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You were supposed to be the light and instead, you played in the dark
originally posted by: Antidisestablishment
a reply to: Jobeycool
It depends on what bible verses you show them. There are a lot which are open to very fluid interpretations, and conservative dogma has taken away from their real meaning and context.
A good example is the nasty little tale of Lot's escape from Sodam and Gomorrah. This is commonly used by the bible bashing fundies to denounce homosexuals. What they do not realise, is that the story is not an object lesson in homosexuality, but a story legitimising incest. The story goes as follows. Lot is visited by two male "angels". The depraved rape gangs come to his door jeering to him that they want to rape the "angels". Lot - who was a highly favoured "man of God", responds my telling them that they cannot rape his divine guests, but they are welcome to sexually abuse his two young daughters.
After the Angels save Lot from the city, which dues to God's wrath was to be destroyed, his wife was told not to look back. Of course, she did and was turned into a pillar or salt. Now with no woman for sex, Lot was very worried about preserving his bloodline through his daughters, so he got very drunk and had intercourse with them, making them both pregnant.
Not a nice tale is is? But you only ever get bombarded with the story about Sodam's destruction being due to homosexuality, which is not supported by other biblical verses which say that Sodam's sin was inhospitality to strangers. Certainly, Lot's angelic visitors were not treated nicely by the rape gangs, even when he offered them his daughters as "fresh meat."
When people condemn gay folk by using this story, they are not considering love. That two people can love, respect and make a commitment to each other regardless of gender. These people ignore the much worse implications of this story, that God favoured a man who was an incestuous paedophile and condemned both his wife and daughters.
originally posted by: boozo
It's only a matter of time, before the world turns out into an Islamic World.
Fury after Saudi Arabia 'chosen to head key UN human rights panel'
The United Nations has been criticised for handing Saudi Arabia a key human rights role - despite the country having “arguably the worst record in the world” on freedoms for women, minorities and dissidents.