In Genesis 9 Noah
receives a covenant from the
Lord. Part of the covenant removed the prior restrictions against eating meat,
allowing Noah and his family to kill animals for food. However, the allowance
came with this proviso: “But you must not eat meat that has its lifeblood still
in it” (verse 4).http://www.gotquestions.org/eating-meat-with-blood.html
One reason God prohibited the
consumption of animal blood in the Old Testament was to teach respect for the
sacredness of life.”
I am going to interrupt this trite narrative
of the conventional understanding of this covenant by suggesting there is
something more important to consider and that is the god of Genesis is a mass
If, as the story goes, you weren’t in the Ark you were toast. And that
included every animal in existence. Now their blood is sacred!
What about the unborn and their mother? Babies
and their mothers, toddlers and their family, children of all ages, young men
and women, the middle aged and the old? Why in the world do we accept a covenant from
a god that had just committed mass murderer!
A Sabbath from a mass murderer!
At the heart of any debate is the nature
of the one we call God, Lord, Father and of course Jehovah.
It gets worse because according to the teachings of the WTBTS Jehovah is a serial mass murderer. He's going to do it all over again at Armageddon.
So as far as I am concerned not getting a life
saving blood transfusion or honoring a Sabbath does not rise to the level of crimes committed by one’s