Most Ridiculous Story Ever – II
In Ez. 4, 5 God tells Ezekiel to lie on his left side (to bear the sins of Israel) for 390 days and on his right side for 40 days. God will bind him so he can’t turn over. Anyone who lies in one position for even 30 days would have such bad bed sores they would surely lead to their deaths. Also, God tells Ezekiel he is to bake his bread (while lying on his side) using man’s dung for fuel. Another example of God being influenced by man as Ezekiel protests, and God changes his mind, saying he can use cow dung instead. God continues ordering Ezekiel to cut his hair and beard, weigh it, burn 1/3 in the midst of the city (while still bound and lying on his side?), smite 1/3 with a knife and scatter 1/3 in the winds. He is also told to keep a few strands and keep them in his skirt, then remove them and burn them.