posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 09:03 AM
Originally posted by NOTurTypical
Stop right there, lets be real for 30 seconds..
-- Gays aren't allowed to marry in Muslim nations, moot point.
Justifying discrimination because others do it is NOT a valid defense. If you were in the middle of a riot and people were looting a store, would it
be ok for you grab a few things for yourself? Others are doing it, so using that logic you're justified in following suit. Two wrongs don't make a
right, and not doing the right thing leads to resentment and ill will.
-- Muslims have been killing the other factions in their religions for centuries. In case you haven't watched the news lately Sunnis and Shiites
are murdering each other constantly.
My question to you is why do their actions impact your actions? Claiming that "they're bad" doesn't justify their intentional marginalization
from western society. What I've seen in the US is an (erroneous) assumption that "we're a Christian nation" so we should be able to integrate our
beliefs into society and banish all others. You're not gaining friends that way.
-- The secular world doesn't trust anyone who doesn't bow to the golden calf of Evolution.
Are we not all human beings? Free will and the ability to think critically for ourselves is probably the greatest gift we have, and I really don't
believe that Christ would have advocated distrust simply because others choose to explore the wonders of life in a different fashion.
Calvinists and Baptists aren't in armed conflict over OSAS doctrine.
I'll agree that that's a positive step in the right direction, but how long will that last? Religion is the most divisive subject of all time, and
because of its negative nature many people shy away from churches.
** Others don't hate Christians, we disagree with the lifestyle of preaching one thing but practicing another. We're tired of christians using
religion to justify discrimination and denial or equal rights. We're tired of being looked down on because we don't share the same belief system.
Christianity in it's purest form, following the core teachings of Christ is a great guideline for living life. Religions, however, have distorted
and defiled that message to drive their own political agendas. Few people of faith are willing to stand up and follow their heart to stand for peace,
love, acceptance and equality, and instead choose to follow the herd and parrot the religious philosophies, formulated by men, that run counter to the
teachings of Christ.
If Christ really is destined to return soon, I truly hope that he returns in the form of a lesbian woman. It would be the ultimate irony and learning
lesson for all those that wrongfully practice discrimination in his name.