Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Bible Tattoos

For some reason, it seems that lately I've been seeing a lot of people with scripture reference tattoos. Sometimes the text of a verse or passage, but usually just the book, chapter and verse (e.g., John 3:16). Personally, I am and have long been an non-theist (I prefer to use non-theist to atheist because people have to think about what non-theist means; the word atheist, on the other hand, is value-laden in most people's mind), but I grew up in church and know me some bible. So here's what I want to see- I want to see somebody get a tattoo that says "Leviticus 19:28." Why Leviticus 19:28 you ask? Because Leviticus 19:28 says-

"You shall not make any cuts in your body for the dead nor make any tattoo marks on yourselves: I am the Lord." (emphasis mine)

Can you say irony, boys and girls? Come on, somebody do it- I dare you!

Sunrise over Little Tohama, from Ingraham Flats, 2007