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Sent in by Chris A


Although the Biblical concept of the human experience had always seemed somewhat unfair, my doubts really began with the issue of homosexuality; specifically, why did the Christian god despise it so much?


"Why," I asked myself, "Would God kill everyone in those cities for following the urges that He created them with in the first place?" It was shortly thereafter that I realized that this irrational act on god's part was just a microcosm of an even greater injustice: "Wait..." I thought, "If God is all-powerful, why must He persist in creating sinners instead of saints? And why must He then damn people for following the sinful natures that He gives them?"


You'd think, wouldn't you, that such impious ruminations would herald a formal conversion to atheism?


You would, however, be mistaken. Rather than having the courage and mental fortitude to pursue my inquisitions, I resolved to deal with my growing uncertainties by becoming profoundly religious. For me, this entailed having me very Southern Baptist Grandmother read the Bible at me, occasionally stopping to relay her interpretations of the verses, regale me with accounts of times she'd "spoken" with god, and break into outbursts of incoherent gibberish ("tongues"). These sermons punctuated the end of each day for me, the remainder of the evening to be spent either in miserable sorrow at the prospect of a "good, Christian life", in mind-numbing fear of hell, or in tearful frustration when my prayers failed to bring forth any affirmation from god.


Of course, I could never keep this up long enough for a formal baptism to be arranged; I would have gone certifiably insane from fear and grief within the year. I started scouring the Internet for arguments against religion as soon as I could work up the nerve, and once I found them, I never looked back. I still have moments of doubt, since I can't scientifically prove there isn't an Infinite Psychopath patiently waiting to torture me for all eternity because I refuse to wallow and grovel like a worm before him... Then again, I also can't scientifically disprove Allah, Odin, or the Invisible Pink Unicorn, so there's really no hedging bets, I guess...


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If it's any consolation, the prohibition against gay sex falls under the Sinaitic Covenant, and like the laws of Kashrut, never applied to gentiles in the first place. Among Jews, there's a debate about how it applies to modern homosexuality given the use of the word "to-evah," but that's another discussion.


Christians pick and choose with the Sinaitic Covenant. They claim to adopt it as whole truth, but reject the parts they don't like, and keep the parts that they can use to bludgeon others. Thus, pork and shrimp are not off limits, working on Shabbat is allowed, and the corners of fields aren't left for the poor - but teh gheys are eebil.

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"but teh gheys are eebil."


But of course! Paul said so... and Paul saw a bright light he thought was Jesus, so Paul must be right... it says so in the The Bible and The Bible says the The Bible is true... well, there's one 'verse', that wasn't written as a verse but became one in about 400AD that says that that book is true, and despite the author had no idea his pamphlet was going to be included in an anthology, it HAS to apply to all The Bible, since our Bishops have told us this and our Bishops wouldn't lie since they're bishops, except to those sect who regard Bishops as 'Popish frippery' but still accept the Bible, since the Bible contains a book that contains the line that... [Heer bee curcular reesoning and daemones....]

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