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[Story time with aCultureWarrior]

So I'm at the fillin station and see this woman acquaintance and strike up a conversation with her saying how the gas prices have dropped as I speculated that they would so close to the election (are the American people really that stupid that they'd vote for the Marxist again because they're saving a few pennies on gasoline?). She starts talking about watching the debates and how both candidates pretty much said what they thought the people wanted to hear. Her wisdom rapidly went downhill after that.

I told her I was involved in the REJECT R-74 campaign and hundreds and hundreds of signs have been stolen across the state. She wasn't familiar with R-74, so I told her that it was to repeal the current legislation that would allow homosexuals to "marry". She gives me this odd look and talks about how she's in "the THEA-A-TAR" and "has many gay friends and also had two uncles that were gay". She continues to tell me how she hopes her boys grow up open minded and how she would approve of them if one "came out". I told her that marriage is the foundation of society and that it is founded upon Biblical principles. She stated (even though she and her family attend church) that she "didn't agree with everything in the Bible".

Not wanting to be doused by gasoline and set on fire, I held off on comments like "If Uncle Bruce and Uncle Bruce were both adulterers, into incest or bestiality, would you approve of those lifestyles as well?"

Nor did I comment on how she should be careful about allowing her two young boys to be around homosexuals, as they're notorious child molesters.

As far as her views on the Bible go, I would have loved to share this article on "ala carte Christianity" with her, perhaps I'll email it to her.

"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, those parts that you think you can afford. And so you chose this and this. Well, that is the way that some people feel about the Ten Commandments. They pick and chose those parts of the Ten Commandments that they want to obey. For example, I may like commandments two, three and four but commandments five, six and seven are not so attractive to me. So Christians chose which commandments are important to them..."
http://www.sermonsfromseattle.com/se...ristianity.htm

aCultureWarrior, Theology Online 44 Comments [11/4/2012 4:12:05 AM]
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Submitted By: Persephone 66
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capello moderno

Hmm.. no, no, afraid I still can't wrap my mind around that foreign à la carte concept.

11/4/2012 2:04:12 PM

Old Viking

Hey, Warrior, she ate your lunch.

11/4/2012 3:11:40 PM

nazani14

The Council of Nicea was the most famous "a la carte" event in the history of Christianity. A bunch of old guys picked what scriptures they wanted to include in the Bible, and which to burn.

11/4/2012 3:21:37 PM

JSS

When you take a look at the revolting comments by a slime-breathing bigot, and then realize that the bigot is in 'banned' status.

:)

Apparantly there is a shred of justice on 'Theology Online'.

11/4/2012 5:21:32 PM

Petroleum Jerry

@JSS

One of aCultureWannabe's respondents sums up the tone marvellously:

"I find it quite ironic that a person who has decided to devote a whole year of life to broadcasting his negative fixation on sodomy is accusing others of being in "anal retentive la la land"."

11/4/2012 6:55:16 PM

Zimmer

"We live in a time what could be called “ala carte” Christianity."

Indeed, we do. The Republican party loves to ignore passages in the Bible that condemn oppression the poor, or what happens to people who fail to give help to the needy and fail to love thy neighbor.

11/4/2012 8:18:51 PM

Persephone 66

You know there's a gay bar in called the Filling Station in Ft Lauderdale?

11/5/2012 1:48:53 AM

Swede

Yeah, the fact that she stayed and talked with an obvious moron clearly shows how her wisdom went downhill...

What part of "Consenting adults" don't you understand?

The Bible talks a lot about helping each other, sharing wealth with each other, selling all your possessions and giving the money to the poor, leaving your family behind to follow Jesus, prohibitions on eating shellfish and wearing mixed-fabric clothes, working on the Sabbath, etc, etc, etc. Do you follow each and everyone of the rules in the Bible? Jesus, as he is portrayed in the Bible, would probably vote for a Socialist party, not one of the American parties.

11/5/2012 3:09:52 AM

michael3ov

"(are the American people really that stupid that they'd vote for the Marxist again because they're saving a few pennies on gasoline?)"

No but apparently one of us thinks that one man can control the price of gasoline. Do the words global market mean anything to you?

"You pick and chose those parts of the menu that seem the best for you, those parts that you think you can afford."

Sort of like Christians viciously attacking homosexuality because the bible says it is an abomination yet ignoring the fact that the bible also says wearing mixed fabrics, planting two seeds in one hole, eating shellfish, etc. are all abominations.

Have You eaten lobster lately?

11/5/2012 6:05:02 AM

michael3ov

@UHM

We don't. Only some of us reject rationality. Unfortunately the ones that do are extremely loud and obnoxious.

11/5/2012 6:07:52 AM

Mister Spak

" (are the American people really that stupid that they'd vote for the Marxist again because they're saving a few pennies on gasoline?)."

aCulture warrior is stupid enough to vote for a facist for the same reason.



11/5/2012 6:10:11 AM

Ebon

Wow, that's one big sack of lies you've got there.

11/5/2012 8:46:33 AM

Cuneas

Actually, that's exactly why I stopped considering myself a Christian...even a 'liberal Christian'. There are several elements of the ideology taught in the Gospels that I think are really beautiful and insightful, but I just got tired of cherry-picking. I'm still not a straight-up atheist, but if there is a Higher Power, I doubt he has anything in common with any of the man-made religions.

11/5/2012 11:56:17 PM

Reverend Spith

"Nor did I comment on how she should be careful about allowing her two young boys to be around homosexuals, as they're notorious child molesters."

If that is so, then how come the statistics show that very nearly 100% of child molesters are found to be heterosexual men, usually very "religious?"

11/6/2012 2:08:13 AM

PennyPelican

If you eat shellfish, pork, or wear a cotton-poly blend, shut the fudge up about a à la carte Chrétianisme, s'il vous plaît.

Merci, buttmunch.

11/7/2012 8:55:18 AM

SpaceWhaleSpacePetunias

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I just called Obama a Marxist lol.
I don't think you're european enough to mean that.
Calls homosexuals pedos.
Please. Stop mouthing untested crap. I need a published survey of worldwide child molesters and a reason to not discredit it on the pretenses of how you could even do a survey like that. The reason you don't understand the scientific method is that it's quite easy to take for granted given how it doesn't spontaneously fail.

7/18/2013 12:16:47 PM

SpaceWhaleSpacePetunias


Scoffs at biblical cherrypicking.
Now, if you properly interpreted the bible, you would see quickly that belief in god's moral perfection and the actions he does is logically inconsistent. He punishes Adam and Eve for an action they didn't have the ability to comprehend. Without the knowledge of good and evil they didn't even take notice of their nudity, and somehow deems it in any measure "fair" or "responsible" to condemn them to death, and the entire rest of humanity? First major WTFlag. Second, he specifically promotes certain actions, while condemning them at a different time. Prohibits working on saturday, worship on sunday(!), shrimp, tattoos, blended cloth, curses a tree for literally no reason, and quite scarily predestines people to hell while giving no evidence of his existence. Not to mention that those in heaven would either be tortured by their loved ones punishment, or being forcefully kept ignorant of this. Does anyone believe that any action you commit in what is in essence the first instant of your existence sentence you to eternal suffering which would drive you irretrievably mad quite quickly, thus being pointless, and all this by an Omnipotent, Omniscient, and Omnibenevolent God? Clearly for this to be sound God's morals must be the only important ones in God's terms, so either we are in a sadistic experiment, or I am in fact not part of that universe in question. Humans can reason. Humans know suffering. So why should a by the text irresponsible, psychopathic god have the final say in our lives? I would attribute that kind of behavior to five year old me playing Stronghold Crusader and lighting everyone on fire for speaking weird. (True story)
Further Resources:Theramintrees
Rampant inconsistency of capitalisation: My thumbs got tired.

7/18/2013 12:22:32 PM

SpaceWhaleSpacePetunias


Scoffs at biblical cherrypicking.
Now, if you properly interpreted the bible, you would see quickly that belief in god's moral perfection and the actions he does is logically inconsistent. He punishes Adam and Eve for an action they didn't have the ability to comprehend. Without the knowledge of good and evil they didn't even take notice of their nudity, and somehow deems it in any measure "fair" or "responsible" to condemn them to death, and the entire rest of humanity? First major WTFlag. Second, he specifically promotes certain actions, while condemning them at a different time. Prohibits working on saturday, worship on sunday(!), shrimp, tattoos, blended cloth, curses a tree for literally no reason, and quite scarily predestines people to hell while giving no evidence of his existence. Not to mention that those in heaven would either be tortured by their loved ones punishment, or being forcefully kept ignorant of this. Does anyone believe that any action you commit in what is in essence the first instant of your existence sentence you to eternal suffering which would drive you irretrievably mad quite quickly, thus being pointless, and all this by an Omnipotent, Omniscient, and Omnibenevolent God? Clearly for this to be sound God's morals must be the only important ones in God's terms, so either we are in a sadistic experiment, or I am in fact not part of that universe in question. Humans can reason. Humans know suffering. So why should a by the text irresponsible, psychopathic god have the final say in our lives? I would attribute that kind of behavior to five year old me playing Stronghold Crusader and lighting everyone on fire for speaking weird. (True story)
Further Resources:Theramintrees
Rampant inconsistency of capitalisation: My thumbs got tired.

7/18/2013 7:56:55 PM

Ebon

Not wanting to be doused by gasoline and set on fire

It's a real shame she didn't.

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