Again while googling, I came across this post:
The article raises the typical biblical passages that are used to attack homosexuality.
I’m not arguing for or against them, but I just merely point to them at this stage. I need to read deeper myself to understand what they mean. I would like to review them discuss them with you all in a future post.
What it leads me to talk about today, however, are the self-proclaimed Christians who see their mission as spreading hatred and violence towards those whom they percieve as sinners, acting as their judge, and wielding the bible as a weapon with which to attack those sinners. They read it with little guidance, interpreting it how they please, condoning their actions with selected passages.
I saw a documentary on SBS by Louis Theroux’s, “The Most Hated Family In America”. I was shocked and appalled by their violent and hateful attitudes. They are busy instilling a horrible hatred an intolerance in their families, involving their children in their demonstrations with their slogan “God Hates Fags”! They even went so far as to blame 9/11 and the Iraq war as God’s punishment for gay people’s sins. Others said they would take pleasure out of the death of a sinner. It would make them happy.
If they truly read the bible, they would know God’s love, and the message that Jesus brought. Their behaviour towards homosexual people, or indeed any sinner, reminds me of the same behaviour shown towards African Americans in deep south.
Violence, hatred and intolerance are acted out by people in the name of the bible, but how is this behaviour right? God asks that we not judge others, and that he alone is the judge of all. Jesus brought his message in peace and asked us to love one another.
The behaviour of the fundamentalist, right-wing, conservative so-called Christians in America, is no different from the fundamentalist behaviour of militant Islam. One is no better than the other. I am sure God is pained when he sees us fighting and hating one another using religion as an excuse.
Ultimately, God is our judge. I am accountable for my sins to him alone. My job on this earth is to live a life as close as I can to his commandments. I am trying. I am not perfect, just a fallible, imperfect human.