"Falzon’s accessible and jokey paraphrasing, complete with footnotes that alternate between informative and comedic (though sometimes both) makes the Bible's inglorious parts impossible to ignore." -- The Front Page Online
"Gays are different."
How many times have we heard that the basic human right to love whomever one pleases extends to everyone except gay people? How is it that "live and let live," "love thy neighbour" and "god loves everyone equally" all seem only to apply to the morally upstanding straights?
But it's not just the anti-gays who think that gays stand out; the pro-gay folks don't really improve matters when they make statements along the lines of "you can't lobby against the gay lifestyle just because they're different from you."
The word which I think needs to fall into disuse is "different." Gay people aren't different. They're the same.
So I was on Las Vegas Radio today, KOMP 92.3 FM Morning Show with Stu and Steve. I only got about 18 hours' notice, but it was good fun! Those guys have lots of energy and aren't afraid to say what's on their minds! Definitely my kind of guys.
So Stu told me right at the start that he and Steve had been together for quite some time. Listening to the broadcast afterwards, I discovered that he was trying to bait me a little, trying to see if I'd be upset that a 'disgusting' gay couple booked me for an interview. Quite the contrary! I'm glad, even keen, to be on gay radio, TV, you name it! My book has little to do with homosexuality and lots to do with making fun of those who would condemn it. Why respect a person who draws their morality from a book written in the Iron-age?
The nice thing about homosexuality is that it transcends political borders, stirring up and unifying Christian bigots on all continents. On African Human Rights Day in Zambia, according to the Zambia Daily Mail, President Rupiah Banda condemned not gay people directly, but people who support gay people, who are nearly as bad!
Naturally, Zambian Christian churches have applauded Banda’s condemnation of well-to-do people who donate to non-profit organisations and then have the gall to say that gayness is a human right. Bishop Peter Ndhlovu (no, I’m sorry, I can’t help you pronounce that) of the Bible Gospel Church says gay stuff is ungodly and more of a human wrong than a right.
Let's get one thing absolutely clear: The Bible is totally the shit. And even though every sub-sect of every brand of religion disagrees on the exact meaning of Inerrancy, I defy you to find one bit that's not 100% historically accurate.
This video contains alleged contradictions that don't actually exist. Such is the pure Truth that these contradictions do not exist, that I urge you not to check for yourself. There's no point, because the contradictions are not present in the places where the author states that they are.
It makes no sense to me, nor to anyone who has common sense, which is to say, anyone who agrees with me, why one would go out of one's way to piss God off like this. Firstly, it's just mean. If the Bible is anything to go by, Yahweh gets really upset when people don't follow Him, or don't like Him.
MORIAH, 1841 BC - Religious icon and founder of three of the most popular faiths in the world, Abraham of Canaan, was arrested last week on charges of child-abuse.
Witnesses say Abraham lured his son Isaac, 13, to a mountain-top altar, ostensibly to perform a routine ritual sacrifice of a lamb to his Canaanite warrior-god Yahweh, when he suddenly bound his son's hands and feet, declaring an intent to use Isaac as the sacrifice. Although his father did not ultimately carry out the ritual, young Isaac was quite shaken from the ordeal. When it was discovered that Abraham had also allegedly severed a portion of his son's penis while still an infant, Child Services was called immediately.