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Fri May 1, 2015, 05:11 PM

An Anti-Theistís Interpretation Of The Bibleís Opinion On Same-Sex Marriage

An Anti-Theistís Interpretation Of The Bibleís Opinion On Same-Sex Marriage
April 29, 2015 by Peter Mosley

Hereís my interpretation of the Bibleís opinion on Same-Sex marriage:

Anything derogatory it says about same-sex marriage is nothing more than prejudice against gay individuals by primitive tribes.

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So, what Iíd like you to do is throw your Bible away. Because, honestly, this is ridiculous. Why the heck would you hang on to that ancient rulebook crafted by bigots? Itís time to look past that to people who exist and who love each other.

I guess thatís why Iím an anti-theist. I see progressives and conservatives and fatheists arguing over what God supposedly ďREALLYĒ said, and Iím standing here like ó can we move pass this? Can we move past trying to get to the ďtrueĒ meaning of texts and start looking at, like, the flesh and blood people right in front of us?

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I mean, this is absurd. Iím tired of being trapped in a stone age when there are people in the current age who want to show their love for each other.

Letís quit making this so damn complicated. Two people love each other. They want to get married. Awesome.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/barrierbreaker/an-anti-theists-interpretation-of-the-bibles-opinion-on-same-sex-marriage/




Leave it to an anti-theist to point out the obvious: "when youíre trying to engineer an egalitarian society, messing with nonexistent variables doesnít seem all that helpful."



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Reply An Anti-Theistís Interpretation Of The Bibleís Opinion On Same-Sex Marriage (Original post)
beam me up scottie May 2015 OP
Warpy May 2015 #1
beam me up scottie May 2015 #9
Warpy May 2015 #11
Binkie The Clown May 2015 #2
beam me up scottie May 2015 #3
Binkie The Clown May 2015 #6
beam me up scottie May 2015 #8
bvf May 2015 #5
Warren Stupidity May 2015 #7
mr blur May 2015 #13
Cartoonist May 2015 #4
beam me up scottie May 2015 #10
AlbertCat May 2015 #12
beam me up scottie May 2015 #14
Panich52 May 2015 #15
beam me up scottie May 2015 #17
deucemagnet May 2015 #16
beam me up scottie May 2015 #18

Response to beam me up scottie (Original post)

Fri May 1, 2015, 05:18 PM

1. Well, a careful reading of most of the pronouncements against gays

would turn up two facts: first, god said nothing, it was all the rantings of the priests; and second, most of it was an indictment of male on male pederasty.

However, most religious ranters never read it at all.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #1)

Sat May 2, 2015, 02:15 PM

9. You mean god didn't write the bible?

The religious read only the parts they're told to read and disregard the rest.

If you're allowed to ignore parts of the rulebook doesn't that prove how worthless it is as a rulebook?

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Response to beam me up scottie (Reply #9)

Sat May 2, 2015, 02:31 PM

11. Quotes from god are actually few and far between

and you'd think if he was as sex obsessed as his priests were, then gay sex would have made that ten commandments, along with abortion.

Unfortunately, the morons who say "god did it" to everything they can't understand (which is nearly everything) don't see it that way. To them, god sat down and wrote the KJV in English.

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Response to beam me up scottie (Original post)

Fri May 1, 2015, 07:34 PM

2. You are forgetting the most important fact.

Iron age goat-herders where so much more wise and sophisticated than we are.



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Response to Binkie The Clown (Reply #2)

Fri May 1, 2015, 07:58 PM

3. Modern day followers aren't much better.

Parsing through the bible trying to find the Truthô, yeah, that's not a monumental waste of time.



Like the author said "Letís move on, guys. Throw that book away, loosen up and cheer a gay wedding, support lgbt individuals and then, like, letís get some ice cream or play ping pong or something."

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Response to beam me up scottie (Reply #3)

Fri May 1, 2015, 09:33 PM

6. My sister goes to Bible Study every week

I ask her if that's so she can learn which parts of the Bible to ignore, and which parts to misrepresent.

Needless to say, she is praying for my soul.

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Response to Binkie The Clown (Reply #6)

Sat May 2, 2015, 02:12 PM

8. I get prayed for too.

Obviously they're doing something wrong.


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Response to Binkie The Clown (Reply #2)

Fri May 1, 2015, 08:32 PM

5. And they're still among us,

 

begging to be told what to think.

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Response to Binkie The Clown (Reply #2)

Sat May 2, 2015, 10:18 AM

7. Plus 1700 years of piling on the justifying bullshit.

 

They are very good at it.

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Response to Binkie The Clown (Reply #2)

Sun May 3, 2015, 11:17 AM

13. Yes, they were, because they had "other ways of knowing" -

 

Like some of our own frequent visitors here in the Religion & Spirituality section

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Response to beam me up scottie (Original post)

Fri May 1, 2015, 08:31 PM

4. ancient rulebook crafted by bigots

But you have to consider the history of those times. Everyone was a bigot then. Look out your window. You don't see any bigots nowadays. You do? And those bigots are holding a Bible? Yeah, it is time to throw it out.

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Response to Cartoonist (Reply #4)

Sat May 2, 2015, 02:20 PM

10. A bigoted rulebook used by all to promote what they think is important.

Just ignore everything else.

And we're supposed to be able to tell which factions are interpreting it correctly how, exactly?

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Response to beam me up scottie (Original post)

Sun May 3, 2015, 10:27 AM

12. Theology

 

It's like arguing over whether Santa Claus comes down the chimney head first or feet first.

Thousands of years of uselessness. And it seems most religions kill people over things that aren't even in the original holy books, but theological crap piled up over the centuries.



This of course also relates to the "Dennett is a poppy-head" lame hit piece making the rounds. "You can't possibly understand religion unless you know all about the useless baloney we've made up about it since it started".

Yes you can. You can understand it's made up guesses by profoundly ignorant ancient peoples.

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Response to AlbertCat (Reply #12)

Sun May 3, 2015, 03:59 PM

14. Igel posted a better analogy: two symmetrically opposed butt-cheeks

I know we're not supposed to link to the toxic wasteland but this post is a real gem.


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Response to beam me up scottie (Original post)

Sun May 10, 2015, 10:36 AM

15. Would Rec if my rc button was working...

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Response to Panich52 (Reply #15)

Sun May 10, 2015, 04:48 PM

17. That's okay.

My mom always said it's the thought that counts!


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Response to beam me up scottie (Original post)

Sun May 10, 2015, 11:18 AM

16. But it's more nuanced and complex than that!

Why don't anti-theists ever see the nuance and complexity? Also: bigotry fascism.

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Response to deucemagnet (Reply #16)

Sun May 10, 2015, 04:50 PM

18. We're not fashion experts.

Therefore we're not qualified to comment on the Emperor's wardrobe choices.


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