"The same God who instituted the death penalty for murders is the same god who instituted the death penalty for rapists and for homosexuals, sodomites and queers! "
But that's an imaginary god. The real god instituted the death penalty for infidels.
11/16/2009 11:20:33 AM
I read about the afterlife
It was the government that instituted the dealth penalty. Not God.
11/16/2009 11:21:15 AM
I don't suppose you have a valid reference for this claim, do you? I didn't think so.
And God also wanted the death penalty for such innocuous things as working on the Sabbath and eating shellfish, so why aren't you so worked up over that? Oh, right, you pick & choose.
11/16/2009 11:22:04 AM
Noir the Sable
Personally, I'm kinda worried about the day that Mr. Anderson makes good with all these threats he's spewing.
"God never "felt" anything about it, he commanded it and said they should be taken out and killed."
God (through Jesus) also commanded that if we are compelled to sin, we should cut off the offending body part rather than continue (Mat. 18:8-9, Mat. 5:30, Mark 9:43). I don't exactly hear Mr. Anderson calling out to his congregation about crippling themselves, blinding themselves, or cutting out their own tongues, now do I?
11/16/2009 11:48:55 AM
11/16/2009 11:54:11 AM
God has changed, you only didn't come to that part of your holly book yet.
11/16/2009 12:15:26 PM
Looks like somebody jammed your pineal gland at "Impotent rage".
11/16/2009 12:42:41 PM
Thanks for giving us more reasons to ban capital punishment.
11/16/2009 12:52:10 PM
I have a fundie uncle named Steven Anderson.
Oh, sweet Jebus don't let it be true.
11/16/2009 1:21:28 PM
@Robbie: If this man is related to you, then you have my sympathy, and the sympathy of everyone I know.
11/16/2009 1:49:01 PM
The same god ordered genocides against unbelievers and told, that you have to murder yourown family members if they believe in other gods and to killall members of a town, if they harbored a preacher of a foreign religion without stoning him.
The same god also ordered that a married woman should be stoned if shewas raped within a city and didn´t scream loud enough and that an unmarried woman would have to marry her rapist if she was raped.
Well, if you like the rules from the old testament, then emigrate to an islamist country. Most of the rules that you have under the shariah are equivalent to the rules you can find within the old testament
Fortunately the western world is more just than the world that was described within the old testament ;)
11/16/2009 2:13:01 PM
Everyone sing along!
"God is love," the snowflakes whisper,
As they float down from the sky,
"God is love," the breezes murmur,
As they softly whistle by.
God is love, God is love,
All things tell us: "God is love."
11/16/2009 2:17:06 PM
This is why we have to have hate crimes laws protecting gay people.
11/16/2009 2:17:18 PM
If God never felt anything and only demanded for things to be killed, I think he needs to get psychological help.
Since he's a fictional character, we'll settle with giving it to you.
11/16/2009 2:32:37 PM
1)Having the death penalty for crimes that don't involve murder encourages rapists, kidnappers, etc. to kill their victims, to keep them from talking to the police. They have nothing to lose.
2) The difference between rapist and homosexuals is that gays aren't victimizing ANYONE.
3) No, being gay is not infectious, just as being attracted to blondes or redheads isn't contagious. I have numerous friends and acquaintances who are either gay or bisexual, and I've yet to catch teh ghey. None of them have caught teh straight from me either.
4) Homosexuals had nothing to do with the fall of any empire. Poor military decisions, unjust leadership, etc. always factored in.
11/16/2009 2:50:07 PM
Actually no, he didn't institute it for rapists. According to YOUR Bible, if you rape someone you have to pay a fine and they must marry you.
11/16/2009 3:04:50 PM
David & Jonathan, you may want to read up on them.
11/16/2009 3:54:25 PM
It was this sort of thing that gave God such a shady reputation.
11/16/2009 4:41:29 PM
You know why God wanted the sodomites in the Old Testament to be killed?
Yes, yes I do.
"Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had arrogance, abundant food, and careless ease, but she did not help the poor and needy. Thus they were haughty and committed abominations before Me. Therefore I removed them when I saw it.
11/16/2009 4:48:29 PM
Proof that your god is more like a ten year old playing Populous.
11/16/2009 6:21:43 PM
I sucked at playing Populous...
11/16/2009 11:28:27 PM
God's a sociopath?
11/17/2009 1:03:09 AM
You forgot about the death penalty for kids who mouth off at their parents and women who don't marry their rapists.
11/17/2009 5:05:14 AM
We are one in our hatred we are one in the Tyrant.
We are one in our hatred we are one in the Tyrant.
And destruction of homosexuals is proudly what we rant.
And they'll know we are christians by our love, by our love.
Yes they'll know we are christians by our love.
11/17/2009 6:04:14 AM
"Because they're not reproducers, that goes without saying, they're recruiters."
So what about priests and nuns?
11/17/2009 7:47:37 AM