Dismissing entire sections of the Old Testament relating to the rantings of Jehovah and hairy, unwiped prophets as “tosh” seems a bit harsh to me,
1) Nobody dismissed the Biblical prophets. “Tosh” was a comment on the “foodies” rant alone. My remark about the prophets was actually more of an apologia for ranting than anything else.
2) “Hairy, unwiped” is a bit unfair to prophets. “Hairy”, OK - but nowhere is it stated, to my knowledge, that Biblical prophets were not attentive to personal hygiene (at least one of them recommends washing, as being extremely salutary - 2 Kings 5). “Unwiped” may be used, much more accurately, to describe an entire other class of holy men - to wit, medieval Christian saints. Not washing was a well-attested part and parcel of a holy man’s stock-in-trade - an aspect of “mortifying the flesh”.
“When…the monks bent over the body [of the murdered Thomas à Becket] and stripped off his Cistercian’s habit…they found to their amazement a covering of filthy sackcloth and a horsehair shirt, long-worn and alive with lice. Beneath it they saw the festering weals of repeated self-scourging”. —Arthur Bryant, The Story of England, ch.ix: “The Holy Blissful Martyr”