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|jredmon (profile) wrote, |
on 6-23-2005 at 11:13pm
|Current mood: discontent
Music: Papa Roach - Hard than a Coffin Nail
Subject: I agree...
with Christianity. I'm Christian. I agree with Christian ideas and ideals. I believe in God. I can't, however, believe what a few religious zealots can do to make an entire religion seem insane. The crusades are over. We don't fight wars over religion anymore. Now, we fight in a different way. Christianity is the foundation of my faith, and beliefs. I have to wonder, what motives do people such as Fred Phelps and Jerry Falwell have to make Christians seem like a collective group of ignorant, insane morons?
n summary, sodomites are wicked and sinners before the Lord exceedingly (Gen. 13:13), are violent and doom nations (Gen. 19:1-25; Jgs. 19), are abominable to God (Lev. 18:22), are worthy of death for their vile, depraved, unnatural sex practices (Lev. 20:13; Rom. 1:32), are called dogs because they are filthy, impudent and libidinous (Deut. 23:17,18; Mat. 7:6; Phil. 3:2), produce by their very presence in society a kind of mass intoxication from their wine made from grapes of gall from the vine of Sodom and the fields of Gomorrah which poisons society's mores with the poison of dragons and the cruel venom of asps (Deut. 32:32,33), declare their sin and shame on their countenance (Isa. 3:9), are shameless and unable to blush (Jer. 6:15), are workers of iniquity and hated by God (Psa. 5:5), are liars and murderers (Jn. 8:44), are filthy and lawless (2 Pet. 2:7,8), are natural brute beasts (2 Pet. 2:12), are dogs eating their own vomit and sows wallowing in their own feces (2 Pet. 2:22), will proliferate at the end of the world bringing final judgment on mankind (Lk. 17:28-30), have been finally given up by God to uncleanness dishonoring their own bodies among themselves, to vile affections, and to a reprobate mind such that they cannot think straight about anything (Rom. 1:23-28), have wholly given themselves over to fornication and gone after strange flesh (Jude 7), must be pulled as faggots from the fire (Jude 23), and have no hope of Heaven unless they repent (Rev. 22:15), which they can't do in their prideful state (Jer. 6:15). They need to hear this truth if they are to have any hope of penitence, faith in Jesus Christ and salvation (I Timothy 4:2-4).
Read that well. This is what Fred Phelps considers proof that God hates fags. That is proof of no more than his lack of a well functioning brain. I understand that this is what he believes, it's his belief, but that doesn't mean I have to agree with it. Far from it, in fact. The Bible states a few things rather well.
God created man in his own image. So, then, if I am Christian, and believe that God created me in his image, then how is any degree of sexual orientation that isn't heterosexual sinful? I'm sure there is a way to twist the Bible and show that it is indeed sinful. Secondly, God is forgiving. I'm under the impression that all sins can be forgiven. Thirdly, I see no mention as to a limitation on certain portions of mankind being left unabsolved.
I think if anything, Fred Phelps will be the one walking on fire when his day comes. To quote Wikipedia, "Phelps mourned the fall of Hussein's regime and has consistently criticized the invasion of Iraq, citing, "IRAQ=USA=SODOM" and keeping a toll on his webpage celebrating the death of every American soldier killed and pronouncing loyalty to Iraq." How can you call yourself Christian, yet celebrate the death of American soldiers. Most of these soldiers, I'm sure, are Christians. How can you celebrate the death of something you so fervently try to "protect" from corruption?
Things like this get to me. Knowing that there are people like Phelps in the world is not a comforting thought. These are the people we need to worry about. I don't care about gay marriage and gay rights nearly so much as I care about these types of people being allowed to raise what are effectively cults.
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