Open letter to Christians against gay marriage
I recently had an exchange with a Christian friend who was “disgusted” at the states that approved gay marriage. He believes the people that voted for it are “disgraceful.” Christian disapproval of gay marriage was the impetus behind this open letter that will hopefully open the eyes of a few of my Christian readers.
Marriage was initially created by men many years ago to control women, at a time much more archaic than the time we live in now. It was created at a time that we would stone someone for being gay as well as for cursing at their parents. Many things have changed in society since marriage was first created. We now are able to traverse the planet to find a mate and no longer need to claim one within walking distance as our property. Today marriage is viewed much differently… so is stoning. Let’s not forget how different society is for all of you folks who insist on a biblical interpretation of marriage.
Marriage today is considered a formal legal agreement. An agreement that governments have decided warrants some special privileges. Sure, I get that your religion defines marriage as between a man and a woman but governments are starting to strip that portion and simply define it as an agreement or contract between two people to live as a married couple. The contract allows two people that are in love to unite in a lifelong bond that affords them certain rights they would not otherwise be afforded. Governments throughout history have slowly moved away from biblical interpretation of the law as it is outdated and irrelevant. We no longer allow slavery, we recognize it as inhumane… the men who created your silly bible story apparently didn’t. We choose to live in a world governed by sanity and fairness, not a 2000 year old book that condones slavery and violence.
When you complain about gay marriage, even consider it “disgraceful” you are taking a stance against a couple that wants to proclaim their love for life and wants the same benefits that married couples receive. They receive certain health care benefits, tax benefits, and the ability to visit their partner’s deathbed.
Your stance is uniquely anti-human if you aren’t willing to afford gay couples the same rights that you receive as a heterosexual couple. Your discrimination and hate is defended by using a book written by ignorant drugged up lunatics in an attempt to monopolize power and profit over the even more illiterate masses.
Your god is supposed to be all knowing and all powerful. He knew this day would come. He knew a time would come where decent people would be forced to take a stance that allows this “sin” or be forced to face the fact that they have an indecent opinion. Your anti-gay stance is indecent, it is shameful and sad that it is based on a book full of contradictions and mistakes; a book that any reasonable intelligent person who is honest with themselves must admit is nonsense. You might as well base your opinions on Peter Cottontail.
As a straight man that loves women and couldn’t possibly ever envision myself with another man I have a hard time relating to someone who would. Frankly it’s not my thing. But a homosexual person may feel the same way about my heterosexual preferences. I understand that as a decent citizen of this planet I am no more entitled to the legal advantages of love as someone who falls in love with someone of the same sex. And you might say you think being gay is a choice, but we do have scientific reasons for believing people are born gay. The science leads us to believe that homosexuals don’t make a choice to be gay. There are countless examples of gay acts in the animal kingdom, did they have peer pressure or learn it on TV? One further scientific reason to believe that people are born gay: ask gay people all over the globe if they chose it! I should not be granted rights that I would discriminate away from someone else. You don’t deserve the special rights you are afforded through marriage if you are unwilling to accept others who want the same.
Let’s pretend for a moment that the inconceivably ridiculous god concept you believe in is true, then we must admit that God created people knowing full well that they would be biologically predisposed to attraction to people of the same sex. He knew full well before he created a single atom that he would bring people into existence that was biologically born gay and therefore born with the purpose of “letting him down.” He knew he had the power to stop it and was supposedly all loving. He didn’t change his plan nor did he stop this injustice before it happened. He created people in such a way that he knew they couldn’t possibly fulfill his plan and would serve an eternity in the hell that he allowed to exist. And don’t say that stopping this “disgraceful” gay person from being born this way would have taken away free will. It wouldn’t have removed free will any less than him not granting you certain other biological traits have. Do you have the ability to shoot laser beams out of your eyes or jump 50 feet high? No. Apparently god has limited your ability biologically. Why didn’t he limit us (and all the other animals) biologically to be heterosexual? Why did he let gays exist even though he considers it “sin?” Why? I know why, BECAUSE YOUR GOD DOESN’T EXIST. It’s time for you to leave the bronze ages and accept gay marriage. And if my arguments didn’t persuade you, keep in mind that if you don’t accept gay marriage gay men will marry your girlfriends.
Luke 17:34-35 I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
This is a re-post from my blog at Rational Responders.
Why do you oppose Jesus Christ?
“We no longer allow slavery, we recognize it as inhumane… the men who created your silly bible story apparently didn’t. We choose to live in a world governed by sanity and fairness, not a 2000 year old book that condones slavery and violence.”
btw, the Bible may be 2012 years old (so far) but the Torah is not 2000 years old, so please thoroughly research before you write a inconsistent blog in the future 🙂
“We choose to live in a world governed by sanity and fairness,”
On a last note for now… Our world is governed by sanity and fairness, are you sure?????????
Its governed by war and destruction, so far, every time we have a issue with another, people throw bombs and kill each other, so you proclaim non-sense, unless you believe that war is fair? The reality is far from the truth you prescribe. Though on a positive note the Bible teaches about love and forgiveness, which isn’t a slave to the world like you.
Mark 12:30-31. “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. ‘The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”
Matthew 18:21 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?”. Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.
So friend, please read the Bible carefully, and leave your bronze aged nonsense confined to your understanding of sanity and fairness as its obvious that you have no rational understanding of either.
First of all I wasn’t referring to it’s age in a literal sense, I was trying to express the point that it’s very old. You however seem to be fashioning yourself as a historian. As such, you probably should learn your own biblical history. The New Testament was not written in the year 0. The New Testament was pieced together over several lifetimes after the supposed life of Jesus Christ.
I don’t believe Christ ever existed. I also believe that Christian fundamentalism leads to intolerance, like for example the intolerance of homosexuals that I write about in the piece above.
“Your stance is uniquely anti-human if you aren’t willing to afford gay couples the same rights that you receive as a heterosexual couple.” Do you support abortion? If so, isn’t abortion [other than to save the life of the woman] pretty anti-human? “The contract allows two people that are in love to unite in a lifelong bond that affords them certain rights they would not otherwise be afforded.” Actually, you don’t have to be “in love” to get married; people marry for money, rightly or wrongly, even today.
Why are so many atheists extremely liberal on sexual issues? Are there any atheists out there who believe in the traditional [Catholic] values of no sex outside of a lawful marriage between one man and one woman, homosexual sex acts are bad, transgenderism/transsexuality is bad, the use of artificial birth control is bad, sterilization is bad, abortion is bad, pornography is bad, and masturbation is bad? It’s like all these atheists want to do is get their rocks off! And anyone who dares to criticize them is a “bigot”. If there is no God to tell me what to think, then why does it matter if I am a “bigot” or not? You get mad at Jesus for calling lustful thoughts sinful, but you make up other thought-crimes, such as “homophobia” and all of the “-isms”, such as “sexism”.
Uhhhh…..because we recognise that such belief systems are archaic and stupid you fucking moron. We don’t hold to any stupid dogma so go fuck yourself
Because he raped my dog