“If one commits the act of sodomy with a cow, an ewe, or a camel, their urine and their excrement becomes impure, and even their milk may no longer be consumed. The animal must then be killed and as quickly as possible and burned.”
Ayatollah Khomeini ~ Supreme Leader, Marj, Shiek, prominent Sufi, dubbed `Grand Shiek of Sufi` or `Imam Al Sufi` by many Muslims. He was named Man of the Year in 1979 by TIME [newsmagazine] for his international influence. [PBUH]
Imagine me with my “surprised face” after reading this quote from Ayatollah Khomeini. It speaks volumes to me about a religion that one must plan for the eventualities of camel “husbandry”. Who on earth thinks of these things? I have to assume it came up, somehow. And does it only matter if it’s “sodomy” which I understand to involve the anus and not the sex organs? Must have been a lively Q&A with all the other Imams, just saying.
That’s not why I started this post. I’m easily distracted, I guess. There’s actually some news on the archaeology front. A quote follows:
“Dr. Erez Ben-Yosef and Dr. Lidar Sapir-Hen of Tel Aviv University‘sDepartment of Archaeology and Near Eastern Cultures have used radiocarbon dating to pinpoint the moment when domesticated camels arrived in the southern Levant, pushing the estimate from the 12th to the 9th century BCE. The findings, published recently in the journal Tel Aviv, further emphasize the disagreements between Biblical texts and verifiable history, and define a turning point in Israel’s engagement with the rest of the world.”
What are the implications of this latest finding? It directly contradicts bible narrative of Abraham, Joseph, and Jacob, which claims camels were used as pack animals. The researchers say that this discovery proves this text was written well after the events described. It is yet another example of verified historicity disputing religion’s claimed inerrancy of scripture.
And finally, a question for Ken (s)Ham. What “kind” of animal did the camel come from circa Noah’s ark? I ask because [they] camels couldn’t have existed then according to his timeline and assertions.