Religious bigotry comment

While it is true that not all religious people are bigots, the bigots are informed and validated by their religions- at least the Abrahamic ones- so yes, I can point out that their religion is the source of bigotry towards gays, women, and anything that doesn’t ascribe to their beliefs.

A terrible irony is that as more and more evidence is being gathered that the very source of their beliefs is nothing more than a collection of pre-existing myths adapted to the needs of a particular culture at a particular time, the more strident the believers. Bigotry feels under siege.

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I never know what to say about myself. I let what I write try to speak as to who I am. I can only add, here, that I am 72, live in a nursing home, am twenty years a cancer survivor, and identify as a gay male. I intend to use this blog as storage for poems? written over the long years (and still being written). This does not preclude other uses.
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2 Responses to Religious bigotry comment

  1. nowandzenn says:

    I figured that at least once in my life, I should read the entire bible and so I did, many years ago. Now I confess I read a Church of England version (old and new testament), primarily because it was actually much more readable then the standard King James with all its begats and whatnot. Anyhow, my recollection is that I saw almost no reference to homosexuality at all in it. I did see some practicality in some of the things in the bible, given the times. So, for example – if you were sick they basically sent you out of the village for a prescribed period of time. Practically speaking, I think we’d call this quarantine today. If you lived, they eventually let you come back. If you died, or didn’t get well, you were outcast. My one recollection of a brief blurb on homosexuality was again, more an issue of practicality – high death rates and short life spans meant that people had to keep breeding like, well, rabbits I suppose. If homosexuality was frowned on for anything, it was the fact that it didn’t produce children and was thus counter-productive to keeping the village populated. Again, a practical matter, not a moral judgment. At least, that was what I saw in the bible. I suppose maybe one day I will read it one more time.

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