Friday, October 23, 2009


The other day I was reading an article written by a gay expert on the Christian religion. He said that Jesus never said anything about homosexuality. Well, of course, that's completely untrue. Jesus thoroughly condemned homosexuality in Leviticus and in various books in the New Testament.

But just about any expert of the Christian religion would respond by saying: "No, no, you don't understand the Holy Bible. Jesus was not featured in the Old Testament." Well, okay, not by that name, but Jesus is busy throughout the Old Testament, slaughtering multitudes, inflicting swarms of insects and drought, aborting babies, etc.

How do Christians define their god(s)? Christians tell me that their monotheistic religion (actually, it's a polytheistic religion) consists of "three gods in one." One is the father, another is the son, and another is a "holy ghost."

What is a holy ghost? I thought about that. It has to be something that can't make a whole lot of noise, so it's probably their pet cat. But anyway, all three of those gods have been described--by Christians--as "eternal."

The father, son, and their little pet always existed, but one of them, the father, decided to send his son down to earth, give him flesh and have him pretend to be a human--an act of divine deceit.

Here's what all three said about gay people: From the Good News Bible "No man is to have sexual relations with another man; God hates that."--Lev. 18:22. "Even the women pervert the natural use of their sex by unnatural acts. In the same way the men give up natural sexual relations with women and burn with passion for each other. Men do shameful things with each other, and as a result they bring upon themselves the punishment they deserve for their wrong-doing."--Romans 1:26-27.

In both of these cases, the father, the son and Fluffy are speaking with one voice--and using poor St. Paul as their press secretary--something like a dummy. Hence, Jesus, in both books of the Holy Bible, condemns homosexuality.

1 comment:

laBiscuitnapper said...

I think the real problem is that the heart of the Xian message according to the (often contradictory) words of Jesus was that humans hould not judge one another as sinful or blessed etc, in spite of the fact that there are obviously some acts which are 'sinful' and 'blessed' etc etc. There are as many (similar) laws in Leviticus about adultery as well, yet, according to legend, the story goes that Jesus invoked none of these laws when the 'adulterous' woman was brought before him.

Perhaps what the gay expert meant when he spoke of Jesus saying nothing about homosexuality was based on that little story. That, if come face to face with a homosexual, Jesus would have done nothing (even if he would have *said* something as trite and irritating as 'go and sin no more'!). It's worth bearing in mind that - according to Jesus - the harshness of Levitical law was due to the hard heartedness of the people at that time rather than god's will (for whom the main law - again, according to Jesus' interpretation - was for humanity to love one another. Which is all very lovely. So long as we forget when he inspires some to kill others. It's all for the greater good, I'm sure...).

Eurgh. And St Paul was an eejit. That bit from Romans is weird because it's always taken to be an explicit condemnation of homosexuality, when it's actually talking about people forced to 'unnatural' behaviours as a result of false worship, rather than homosexuality being unnatural itself (apparently. I don't personally study these things beyond reading the articles). Not that he's any nicer about it when he does allude to it, it's just never quite as straightforward as Xians like to make it out to be (especially considering recent evidence of gay marriages within the 'early' Church. Unless you're a classicist/historian, I find it's a bit of a mess). He was a typical Jewish neo-platonist, really. Annoying, empty and vastly overrated like the rest of them!

Mostly in agreement with you. Just trying to be my usual annoying and pedantic best as ever! Have you checked out the 'Black Woman Thinks...' blog? I think you'd like her stuff.