Sunday Sermon: Conservative cafeteria Christianity, continued

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So, last week I mentioned that lots of anti-gay Christians love to quote from Leviticus about homosexuality being an “abomination,” while the same chapter also condemns eating lobster. But guess what’s prohibited in the very next chapter? The chapter right after the one containing the verse tattooed on this guy’s arm? That’s right, tattoos!  Talk about cherry-picking the Bible!

But here’s the thing. This would be really funny in a lighthearted, let’s-laugh-at-the-Christians kind of way, except for one thing. The guy in the picture? In the news video the pic is taken from, he’s defending a friend of his who was caught on tape nearly beating a guy to death for being gay. Religion can be silly, and ridiculous, and so self-contradictory (both in what it says and what it’s followers do) as to be absurd, but always remember: Religion. Is. Also. Dangerous.

(Nice catch from the Friendly Atheist, from whom I also snagged the pic)

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Peter on October 20, 2009 at 9:58 am

    They use their “religion” as an excuse to push their fears and their hatred onto others.
    Its tragic to be honest that the “churches” dont speak out against it.

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  2. when I see stuff like this, (the attempted murder of a gay man being defended by religion), I think the same thing. If homosexuality was all that bad, why wasn’t it a commandment?

    In a lighter note, maybe the guy in the video should have read A.J. Jacob’s book ( http://www.ajjacobs.com/books/yolb.asp )

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  3. Posted by Anonymous on June 27, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Here is my thing about the whole verse. The word abomination means “an event or thing that causes hate or hatred”. So this christian just put a verse on his arm admitting he hold hate toward homosexual couples and if he openly admits on his skin to hate than I pretty sure that goes against the whole idea of Christianity! Jesus don’t like hate!

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