Originally Posted by mmccaskill
I'm sure someone will come around and say: "It doesn't really say eat feces. You're interpreting it wrong."
Actually, it doesn't refer to baking the dung into the bread. If you go back and check out the history of this time, you will find that dung is used for fuel in cooking, heating, etc. Anywhere they can use it up as a resource. http://www.sas.upenn.edu/~nmiller0/dung.html#heat
There's a quick reference to people who have tried, or studied this use of dung.
But it's important why the fuel used in this case was the dung of humans. It is to show how unclean they were. They were being judged.
I will step forward as one who believes God, and His word. I understand many here will try and knock me for my faith, and that's ok. My faith is based on what I know, and not what someone else may know.
Let me give you an example that many people may understand a bit easier. When a child learns that a parent is always there to help them, and take care of them, they feel confident in accepting that the parent will be there. Ever see a three year old leap into the arms of his father, even though the father wasn't even ready? The father reacts with desperate speed to get his arms up to catch his son who trusts his father to be able to catch him no matter what. The three year old has complete trust in this father. There is no other possibilities in his mind.
The boy has learned that he can trust his father no matter what. If another child came over and played, he wouldn't just leap suddenly, he would watch his friend jump into his father's arms, and be sure he will be caught before jumping. He takes some time to watch and build that trust. The friend has not had the experience yet. He will not just trust the other boy's father without seeing something.
So again, my faith is based on what I have lived and experienced. It's not based on what you have experienced. We all have our paths to walk, and your experiences are different than mine. I feel confident, without question that God is real, and has left His word for us.
Likely you will ask numerous questions or challenges, and eventually, I will not know an answer.
So back to the question, yes, some people make the wrong interpretation. Thinking the dung was inside the bread, does not match what actually happened in an every day situation back then.