Friday, May 10, 2013

“God helped me accept my gay son.” : The application of, and necessity for, religious hypocrisy in a modern age

A twice married Christian woman, and grandmother, credits God with her accepting her son’s homosexuality. Evidently God gave her insights as to how to read / manipulate / ignore or otherwise re-interpret scripture so she doesn’t have to despise her son and can continue to love him like she did before he came out to her. Here’s the story:

Now…follow the logic here: this woman needed a god to help her accept her son's homosexuality, yet she likely didn’t need a god’s help to love him before she knew of his biologically driven proclivity. I wonder if she would have needed god’s guidance to accept and love her son if he was born left handed, with a third nipple, or was missing a testicle.

But never mind, happily she reinterpreted scriptural prohibition, with Gawd's assistance, and came to reason even if she needed to disguise it in some convoluted side stepping, escape clause justification of a few millennia’s religious prohibition mandated by Gawd Himself.

It probably wasn’t all that hard for her since evidently she used a similar technique to justify her divorce in spite of Jesus' admonishment in Mark 10, and Luke 16:18 "Everyone who divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery, and he who marries a woman divorced from her husband commits adultery." Given that the penalty for adultery is death by stoning, it isn’t hard to understand how finding that loophole is very important. Screw Jesus!!

Thank Dog for Christians cherry picking dogma and finding loopholes to evade the misogyny and Bronze Age obscenities it demands of them. It’s a veritable full time hobby for moderate/liberal religionists to try and come to terms with modernity and 21st century reason while holding onto bits and pieces of their supernaturalist delusions and their god's hideous edicts.

Yes, for sure they are hypocrites, phonies, back sliders, self-deceivers and “not True Xtians” … but I’m glad they are. It’s much more preferable than the gay bashing bible banging Xtian homophobes, or the devout Xtian women who resign themselves and their children to marital battering and abuse because of the idiocy of their scripture.

The more religious backsliders, the better for civilization.


Chatpilot said...

Good article Hump and a perfect example of Christians cherry picking their bibles. This woman took 12 years of her life agonizing over her son being gay. How pathetic can someone be?

Finally she realizes that he is her son and she loves him and that it's not her place to judge. That is God's job. Her Cherry picking helped her resolve a moral dilemma that should have not been a problem in the first place if she wasn't so bound by religious dogma.

Dromedary Hump said...

Thanks, Chat. Sound observation.

gerard26 said...

The so-called “saints” dress their bigotry up in a claim to religious conscience and when they are called on it they cry foul. After their conversion to a more humane view, usually involving a family member, they reinterpret their holy books to say what their god really meant. Viola! The Jebus of the Sermon on the Mount loves everybody. Decades of intolerance and discrimination disappear! Perhaps, the migration in thought can be helpful… only time will tell.

Dromedary Hump said...

In deed.
Yes, I hold out hope that the "migration of thought" is a precursor to the eventual demise of religious influence, if not its disappearance.

Den!s said...

How her imaginary gawd helped her to get over her imaginary problem ... she's just another nut case in my books.

longhorn believer said...

Humans are really good at rationalization. We are all guilty of it, and it's really hard to recognize it in ourselves. Good article, Hump.

Dromedary Hump said...

Den!s...if she were really nuts I could forgive her. Problem is she is sane and willfully deluded.

Longhorn... agreed, and thanks.