"We live in a time what could be called “ala carte” Christianity."
No, we live in a time when it is no longer accepted that one church or religion has access to a universal truth and that those who disagree with you, do so because they have arrived at their own conclusions though independent thought.
You no longer have the right to force others to accept your own decisions, that your thoughts and Gods thoughts are the one and the same, or to oppress any other person(s) who do not agree with you. In the past, churches considered this to be their right and are having a difficult time changing their stance to a new, multi faith and and more secular basis to society.
11/4/2012 4:20:19 AM
Why the fuck do these people bring up *bestiality* when talking about gay people? The "logic" has something to do with "people shouldn't perform bestiality, therefore we should block gays from getting married to prevent that".
If you're concerned about bestiality and incest, work on passing laws against those. Otherwise, just admit that you hate gay people.
11/4/2012 4:20:30 AM
That 'love thy neighbour' thing not on your plate I see.
11/4/2012 4:22:51 AM
Clearly the commandment about not bearing false witness is not on today's menu then? Or is Mr Obama really a Marxist? Are homosexual people really 'notorious child molesters? Are you really full of shit?
Clue: No, No, Yes.
11/4/2012 4:23:59 AM
I'd love to ask aCulture Warrior if he eats shellfish or wears mixed fibres. Then we can talk about a la carte-ism.
11/4/2012 4:27:01 AM
Filin De Blanc
These people can never actually argue against homosexuality; they always have to bring up something else like bestiality and hope you won't notice that they aren't the same thing.
11/4/2012 4:27:59 AM
Which of the 'ten commandments' is about gay people, again?
11/4/2012 4:47:23 AM
Wow. You're certainly a brave warrior.
11/4/2012 5:27:49 AM
Please explain how Obama lowered gas prices and why he didn't do it sooner and take credit for it. I'll wait.
11/4/2012 5:50:45 AM
Perhaps you should read the entire Bible and not just the select verses that you use to justify your hate and ignorance. I highly doubt you would agree with EVERYTHING in the Bible, unless of course you are as backward as you sound.
11/4/2012 6:55:23 AM
You ay call yourself a warrior, but running out on a discussion and bragging about how you would have verbally beaten this woman into submission is the height of cowardice.
You are nothing but a poseur!
11/4/2012 7:31:08 AM
But Cult, that is exactly what evangelical "christians" do. They pick and choose which scriptures they believe. You know there are all those scriptures about what to eat and what NOT to eat. "christians" don't follow THOSE rules. The Bible talks about what fabrics should and should not be worn. "christians" don't follow those rules. The Bible repeatedly talks about who should be slayed and for what. "christians" don't slaying all those people. Now, the problem, cult, is that evangelicals pick and choose from the OLD Testament.
11/4/2012 7:36:12 AM
sometimes you go to a fancier restaurant and the menu will say “ala carte.”
What? You mean fancier than McDonald's or Bob's Tavern & Grill?
You fucking elitist snob! Think you're better or something? Goin' to them uptown places?
Jesus never ate "à la carte"! (That's the way it's spelled, btw.)
I bet that one time you were at a place like that, you were upset when they didn't ask you "want fries with that?".
11/4/2012 7:52:47 AM
Cool story, bro.
11/4/2012 8:40:53 AM
Why for all that is unholly, do Americans constantly have to attack everybody with differing opinion? What is it about America that makes people do this? It's as if you people are having constant with-hunts without burning people.
But ya know what, with all the "á la carte" stuff I agree, It's not really that religion anymore once you start cherry-picking what you belief in. Either you belief all the lies, bullshit and fantasies or your not really a Christian (or Jewish, or Muslim).
11/4/2012 9:10:36 AM
As much as & loathe unCulturedWeirdo, I do understand the "à la carte" argument. However, both fundies & non-fundies cherry-pick their scriptures. The difference is, fundies tend to cherry-pick the dogmatic death-dealing verses of doom while non-fundies tend to go for nice humanitarian verses of kindness, charity & love.
Non-fundies cherry-pick the right stuff while fundies cherry-pick the wrong stuff.
11/4/2012 9:33:49 AM
"We live in a time what could be called “ala carte” Christianity. That is, sometimes you go to a fancier restaurant and the menu will say “ala carte.” You pick and chose those parts of the menu that seem the best for you
Christians have been doing this for centuries. When's the last time Culture Warrior sold all his possessions and gave all that money to the poor? Or when did he ever give money to someone who asked for it without demanding it back? Or, since he seems focused on the anti-gay passage of Leviticus, when's the last time he ate shellfish, did any work on the Sabbath, wore clothes of mixed fibers, ate meat and dairy products together, or touched a menstruating woman?
11/4/2012 9:51:10 AM
Christian Inquisition! By Protestants! On Protestants!
Yet Protestants can hold any belief they want! MADNESS!
11/4/2012 10:21:05 AM
The Inquisition of double posts.
11/4/2012 10:48:46 AM
Obama. is. not. a. Marxist.
If you met a real Marxist you would shit yourself.
11/4/2012 11:38:23 AM
He Who Doubts
So then this begs the question, which of the Ten Commandments has anything to do with marriage? The answer is none. None of them have anything to do with it.
Additionally, it's disappointing to learn that aCultureWarrior is a Washington State resident like me. This guy is undoubtedly a stupid fuck that makes doing the right thing for gay people more difficult. I plan to cast my ballot today ahead of the voting deadline, and I promise that R74 will get my approval and gays will marry. aCultureWarrior can go fuck himself with his self righteousness.
11/4/2012 12:03:42 PM
@UHM: From what I've read (I only *wish* I could remember the title of the book in question), the legacy of Calvinism has something to do with it. You had to have, or at least be actively seeking to have, an absolute, unalloyed, perfect lifestyle and philosophy/religion. Otherwise, it might mean you were actually one of the reprobate, not one of the elect. Result: Many people CONSTANTLY hectoring themselves (without the impetus of congenital depression) over the smallest things, at least until they think they've got everything hunky-dory. But when someone speaks otherwise, it looks like an attack on one's virtue, an unalloyed condemnation. And...well...there's no way BOTH of you can be elect, if you differ THAT much. And what fellowship hath light with darkness?
11/4/2012 12:17:12 PM
Working on a Saturday. Wearing mixed-fibre clothing. Eating shellfish. Piercings/tattoos.
A La Carte Christianity.
And after one's main course of roast Pork with Hypocrisy Au Jus, would sir care to pick his dessert...? Cherries, served on a Bible...?! But I'm afraid that 'Wedding Soup' is off, as 'Marriage' isn't mentioned in the menu - nor even the legal document that is the US Constitution.
...and after your feast of Double Standards Gastronomique, a waffer-thin Mint! Bon Appetit!
(*Quickly ducks behind potted plant to avoid the beyond-overloaded Mr. Creosote-esque a(n Un)Culture(d)Warrior's Mount St. Helens-like eruption*)
[/"Monty Python's The Meaning of Life"] X3
11/4/2012 12:27:49 PM
The ninth commandment certainly isn't attractive to you, no cherry picking here, you ignore it altogether.
11/4/2012 12:32:39 PM
I like how aCultureWarrior was too afraid of the woman's reaction to share his more bigoted comments with her. What a hero.
11/4/2012 1:14:00 PM