It has begun. So far, so good.
UP trying to justify being concerned about menstrual blood is amusing. Velkyn did a good job of calling him on it. The problem was never that the blood itself might cause disease or anything, it was a "STAY AWAY FROM ME I'M A GUY!" kind of thing. Still practiced by many muslims today. And, I assume, by more fundamental sects of christianity.
If I lived in a primitive society and women in my life suddenly started bleeding once a month, I might get scared too. Armed with the facts, it ceases to be an issue. Why a god would create a biological process that qualified as "unclean" I don't know. However I do understand why humans would include irrational reactions to such a mystery in their made up holy book.
That's the strange part of the bible. Accepting it as something written by humans at a time when there was little knowledge about many things, it makes all the sense in the world. Accepting it as the word of a fairly competent god makes it sound rather silly.
UP, if you're wondering what the effect of not knowing about germ theory was on humanity before Pasteur, give this short article a read:http://www.livescience.com/3210-childbirth-natural-deadly.html
Your god could have at least hinted...
And UP, awe is not a standard of measurement. My son used to be in awe of Elliot the Dragon in the movie "Pete's Dragon", so awe doesn't seem to require truth. (He watched that movie over a hundred times when he was a kid, acting each time like it was the first showing.) Feeling awe is a perfect time to question the origins of those feelings. Because we humans tend to like things that make us feel good, and we often forget to question the validity of such sources.
Sometimes we must.
That mysteries, fear, power and lust conspired to create a "holy text" should be of no surprise. That people still believe it confounds me. But so too do Star Trek conventions, so I guess I shouldn't be surprised.
Carry on UP. Carry on Velkyn. I want to see where this goes.