20th January 2009

“Liberals within the Anglican tradition are often castigated for promoting an exegesis that is open, tolerant and inclusive. Other denominations such as Baptists and Pentecostals, particularly in parts of America, interpret the Bible in other ways, casting aside the commands of 'Love thy neighbour' and 'Do not judge' in favour of verses that supposedly condone the use of guns, the execution of felons, the bombing of abortion clinics and the erosion of women's rights. Ultimately, the Bible is a text for which one is inevitably required to operate a 'select or leave' policy.”

Maddy Fry

2 Responses to “20th January 2009”

  1. The Atheist Advocate Says:

    I so completely agree!

    EVERY single theist I know, picks and chooses what doctrines they adhere to from the ancient texts. There are 10 major commandments and about 600 lesser commands in the old testament. Some are the most ridiculous ever heard, such as Exodus 20:26 which states that you must not build an alter which causes you to use steps to reach it, since someone may be able to look up your clothes when you ascend the steps! Another talks about how to clean mold from your house. But ones like working on the sabbath, which bring the death penalty for breaking, are only adhered to by orthodox Jews.

    Make no mistake, if you are a Christian, you are suppose to follow ALL of these rules as well. Read Matthew 5:17 to hear the words of Jesus, as he commands you to follow Moses’ rules. When you decide that you can’t possibly do this, then maybe you should also decide to rethink your religion entirely.

    Matthew 6:5-6 (Please at least stop praying in public)

  2. Hypatia Says:

    Matthew 6:5-6 (Please at least stop praying in public)

    ROTFLOL!

    Unfortunately, there’s not much chance they’ll remember that one.