Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Christian Fear of Love

Apparently, former SNP leader Gordon Wilson wants a referendum on the government's proposals to allow same-sex marriage.  In  a nine-page document he allegedly described same-sex marriages as an assault on Xtian values which could lead to social disintegration and sexual confusion.

Excuse me, but exactly how can two people loving each other and deciding to get married bring about the end of life as we know it?  Who is anyone to declare how love should be expressed or where love should blossom for anyone other than themselves?   And how do gay people become a social hazard through marrying each other; does this mean that by remaining unmarried they're somehow more safe?  How ridiculous.

As for Xtian values, how about:-
  • “Do not judge so that you will not be judged.” Matthew 7:1
  • “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-35
Actually, I don't care what is written in the Xtian Bible.  There's a quote in there to fit any requirement, especially if taken out of context.  On the one hand, Xtians express belief in an all-powerful, all-knowing, perfect god while on the other hand many decide that they know better than their deity with regard to some of his creations.

But there is Christianity, and then there is the far more frequently practised Paulianity...  It is a pity that many devotees of Paulianity (which was allegedly described as being in error by Jesus's own disciples) find the concept of love to be so frightening.

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