thanks to Backspace for the passage:
Leviticus 21: 16-23
16 The LORD said to Moses, 17 “Say to Aaron: ‘For the generations to come none of your descendants who has a defect may come near to offer the food of his God. 18 No man who has any defect may come near: no man who is blind or lame, disfigured or deformed; 19 no man with a crippled foot or hand, 20 or who is a hunchback or a dwarf, or who has any eye defect, or who has festering or running sores or damaged testicles. 21 No descendant of Aaron the priest who has any defect is to come near to present the food offerings to the LORD. He has a defect; he must not come near to offer the food of his God. 22 He may eat the most holy food of his God, as well as the holy food; 23 yet because of his defect, he must not go near the curtain or approach the altar, and so desecrate my sanctuary. I am the LORD, who makes them holy.’”
I think it is clear that God simply does not like amputees (or people with defects) and thus wont heal them. I think it is a reminder of him being an imperfect creator.
So I'm honestly not that well versed, and this is possibly my first time of seeing this particular scripture. But recently every time I read something out of the Bible I've found a bunch of things that deeply intrigue me.
Like right here. The bible God is talking about the crippled, hunchbacked, blind, lame and those with damaged testicles [of course] and he's saying that they shouldn't be made priests and they shouldn't offer sacrifices because they are UNCLEAN and would DEFILE the temple. Yes, I know right.
But what i notice next is that he then closes the whole chapter by saying. 'I am the LORD, who makes them holy.'
Before anyone gets any ideas let me just say there is 'no way' this is a contradiction. Even the deluded imbeciles who write religious books would wait at least two verses before consciously upturning everything they had just said. And no, I'm definitely NOT saying that this proves anything [much less divine inspiration] but to me, it seems there may be an entirely different point to this scripture than what we see on the surface.
-Maybe by saying this, God's telling them to ignore everything he just said
-Maybe this is a sort of reference to the new testaments more liberal translation
-Or maybe this entire chapter is not about excluding people with deformities, but rather about including them in a promise i.e God doesn't make these people unclean, they just are. And it's God who then 'makes them clean' [This you all should find particularly interesting because if I'm right, then God is saying here that he WILL heal Amputees. In fact, not 'will', but DOES since the verse used the word 'makes' (present) and not 'will make'].
-Or maybe I'm just crazy. It's just stuff like this really gets me thinking