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Britain's first gay couple were "married" yesterday.
Fantastic !! I would say.
The sad thing was that outside the registry office, between 30 and 40 people (depending which news site you read) were outside protesting. What a shame for that couple.
So these fundamentalist Christians were busy trying to impose their narrow-minded bigoted views on everyone else...? Er.... What a surprise.
The bit of the Bible where God tells you not to judge other people must be optional then?
One last point. Take a close look at these protestors.
Right ...you get my point
12/20/2005 6:47 am
I have no problem with this new partnership law,but if they want equality why wasn't it extended to couples of opposite sex being given the same rights.|
12/20/2005 10:39 am
The Bible says lots of conflicting things. Like all "sacred" texts. One can pick a passage to support whatever polemic you are championing.|
Erik The Unholy
12/20/2005 2:04 pm
The Bible is very much like statistics. Both can be used to "confirm" any version of the facts. |
I received an e-mail a few months ago that gives a fresh perspective on the literal interpretation of the Bible.
Laura Schlessinger is a US radio personality, who dispenses advice to
people who call in to her radio show. On her radio show recently, she said
that, as an observant Orthodox Jew, homosexuality is an abomination,
according to Leviticus18:22, and cannot be condoned under any circumstance.
The following response is an open letter to Dr. Laura, penned by a US
resident, which was posted on the Internet.
Dear Dr. Laura
Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God's Law. I have
learned a great deal from your show, and try to share that knowledge with
as many people as I can. When someone tries to defend thehomosexual
lifestyle, for example, I simply remind them that Leviticus18:22 clearly
states it to be an abomination... End of debate.
I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some other elements of
God's Laws and how to follow them.
1. Leviticus 25:44 states that I may possess slaves, both male and
female,provided they are purchased from neighboring nations. A friend of
mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not Canadians. Can you
clarify? Why can't I own Canadians?
2. I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in
Exodus21. In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair price
3. I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in her
period of menstrual uncleanliness - Lev.15: 19-24. The problem is how do I
tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offense.
4. When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a
pleasing odor for the Lord - Lev.1:9. The problem is, my neighbors.They
claim the odor is not pleasing to them. Should I smite them?
5. I have a neighbor who insists on working on the Sabbath.Exodus
35:2.clearly states he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to
kill him myself, or should I ask the police to do it?
6. A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is an
abomination- Lev. 11:10, it is a lesser abomination than homosexuality. I
don'tagree.Can you settle this? Are there 'degrees' of abomination?
7. Lev.21:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I have a
defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear reading glasses. Does my
vision have to be 20/20, or is there some wiggle-room here?
8. Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed, including the hair
around their temples, even though this is expressly forbidden by Lev.
19:27. How should they die?
9. I know from Lev. 11:6-8 that touching the skin of a dead pig makes me
unclean, but may I still play football if I wear gloves?
10. My uncle has a farm. He violates Lev.19:19 by planting two different
crops in the same field, as does his wife by wearing garments made of two
different kinds of thread (cotton/polyester blend). He also tends to curse
and blaspheme a lot. Is it really necessary that we go to all the trouble
of getting the whole town together to stone them? Lev.24:10-16.Couldn't we
just burn them to death at a private family affair, like we do with people
who sleep with their in-laws? (Lev. 20:14)
I know you have studied these things extensively and thus enjoy
considerable expertise in such matters, so I am confident you can help.
Thank you again for reminding us that God's word is eternal and unchanging.
Your adoring fan,
12/20/2005 11:55 pm
That was a great laugh , craic....|
thx for sharing !!
12/21/2005 3:11 am