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Bible Passage On Going To The Bathroom!

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VickySGV

Something jogged my memory about what the Bible REALLY says about "relieving yourself" IE going to the bathroom. Errr well okay, taking a dump!!

Deuteronomy 23, 12:14 is the one passage on the subject of any impact, and what it says is:

"12 You shall have a designated area outside of camp to which you shall go.

13 With your utensils you shall have a trowel: when you relieve yourself outside, you shall dig a hole with it and then cover up your excrement.

14 Because The Lord your God travels along with your camp, to save you and to hand your enemies over to you, therefor your camp must be holy, so that he may not see anything indecent among you and turn away from you."

There is nothing in this about the holes to be dug being gender specific, It is too late at the minute to find the other one I know of that says the "designated area" is to be 30 cubits away from water sources as well. One of my priests did not know about this, and we had a good laugh when he checked me out at one time.

So about the claims of Biblical Authority being behind the restrooms of today --- Fugetabutit.

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14 Because The Lord your God travels along with your camp, to save you and to hand your enemies over to you, therefor your camp must be holy, so that he may not see anything indecent among you and turn away from you."

I wonder how and why relieving oneself became "indecent".

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It is odd that there was no mention of pink and blue trowels or the right and left side of camp. As an aside i suddenly realized the use of long skirts when i once saw my wife pee in a field by spreading her privacy around her. Almost as simple as slipping behind a tree.

Perhaps the answer to Kenna's question comes when walking in an area where a trowel wasn't used.

Hugs,

Charlize

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VickySGV

Kenna -- goes back to the Adam and Eve story where they thought up the fig leaf underwear. It is "human" belief that a deity who "formed us in a mother's womb" was concerned with nudity. On the other side though, a "Taboo" was one of the earliest ways of getting a definite, and sensible Public Health policy into place.

Another place I posted this "Lament" has given me some other sources of where the Bible mentions "going to the bathroom". One is Matthew 15: 16-20 where "what goes in our bodies via the mouth and comes out and goes into the sewer" is not what gets us in trouble, it is what comes out of our mouths when we talk that is the problem.

Another passage in Judges 3:12-30 where an enemy king is killed "on his Chamber Pot" is there. Not really a good piece of canonical scripture for much, but maybe it describes what some of our H8ers intend to have happen. (Ugh!)

Another person referred me to the Talmud and Mishna statements on the subject. The men's bathroom in the Temple was a single person job and ALWAYS to be kept locked!! (Talmud) but the Mishna allowed women to speak to each other in the restrooms!!

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It has nothing to do with the "Left Behind" series, then?

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VickySGV

It has nothing to do with the "Left Behind" series, then?

I never read that series of ?????. I could not stand to think of the poor trees sacrificed to that effort.

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