Saturday, September 17, 2005
In a September 13 comment, Lisa said,
“The thing about the Bible for Christians is that the story of Jesus is the NEW Testament, Jesus said he was bringing in a NEW covenant. ‘This is a NEW Jack City, baby!’"
To which I say:
FIRST, I agree -- Jesus is a rung up from his daddy. But Jesus gets dragged down by that crazy old man Jehovah. I’ve never met a Christian yet willing to give up that ugly, ratty old boy. The one who wants them to burn their children to a crisp (just to see if they’ll do it). The one dedicated to whipping them into war with the guys down the street who won’t “obey.” The one who says disabled folks give him the willies ("The LORD said to Moses, 17 '… none of your descendants who has a defect may come near to offer the food of his God. 18 No man who has any defect may come near: no man who is blind or lame, disfigured or deformed; 19 no man with a crippled foot or hand, 20 or who is hunchbacked or dwarfed, or who has any eye defect, or who has festering or running sores or damaged testicles….'” Leviticus 21:16-20 [New International Version])(Thnx to The Raving Atheist for this last). I could go on and on. If Jehovah tried to walk the streets today, he’d be pitched into solitary overnight, and/or committed to a mental institution the next morning.
SECOND, Even Jesus, as improved as he is over his daddy, is still deadly. Check out the New Testament. How often do you get details about a big basic of being human – our bodies? Our sexuality? Our five senses? Our sense of humor? Why is Jesus humorless? Take any verse in the New Testament and I’ll show you an arid desert lacking smells, tastes, most sounds, most sights and ALL humor. Anything human is stripped away like so much awful offal.
We never question this because we’ve never known anything different. But don't you have to wonder what it does to us to have gods who see our basic humanity as so much trash?
Thnx to Jell96 and Stock.xchng for the foto