Hi there. This is something that I need to say to all those who consider themselves Christian. Like me, many believe in an afterlife, that there is a saviour in Jesus Christ and he did some pretty cool things while on this Earth.
Unlike me, many of the Christians I speak of (you know who the fuck you are) deny scientific evidence of the age of the world, of climate change (which is never made mention of in the Bible at all), and continue to use Christ and his teachings as a way to denounce same sex marriage (hint: he never actually does say anything about same sex marriage).
Back in the day when Charles Darwin wrote on his theories of evolution, the book didn’t originally sell that well. Mostly because it confused a lot of people, not because it had some outrageous theories. The Church of England, when people began checking it out again, actually came forward and said “hey, this book is actually pretty good, and really describes a way that God created man, we think it’s awesome”. So, the Church of England was pretty cool with the concept that man evolved from a lesser species to become what he and she is today. What they couldn’t fuckin’ understand is that nature isn’t just oblivious to feelings or anything, but it’s actually pretty fuckin’ cruel. Because nature has an IDGAF attitude about, well, everything.
The Bible’s not a scientific document. If anything, it’s closer to an historical document (that’s been heavily edited over the centuries and with books removed because the religious establishment found them icky… I want a director’s cut of the Bible, really).
For those right-wing, Christian fascists who celebrate recently award Bigot of Honour medal by some dumb, fucking Republican racist shit bag, please indicate one section in the teachings of Christ where he said same sex marriage (or gay and lesbian relationships) is bad. I’ll wait. No really.
Bet you can’t find one, because Christ never said that shit. As a matter of fact, Christ actually blesses a same sex relationship because the commitment that both men have for each other. Christ thought it was cool that these two guys were so committed and so in love, so He said “You guys are cool, I’m honoured that you have such love for each other”.
Oh, but there you are, Christian fascists, pointing to Leviticus. All the while forgetting that Christ’s sacrifice on the cross meant that was the last sacrifice for any Christian, and that all the old laws were nullified that’s to His death and His resurrection three days later. Here’s 2 Corinthians 3:14 mutherfuckers!
However, their minds were hardened, for to this day the same veil is still there when they read the old covenant. Only in union with the Messiah is that veil removed.
See that shit! That’s saying that only those who follow Christ’s teachings will realize that the old laws were no longer needed. Christ’s sacrifice freed the people from following the laws set down in Leviticus.
Let’s move on.
A lotta you right-wing Christian bigots are claiming that your spiritual laws should outweigh the laws set down by Congress (in the States, and Parliament in Canada and the UK), or by the Supreme Court. Meanwhile, completely forgetting something in the Constitution (for the States at least).
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
But wait! There’s more!
There are two clauses which deal with freedom of religion.
The establishment clause prohibits the government from passing legislation to establish an official religion or preferring one religion over another. It enforces the “separation of church and state.” Some governmental activity related to religion has been declared constitutional by the Supreme Court. For example, providing bus transportation for parochial school students and the enforcement of “blue laws” is not prohibited. The free exercise clause prohibits the government, in most instances, from interfering with a person’s practice of their religion.
This basically means the government can operate without having to worry about religious doctrine. ‘Cause let’s face it, ya want religion in your government, then ask yourself which religion. Catholic? Anglican? Protestant? Evangelical? Presbyterian? Apostolic? Mormon? Each denomination differs greatly from the other in many different ways. It’s one reason why the Amish and some Mennonite colonies do not work for government institutions. They also don’t push their religion on others (I’m lookin’ at you, Jehovah’s Witnesses).
The government even states that there is a separation of church and state. Where religion will not interfere with the day to day running of the government.
Long post is long, but there’s a point to all of this. And this is something directed at every right-wing Christian Evangelical Fundamentalist that’s out there.
STOP FUCKIN’ USING THE BIBLE LIKE YOU’D USE A BUFFET TABLE! My religion doesn’t exist for your bigotry, so stop fuckin’ usin’ it like that!