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This Must Be Said.

Probably every four years, maybe more often, maybe less, the "Christian Right" determine which candidate best follows their interpretation of the Bible. This forces the implication that to be a follower of Jesus' teaching you must be a Republican. I have no idea where people get this. I personally do not remember the verse or chapter where Jesus goes to Abraham's homeland (Find Ur on a map. It's in Iraq!) and subjects the villagers to illegal search and seizure or the part where Jesus praises John the Baptist, or whoever, for leveling a Samaritan village after a Samaritan bombs a donkey or something. But they must be in there...

The death penalty is based on the code of Hammarabi which states "an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth." Jesus says, on the other hand, Christians must "turn the other cheek" and that the other law was total donkeyshit. Someone will have to explain to me how continuing the act of vengeance with another act of vengeance is synonymous with an act of forgiveness because I'm just not smart enough...

As far as the "homosexuality is an abomination against God" thing goes, let's suppose we take the parable of the Good Samaritan and replace him with a homosexual. Wouldn't the moral be the same? No? You mean God's unlimited love has limits?

Yeah, the bible says it does in this case but I'm pretty sure you or someone you love has eaten shellfish and I'd be very surprised if your wife or girlfriend (or yourself if you're female) lived by herself in a tent out back once a month...

Anti-abortion sentiment is also simply hypocritical. If you believe life begins at conception, and all life is sacred, and therefore must be preserved at the microscopic level, don't bacteriologic lifeforms such as germs deserve to live? And when was last time you let a mosquito who was biting you live?

See you in Hell.

Comments

Cathy said…
Completely wonderful post! This is why you are (and of course your parents) the reason I still have faith in Christianity. Now I must go back to the "real" world I'm surrounded with at the moment. I'd hug you if you weren't a thousand miles away!

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