Tuesday, August 11, 2009

One More Reason I Am Not A Christian

Here is a question posed to a Christian over at IsGodImaginary.com :

"Please clarify: Do you support the death penalty for practicing homosexuals? Being as clear as possible here: If your local Congressman drafted a bill that said all practicing homosexuals should be hunted down and put to death, would you support the bill? Were this outrageous bill put into practice and this nation-wide genocide actually conducted, would you support it?"

The Christian's response:

"It wouldn't fit the American form of government at all. We wrote our constitution to say that our rights come from God, but not to say that we are responsible to be pleasing to God. I would not support death penalty legislation in any country that claims to be religiously/spiritually neutral. I would however severely limit the exposure of people to homosexuality, especially children. (I would support legislation that suppressed the homosexual movement for marriage rights as criminally obscene). Yes, I used that strong language for a reason. Yes, I meant it. But you are absolutely right that adultery also deserves death, and we ought to have mercy. But lawlessness and mercy are different."

This is another good reason we need to drive a proverbial stake into the heart of Christianity. Christianity is an intolerant religion which justifies homophobia and leads people to believe that homosexuality is "criminally obscene" and that the only reason we don't shouldn't put gays to death is because it "wouldn't fit the American government". Any ideology which does that is fundamentally wicked and has no place in modern society.


James F. McGrath said...

I get your point, and yet cannot help note the irony that around the same time as you were writing this, I was arguing on my blog, from the Bible, for the inclusion of homosexuals. :-)

Baconsbud said...

I would like to see all this evidence that christians have that the Constitution is based on the bible. I hear this all the time but only get vague answers that are as bad or worse then their claims about the bible.

I can agree with you that people who claim that their religion is about love can have the view in that comment are really lost. How can you be all about love but then show hate, yes hate is what making others less then human is, to others.

Bruce the Agnostic said...

memo to gays:

We'd execute you if we could but we can't.........

for now!

That's why every attempt to turn America into a theocracy must be challenged and turned back.

Robert Morane said...

I would like to see all this evidence that christians have that the Constitution is based on the bible.

It's easy to prove that the Constitution is NOT based on the Bible: the first commandmant says "Thou shalt have no other god before me" but the Constitution gives people the right to believe in any god or religion.

Some Christians like to say that the US is a Christian nation, but if it is, then how come that of the 10 commandmants, only 2 are applied - don't kill and don't steal, which are found in every single country, including atheist ones.

Robert Morane said...

Er, I meant "commandments"...

A.J. said...

It is sad to hear the ignorance of many [professing]Christians. Many if not most professing Christians aren't Christians [meaning they are not truly born again of the Spirit, according to John 3], which I imagine creates a field day for professing atheists and hinders them greatly.

I agree that the constitution is not completely based on Scripture because it was not inspired by the Holy Spirit as the Scriptures were [2 Tim. 3:16-17]. But regardless of what one believes about the constitution, God has already addressed every nation, tribe and tongue before us and after us, in His Word.

Therefore, regardless what a [professing]Christian believes about homosexuality and what the U.S. should institute, God's Word has already spoken about this sin, and many other sins in His Law that still stands.

After speaking about homosexuality to the Romans, Paul states:

"And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting;being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness;full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; who, knowing the righteous judgement of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them."

Romans 1:28-32