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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Stolen from Gamina

With thanks (but not permission, sorry dear friend!)

‎1. If Jesus did not mention a subject, it cannot be essential to his teachings.
2. You are not being persecuted when prevented from persecuting others.
3. Truth isn’t like wine that gets better with age. It’s more like manna you must recognize wherever you are and whoever you are with.
4. You cannot call it “special rights” when someone asks for the same rights you have.
5. It is no longer your p
ersonal religious view if you’re bothering someone else.
6. Marriage is a civil ceremony, which means it’s a civil right.
7. If how someone stimulates the public nerve has become the needle to your moral compass, you are the one who is lost.
8. To condemn homosexuality, you must use parts of the Bible you don’t yourself obey. Anyone who obeyed every part of Leviticus would rightly be put in prison.
9. If we do not do the right thing in our day, our grandchildren will look at us with same embarrassment we look at racist grandparents.
10. When Jesus forbade judging, that included you.
 
These are good for all of us, Christian or not. Let's keep it in mind, shall we?
 
Those are Gamina Thoughts. That and a buck fifty will get you a peaceful, accepting, inclusive, just society ~ and a cup of coffee.

8 comments:

Get Off My Lawn! said...

Most of these are excellent. Something about #7 bothers me. I can think of a few ways someone might stimulate the public nerve that would be unacceptable. In the context of this post, I know what is meant and agree. In the context of applying the principle with a broad brush... perhaps rewording would be in order.

Gamina said...

Full disclosure: I swiped it from someone who swiped it from here:
http://www.jimrigby.org/ten-things-i-wish-the-church-knew-about-homosexuality/

Gamina said...

Oh, and #7 is a typo. It's supposed to be "pubic" rather than "public"!!

LOL

I mistyped it.

Anonymous said...

AMEN. #1 is my favorite. Great post, no matter who wrote it.

Get Off My Lawn! said...

Oh! The Pubic Nerve! Right then. Now I undersand and agree fully. Thanks for the clarification!

Ian Lidster said...

Now that we've cleared up the public/pubic matter I'm comfortable with this.

Actually, I really like it. Thanks for posting it.

Bill Dameron said...

Ha, I love the discussion of pubic/public in this thread.

Thank you, thank you for this, and Amen!

Gay Soldier's Husband said...

Oh yes. Truth has a glorious ring.