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Old 2012-05-15, 08:56 AM   [Ignore Me] #43
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Re: Obama Gambles On Gay Marriage

Originally Posted by Sirisian View Post
The problem with the religious standpoint is that their religious evidence is cherry picked out of many passages. Most of which are ignored through varying interpretations. This invariably leads to a defenseless bigotry which most religious people have figured out. It's one of the reasons why every Christian I know of eats pork even though it's listed as an "abomination" in the Bible. Or they use the defense that Leviticus and other passages in the Bible only pertain to the children of Israel which is a kind of complex interpretation. Needless to say the religious defense is more of a weak scapegoat for bigotry. It's akin to saying "I'm not intolerant, God is" with no justification.
If you want to have some fun, ask a bible apologist to locate and identify the passages of the bible that outright forbid slavery. When he or she fails (there aren't any), point out all the ones that are for it.

Then ask: are we wrong, or is god wrong? Because there's a disagreement there.

And yes, there are pro-slavery passages in the New Testament so they can't even wriggle out that way. Jesus comes right out in favor of it.

That should provide a lot of leverage at cutting away any credibility the bible has as a moral guidebook.
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