Friday, January 2, 2009

On the "Religious Agenda"

Something that really, and I mean REALLY, craps me off is the vehemence of any strongly religious person when they are shown a gay person, or for that matter, anything that has changed in the last 2009 years.

It gets called "The Gay Agenda" and they will stop at nothing to convince people of their superiority, in some cases, bringing up things from over 30 years ago.
Yes, they use things gay people have said in the recent years, but one thing I saw on the american family association's website was from a pornographer, who yes made some insensitive comments, but they sounded like a joke - yet the website treats it as the latest HRC gospel.
Seriously, WTF?

Oh, and don't get me started on the pope.
Recently while reading an article about the pope's recent comments, I read that since he has come into "power" he has made more condemnations about us gay people than any other.
What I find most hypocritical about that is that I would imagine that there are quite a few gay clergymen and priests within the catholic church - a comment my mum makes quite often when the pope gets on the news for this kind of thing.
But the thing that I remember most about religious education when I was in primary school (I am now not a religious person) were the classic teachings of god "Do onto others as you would have done onto yourself" (well perhaps that's not a bible teaching, but it is a common way of interpreting "Love thy neighbour", but more importantly that "god loves everyone"

To me, "God loves everyone" should mean that people that are strongly religious should NOT discriminate in any way; yet what do they do? Compare the "problem" of homosexuality the the loss of rainforests.

Yes, perhaps I have a vendetta against the pope, but who wouldn't when that is what is reported in the media?
Is a devout catholic REALLY going to research to make sure that the news reports the pope's words correctly?
NO! they won't.

What they don't realise is:
1. The bible is MAN'S INTERPRETATION of "god's word" - god did not write it himself. People distort things. Proven Fact.
2. The pope is a more or less self appointed position. "What he says is right no mater what." BULLSHIT
3. CHANGE is not bad. Think of how the Negroes were treated, and the people who wanted interracial marriage. Try discriminating against a black man these days. You will be taken to court. Why is it so bad that us gay people want the same?