Originally posted by WhiskyKisses
"Chrstianity" as you spelled it is not seen as backwards in the modern world. It's seen as backward by people I don't like and some atheists.
Religion is religion. I love how you grouped Christianity all alone yet you know Muslims and Jews are okay. Your type bugs me. I recently made a post
Thanks for your opinion though.
I can follow some of your logic in the above stated post. You feel that people are mocking your religion and not any of the other countless belief
structures out there. Very well. Fair enough. I am no Christian. Far from it in fact. I do however have a Masters degree in theology, so I would like
to think that I can speak with at least a bit of knowledge. The nation you live in was founded on the ideal of a separation of Church and State. I
think that this is a brilliant idea. After all, as a Christian, would you want the ideals of a different religion to be forced down your throat? Very
likely not. As a non-Christian, I certainly don't want biblical ideals shoved down mine. Government, especially democratic government, is meant to
encompass peoples of ALL beliefs, races, and any other difference, including sexual preference.
Now, to clarify my position slightly, I'm a straight man. In my world view however, that does not mean I have to hate homosexuals. That would be
silly. They aren't contagious, they aren't trying to recruit, who they decide they are attracted to is none of my damned business, as the details of
my bedroom escapades are none of theirs. Ultimately, they are no different from any bloody other person. A dear friend from high school came out to a
bunch of my crowd a while back, I believe that the general consensus was "Who bloody cares?". I might humbly suggest you take that approach my
friend. I'm certain that a shadowy cabal of gay men aren't plotting to convert you to their sinful gay ways.
To bring this full circle, you seemed affronted when it looked like someone had singled out and denigrated your religion, to the exclusion of all
the MANY others. I simply can't fathom how you can be upset at feeling targeted and mocked based on a belief structure, when you can then turn around
and denigrate another group of people based on something much more primal... who they love. That kind of hypocrisy is a hallmark of MANY religions, so
fear not, it isn't just yours.
As an aside, Leviticus 11:12 states that "Whatsoever hath no fins nor scales in the waters, that shall be an abomination unto you." Shall I assume
you are currently boycotting Red Lobster? After all, if you are going to follow the book of your lord, you should probably follow ALL of it, not just
the bits you happen to like.
That was just my two cents, now let the Holy Flaming War begin!
edit on 18-8-2011 by WhiskyKisses because: (no reason given)
Well put, and I agree with most of what yo said, but I do have to say that admitting that you're not religious and then quoting scripture is sort of
being a little btch. Stop that. MA in theology or not, underhanded.