Yesterday’s entry about the genetics of homosexuality really sparked some good conversation, and my last comment on that entry really deserved its own post (if you want an entry dedicated to your own comment, you can start your own blog and post it there).
People constantly throw rocks at the Bible… it’s not inspired, it’s just an archaic old worthless book. It was written by men, who could have made up whatever they wanted.
I’ve heard them before.
Leviticus is the book of the Bible where homosexuality is prohibited. It’s also the book where about 900 other things are prohibited. So, why would God care (or for that matter, the “guy” writing it down) what people do?
Homosexuality, whatever else you might choose to put forth, was responsible initially for the spread of AIDS. It has crossed over to the heterosexual crowd, but it started out in the homosexual community (thus the belief many hold that it’s a “gay disease”). Now, it’s running rampant all over the world, and so far, we don’t know how to stop it. We may never. It may keep mutating and be impossible to create a cure or an immunization.
There’s no mystery as to how AIDS is spread. Sex. Needles. That’s really it. So, how come smart people like us can’t stop the spread of the disease? I mean, this isn’t 2,000 BC… when the Bible was being written… it’s 2006 AD. We have hospitals, education, and we KNOW EXACTLY HOW IT’S BEING SPREAD!
I know some of you will say, “Incredipete, the Bible (leaders of the time) had to prohibit things because the people were too ignorant to know what could happen.” However, in 2,000 BC, they didn’t know about germs, didn’t know about how disease was spread, etc. So how would “people” know to prohibit all of these potential epidemic starters?
The answer is, they didn’t. God knew. Further proof that the Bible is inspired.
But that’s really beside the point.
Let’s not JUST pick on gays. How about incest. That’s prohibited in the Bible. Why? Because it’s immoral, or because it produces genetic mutations (like the British royal family) that are harmful to the offspring?
How about “fornication” or multiple partners? That’s prohibited in the Bible. Why? Because it’s immoral, or because it spreads diseases like hepatitis, syphillis, and clamydia, as well as producing accidental and unloved, un-cared for offspring?
Even something as simple as “don’t eat pork.” Pork is a great way to get strichinosis, especially if you’re ignorant of the temperatures that you need to cook pork at to kill the disease. We know these things now, but we didn’t then.
So, am I saying that homosexuality will be ok as soon as we figure out how to stop the spread of disease? Not really.
What I am saying is this… maybe the Bible gave us a blueprint for living long, disease-free lives, and we’ve chosen to ignore big chunks of it because no one should be able to tell us what we can and can’t do…
The fact is, we DO know how to prevent the spread of disease, and for some reason we’re too fricking stupid to do what we need to do to stop it. We’re so selfish that we think we should be able to do ANYTHING we want.
Alright. Do whatever you want. You have free will. But if you do something immoral, and you get a disease, don’t be suprised if I say “God told you so.”