Sad but true –

I find this subject closer & closer to my heart. I’m not homosexual – well not completely – I am not part of a same sex partnership at this time….but so many of the people I really think of as friends ARE. The FRIENDS….This just kind touched me, so I figgered I’d throw it out at you…

     An engineering professor is treating her husband, a loan officer, to dinner for finally giving in to her pleas to shave off the scraggly beard he grew on vacation.  His favorite restaurant is a casual place where they both feel comfortable in slacks and cotton/polyester-blend golf shirts.  But, as always, she wears the gold and pearl pendant he gave her the day her divorce decree was final.  They’re laughing over their menus because they know he always ends up diving into a giant plate of ribs but she won’t be talked into anything more fattening than shrimp.
      Quiz:  How many biblical prohibitions are they violating?  Well, wives are supposed to be ‘submissive’ to their husbands (I Peter 3:1).  And all women are forbidden to teach men (I Timothy 2:12), wear gold or pearls (I Timothy 2:9) or dress in clothing that ‘pertains to a man’ (Deuteronomy 22:5).  Shellfish and pork are definitely out (Leviticus 11:7, 10) as are usury (Deuteronomy 23:19), shaving (Leviticus 19:27) and clothes of more than one fabric (Leviticus 19:19).  And since the Bible rarely recognizes divorce, they’re committing adultery, which carries the rather harsh penalty of death by stoning (Deuteronomy 22:22).
      So why are they having such a good time?  Probably because they wouldn’t think of worrying about rules that seem absurd, anachronistic or – at best – unrealistic.  Yet this same modern-day couple could easily be among the millions of Americans who never hesitate to lean on the Bible to justify their own anti-gay attitudes.  ~Deb Price, And Say Hi To Joyce

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    Hey, I’ve missed you, sweetie! Welcome back.

    Yes, the Bible is definitely pick-and-choose literature for those who like to use it against others. Taken as a work in whole, it is so self-contradictory it could never stand up in a court of law, yet some Christians insist parts of it be adhered to as law. But only some parts. I’ve never understood how, if you believe the Bible to be the word of God, which must be believed and lived “to the letter,” you can disbelieve or dismiss even a single word. No sect has been successful in following the Bible “to the letter;” it can’t be done. The Bible has obvious flaws, but to admit this is tantamount to heresy even today. Because if the Bible is flawed, the Bible is not “holy writ,” and since Man is made in the image of God, and Man is flawed, then God is more like Man than Christians want to admit; i.e., their God is flawed.

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    anjiknut Says:

    For every quote someone quotes there is always an opposite if you know where to look.

    When I was young there was a murderer known as the Yorkshire ripper, he murdered 13 prostitutes, his motive was that he had been instructed by God. Makes you wonder about the origins of some parts of the bible, doesn’t it?


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