Do unto others…

Standard

Tolerance

 

I bet I’m going to get a lot of indignant feedback by the time everybody is done reading this, but then…God gave me a brain so that I could use it, don’t you think?

Forgive me for the lack of preliminary niceties, but my mind is otherwise preoccupied with a burning question: What is the difference between a Muslim jihadist, and a Christian who throws gay people in jail?

The way I see it is this:

– A Muslim jihadist is someone who has crossed the line from religion, to fanaticism. He becomes convinced that Allah has given him the mission to institute Sharia law on earth, and to kill those who do not want to conform.

– A Christian gay-basher is someone who has crossed the line from religion, to zealotry. He is convinced that God has given him the mission to protect the earth from gay people, and any person who goes against his divine job is to be jailed and yes, maybe killed .

Sounds to me like both types of people are on a divine mission to impose their religious beliefs on others, because they feel it is their God-given right to do so! No thought as to whether the persons affected are in accordance or not, no consideration for the scores of people they might harm, no TOLERANCE for the differences between the people on this earth…my way, or the Highway (to the grave!)

So, where’s the difference?

Everybody has some sort of bias, or prejudice, or standard by which they live their life. What is important is that we learn to respect each other’s differences, each other’s beliefs, each other’s right to choose how to live their life. I’m not saying my personal opinion is that being gay is the way to go – I’m saying until the gay lifestyle poses a real (not imagined) danger to me, I think I should mind my own business.

After all, if a Muslim fanatic can’t tell you how to live your life, why do you think you can tell a gay person how to live theirs?

 

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13 responses »

  1. Ermm Ayuk…these people who jail gay people, do they do it for religious reasons or because they find it morally wrong like for example stealing and killing and all the other things people get jailed for? The reasons are not backed by the bible are they so how Christianity enter the story…I may not have my facts straight but i don’t think this ” homosexuality is a crime” thing is because it is a sin coz then we should all be in jail for all the sins we commit…

    • Hey Efs! Glad to see you here. In my opinion, a moral wrong imperils persons other than those involved ie, third parties. To my knowledege, homosexuality does not imperil a third party in anyway other than in their sensibilities, which are for the most part religion-inclined. To me, jailing someone for being homosexual is the same thing as jailing someone because she dates married men.

      • I share your point completely…but i do not think it is Christians or in the name of Christianity that gay people are jailed…its the government. My argument is that this is not about religion but about the absence of the right to choose.

  2. Love thy neighbour as yourself except the gay ones. Christians are the worst offenders of radical inhospitality. Good post Ayuk

  3. I have not thought along this line before. I’ve always been againt homosexual persecution because I believe a human should not be persecuted based on race, nation, gender or sexual orientation.

    And yet again, I shake my head at how religion makes some people think outside the sphere of logical reasoning. Truly, ‘opium’ of the ‘masses’

    Thanks for this point of view, Tiki. I just discovered your blog, and I’m subscribing to it. Cheers.

    • Thank you for stopping by and subscribing! And you are so right, religion has become an opium for the mentally weak, and a cover for the perpetration of all sort of heinous crimes against humanity.

  4. I say, enough of people fighting for God. He is all powerful and can fight his own battles. You cant force your religious beliefs down the throat of people. That is just unfair.

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