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Stamp: In the context of Today by 8manderz8 Stamp: In the context of Today by 8manderz8
Open up the Bible to your favorite grimace-worthy passage, whether it be 2 Kings 2:23-24, Genesis 38:9-10, 2 Kings 1:9-10, or any of the other various God-created genocides and mass murders (Genesis 7:21-23, 2 Chronicles 13:15-18, Exodus 12:29, Numbers 16:41-49, 1 Samuel 15:1-9, Numbers 31:7-18, Deuteronomy 3:3-7, Deuteronomy 2:32-35, Joshua 6:20-21, etc).

Ask yourself, is X action moral? Is stoning adulterers and homosexuals and blasphemers to death moral? (Various crimes worthy of stoning) Is cutting off family solely because they don't believe in God moral? (Matthew 10:34-36) Is slaughtering the first born of every household because of the crimes of a single man moral?

If your answer was no, congratulations! You have a better sense of morality than the Bible.

My point is this, if we can look into the bible and see all these things that are off, wrong, immoral, then why is it still considered relevant in the sense of morality these days? It was a product of its time and of the minds of the men who wrote it. If we ever needed proof that morality can exist independently of religion, this would be it. In the end, the Bible is morally irrelevant in our culture today. Yep. That's pretty much it.

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Vorahk295 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well said. I find it funny how they say that homosexuality is a sin, yet the same book also says that they can't wear clothing woven from seperate kinds of cloth. And none of them abide by that rule...
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fuzz3Knavel Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Or eat pork and shellfish.

Unless you're a 7th day Adventist, then meat of all types is forbidden.
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Vorahk295 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, that too.
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fuzz3Knavel Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup, I really can't stand it when Christians do that.

And then they give the excuse, "Oh, it's Jewish law, not Christian!"

Well if that's Jewish law not to eat pork and shellfish and wear clothing made of a different type, then same applies to Homosexuality.
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Enemom Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Actually, homosexuality was mentioned in the New Testament, the ones Christians follow. I suggest you read Romans. 
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Vorahk295 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah.

There are probably Jewish homosexuals too.
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fuzz3Knavel Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Mmhmm. 

I had a Jewish friend who was gay.

There is also a Jewish version of Christianmingle that allows same-sex couples.


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Vorahk295 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Good.
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LordElthibar Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
Rubbish, you have not studies the Scripture right to learn that Jesus Christ fulfilled the Old Testament Law. However there are rules and regulations from which to follow. The New Testament Law is the foundation for Christianity and it is completely relevant. I don't see the Atheists coming up with anything better. Who are we to relly upon for morallity then, corrupt bureaucrats? Because we have thrown God out of our culture, criminals mark society's laws now.
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Greatkingrat88 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
Double rubbish- Jesus never said he came to "fulfill" or change the old testament laws- in fact, he says quite the opposite. 
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