If you’re in the United States, you probably are sick of hearing about this. I’m not going to go over the history of this argument but a simple search of Google News for the term Chick-fil-Ashould bring you up to speed. This is so contentious because it exemplifies the ever-growing divide in the United States at this moment.
The first amendment
The arguments I am hearing from the Chick-fil-A supporters are that they are now eating at Chick-fil-A because they support the biblical definition of marriage but mainly because they believe the company’s right to the Freedom of Speech has been violated. I’m not going to get deep into the biblical stuff because both sides can descend into an ever-widening maelstrom of quotes from a Bronze Age text to support their points and counterpoints. That being said, the biblical definition of marriage is not so plain as they believe. Continue reading →
This was my response to a slew of people posting Christian photos (mostly pictures of Jesus) on Facebook with the caption being along the lines of “Like for Heaven, Ignore for Hell!”
I posted this picture with the following text: Hit LIKE if you have a firm grasp of the usage of Aramaic metaphors, know the basic history of the changing of words in the Bible in it’s translations through various languages, know about the many revisions, have read the books that have been left out of the Bible, are solid in your knowledge of the mythology and religions that pre-dated Christianity and realize that mythology and the emotions they target are what is important and that you really don’t need the words any more once you know that.
A couple of things I wrote just before the anti-gay amendment vote in NC:
“There are 31,173 verses and 774,746 words in the bible. There are 508 verses commanding you to love (NIV). There are less than half that on judging and those are saying to not do it.
If you choose to focus on 2 verses (.006 %) of the bible to deny other people their pursuit of love free from judgement, you need to take a long, objective look at how Christian you really are.” Continue reading →