Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Misuse of Scripture

The fundamentalists like to point out that the Bible is absolutely clear that homosexuality is an "abomination" by quoting Leviticus, chapter 18, verse 22.

Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.

What they never quote is just a few chapters earlier in Leviticus 11:10

And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you:

And, if that isn't enough, it goes on for two more verses.

They shall be even an abomination unto you; ye shall not eat of their flesh, but ye shall have their carcases in abomination.

Whatsoever hath no fins nor scales in the waters, that shall be an abomination unto you.

Yea, though the Sodomites are abominations that will surely burn in Hell for their immoral behavior (but, since we don't mention wet, lesbian action, it's kosher), an even lower circle of torment is reserved for ye who dare partake of the three-times abominable Red Lobster shrimp feast. Lo, the very name of the place is an affront to all that is Holy (or Wholey) and these dens on inequity should be banished from this Christian Nation.

So, I ask you religious fundamentalists and bible literalists. . . how do you justify eating shrimp, lobster and surely violating a whole slew of other biblical laws while holding up other favored laws as The Immutable Truth™? If you can somehow explain away some laws, why can you not apply the same reasoning to the other laws? For if you can question the passages you don't want to follow because you like lobster, crab, scallops, catfish, eel, oysters or caviar, then everything else, every other passage, is also open to those same questions.

You are not fundamentalists or literalists. You are hypocrites! Hate mongers like Fred Phelps and Jack Chick, you don't follow The Law™ or The Word of God™, you merely pick and choose those passages that support your own narrow, self-serving and dare I say evil purposes and wrap it up in the lie that is your faith. Don't insult my intelligence by quoting scripture to me because by your own words you make it clear that you don't even believe it yourself.

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