|Am I working from an outdated text again?
||[May. 7th, 2008|04:44 pm]
I passed a bumper sticker today that said: God is Pro-Life|
Ummmm, okay, I know my Bible is old...but I am wondering what version THIS person is reading?
Unless the printing on the "unless you make him really angry" part was just too small for me to see? Oh, and the "unless he's got a really good reason" clause. And the "oh, I was just pulling Abraham's leg" part and...
but I'll stop before I get on the "how dare you presume to understand your deity's political stance" soapbox....
How dare you presume to understand your de.... Darn... you already got off your soapbox!
ohhhh, no NO. you see, the NEW testament is where God is pro-life. Abraham is an Old Testament thing. he's anti-life.
yep. new is where it's all pro-life and sacred living. unless you're an abortion doctor, then it's okay to kill them. oh, and those of other religious persuasions, if done in God's name, you can go kill them folkses, too. and if there's a war, God is automatically on "your side," even if the other side is praying to the same God. see?
i wish i could tell people, "i don't think it means what you think it means..." and not get in an uproar.
sorta like "family values." not my family!
(not that i believe everyone who belives in God is like that or behaves like that... i just feel extra pissed off about the people who do.)
::stepping off my soapbox too::
As a comedian who's name I've lost once said and probably better than I'm paraphrasing: How come you always hear the winning sports team thank Jesus for their victory and you never hear the losing team say "Well, we woulda won if Jesus hadn't made me fumble."
If you are chuckling at all, you need to listen to Jim White's song "God was drunk when he made me" one of my all-time favorites.
2008-05-07 10:47 pm (UTC)
I Should Probably Just Stay the Hell Out of this Thread
But it seems to me that if God is Pro-Life, then the objection that abortion/euthanasia/suicide/whatever is wrong because it's "Playing God" kinda goes out the window. We have major bumpersticker cognitive dissonance here.
Oh, so THAT'S why people were supposed to be fruitful and multiply... to make up for the all the ones who got killed by the wrath of God.
Like....tentworms....ooooh, I feel a god complex coming on....
I immediately thought of Abraham.
Also, the Great Flood.
And Sodom and Gomorrah.
And all those unfortunates who drowned when the Red Sea went back to being one body of water.
And speaking of Pro Life, what about all those Pro Lifers who are also for the death penalty?