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Letters to Nowhere

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Not Quite

Copied from my Beau's comment to Hey God, It's me .. The Queer
It should be noted that the ''God hates Shrimp'' comment should be clarified. Don't worry if you're a Christian. Ostensibly (note the tongue firmly in the cheek), those are the rules for the twelve tribes of Israel in the Old Testament. The first Five books of the Old Testament are the Torah, and contain the rules that so severely circumscribe orthodox Judaism. Christians can eat shrimp. However, the point of my paramour's piece is that there are more serious things to worry about then homosexuality.

No, that's not really what I was trying to say, my love. Yes, there are more serious things to worry about. I also was taught that "Christians" really didn't have to worry about those things because of the sacrifice Jesus Christ made on our behalf.

But the Anti Homosexual crowd seems to have missed the memo. If you're going to dig out an obscure (and equally important at the time) law out of the Old Testament, then you should live by them ALL. You can't pick and choose. Besides, what happened to hate the sin, love the sinner?

One thing that most Christians seem to miss, while they are thundering damnation down on everyone else, is that a good majority of them are adulterers. Nay, that's not true, says the Bible Belt Band.

Oh yeah.. many of you are.. And THAT my friends is one of the 10 'straight from the hand of God' Commandments. For those of you not following along it's #7 .. yeah the one right after Thou Shalt Not Commit Murder.

Let us turn in our bibles to the book of Matthew Chapter 5.
Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:
But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement:
But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.

Now even in New Testament times adultery was punishable by death. Stoning to be exact.

So, in the words of the Big JC himself

John 8:7 So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.

If there was to exist among Christians a single pure sinless individual I MIGHT listen to what they had to say about homosexuality. However, that perfect sinlessness does not exist. And it has no bearing on wither or not you are, in fact, doing the booty-root in the privacy of your own home.

If your going to spout judgment and damnation upon the masses.. please at least do it logically. Which is almost impossible using the Bible since it often speaks in parables, is contradictory to itself, and has been 'version'ized so many times that most of the translations are somewhat suspect to start with.


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