09
Nov
08

Logical funnies

So, I’m sure many of you have heard, when laughing about some of the absurdities in the old testament, that “all that old-testament stuff was done away with by the new testament” and so forth. This is, actually, a rather silly argument considering this is where the objections to homosexuality, working on the sabbath, beating children for disobedience, and so forth stem from. It is also where the creation myths come from. Why is it it is acceptable to pick out the parts of the old testament which you agree with as “inerrant” but, in the same breath, discount dozens upon dozens of other rules within the text? Good examples are the kosher laws, sprinkling blood of a dead bird on lepers, and so forth. Should we condone killing adulterers? If you wish to be consistent, any church that claims homosexuals should be killed should likewise consider adultery punishable by death as purgery, contempt of court, blasphemy, false prophecy, worship of other deities, and so forth. Also, any attempt to include homosexual women has absolutely NO basis in the bible; it only talks about homosexual men, and we know the Christian text of choice does not consider men and women equal, so I suppose lesbians don’t even get figered licked outed discussed by this book. All joking aside, the “moral” objections to homosexual marriage is about as vacuous as the “moral” objections to sexual education, condom distribution, pornography, cracker abuse, alcoholic beverages, abortion, ham sandwiches, anal sex, violence in video games (but you can have violence in the bible, god guy says that violence is perfectly OK!).

/rant

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4 Responses to “Logical funnies”


  1. November 9, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    What was I going to say again…Oh, yea.

    The entire Bible is set up as a ‘confusion technique’ document.

    It evolves to a certain extent but like an old audio disc the needle just naturally ‘skips’ back, hence Creationism, Intelligent Design, Pro-life and other wedge issues.

    The wedge issues are an important part of religion as believers want to force their opinions on the less devout.

    They are confused between ‘the good’ and ‘the Godly’ and they want us all to be confused about that too.

    Example:- At this point in time(in ‘the west’) we are clear that slavery is wrong, that subjegating a person is inherently ‘bad’.

    But the Bible is unclear about this. We hear, in the story of the Exodus that slavery IS bad(for the Hebrews) but later we hear that slavery is not necessarilly unGodly!

  2. 2 Stacy S.
    November 9, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    One day people will see how stupid all of it is. I wonder how long it will take …

  3. November 10, 2008 at 12:58 am

    The selective rejection of the Old Testament often befuddles me too. I think that they say that Jesus’s “ye without sin throw the first stone” statement was supposed to be applied universally and was thus a convoluted way of getting rid of stoning as punishment (and yet these people will still support the death penalty…go figure). And they also say that kosher laws are moot because Paul heard God tell him that everything is squeaky clean now (because apparently blood is divine Clorox). But, there’s the problem where Jesus states directly that he has not come to “change the law, but fulfill it”, so, as per usual, their religion continues to make no sense…especially when they go as far as to dismiss passages that have nothing to do with food stuffs and punishments when it suits their arguments. Baffling.

  4. 4 jaredcormier
    November 10, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    “blood is divine Clorox”

    Awesome line; it’s even funnier when you consider how many pathogens are blood-born.


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