That sentence should read: “Religion endangers religious freedom.”
Do you know that God is completely silent on contraception, and yet America and her churches are all up in arms about being forced, coerced, held to the fire to include birth control through insurance to its employees.
And if the bible beaters are saying that this is a sexual issue, God’s pretty damn vocal about sexuality.
God does say not to pull out early or he’ll kill you:
“And Er, Judah’s firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the LORD; and the LORD slew him. And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto thy brother’s wife, and marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother. And Onan knew that the seed should not be his; and it came to pass, when he went in unto his brother’s wife, that he spilled it on the ground, lest that he should give seed to his brother. And the thing which he did displeased the LORD: wherefore he slew him also.” (Genesis 38:7-10)
My response to these voices flipping out over this one aspect of Obamacare is:
Show me ONE (just one) place your bible is clear on this topic, not silly traditions without any biblical basis, and I’ll show you 100 places where God is crystal clear on the most atrocious behavior known to humanity.
Let’s try boiling and eating your sons when there’s a famine:
“And the king said unto her, What aileth thee? And she answered, This woman said unto me, Give thy son, that we may eat him to day, and we will eat my son to morrow. So we boiled my son, and did eat him: and I said unto her on the next day, Give thy son, that we may eat him: and she hath hid her son….” (II Kings 6:28-29)
If you displease God, he’ll show everyone your tits … oh the shame!:
“Behold, I am against thee, saith the LORD of hosts; and I will discover thy skirts upon thy face, and I will shew the nations thy nakedness, and the kingdoms thy shame. And I will cast abominable filth upon thee, and make the vile, and will set thee as gazingstock.” (Nahum 3:5-6)
“Look, I am against you!- declares Yahweh Saboath- I shall lift your skirts as high as your face and show your nakedness to the nations, your shame to the kingdoms. I shall pelt you with filth.” (Nahum 3:6, The New Jerusalem Bible)
If you displease YHWH, God will give you hemorrhoids:
“The LORD will smite thee with the botch of Egypt, and with the emerods (biblical term for hemorrhoids), and with the scab, and with the itch, whereof thou canst not be healed.” (Deuteronomy 28:27)
“But the hand of the LORD was heavy upon them of Ashdod, and he destroyed them, and smote them with emerods, [even] Ashdod and the coasts thereof” (I Samuel 5:6)
“And it was [so], that, after they had carried it about, the hand of the LORD was against the city with a very great destruction: and he smote the men of the city, both small and great, and they had emerods in their secret parts.” (I Samuel 5:9)
God wants you to have incestuous sex.
“And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of man.” (Genesis 2:23)
“And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD. And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.” (Genesis 4:1-2)
“And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch…” (Genesis 4:17)
So Cain had sex with who? An unnamed sister? Or was it his mother? God had to start people off somehow.
For other examples of Biblical incest see Gen. 20:12 where Abraham married his half-sister Sarah; Gen. 19:30-38 where Lot’s daughters had intercourse with him; Gen. 38:16 where Tamar had sex with her father-in-law Judah.
Must I go on?
Religious Freedom is compromised by the very
insanity words written in the book held as sacred.
Rick Warren and all his whining bunch of Romans Three Twenty-Three-ers should quit bitching about what’s NOT biblical and bitch a little about what is.
Because then we wouldn’t have groups of people who think religious freedoms are oppressed by an oppressively ridiculous holy book without a shred of care for you or the person sitting next to you.