By: Elliott Finesse Re: QUEEN DAVID?? Freethought Today, March, 1993, pg. 13 A liberal mem
By: Elliott Finesse
Re: QUEEN DAVID??
Freethought Today, March, 1993, pg. 13
A liberal member of the Israeli parliament suggested in arguing for equal
rights for gays and lesbians in their army in February that King David was
gay. Labor Party iconoclast Yael Dayan quoted from Sam. II, in which David
calls the slain Jonathan "most dear to me," adding, "Your love for me was
wonderful, surpassing the love of women."
Rabbi Moshe Maiya, deputy minster of education, called Dana "a foul and
dirty creature! Who brought her forth? How does she come to sit in our
Rabbi Yoself Arzan threatened to "blow up this leftist coalition."
Dayan, 53, is the daughter of the late Gen. Moshe Dayan.
From: Plane man
One thing which I have observed about xians, if I may generalize a
little, is that they represent a very homophobic segment of our society.
Another thing which I have observed is that xians have the power to become
ostriches whenever the cold, brutal truth is pointed out. The title of
this posting is a little truncated above, so I will repeat it, King David
was as gay as they come.
Let us wend our way through first Samuel, yes that very same book
which brought us the wacky tale of the golden hemorrhoids. David and
Jonathan had a thing going.
Jonny loved Davie as he loved his own soul (20:17). Getting right to the
point, in verse 41 we find,
"And as soon as the lad was gone, David arose out of a place toward the
south, and fell on his face to the ground, and bowed himself three times;
and they kissed one another, and wept with one another, until David
Now what do you think it means when it says that David exceeded after all
of this kissing, weeping and wallering on the ground? It means that he
Did you believe that it meant that David was a better kisser and weeper
and he won some kind of contest? Get real.
I also have a Moffatt translation. Mr. Moffatt cannot bring himself
to translate this full verse and he hides behind the convention of the
run on periods. No kidding! Here is what this translation says,
"As soon as the lad had gone, David rose from beside the stone-heap, and
fell with his face to the ground, prostrating himself three times; then
they kissed one another and wept with one another till . . . "
By the way, I believe that all of the blubbering was because David was
scheduled to be married to one of the opposite sex.
I can hardly wait for the wacko apologies for this little bible
story. Come on, xians, tell me how it really is - according to the local
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