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LGBT News A Supreme Court Win for Gay Rights, but Not in My Church

Discussion in 'Current Events, World News, & LGBT News' started by brainwashed, Jul 4, 2020.

  1. brainwashed

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    Reasons why I could not remain theistic #14,423... yeah.

    Being a woman, a skeptic, and a lesbian was a lot of fun being told I'm lesser for qualities inherent to me. Glad to be out.
     
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    Yup they (Christians, some) sure like to condemn. Judging is built into the religion - if your'll (my) good you'll go to heaven. If your'll bad (again my bad) you go to hell. Judging and condemning is in the pores. Such an immature religion.
     
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    Many "Christians" are condemning, judgmental, etc., but not all.
     
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    The problem that I have isn't with individual faith, but in the religious institution and the power it wields over the community, even indirectly with people who do not share in the same belief system. When beliefs start to influence laws and social norms, there is a serious problem, because people who do not fit within that ideological framework get hurt.
     
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    The same could be said for political ideology.
     
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    The main problem I had with religion was that I didn’t like the fact it was so patriarchal. I didn’t like being told I was going to hell for so many things. I also hated getting up early on a Sunday to sit and kneel in a big cold church and be bored silly. I could daydream just as well at home without pretending to believe in a God that might not be real and seems like a total asshole. I also have a problem with a book that’s probably fiction being used to condemn so many people.
     
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    The song Take Me To Church by Hozier is about Homophobia in the church.
     
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    It’s actually not even a book but rather a collection of tribal stories, poetry, letters, genealogy, etc that someone decided to hodgepodge together around 300 AD and call it the Bible.
     
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    I thought some kid found some scrolls in a cave and that was the bible. At least, that’s what I was taught. I think.
     
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    Even that didn't work out too well, because all kinds of alterations and amendments to the manuscripts continued to take place from c.325 AD until the advent of mechanical printing finally established a degree of uniformity to The Bible. This is precisely why people should avoid going down the rabbit hole of making very strident claims about The Bible and precisely what it means in any given context.

    If someone preaches hate to you on the strength of what the Bible says they place themselves in a theological no man's land. Every hateful position they advance can be easily unpicked using the very same Bible against them.