"The definition of an enslaved mindset is when you say that something is wrong JUST because the bible says so." - Lema Lion
DEEP!! I love it.
"I and I nuh suck pussy or eat pork or nuff a them freaky tings a gwaan. It's sinful. Hollywood don't school I."
sinful, based on what? The law was very limited in the sense that it could only denounce things that were being done AT THE TIME. As Lema Lion pointed out, which is true, oral sex was going on at the time. But where in scripture does it specifically state that this is unlawful or sinful? In the book of Hebrews it says the marriage bed is undefiled.
Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.
Being a whore was looked upon as shameful. But a lot of this was due to a difference in culture which was also based on SURVIVAL. They didn't have jobs at corporations. They couldn't order food from a drive thru and pay with cash or credit cards.
Don't just copy what you think they were like. UNDERSTAND THEM. You have a great mind. The key is not to live in the past but to let the good ideas of the past survive and find application in MODERN society. People who try to live like its 2000 BC are not doing themselves or God or anyone else any favors.
In order to eat they had to grow food, hunt, raise animals and trade. Raising animals wasn't easy because they had to protect them from wild predators. Women's role in our survival was primarily seen from the perspective of having children. You can't have a future if you can't have children. But they weren't doing a ton of phsyically demanding labor. That was the man's job because that was more efficient for the male form. But men used this WRONGLY in order to create a patriarchal system where they had all the power and women were subjugated and OPPRESSED.
I do not believe you consciously want to be an oppressor. I also beleive that you have a strong desire to live according to the bible. But I want you to TRY and see the errors that ancient people made. They were not perfect. They were human. That's why the same law that tried to protect them from harmful bacteria is the same law that allowed them to beat their slaves because it consider the slave to be the "money" or property of their owner. Sorry but that's wrong.
The Israelites were even told not to oppress other nations BECAUSE they had been oppressed. But they were spiritually immature and couldn't apply that to their own women. And in many ways this started racism because they were allowed to treat other nations differently than their own people and that preference is the same type of discrimination we face from the racist members of white society.
Again... sorry, but that is wrong.
Learning from history means NOT repeating it. If we repeat it that means we didn't learn from it. So I implore you, not to engage in oral sex if you don't want to, but rather to see the bible WITHIN ITS HISTORICAL CONTEXT.
"eating pussy" is a euphamism. "pussy" is a euphamism. We don't go around confusing vaginas for felines so it doesn't make sense to confuse oral sex for cannibalism.
When something is "sinful" its wrong. However the bible doesn't regard everything as sinful. This is where "unclean" comes in. As I said before... this was about things that weren't sterile or sanitary. In reality, germs are everywhere and we don't escape them. Some harmful things (pathogens) are blood borne. Others are airborne. truth is they're everywhere.
The act of sex, regardless of who you had sex with... was considered UNCLEAN. Oral sex would qualify as UNCLEAN. But not sinful. Having sex made them unclean for a certain period of time. Pathogens can live outside of a host for a certain period of time. But the reason they needed laws about cleanliness is because they didn't have anti-bacterial and anti-fungal soaps and showers. AND they had to do manual labor in the hot sun. So if you've ever gone to the gym, smelled people sweat and body odor, the odor you smell is caused by BACTERIA. It breaks down sweat and is linked to certain glands. These glands are found in the breasts, genitals area, eyelids, armpits, and ear. Now imagine you were out in the hot sun tending your cattle. You come back to your tent, sweaty. There is no deoderant. There is no soap. There is only cold impure well water that is likely teaming with bacteria and mosquitos.
When you TRULY consider the world they lived in... you can truly appreciate a good hot shower... in an enclosed house. I have a decent sized stream running through my backyard but I'm always thinking about mosquitos but it is rare that even one makes it into the house. That is a blessing. When I was a small child visiting my family in Jamaica there were mosquitoes all over the houses we stayed at and everyone was just used to them. When you live in a tent... you're going to have flies and mosquitos which means youre going to have maggots and other pests. Disease was a fact of life and they had few weapons to fight it. There was no such thing, honestly, as "clean". They didn't have refrigerators or freezers so they couldn't keep food very long before it spoiled and developed mold. They eventually developed yeast but how long did that take?
So the reality is, once you consider all the factors of their daily lives, I could eat pussy all day and be 10 times cleaner than they could have been on their best day, after and even during bathing.
Not eating pussy is not a principle. It's a personal choice and if your personal choices are based on what you think its a moral principle then it calls your whole decision making into question.