Sunday, December 09, 2007

Cherry Picking Abominations

This is what disturbs me most about Christianity, and I'm not referring to the real Christ-like Christians who are probably as few in number as they were 2,000 years ago. I'm referring to the ones who are more obsessed with who I like kissing on the lips than they are with relevant Christ-y things like, oh I don't know... poverty.... starvation.... wars.

From the Sunday New York Times comes this story of an Episcopal diocese in Fresno voting to cut ties with the Episcopal Church, and the issue is a gay one, of course.
Traditionalists at home and abroad assert that the Bible describes homosexuality as an abomination, and they consider the Episcopal Church’s ordination of Bishop Robinson as the latest and most galling proof of its rejection of biblical authority.

Well, now that they brought up abominations, aren't all abominations a bad thing? Someone needs to tell the congregation to check their clothing labels. They might be going to hell in a handbasket.

From Leviticus 19:19--
Ye shall keep my statutes. Thou shalt not let thy cattle gender with a diverse kind: thou shalt not sow thy field with mingled seed: neither shall a garment mingled of linen and woollen come upon thee.

From Leviticus 11:10--
And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you.

That should take care of any plans to dine at Red Lobster after church.

Oh, so now 100% literal interpretation of the Bible isn't so pleasing, is it?

Christ! (pun intended.)

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