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RELIGION: Citing scripture risky for both sides

Letter by Michael G. Qunell, Tacoma on Feb. 28, 2012 at 12:05 pm with 5 Comments »
February 28, 2012 12:05 pm

Re: “Dividing point” (TNT, 2-26).

It always amuses me when individuals quote scripture without actually proofreading what they quote. According to those who oppose ordination of gays and lesbians, we are all damned to the fires of hell. In 1 Corinthians 6: 9-10, it names those who will not inherit heaven, including fornicators. Hmmm. That leaves out probably 95 percent of those of us over age 16. And male prostitutes but not female prostitutes? What happened to gender equality?

On the other side, the quotations support having gays and lesbians in the churches, but nowhere state that they should be ministers of God.

Come on, people. Just remember that these writings were made by men in a time when society was extremely patriarchal. Anyone who has studied biblical writings will tell you that the later writers were following the lead of the earlier writers.

I think that we should all take the lead that many teenagers did several years ago when they began wearing bracelets that had WWJD (what would Jesus do) on them. Frankly, I find it difficult to believe that Jesus would exclude anyone who professed a desire to serve God in any manner they wished.

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  1. Good points Michael!

  2. Michael – if you take a good long look at religion and its history, the repetitive theme is the need to control people. The Catholics are a shining example. That religion, through the use of a dead language, force fed scripture via the male leadership of the church. Reading a bible was basically forbidden. Letting the proletariat learn would certainly end up in chaos.

    Fast forward to 2012 and you see the same exercise and see the remnants of the dogma of only 50 years or so ago.

    Keep the dumb…well….dumb.

  3. BlaineCGarver says:

    You could easily flip the coin over and point to the fact that ever since religion has been forcefully removed, society has been in a steady downward spiral…..

  4. Theefrinker says:

    Forcefully removed? Nothing is being removed. People are just trying to introduce logic into our culture, and more people are willing to embrace it, that’s all.

  5. SandHills says:

    .could you state those scriptures that support the gay lifestyle?

    Not a single person that promotes homosexual behavior has stated anything to the kind so far

    For them it is all about obfuscation, slide-stepping, and misdirection. Such doublespeak may carry the day in the secular aspects of our culture, but it’s almost to the point of insanity that they are trying to push their justification for men on men and women on women sex from Biblical scripture.

    Argue your point from simply being from an anti-Christian position, be honest about it. To keep trying to revise generalites in Biblical scripture to justify current secular values – while ignoring longstanding and specific scripture condemning homosexuall behavior is nothing more than an attempt to create a wholly new religion – maybe a “Book of Gayness” can be written which will serve the gay agenda as well as the Book of Morman serves them.

    But for God’s sake, quit making it up as you go.

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