lies a week - twice as many as women
While men are likely to fib about having their last pint and claiming their partner’s behind doesn’t look too big, women avoid telling the truth about their latest shopping purchases.
Eighty-three per cent of adults of both sexes said they could easily tell if their partner was lying.
But body language expert Richard Newman said: ‘Most people can’t read the signals.
'They assume that if someone is hiding the truth, they would hide their face and avoid eye contact. In fact, the opposite is true.
'Liars usually do everything they can to convince you of the truth, sitting still and looking at you to watch your reaction.
'People simply overestimate their skills in this area.'
Top ten lies men tell:1. Nothing’s wrong, I’m fine 2. This will be my last pint3. No, your bum doesn’t look big in that4. I had no signal5. My battery died 6. Sorry, I missed your call 7. I didn’t have that much to drink 8. I’m on my way 9. It wasn’t that expensive 10. I’m stuck in traffic  Top ten lies women tell:1. Nothing’s wrong, I’m fine 2. Oh, this isn’t new, I’ve had it ages 3. It wasn’t that expensive 4. It was in the sale 5. I’m on my way 6. I don’t know where it is, I haven’t touched it 7. I didn’t have that much to drink 8. I’ve got a headache 9. No, I didn’t throw it away 10. Sorry, I missed your call 

The true meaning of Leviticus 20:13 

Leviticus 20:13:

If a man lies with a male, as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.”

Has anyone considered that Leviticus 20:13 is talking about a “lie” as in 1. a false statement made with deliberate intent to deceive; an intentional untruth; a falsehood. 2. something intended or serving to convey a false impression.

I don’t
know about you but when I’m lying to a Man it’s way different than the way I lie to a women.

First of all, men are extremely gullible therefore the lie is lengthy and elaborate and is an act of commission whereas women are smarter therefore the lie is short and simple and is an act of omission.  

Note: A study has found men tell 42 lies a week - twice as many as women

While men are likely to fib about having their last pint and claiming their partner’s behind doesn’t look too big, women avoid telling the truth about their latest shopping purchases.

Eighty-three per cent of adults of both sexes said they could easily tell if their partner was lying.

But body language expert Richard Newman said: ‘Most people can’t read the signals.

'They assume that if someone is hiding the truth, they would hide their face and avoid eye contact. In fact, the opposite is true.

'Liars usually do everything they can to convince you of the truth, sitting still and looking at you to watch your reaction.

'People simply overestimate their skills in this area.'

Top ten lies men tell:

1. Nothing’s wrong, I’m fine
2. This will be my last pint
3. No, your bum doesn’t look big in that
4. I had no signal
5. My battery died
6. Sorry, I missed your call
7. I didn’t have that much to drink
8. I’m on my way
9. It wasn’t that expensive
10. I’m stuck in traffic 

Top ten lies women tell:

1. Nothing’s wrong, I’m fine
2. Oh, this isn’t new, I’ve had it ages
3. It wasn’t that expensive
4. It was in the sale
5. I’m on my way
6. I don’t know where it is, I haven’t touched it
7. I didn’t have that much to drink
8. I’ve got a headache
9. No, I didn’t throw it away
10. Sorry, I missed your call 

Had there been a Fox News back in 1960, I’m sure there would have been a Woolworth’s Lunch-counter Appreciation Day, too.


(top) image:Three students endure taunts as they stage a sit-in at a Woolworth’s lunch counter in Jackson, MS, February 1, 1960 
(bottom) images: self explanatory.
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To all the “Chick-fil-A Appreciators.” Without realizing it you may have purchased the most expensive Chicken Sandwich ever sold. I hope it was worth it.
-bal

CHICK-FIL-A VS. THE GAYS!
John Fugelsang/Caffeinated#2

(by POLIPOP)

Oh, Actually, Boycott Chick-Fil-A

If you would have asked me what I thought about the Chick-fil-A boycott earlier this week I would have said, “It’s a battle not worth fighting. It’s silly.”

Chick-Fil-A has always had a reputation of being strict “Christian” Fundamentalists. Chick-fil-A celebrates their brand of Christianity. Check it out, their website which proudly proclaims, for all to read, 

“The Chick-fil-A culture and service tradition in our Restaurants is to glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us. To have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A.” Bully for them, fried chicken with a side of spiritual enlightenment! 

No doubt about their statement of faith, it seems pretty darn clear. I guarantee you they don’t tolerate anyone masturbating in their restrooms. Don’t even think about it. That’s something you do at a Taco Bell, not at Chick-fil-A. Heck, they are closed  on Sunday for God’s sake (literally, for “God’s sake”) what do you expect?



That was then, this is now. It’s one thing to let a Bible thumping “Chicken Huckster” ramble on about what “His” God thinks. I can listen to him and not feel obliged to point out that “His” God forbids the simultaneous consumption of meat and diary products, and perhaps he better eighty-six the Milkshakes or the Chicken from his eating establishments. When it comes to God’s eternal damnation a man on man blow job got nothing on meat and milk. (I’m not making any subliminal connection between a blow job and meat and milk. That’s in your filthy mind!)

Now that “now” is now and this dust up has developed into a Crusade and he doth proclaim “you shall be known by your appreciation of Chick-fil-A.” It all became real, for me, when Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee, the three “Mouthseketeers” (Bill-O, Sean and Glenn) and the rest of the “Right Believing Brain Trust” weighed in on the matter. Turns out this Brew-Ha-Ha is not about some sad Good Ol’ Boy from the Heart of the Confederacy, Hapeville, Georgia and his brand of bigotry and prejudice toward a minority group. Why, in Hapeville Georgia, they call that “Southern Charm.”

What we got here is a full blown attack on the Constitution and Free Speech! That would be serious and I might join the “Sweet Tea” Party and “appreciate-me” some boneless breast of chicken, seasoned with a spicy blend of peppers, hand -breaded, pressure-cooked in 100% refined peanut oil (that’s the only thing you’ll find at Chick-fil-A that is refined) served with dill pickle chips on a toasted, buttered bun, with lettuce, tomato and Pepper Jack cheese (that’s what the Chick-fil-A  Regulars call a Chick-fil-A Spicy Chicken Sandwich Deluxe. 
Have you noticed that through the years the word “Deluxe” has lost all meaning? But I digress…)

It’s one thing to completely dismiss a group of fellow citizens that are taken aback when they are being judged as a bunch of “less-than,” amoral, degenerates in the name of God by a fast food Restauranteur who has donated millions of dollars to prevent said individuals from securing “their” God given rights. It is another thing to “appreciate and celebrate” denying “equal protection under the law.” (that’s in the Constitution, along with freedom of speech. You can look it up.) Add to that the folks turning out to “appreciate” their fried chicken sandwich of choice do not now, and have never, given a “rat’s ass” about freedom of speech. Maybe they care about “their” freedom of speech but not “others.”

 Where was this assembled hoard of Patriots when, then President George W. Bush, set up and enforced “free speech zones” miles away from wherever he was appearing? (No need to answer that…)

So, as the Boycotters and the Appreciators assemble at their local Chick-fil-A if, by chance, should Jesus feel a wee bit peckish and decides to drop in at a Chick-fil-A, which group do think he’d hang with?

 (You can answer that one…if you want…)

-Barry A. Levin
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Anderson Cooper Comes Out to Andrew Sullivan

Along the same lines: The Pope admits he’s Catholic,  Scientist’s Discover Water is Wet and Willie Nelson has smoked Marijuana.  As anyone who’s read Gawker or seen paparazzi photos of him accompanied by a muscle-bound gentleman already knows, Anderson Cooper is gay. This is such a well-known fact that recent conjecture surrounding Cooper’s sexual orientation has centered not around whether he prefers the company of men but why he hasn’t come out yet. Well, we can finally stop having that endlessly boring conversation (and the slightly more interesting related one about whether a public figure has a right to his privacy or if his silence has been actively damaging to the LGBT community) because Anderson Cooper has just come out.
“The fact is, I’m gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn’t be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud,” he wrote in an email to Daily Beast columnist Andrew Sullivan and consented to have published. The message was a response to a question Sullivan posed about the importance of gay visibility in pop culture, and Cooper’s statement includes some well-reasoned thoughts on the topic: “[W]hile as a society we are moving toward greater inclusion and equality for all people, the tide of history only advances when people make themselves fully visible. There continue to be far too many incidences of bullying of young people, as well as discrimination and violence against people of all ages, based on their sexual orientation, and I believe there is value in making clear where I stand.” The rest of the post, which goes into Cooper’s reasons for remaining closeted, is well worth a read — and makes for a mighty satisfying bookend to LGBT Pride Month, which ended Saturday.

Anderson Cooper Comes Out to Andrew Sullivan

Along the same lines: The Pope admits he’s Catholic,  Scientist’s Discover Water is Wet and Willie Nelson has smoked Marijuana.

As anyone who’s read Gawker or seen paparazzi photos of him accompanied by a muscle-bound gentleman already knows, Anderson Cooper is gay. This is such a well-known fact that recent conjecture surrounding Cooper’s sexual orientation has centered not around whether he prefers the company of men but why he hasn’t come out yet. Well, we can finally stop having that endlessly boring conversation (and the slightly more interesting related one about whether a public figure has a right to his privacy or if his silence has been actively damaging to the LGBT community) because Anderson Cooper has just come out.

“The fact is, I’m gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn’t be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud,” he wrote in an email to Daily Beast columnist Andrew Sullivan and consented to have published. The message was a response to a question Sullivan posed about the importance of gay visibility in pop culture, and Cooper’s statement includes some well-reasoned thoughts on the topic: “[W]hile as a society we are moving toward greater inclusion and equality for all people, the tide of history only advances when people make themselves fully visible. There continue to be far too many incidences of bullying of young people, as well as discrimination and violence against people of all ages, based on their sexual orientation, and I believe there is value in making clear where I stand.” The rest of the post, which goes into Cooper’s reasons for remaining closeted, is well worth a read — and makes for a mighty satisfying bookend to LGBT Pride Month, which ended Saturday.

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