Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The Lies about Homosexuals

I found this woman's blog via my web surfing. She initially had a really nasty post up saying that someone should blow up a school that supported tolerances of gay students. I think enough people flagged it and it was removed for threatening language. Anyways, her latest post is all about why, according to the bible, homosexuals are evil and not worthy of god's love and forgiveness. I was confused by a few of her statements, and commented to her as such, but I doubt that she will post my comment or bother to reply. I have copied here my questions for her:

You say "Homosexuality is totally unnatural behavior."

There is plenty of examples of homosexual behavior in "nature," meaning the animal kingdom. Perhaps you just believe that it is unnatural for humans? In which case blogging, or using a computer at all, is completely unnatural, does that make it evil? The very code you use to blog with was most likely created by a few people who call themselves homosexual, can you condone the use of their handiwork while damning them to hell? What is the criteria for an activity to be both natural and good in god's eyes, or otherwise unnatural?

You say there is a process that one goes through to be a homosexual, and the first step is that they know god, but homosexuality is found in communities of humans, throughout history and even to this day, where god was not known at all; how does this happen?

You use the bible as example of what a homosexual is like, but I know people who claim to be homosexual who are not like this; is this perhaps like when the bible says god moved the sun in the sky, when in reality it is the earth that moves around the sun?

You interpret that Noah was raped by his son, but it is not explicitly stated as such; is the bible open to lots of passages being interpreted this way, as to seem to support whatever I wish it to support?

Were not the old rules about what was or wasn't indecent expunged by Jesus with his new covenant? If not, why don't you follow all Jewish laws? If so, shouldn't you follow the word of Jesus and love all of god's children? Did he not say that was the most important commandment? Your words seem filled with hatred, not love, and Jesus said that to hate was equivalent to murder; is this not so?

Update: It seems that she's made the blog private. Oh well, I guess she doesn't actually have any answers, just hatred. So sad that people are so brainwashed. It's still on google cache for now.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

It's been a while...

I've not had the time or motivation for the blog in a while. Real life takes over sometimes.

Anyways, recently I spotted a feud of sorts between Possummomma and some christian woman who's made it her mission online to persecute PM (I say this only because her blog is actually named as No Possum Zone), and I found it somewhat fascinating.

Part of me thinks Nancy isn't really all she says she is; she seems too perfect of an anti-atheist in her descriptions of herself, and what points about PM she picks on; could she just be a troll? I've yet to decide what I think about it, but I've asked her some questions about her most recent post, and I'm hoping to see if her answers seem honest, or if I can spot any cracks in the story. I never take anything I read online at face value; it's just in my nature to dig further and form my own opinion on such things.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

VA Catchphrase

It's been a while since I made a post... and I feel a bit guilty about that, I've just had busy shit going on in my life recently.

Anyways, in lieu of anything important, I'm attempting a submission for a catchphrase for VA:

If I gave a shit, you'd be the first person I'd give it to.

I had a t-shirt once that said that, and it seems to suit VA's style well.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Militant Atheism

Classically Liberal has an interesting post about the motives behind the seemingly recent atheist upheaval.

I would tend to agree that atheists don't normally have anything to bring them together, a lack of belief isn't something that binds people together. But then, just because a group of people were born Christian or Jewish, does that give them any more of a reason to band together? Perhaps just cuz they hold meetings once a week?

I think that atheists actually tend to be of a mindset that we aren't as socially needy. To be an atheist most often requires a bit of independent thought to begin with, and there seems to be a genetic predisposition to a belief in a deity, so perhaps those things go together. Group-think & atheism do not mesh.

But, given a common enemy, atheists are joining together, and raising their voices louder, and hopefully we can continue to speak for everyone's rights to be free from religious oppression.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

I <3 Violent Acres

I love V of Today her post of crazy holy-rollers had me in stitches.

If you haven't seen her site, it's often a delightful read, and always captivating. Aside from her professions of being an atheist herself, she has a point of view on the world that I often agree with, or woefully sympathize with. I often wish I knew her, that we could go get lunch together and bitch about the world together. Though I'm sure she'd tire of my bitching quick enough. It's just that the few female friends I have are often too caught up in themselves, or how the world perceives them, to be their own woman, and I imagine V to be someone more inspiring to hang out with.