October 30, 2006
Comic Book: Leper Time
I was reading about Buddha for my mythology class and noticed that people aren't supposed to touch him. At one point, Buddha "allowed" his wife to touch his feet, and was like "Nah, it's cool" when others wanted to punish her for it.
In contrast, lepers were considered outcasts in the Jewish culture. People thought that they were unclean and you absolutely could not touch them, but Jesus did. He was delving into a social taboo when he associated with lepers and was probably the only one to actually touch them since they developed leprosy.