Leviticus tattoo quote cherry-picking

NANAIMO – Re: Tattooing one’s body a heathen practice, Letters, Dec. 1.

To the Editor,

Re: Tattooing one’s body a heathen practice, Letters, Dec. 1.

Ah, Leviticus – the part of the Bible people ignore completely until they need to cherry-pick a quote for use in judging how someone else lives.

Unless Robert Brown follows all the rules of behaviour set out in Leviticus including the ones about never cutting the hair at the sides of the head or edges of the beard, not wearing clothes made of two kinds of material and never eating shellfish – to name a few – then he really has no business recommending that others do so.

Also, it’s worth pointing out the standards of behaviour in the book of Leviticus are meant to apply to Jewish people and that many people today with tattoos may very well be pagans or heathens.

As to how they look when they get older, who cares? By then, vanity will be the least of my concerns.

If you don’t like them, don’t get one. It’s that simple.

Devon Bennie

Nanaimo