I will not lie. There are a great number of positive lessons, acts, and deeds done in the many Bible translations and editions. But you can also find that shit in a Harry Potter book, or Dr. Seuss books. I don't remember Horton needing any omnipotent prescient voice tell him that letting all those Whos die was bad, and absolutely nothing alluded to the fact.
|*As Told by Peter, the guy who totally doesn't lie about anything|
For every good act done there are countless terrible ones. Terrible things which somehow are glossed over when people go around quoting shit that supposedly makes gay marriage bad. For Example, in Numbers 31, the Midianites (Read: Arabs) got sick. Many of them died. Today, we would call this an epidemic. But remember this is Biblical times where bad things happen to people because God made it so. So what did the Israelites do?
A. Not assist the Midianites because they worshiped a different god
B. Kill all of the surviving men and take all of their livestock
C. Kill all of the non-virgin women and claim the virgins.
D. Take all of their valuables and burn anything else not already on fire
E: All of the above
|"I swear to Asherah I'm chaste" |
-Famous Last Words
Don't those all sound strikingly familiar? Kind of like AIDS being a God induced Plague, or that Interracial Marriage is not biblical and, surprisingly, the guy who tried to sacrifice his son in a cemetery? My question is, did these people read the Bible and build their beliefs off of what they read, or did they acquire these beliefs somehow and then use the bible for confirmation bias? Either way, it shows an extreme lack of critical thinking, and a lack of life experience.
Our laws should not shape our personal morals, just like our personal morals should not shape our laws. If it is legal to murder people, the world is not going to devolve into chaos despite what some people think. Yet Christians feel that Phantom Space Man's Fairy Tales should be the law of the land. And I get why. You are God's custodians and its up to you to spread his message, but if someone does something you don't want them to do and it has absolutely nothing to do with you, you let it go, you don't try to make it a law. I don't know about you all, but I'm not comfortable with letting someone who thinks some dude parted a sea yet doesn't think that toxic gases in air that we breathe is bad decide how the country should be run.
What's even worse is the role of the woman in Christianity. A women's expectation can pretty much be summed up with a chart:
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