1. All-You-Can-Eat Buffets:
“Be not among drunkards or among gluttonous eaters of meat, for the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty, and slumber will clothe them with rags.” – Proverbs 23:20-21
The Bible Banned overeating, but now it’s a lot harder to eat right compared to Biblical times. Restaurants offer huge portions of delicious food, and all-you-can-eat buffets are the worst offenders. You want to get your money’s worth, so you’re going to pile your plate high and come back for seconds and thirds.
“Do not wear clothing woven of two kinds of material.” – Leviticus 19:19
This Biblical rule doesn’t even make sense. Why is wearing two different materials such a bad thing? Fabric blends are used in most clothing items these days, and without weaving cotton and polyester together we wouldn’t have comfortable t-shirts that don’t shrink!
“Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.” – Ephesians 5:4
While the Bible doesn’t completely forbid humor, it makes it pretty hard to be funny. Almost anything you watch on Comedy Central or in a live stand-up act will break these rules. C’mon, what would the world be like without fart jokes?
“I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes,” – 1 Timothy 2:9
Women in Biblical times weren’t really that different than modern women, but they were subjected to some really intense rules! The Bible basically banned them from wearing anything that might draw attention to themselves. The modern fashionista is now obsessed with the exact same things that were forbidden.
“Whoever slanders their neighbor in secret, I will put to silence; whoever has haughty eyes and a proud heart, I will not tolerate.” – Psalm 101:5
It’s hard to watch TV or surf the Internet without running into some form of gossip. Whether it’s the latest celebrity “news” or your friends ranting about something on Facebook, there’s plenty of thing the Bible doesn’t want you to talk about. Just try to talk to your friends on the phone without gossiping about someone else and you’ll see how hard it is!
“Keep my decrees. Do not mate different kinds of animals.” – Leviticus 19:19
Cross-breeding different species is extremely common these days, and it happens in nature all the time. The Bible prohibited mating different animals, but we’d never have dog breeds like the pitbull, or even the Liger ( bred btw Lion and tiger) etc!
7. Football/ soccer:
“Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the Lord in all your dwellings.” – Leviticus 23:3
God must love football, because most Premier league games and NFL games are played on Saturday and Sunday and he hasn’t smote any players yet. According to the Bible, the Sabbath is supposed to be a day of rest and prayer, but most people know it as game day. In addition, american footballs were originally made out of pigskin, which is also banned.