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October 17, 2017

irrational

Filed under: Bigotry, Homosexual, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 17:12

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  1. Scottie, I agree with the anger over the bastardization of ancient scriptures by relatively recent religionists. The homosexual overtones were not added until the past few centuries with the advent of fundamentalism. Sodom and Gomorrah were ancient cities destroyed by volcanoes. The people did not understand that geological force and attributed it to an angry God. But, they did not condemn man/man sex, rather the fact that the city fathers offered their young daughters to the “strangers” who came into the city as an offering of appeasement. Any other references in the OT to man “spilling his seed” referred basically to masturbation. The tribes needed as many warriors for protection as possible and masturbating was not a method of procreation. In the NT references to man/man sex, the condemnation was on the Greek and Roman cultures’ habit of adult males having boy sex partners and the prevalence of male prostitution in the temples. There is no word in the old manuscripts for “homosexual”. We know that homosexuality has been around forever. If it were such an abomination as the fundamentalist says, why did the character presented as Jesus NOT cover it in his teachings? That term was mistranslated during the 18th and 19th centuries from a word meaning “effeminate” by the budding fundamentalist movement. Having said all that, my friend, I agree that religion and religionists who promote this extremely narrow morality must be challenged and held accountable for the hate which they spread. Bottom line, Scottie, is that people who live by hatred will naturally promote hatred. Hugs to ya.

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    Comment by larrypaulbrown — October 17, 2017 @ 19:25

    • Hello Larry. I agree. I also have to keep reminding people, especially the hard right fundamentalist that the country is secular not a theocracy. We do not live by Christian sharia law, which a lot of them push so hard to. They complain about Muslims living by their religious laws in Islamic sharia, but they see no problem with demanding their religion be enshrined in all our laws. I get so angry over the religious exception laws because it is an excuse to deny gay people their civil rights. Look they admit that if a person of color came in and asked for service they would have to serve them. It is no different with Gay people. Look making a cake for a same sex wedding doesn’t say you endorse the marriage nor that you are a part of it, you are not. Just as if a mixed race couple was getting married and asked that baker to make a wedding cake it wouldn’t mean you were part of that wedding nor that you are claiming to support the couple. Be well, have a great night. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — October 17, 2017 @ 19:52

  2. All the gods that ever existed were created by men. I say this because no woman I ever met would have created such monsters. Every holy book ever written were written by men. They did that to gain wealth and power, oh, and to make sure they did as little or no real, useful work while amassing power and wealth. Any religious folks who don’t like my comment can put this comment in their pipes and smoke it. My grandpa used to tell some folks to “Put and egg in your shoe and beat it”. They can do that also.
    Oh, I do have one more gift for those who don’t like my comment; tough beans and hard cheese.
    And yet, some people wonder why I have no use for any religion nor any holy books. Although, those thin pages that many bibles are printed on do make nice rolling papers. Yeah, that last one was intended to be very sarcastic.

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    Comment by Walter Kronkat — October 17, 2017 @ 22:49

    • I say Walter, you said it very well. I spit coffee out at the cat in laughter while reading your comment. Thanks and hugs.

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      Comment by Scottie — October 18, 2017 @ 10:47


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