US: Following the Bible is uncomfortable, painful and stupid!
Who would have thought it?
Luckily, there are some stupid people around prepared to check it out for us…
Rachel Held Evans’ upcoming book, A Year of Biblical Womanhood, chronicles her 12 month attempt to obey the Bible’s commandments for menstruating women in Leviticus Chapters 15 to 18, a passage full of rules stemming from the theory that women on their periods are untouchable.
The Tennessee-based writer, 31, stayed home from church, carried around a seat cushion to avoid sitting on chairs outside her home, abstained from sex and even touching her husband, grew her hair out and slept in a tent once a month.
Her project-turned-book follows all the Bible’s instructions for women as precisely as possible, taking on powerful theological questions, gender issues, and the possible future of the church.