Daily Archives: April 13, 2015
It’s a banner day for obnoxious Christians here at the seminary. I found something very interesting. Have you ever heard from a vaguely tolerant believer that the references to homosexuality are from the Old Testament and therefore not part of God’s “new covenant”? I found this palatable. Except it’s not true. From Romans:
“That is why God abandoned them to their shameful desires. Even the women turned against the natural way to have sex and instead indulged in sex with each other. And the men, instead of having normal sexual relations with women, burned with lust for each other. Men did shameful things with other men, and as a result of this sin, they suffered within themselves the penalty they deserved.”
So much for that argument. I’m almost sad to see it go. Paul is the first homophobe of the modern age. Now we come to more recent times, and the assholism dial is cranked to 11:
In the second in a series of presentations that he recently made at Charis Bible College in Colorado, right-wing pseudo-historian David Barton reiterated his belief that God will never allow a cure or vaccine for AIDS to be discovered because the disease is divine punishment for homosexuality.
“Anything the Bible says is right, there is scientific basis for it now,” Barton said. “The federal government, in the last several years, has spent tens of billions of dollars looking for a vaccine for AIDS and I don’t think they will ever find a vaccine for HIV/AIDS. And I say that based on a particular Bible verse … Notice this, homosexuals receive in their bodies the penalty due them. The Bible says if you engage in homosexuality, your body will do things that will penalize you. So if you can have a vaccine for AIDS, then you’re keeping your body from penalizing you. I don’t think they’ll ever find a vaccine for AIDS”.
If there is a just God, and there is a hell…I think I know who should go.
From my backyard:
Brittany Cartrett recently learned some bad news from her doctor about her pregnancy. She miscarried around five or six weeks along.
“So we made the decision to not do a D&C and to get a medicine. So he said I’m going to give you this medicine, you’ll take it, and it will help you to pass naturally so that you don’t have to go the more invasive route”, said Brittany Cartrett.
The doctor’s office called the Milledgeville Walmart to fill the prescription but they were told no and they were not given a reason.
“So we found another place to fill it but I still had to go up there to get another prescription so when I went up there she asked if I had any questions about this prescription I said no I don’t but I do have a question about the other one. And she looks at my name and she says oh, well…I couldn’t think of a valid reason why you would need this prescription”, Cartrett said.
Mercer University Law Professor Zac Buck verified that the ability to turn down prescriptions based on personal beliefs has been a law in Georgia for about 15 years.
WGXA also contacted Brian Nick at Walmart’s corporate office who stated, “Our pharmacists fill prescriptions on a case by case basis every day in our stores throughout the country and we encourage them to exercise their professional judgment in doing so”.
Professional judgment? Overriding a doctor’s prescription because someone has the remains of a dead fetus in her womb? My outrage meter is pinned. Whoo,this is going to be a long day if twice I have to post about how shitty religion is and it’s before noon.
God-bothering irritant Mike Huckabee has my dander up this morning. Observe:
Former Fox News host Mike Huckabee said on Thursday that if he was elected president then he would have “God’s blessing” to fight a so-called “secular theocracy” that had been imposed by atheists.
During an appearance on the Christian Life Today program, Huckabee told televangelist James Robinson that he was considering a 2016 presidential bid because the country needed to become a “God-centered nation that understands that our laws do not come from man, they come from God.”
“We have a theocracy right now,” Robinson interrupted. “It’s a secular theocracy.”
“That’s it,” Huckabee agreed. “It’s a humanistic, atheistic, even antagonistic toward Christian faith. And that’s what we need to understand. Our basic, fundamental rights are being robbed from us, taken from us piece by piece.”
Here we go again. To clarify:
“secular”–Worldly rather than spiritual: the secular affairs of the parish. Not relating to religion or to a religious body; nonreligious.
“theocracy“-a form of government in which God or a deity is recognized as the supreme ruler. A system of government by priests claiming a divine commission.
Basically, Mike Huckabee would like to take your “secular theocracy”(a clear contradiction in terms) and replace it with a real one. I am so fucking tired of people asserting that “humanism”, “atheism”, or “secularism” amounts to a type of religious belief. It’s the fucking opposite of religious belief. Please get this the fuck straight. Yes, I’m aggravated.