Pat Robertson on Slavery: The Bible made a boo-boo. (via JMG)
So, this is real fun:
We have moved in our conception of the value of human beings over the years until we realized slavery was terribly wrong.
I see. So, basically, the word of God, the guidebook to life, the living record of all things good and holy basically messed up on that part and now humanity has evolved to the point where we see the error of God’s old ways.
I guess we’ve also moved past stoning people for random, minor-ass infractions and keeping folks away from delicious foodstuffs like skrimps and bacon.
But gay sex! No, that part was right. Even though Jesus never said a word about gay sex, but definitely endorsed slavery, gay sex is still bad.
Not to be rude or confrontational or unnecessarily assholey, but the fastest way to make an atheist is to take an intelligent, critically thinking person, sit them down with a Bible (or Koran, or Torah, etc) and make them read it. Religious people love to say they’ve read the Bible, but it’s a lie. First of all, nobody in this country reads books anymore. Secondly, that bitch is LONNNNNNNNNNG. It’s so long. And it’s incredibly boring. Nobody reads the whole Bible and pays attention to it. Because if more people were doing that, we’d have way more atheists.
Let’s have a little lesson in How To Be A Grown-Up.
If you are a high-ranking priest who has been accused of paying child molestors under your jurisdiction $20,000 to leave the priesthood, how should you react?
A) Deny all charges in a morally indignant, totally incredulous sort of way. B) Own up to the charges and explain the reasons behind your trangressions. C) Be a big fat crybaby and whine about how superflous the New York Times has become and refuse to address the charges.
Brooke Baldwin vs. Tony Perkins, discussing gay marriage on CNN.
I could never be a reporter. Every time that man opens his mouth, I want to shove a boot into his smug face.
I’m SO tired of this whole “redefining marriage” argument! Why are we still acting like marriage is some static institution that has been in place unchanged for 5,000 years? Why are we (and reporters!) allowing these assholes to trot out that same tired shtick about how marriage has always been defined as a union between a man and a woman? Hasn’t that statement been disproved over and over and over again?
Kudos to Brooke though for asking the question I want an answer to from all of these bigots: Why do homosexuals bother you so much? Why do you even care? Because I know I don’t give two shits about you or how you live your life.