Friday, April 19, 2013

Jesus Never Said Anything About Homosexuality!

So the issue of gay marriage is in the news again, with headlines from the United States and New Zealand.  The comments are inevitably erupting into theological debates based on the Bible.  One of the most common things I see being argued is this notion of, "Jesus never said anything about homosexuality!"

Let's for a moment assume that it isn't totally ridiculous to argue modern law based on the fairy tale book.  And let's also assume that the character of Jesus is at the very least based on a real historical person.  Now, why do people think that every word ever uttered by this person is written in the Bible?  How many words did he say in his lifetime?  Just what's written in that book?  He didn't talk much then, did he?  Did he never ask, "Sir, how much is a shave?"  Did he never say, "Excuse me miss, I didn't notice I had stepped on your foot"?  Did he never say, "Man, I've really gotta take a leak!"  Was he like Silent Bob or something?

So the question now is, how do you know that Jesus didn't ever say, "I fucking hate those fags!  Burn 'em all and let dad sort them out!" Or that he didn't say, "I love queers.  No, you don't understand.  I mean, I really LOVE queers! *wink* *wink*"

Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.  If this person really existed, his opinion on homosexuals is an unknown.  So shut the fuck up about it, please!