Thursday, December 9, 2010

Andrei Reading Leviticus as a preparation for Christmas

Lighting the first Advent Candle

How relevant would Bishop Robinson's exposition on Leviticus be to this little girl do you suppose?

It is the season of advent, the preparation for the Feast of the Nativity or Christmas

No problem

And the Washington Post has decided to give a Bishop a forum, a space to write a series of articles in the lead up to the Feast.

So far so good, BUT it seems there are no bishops in Washington DC, no Catholic, No Episcopalian, no Lutheran bishop they could call upon.

So they went all the way to New Hampshire to find their bishop, one Gene Robinson and if you don't know who he is Google is your friend

Guess what he wrote on yesterday? Leviticus that most important book of the Bible that should be read and understood first before all others. He doesn't like with it and he explains why.

Today's offering was on Sodom and Gomorrah. All good Advent fare I'm sure you will agree.

I wasn't going to bother with this, its just a lot of Liberal noise about their favorite topic - SEXUALITY but I left a comment on a post and got response that made me think.

This post is the result.

7 comment(s):

Lucia Maria said...

Bizarre.

Bearhunter said...

It seems a bit disingenuous to decry these columns as not being "good Advent fare", when it says right at the top that they are specifically "a series of articles examining the Biblical bases for opposition to homosexuality", rather than being general pieces contemplating the Advent season. One would almost think you were looking to be outraged. Did you not read the standfirst?

leftrightout said...

andrei, it seems to me that those with the biggest hang ups about sexuality are the godly.

About 50% of all religious rules are about what body parts can touch other body parts, who can do the touching, how many can be involved in any sex act and the relationships of the people involved. have you actually read Leviticus?

humans are born without any hang ups around sex, these only arrive after the intervention of the religious.

Andrei said...

All I know is if I were the editor of the Washington Post, I'd be inviting the local religious leaders each to contribute.

Starting with the Episcopalian Bishop, since he nomonally is the leader with the biggest flock.

The Catholic, Orthodox, Lutherans etc should all get the opportunity.

Now such an exercise would be unifying not divisive, bearing in mind the Good Bishop Robinson is so controversial within his own Episcopalian Church that he has split it and the worldwide Anglican is in crisis as a result.

And it is the destructive nature of these articles which are the attraction - as articles they border on the banal but they divide rather than unite Christians - which is the attraction of printing them I guess

Lucia Maria said...

LRO,

humans are born without any hang ups around sex, these only arrive after the intervention of the religious.

I'm sure paedophiles think the same.

leftrightout said...

Lucia, I trust that comment is not masking an accusation.

All you need to do is read your bible to see that it is religion that screws up sexuality.

In the myth of Adam and eve, a foundation myth for your doctrine of sin, Adam and Eve supposedly ate from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. And what did they learn was evil?

Disobeying god? No

Stealing from god? No

Nakedness? Yes.

Why would being naked be evil, why would it bring shame to Adam when the ONLY person who could see him naked was his wife?

He was exactly as god had made him, and suddenly he was ashamed.

Right there is the foundation myth that the god botherers have used for eternity to paint nudity and sexuality as both connected and evil, when neither are. Nudity is Man's natural state, as is His sexuality.

scrubone said...

In the myth of Adam and eve, a foundation myth for your doctrine of sin, Adam and Eve supposedly ate from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. And what did they learn was evil?

Disobeying god? No


Um, that's a spectacularly trivial reading of the text.

And this from a guy who makes claims based on "closer reading" of scripture.

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