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    2014 - 01.05

    A few weeks ago a commentator made a statement that’s given me pause to reflect on a point of view I’ve held for quite a long time.

    He made a statement to the effect of “I’ve been going to church for years and I’ve never heard anyone say anything derrogatory about gays or minorities.”

    My first thought was to reply something like “it sounds like you’ve found a good church” but then I got to thinking . . . .

    Maybe organized religion is getting a bad rap because some people are using their ‘religion’ as an excuse to say and do less than Christ-like things to those they see as less than them.

    When challenged on their statements, they drag out certain Bible verses and various church doctrine that instructs them to say and do these unkind things to others as justification for their behavior. When pushed further, they throw up their hands and say they are simply doing as God has instructed.

    After inviting a number of people I’ve known for a lifetime into Ricky’s and my world for the past 15 years, and watching them continue to support unkind remarks towards those they see as less than them, I’ve come to realize their behavior may have to do with any number of things.

    And one of those things may or may not be their ‘faith.’

    Today’s Gay Agenda: Start assigning accountability for deplorable behavior where it belongs. And stop letting them off the hook when they say ’the Bible says . . . . ‘

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    5 Responses to “Come to think of it . . .”

    1. Stephan says:

      A good way to end an argument is to say, “…the Bible says…”. It is like saying to a child, “wait until your father gets home!”.

      I just think some people have a difficult time with a changing world. They prefer the “security” of the “good old days”. Just look at the issues of marriage equality, climate change, or women’s rights. I’m sure you can find people who are against all three. In reality, it is not the issues, but what they represent – a change in thinking.

    2. josh says:

      So what you’re saying is that people use the bible as an excuse for their own feelings about the homosexual lifestyle, racism, etc.. It’s possible I would say but not the standard. When you think of the millions of people showing tolerance. I believe that most people don’t use the bible as an excuse for racism. I believe racism is hardwired in our brain. From an evolutionary standpoint we are all tribal creatures. Tribes are very close knit homogenous societies. When we encounter someone that is different than what is normal to our society I believe we feel cautious and sometimes defensive. Now I’m not saying that this is something that cannot be overridden by the way someone is nurtured but I think it’s an underlying cause, and it doesn’t just apply to skin color but cultural values and behaviors also. I don’t see christians, other than the psycho ones that are out protesting funerals, bashing gays. I don’t consider those people christians anyway but a cult and believe me I’ve considered going down to one of their funeral protests and spraying them all down with Bear mace. I think that people shouldn’t have to accept the homosexual lifestyle if they don’t want too. I don’t think it has anything to do with the bible. We are hardwired (for the most part) to be a species that reproduces itself. I think it’s natural for the tribe to disagree with a lifestyle that is outside that norm. I don’t think the majority of people hate you for it. I just think they disagree and don’t accept it. They shouldn’t be branded as haters or homophobes for that no more than you should be branded as queers or faggots.

    3. Candyman says:

      “When challenged on their statemes, they drag out certain Bible verses and various church doctrine that instructs them t say and do these unkind things to others as justification for their behavior. When pushed further, they throw up their hands and say they are simply doing as God has instructed.” …can you help me understand what “Bible vrses” are you referring to are un-Christ-like regarding homosexuality? I know several vrses that do not support or affirm the homosexual life style. You must be referring to these vrses as un-Christ-like? or whem individuals share these truths with you are they being un-Christ-like? …Would you pls help us understand by what you as bible doctrine which which impowers individuals to be un-Christ-life?

    4. Avatar of Mac Mac says:

      To my knowledge, there are no passages that encourage non Christ like behavior. That’s why I wish this small minority if extremists would stop giving Christians as a whole a bad rap.

      • Candyman says:

        the reason why I say this is because,”Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.” I Tim 4:16 So, I’m inquiring what your doctrine is on sex, sexuality and homosexuality based on what you believe in relation the Bible. Pls use Bible vrs to support each statement. thank you.

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