Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Have these people ever read The Bible?

This is disgusting:
"There is another way, or other ways, to look at the race issue in America,"
writes Gerald Schoenewolf, a member of NARTH's Science Advisory Committee.
"Africa at the time of slavery was still primarily a jungle.... Life there was
savage... and those brought to America, and other countries, were in many ways
better off."....

NARTH is some wacko anti-gay group that believes you can pray away the gay (reminds me of the old Calgon ad...NARTH, take the gay away). I now know who I'm turning to if I ever get the gay. Seriously, have these people ever read a Bible? Did they read the parts about empathy and compassion and acceptance and...?

This could be easily dismissed if the group wasn't so well connected. They're connected with James Dobson, probably the biggest religious right dude (sure he's a wacko but he wields power to the conservatives, ie, witness McCain Train's lip prints on his ass). And they're supposed to meet with Bush. Christ Almighty!!! Good to know that Bush is not only failing to solve America's problems. He's also meeting with wacko religious groups who believe slavery was a preferrable alternative.

Wake me up in 2 years, assuming some normalcy returns.


Anonymous Gary said...

" Did they read the parts about empathy and compassion and acceptance..."

Where exactly would that be? The Bible is generally as rambling and incoherent as an Edith Bunker anecdote. At its best, it promulgates rather obvious aphorisms that while perhaps pleasant, are not particularly deep or original (you'll find about as much inspiration and wisdom in fortune cookies). At its worst, it celebrates ethnic tribalism (even genocide), slavery, cruel and unusual punishment, monarchy, materialism, and imagines a God that both instigates and takes sides in petty human conflicts. Heck, most crappy TV sitcoms offer a clearer and more consistent and positive message.

1/17/2007 05:24:00 PM  
Blogger Tom G said...

While true, it doesn't explain why they, meaning the religious right, fail to notice the parts about helping the poor, and treating others as you would like to be treated. They tend to just focus on the parts that justify their worldview, which weirdly seems to revolve solely around the plague, I mean, the gay.

1/17/2007 06:12:00 PM  
Blogger Tom G said...

And to answer your question with an example:

(1) Empathy - do unto others as you would have them do unto you
(2) Compassion - Numerous stories about helping the poor and the story of Jesus and the leper
(3) Acceptance - he who is without sin cast the first stone; Mary Magdalene

1/17/2007 06:20:00 PM  

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