Monday, July 06, 2009
The Big Blue Blob Goes After the Gays
You know it's not every day that an atheist like me gets to tell a Christianist bigot that I'm a better Christian than she is.
But that's what I'm telling the Big Blue Blobber
Because while I'm not surprised that the ravings of Archbishop Nazir-Ali get her vibrating sympathetically. He is after all one of the best-known Christianist nut jobs in Britain.
In 2000 he said that having children in a marriage was not an "optional extra" and there was "a real lack" if people decided not to have children. Last year, he said Islamic extremism was turning parts of our cities into "no-go areas", and complained about the amplified call to prayer. He has also denounced multiculturalism as "newfangled and insecurely founded" and in 2007 announced he wouldn't be going to the Lambeth Conference, in protest at a gay bishop in America.
Nor am I surprised that she approves of the Old Testament, that hideous novella of mass murder and incest. Or that she believes in carrying down the "traditions" of the hairy desert dwellers who wrote it....in between bouts of beating their many wives, killing their neighbours, and screwing their goats.
It is clear from Scripture and Tradition that homosexual behaviour is condemned... Tradition is important, because unlike "Bible-Only" Christians, Catholics and other churches that subscribe to apostolic succession believe in the inerrancy of Sacred Tradition...
You know Sacred Traditions like this one:
"If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them."
Or the one about not eating shrimp or else....because that's a really scary one too. Along with the one blessing the inerrancy of SLAVERY.
But when she says the following she crosses the line between intolerance and insanity:
As far as we're concerned, Jesus rejects homosexual behaviour, as well.
Because even an atheist like me knows that's nonsense. And if you don't believe me ask my mum.
You see she's an Anglican and a good Christian. She believes that Jesus' message is one of love. And she doesn't talk that message, or preach it, she LIVES it. She doesn't judge people she just tries to help them, from feeding the poor and the elderly, to taking disabled children for horseback rides.
And of course she loves me for who I am. She loves Sébastien like a son for loving me so well. And believes that just like those of her straight children,committed loving gay relationships should be celebrated not condemned...
Contrast that with the hideous judgemental ravings of those who believe they own the word of God. And you decide who is a real Christian.
Which is why I believe I've got the best mum in the world.
Why I believe that love beats hate any old day.
And why I believe that if Jesus really did exist. And he found these Christianist frauds in his temple. He'd sweep them out with a broom.
And spit in their faces...
P.S. My dad is a good Christian too. But while my sister went with my mum to the Anglican Church. He took us boys to the Church of Scotland. Until the day he realized he loved golf too much. And we wuz SAVED !!!!