I am watching all this arguing about confederate flags and gay marriage and I am ashamed of all the hatred. I have always been someone who has embraced my differences for they make me an individual. Why is it right to ban part of our history or condemn people for wanting to be happy with someone they love. It saddens me to see how intolerant we have become of others. Do you really want to live in a world where everyone is the same, where we only acknowledge "happy" history? I know that many "Christians" are horrified about the legalization of gay marriage, and that the chant seems to be "Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve'.... How do you know?
A lot of the things that happened in the bible happened before there was written word. They were told over and over... like telephone hour. Could maybe the burning bush have started as a spark on the ground? Maybe the parting of the Red Sea was low tide? I don't know... but neither do you. The bible is the best selling literary work of all time... It is the greatest story ever told. Some stories are fact based, some are embellished and some are false,
I think that it is a book of guidance with may great recipes for life. I guess the question is If you believe in the bible do you believe in the whole bible or just what's convenient for you at the time? Yes Adam and Eve are in the bible but I challenge you to show me where it say "Not Steve", Does not the bible also say “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone..." (John 8:7) How can you quote somethings and attack others but not live that quote... Is that not a convenient part of the story so we will ignore that one? Belief in something is not picking and choosing what you believe it is acceptance of the whole. You may also want to review: Matthew 7:1 Judge not, that you be not judged. and Matthew 7:12 So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.
Isn't picking and choosing biblical beliefs the same as picking and choosing what parts of American history to embrace? NEWFLASH the Confederate War happened, the rebel flag is part of our American Heritage. We can't pick and choose what we want to have happened - we have to accept it all and embrace it. Otherwise we are feeding a hatred that will destroy us all.
**stepping off my soapbox now** Have a great Sunday!