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Some are better, but most, being Joe Weston's abominations from the sixties and seventies, are worse.
However, as youths these abominations from the deep are as playful as kittens.
I'm in, anything that helps wash away memories of the last few abominations is progress for me.
Prince Charming, the hero, is weak and wilful, shifty and immoral, hasty and violent: his two spouses are rivals in abominations as his sons, Amjad and As’ad, are examples of a fraternal affection rarely found in half-brothers by sister-wives.
Necrophilia, pederasty, and other acts were called abominations because they indulge human appetite to a destructive degree.
"I aestheticized the sleaze right out of it." Ann Althouse 2007
So then, many of the things that God calls abominations in the Hebrew/Aramaic Scriptures are, by New Testament Scriptures, declared to be no longer in effect.
For they had previously called their abominations the sacred worship of God; but since these are now dragged to light by the word of God, they therefore descend to novel artifices.
Commentary on Genesis - Volume 2 1509-1564 1996
Here is the great dishonour they had done to God in profaning his sanctuary; they made the images of their counterfeit deities, which they set up in rivalship with God, and which are here called their abominations and their detestable things (for so they were to God, and so they should have been to them), and these they set up in
Israel like grapes in the wilderness; I saw your fathers as the first ripe in the fig tree at her first time: but they went to Baal-peor, and separated themselves unto that shame; and their abominations were according as they loved.
I especially like the idea that waste, impoliteness and overpopulation become "abominations," although I'm not sure recycling one's aunt will ever truly catch on.