"A man is required to marry his brother's wife if his brother dies."
Well that explains a Deadwood story line I could never fathom.
#6 | Posted by REDIAL at 2015-07-01 02:13 AM | Reply | Flag:
I also first learned about that from watching Deadwood.
And to think, it probably started thousands of years ago when some poor guy was refusing to give into pressure to marry his brother's ugly widow. "Oh well ah, God said you have to do it. Yeah, God says so, that's the ticket. I was on your side, but ah wouldn't want to provoke any tantrums from the invisible sky baby now do you? That would screw us all so we'll stone you before we allow that to happen. Sorry buddy".
Since apparently, religious belief can trump the rule of law in certain situations, I think we should go back to making up religious mandates whenever its convenient. "Oh, ah, sorry IRS. God, umm, told me to stop paying taxes. Ever. I sincerely believe this so ah, I guess you need to f#$% off now."