Re: The Bible :: Gay Debate
I havent changed a bit.
A quote from my FAVE. writer, Karl Marx:
"Religious distress is at the same time the expression of real distress. Religion i s the sign of the opressed creature the heart of a heartless world, just as it is the spirit of a spiritless situation. It is the opium of the people. The abolition of religion as the illusory happiness of the people is required for there real happiness. The demand to give up the illusions about its condition is the demand to give up a condition which needs illusions. The criticism of religion is therefore in embryo the criticism of the vale of woe, the halo of which is religion."
And a quote by R. C. Zaehner
"Religion it is true is an illusion. But a necessary one created by the mind of man to compensate for his own misery, god being simply a superman in the fantastic reality of heaven and a mirror image of man. God then is simply the idealisation of man, man as he will be once he is liberated from his slavery to an unjust society. The solution then is not to do away with religion but to do away with the social conditions which make it necessary."
To end I would just like to add, in relation to the post, that I think that I believe in mankind, to the extent that I can, and I think that one day mankind will drop the viel of religion and finally see the light illuminated on the face of the cave wall. Being homosexual is not a choice, and its foolish to even consider it. They should have every right to be and do what every other man and woman has the right to be and do. Using religious morality to deny another person equality, is fucked up, and I don't think anyone should stand for it. I say do it anyway, and make it so.
""The New Law of Righteousness," that there "shall be no buying or selling, no fairs nor markets, but the whole earth shall be a common treasury for every man," and "there shall be none Lord over others, but every one shall be a Lord of himself.""