In response to Timberwf's reply. Whoa. you're right. The bible is chock full of controversy. Take for instance the passage you quoted- they used neither/nor- that's a double negative! tsk, tsk. They don't get a gold star for grammar today. Anyways, there's my attempt at humor. Now on to the meat and potatoes. I'm not going to attempt to re-write the Bible, or say that someone should attempt the task. I will say, however, that i'm really sick of all these people who pull out bible passages to knock whatever they're opposed to, because the people never really look more deeply into it and realize that there's a little nugget in there for everybody. We can all get knocked off the high horses we try to ride every day. I've fallen off and eaten dirt more times than i care to recall. I think one good passage to remember- i don't recall the exact location, but i know i've heard it before- is "all have sinned, and all fall short of the glory of God." Sure, there are alot of passages in there that severely discourage homosexuality. And i noted that earlier somebody had posted scripture from Leviticus. Just the mention of Leviticus get's me going. I won't say that it's not an important part of the Bible, but it's used so many times against so many groups, and i can't figure out why. I've had it used against me because i'm tattooed- from shoulder to shoulder, about 8 inches high, is the word "LOVE". But leviticus warns against cutting yourself or making tattoo marks on your body. I didn't even have to look that up, i've heard it so many times. But i'll respond to Leviticus quoters everywhere with this- read more into it. There's tons of stuff you're not supposed to do. It says not to wear clothing made out of more than one type of fiber. Goodbye 50 cotton/50 polyester. It says not to cut the hair on the sides of your head. So now i won't be able to jokingly make fun of long-haired guys, because i'll be one myself. The whole thing is made up of all these rules and regulations, regarding everything under the sun. And i think alot of those have value, like not prostituting your daughter (that's one of them, i'm not just making it up!). And throughout the whole bible, many groups are oppressed- the homosexuals, the minorities, and get this- the women! If i were to say that a woman's place is in the kitchen, peeling potatoes, serving her husband, taking care of the babies, scrubbing the dishes....ah. i'm getting longwinded here. But if i were to try to oppress women, my mom would use her right to say "We'll see about that. you take my spot in the kitchen. Do the dishes and get me a glass of milk, you swine!". She has this right because our society has seen fit to look past the example set by the Bible, because it's just not fair. Nor is it fair to judge people, or say what they can or can't do just because of their race, belief, skin color, gender, age, or sexual preference. I see people quoting less and less of the good things from the Bible. We are all becoming to obsessed with rules and regulations, and we're passing that on to our younger generations. We should be passing down things like loving the sinner and hating the sin, doing unto others as we'd have done unto us, and showing the three things that remain- faith, hope and love. And the greatest of these is Love. Here comes your bible message today, kiddies. Jesus didn't just die to save the heterosexual church-goers. The man that was nailed to the cross was the walking definition of Love and Acceptance. Jesus Christ, despite popular belief, also died to save the prostitutes, drunkards, rapists, and gays.
Baby, you know if you’re not beautiful /Just cover it up /With make-up kits and perforated scalpel seams,/ We’ll do you right up/ I’m so obsessed with looking like celebrities/ Make myself throw up /But it’s all right cause one day I know I’ll be fine/ like everyone else.