If I had a bear hat like that, there would be little that anyone could do to get me to remove it. How far would I go to make this happen? I would spend a couple of years in solitude gathering bear facts, arcane myths and esoteric knowledge – forging the mixture into a newborn religion. Through hours of meditation and painstaking scribing onto homemade paper, my words would be designed to resonate within every soul exposed to them. This would be bound into a cover of the finest leather by one of the few remaining bookbinding craftsmen. Continue reading →
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 →
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 →