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Bible Sex Laws - An Exploration in Limericks - 1. Bible Sex Laws in Limericks

For the 2023 Poetry Anthology: Exploration

An Exploration in Limericks of Those Tricky Tabernacle Taboos

 

In the Testaments, both Old and New,

There’s a lot about who you can screw.

And the biggest concern?

You are warned, lest you burn,

Not to screw who the foreign folk do.

 

Not like Egypt – so don’t fuck your sister;

Not like Canaan – no mister on mister.

And the livestock are out,

Bossy’s pretty, no doubt,

But God frowns if you’ve so much as kissed her.

 

And your neighbor’s wife—also prohibited.

Silly bunts, to be so uninhibited!

It’s stoning for you,

Or a gallows for two,

Where you both will be flibbertigibbeted.

 

Close relations are not good to woo,

And sex without marriage? Taboo!

All your kin present dangers,

So fuck only strangers,

And marry them after you do.

 

Yet the patriarchs did crazy shit,

And none of them suffered a bit.

Abraham pimped his wife

For an easier life,

And Lot fucked his two daughters, lit.

 

As for “lying with man,” you can’t win,

It’s called toevah, the worst kind of sin,

Like eating a clam,

Or wool from a lamb

Getting mixed with the linen you spin.

 

When it says “no sex during her period,”

It does not at all mean “no sex, period,”

But these rules might bewilder

And leave you quite ill dur-

-ing sex. Side-effects, they are myriad.

 

And the number of wives allowed, son,

Changes in the Book’s publishing run,

First it’s “keep it to four,”

Then it’s “one and no more;”

Or for best results, just make it none.

 

As if Torah were not strict enough,

Good ole Jesus said “Time to get tough,

Sexy thoughts are a drag,

They’re as bad as a shag,

Even worse if they’re thought in the buff.”

 

“Oh, the things goys must shun, they are three,”

Said Saint James, “to be Christ’s devotee:

And one is porneia,”

“We’ll try,” is our prayer,

But no one knows what that might be,

 

For some translate it as “fornication,”

Or vaguely say it’s degradation,

But examine the texts --

Once again, it’s not sex;

It’s an act of some damned foreign nation.

 

In short, if we find something fun,

That’s exactly the thing we should shun.

So let’s trade all our urges

For fasting and purges,

And sign up for life as a nun.

This has been a follow-up to "If Dr. Seuss Had Written Leviticus"
Copyright © 2023 Refugium; All Rights Reserved.
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On 4/20/2023 at 9:52 AM, Headstall said:

... self-proclaimed preacher who uses 'the good book' like a club. 

 

Hmm... gives me an idea for a cave man's club sold as "The Good Book Club"...

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Having grown up attending a small country church the followed very strict Baptist beliefs, reading this was much more enjoyable and just as informative of those long hours sitting in the pews, and that's exactly what I thought of many of those sermons - PU.  This was brilliantly hilarious.  

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