posted on Apr, 26 2014 @ 12:26 PM
a reply to: sk0rpi0n
Against my better judgment I'll participate.
In my opinion, organized religion is a power ponzi scheme. There are always those in society who want to control others, they find the opportunity in
organized religion. They are given "permission" to look down upon others to elevate their own sense of worth and value. The Pope has power, he gives
Bishops and Cardinals power, they give power to Priests, the churches give power to their congregation, the congregation gets the sensation of being
more "worthy" than "non-believers".
As you correctly point out, the selective nature of all Christian belief should be highlighted. They quote the Bible when it allows them to attack
others for being homosexual, but they ignore so many other specific instructions in their book.
Slavery, rape, selling of daughters, polygamy, clothing, crops, hair styles... there are so many other clear examples of "inconvenient" diktats that
are suddenly ignored while holding this one thing aloft and smacking people with it.
When I find one Christian who fights against equal rights for LGBT people who also campaigns for women to be under the control of men, who never cuts
their hair, willing to sell their daughters to a man, who only wear clothes woven from one material... then I might pay attention to a word they say,
but only long enough to ridicule them further.
It's really quite simple; if one wants to use Bible verse to attack others, they better be prepared to support all other Bible verses and live
accordingly, otherwise they should be laughed out of the room without further consideration.