Thou shalt not laugh at dirty jokes nor fall asleep at meetings

Did you know that the Qumran community kicked people out of their community for 30 days for the following things? What amazes me about this is that the punishment is equal for all of these…

  1. Exposing oneself
  2. Giggling audibly at a crude joke
  3. Speaking ill of another community member
  4. Spitting (note: just “spitting”, not “spitting at someone”)
  5. Falling asleep at meetings (uh-oh)

File this under fun stuff that you find out when preparing for sermons (yes, this made it into last week’s sermon!)

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One thought on “Thou shalt not laugh at dirty jokes nor fall asleep at meetings

  1. Derrick says:

    I would be gone for a long, long time…..and thats just for exposing myself…..obviously kidding…or am I?

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