reported by BNP via Leviticus Today
An unremorseful man was executed yesterday for deliberately cursing the God who freed our Hebrew nation from slavery. He was fighting another man for unknown reasons when he began to grossly slander this Deity who has guarded and fed us since release from bondage. Many witnesses to the altercation and verbal tirade helped take him into custody while decisions could be made regarding appropriate action. The other man was not detained.
The decision from God, as relayed by Mr. Hatshepsutson, was not surprising for most people. The death sentence was common in Egypt for as little as being born a male Hebrew or disagreeing with the Pharaoh. Here in the new Hebrew nation, there have been many protocols put in place for everything from working out differences with neighbors to how to obtain pardon when necessary. Much of the population has expressed relief at having a clear code of conduct that won’t be changing at the whim of a ruler. While there has been some complaining from time to time, a sufficient awe of the power displayed by our Liberator has until now deterred outright slander.
Unfortunately for Mr Stupid, as some have taken to calling him, this one was of those times when it was important to establish precedent. Others will now certainly think twice about who God is before speaking evil of him or saying things that might lead others to misunderstand him. Parallels are being observed between this incident and what occurred when Mr. Amramson’s two sons took liberties with the holy fire. This new miscreant apparently showed no regret, which supports the position that a person does not accidentally speak in such an arrogant way against God.
Sources say that stoning was the method of execution because of the community nature of the crime and accusation. The procedure was strict. Each of those who claimed to have heard the blasphemy was required to not only face the accused, but to touch his head. He remained defiant and insolent throughout the proceedings. It begs the questions: What about God did this man not understand by now? and Had he not been observing what happened to others (like Pharaoh) who assumed this attitude?
(for further information see Leviticus 24)