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General discrimination caused by ignorance
What is it that frightens you?
We have seen in this thread a heightened sense of disgust at the idea of someone in the family, in this case either parent, "coming out" and declaring them self homosexual.
In one particular case, "Iburmaster" has stated that she comes from a christian background and that obviously declares her abhorrence of anything "gay." We have heard this from so many christian sources, time and time again. What I would like to know is exactly what do christians fear will happen to them, individually, if for once they allow someone to make a free and personal choice in this matter?
Do they suppose that "god" will bring down some kind of wrath on not just the person(s) making that decision, but also on the born-again christian that is "allowing it to happen?"
What about the other areas of discrimination?
There seems to be a parallel phobia happening in this family. The mother would be very much against the daughter being approached by a "black man." Why? Is this another case of blind, ignorant, bible-led discrimination?
Is this family living in the dark ages? Does it think we should go back to the days of slavery, where anyone with a darker-than-pink skin was considered (conveniently) as sub-human? Are such people perceived as essentially lacking intelligence or morals, and therefore not fit to be associating with "my daughter?"
Maybe I am reading too much into just one little sentence in one post to this thread. Please enlighten me if that is the case and I will stand corrected. But it is important to address ignorance if that is what we see.
If a "god" is worth worshipping.....
Does the god that is revered need to be limited in his/her attributes, in order to satisfy such ignorance as described above? Must that god fit in with human perceptions as to what is "right" or "wrong?"
At what stage in the history of the world has that god given clear indications of what "he" or "she" will accept in terms of activity here on Little, Infinitesimal, Planet Earth?
Using a set of ancient scriptures to paint a picture of "god" for our present day does not seem a good idea. There are so many differences of culture and living conditions comparing then with now. Intelligence needs to be applied so that we connect with each other in our modern world. If you want to retain the notion of a supernatural power, "above" the mundane circumstances of life, then it's no good searching for answers from the distant past.
Because rest assured, if any such judgmental god exists, it has certainly moved on with the times!
The "God Within"
All the questions asked in the capsules above can be put right aside and disregarded, if each of us looks to that god within ourselves and tries to find individual, honest, down-to-earth answers. Put aside what others try to impress upon us. (Even what I am doing here is of no avail when you take up your personal responsibility.) That still small voice of calm within the deepest desires and yearnings of our lives can bring up much more trustworthy answers than any interpretations of obscure texts written by the hands of men with obscure motives.