Tuesday, April 26, 2011

C for Criticial Condition - The world is Officially Brain-Dead.

Got on twitter few minutes ago, and saw a LINK that someone sent to this website talking about a new edition of the popular New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) commentary, The New Oxford Annotated Bible. It's a Pro Gay Bible that assumes that God allegedly destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah for the sin of inhospitality — not homosexual sin. I chuckle! And then again, I'd rather cry!

Rev. Troy D. Perry, founder of the homosexual Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC) of course as you would expect hailed the book (NO, I ain't calling it a Bible) The Bible technically is the word of God, so any other book that contorts his word is not fit to be given that title. 

Here is a portion from the article. Stupidity, is what I call this. I love to reason with people, but this one defies every law of logic and reason. If you want to prove a point, then by George do us a favor and make sure it makes sense. And if you can't make sense, then SHUT UP! We've been pushed to a corner where we have to respect people's choices on certain issues, and clearly so, maybe we should, but when it is these groups were are 'managing' are the ones coming up with stupid arguments to back up their ways of life, what do we do? If you have chosen to live a certain way, then please do by all means. They complain that people ostracize them and such, but they are the ones making it such a big deal. Personally for me, I don't discriminate, but I get mad and angry each time another celebrity "comes out of the closet". My first question is WHO CARES? Aren't you the one making a victim of yourself then? If you're not ready to face rejection from people, then live your life. And this is not to say that I approve of the lifestyle, but hey we all have choices. This is a difficult issue to discuss, and I was not even planning on talking about this, but for now I'll just trivialize it, and pretend with me like it's that simple.

My point is, if I'm left with no choice that to put up with someone. The someone better mellow down and stay out of my way, and not give me any chance at all to say anything against him. Right? Well I feel like it's gotten to a very ridiculous stage now that even though oppositors are quieted down, one way or another, they are the ones even brewing up stuff. 

Watch this and tell me if it makes any bit of sense at all. I love people who can prove clearly a point, even though it might be wrong. I am one of such! If I can't prove anything, and stand by my words, I SHUT UP! I've been able to (lot of times) convince people that a color is black, when clearly it is white.

Here goes a portion of the article with some of my comments on it:

Genesis 19:5-8: "…and they called to Lot, "Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us, so that we may know them." Lot went out of the door to the men, shut the door after him, and said, "I beg you, my brothers, do not act so wickedly.

Second Edition: The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah impressed itself deeply upon later generations as an example of God’s total judgment upon appalling wickedness … the episode is told to illustrate the sexual excesses of Canaanites. 5. Know refers to sexual relations, here homosexual ("sodomy"). 8: Once guests had eaten in his house, Lot felt he had to obey the law of oriental hospitality, which guaranteed protection. Thus his proposal to hand over his daughters showed his determination to put first his obligation as a host. <- This Italicized part makes absolutely no sense. Lot offering his daughter does not prove that he is doing the right thing either. That's one of the many mistakes we tend to make. We think one sin is less grievous than the other. And that's what exactly Lot thought about. It had absolutely nothing to do with being hospitable. If that was part of his obligation as a host, he would have taken care of that long before the men of the city came knocking on that door. Just saying!

Third Edition: The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah was a prominent example in Israelite tradition of God’s total judgment. As in the case of 18:1-8, the main issue here is hospitality to secretly divine visitors. Here, however, the sanctity of hospitality is threatened by the men of the city who wish to rape (know) the guests. Though disapproval of male homosexuality is assumed here, the primary point of this text is how this threat by the townspeople violates the value of hospitality…As a result of his protection of his guests, he (Lot), like Noah, "finds favor" with God and he and his household are rescued out of destruction. 

Allow me if you may, this is BS! This verse again HAS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with Hospitality. Remember the Angels were sent on a mission already. I'm sure God already had it in his plans to save Lot from this wicked city. I mean come to think of it, they are even making God a very very wicked God. If I read that book (their version), I wouldn't want to serve that God trust me. He rained brimstone of a whole city because of inhospitably? Common! They were trying to rape the visitors, DAMMIT! Well, unless I'm not getting the point here, and trust me, I might not!

Well, like I said before I respect people's choices, but when you're trying to prove that lifestyle, do it in a way that makes sense; and also in a way that is consistent with Basic Christian Tenets and Principles that has been regarded and esteemed for over a thousand years. Why do I say this, these people claim to be Christians, and yet they twist up God's word to suit their purpose? Tell me, how in the world does a group think they can just come up donkey years after the bible has been written and change the meaning? It beats me! And that's exactly what they've tried to do. I won't even go into they changing  the meaning of John 14:6. Christ remains the truth, the way, and the life. The only way, if I may add! 

Rant over!


Sisi Yemmie ™ said...

whaaaaaaat?!!!!!!! i agree with you!!!!!

Ope Adebayo said...

Well written Ayokunle. I totally agree with you.

Ope Adebayo said...

Just to add. I really hate the way they portray God in their so-called bible. HE is not cruel. Why would he destroy a whole city cos of inhospitably?Haba now.

Fellow Writer (Ayokunle Falomo) said...

That's what I blurted out too Sisi Yemmie! Abi oh Ope, which kind God will rain fire on a whole city because of inhospitability, and ignore the fact that they were trying to rape the visitors!? That sounds foolish! It's a poor excuse, really.

Myne Whitman said...

Wow, this is hard to swallow. Hmmm...

Fellow Writer (Ayokunle Falomo) said...

It's a tough one Myne. Always is.