My daily exploration of the Bible, taking it one chapter at a time. If I do it everyday, it'll take 1189 days.



Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Hosea 6

Jesus and Moby

Summary:
Let's go back to God. He hurt us but he'll restore us on the third day. If we look to him, he'll come like the sun.

Sacrifices are useless compared to mercy. You haven't figured this out yet. Israel's streets are covered in bloodshed. You have brought sin in like Adam.

Key verses:
2. After two days he will revive us;
on the third day he will restore us,
that we may live in his presence.
6. For I desire mercy, not sacrifice,
and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings.

My thoughts:
More direct prophecy of Jesus in verse 2.

I saw Moby using Hosea 6:6 to state that vegetarianism is supported by the Bible. Weird. The point of Hosea 6:6 is a good one though. Mercy is better than religious activities.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Deane said...

Surely Moby has read St. Paul, who affirms that vegetarianism is for weaklings:

"Some believe in eating anything, while the weak eat only vegetables."
- St. Paul, Epistle to the Romans

Augustine pulls no punches on vegetarianism. He mocks the vegetarianism of the Manichaeans, because they still hurt and kill vegetables:

"The cucumbers suffer while you are cooking them, without any benefit to the life that is in them: for a boiling pot cannot be compared to a saintly stomach."
- Augustine, Reply to Faustus the Manichaean, 6.4.

"Your objection to eating flesh will be that you cannot eat animals alive, and so the operation of your stomach will not avail for the liberation of their souls. Happy vegetables, that, torn up with the hand, cut with knives, tortured in fire, ground by teeth, yet reach alive the altars of your intestines! Unhappy sheep and oxen, that are not so tenacious of life, and therefore are refused entrance into your bodies! Such is the absurdity of your notions.”"
- Augustine, Reply to Faustus the Manichaean, 6.6.

That Augustine was a bit of a wag.

5:54 pm

 
Blogger Pete W said...

Yea... but it's more fashionable to pick-and-mix your beliefs these days!

4:00 pm

 

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