When I look at Las Vegas, I see a concrete and flashing neon message to the universe that humanity won’t settle for caves and foraging. Both the churches and casinos are decadent monuments in the desert saying we are so highly evolved that we can afford to devote large amounts of time to indulging ourselves or morally policing those who do. Our beliefs and the specifics of our rituals may differ, but at the end of the day, the instincts that drive us are very much alike.
Source: Vice Magazine
People who grow up in Bible believing churches, have a gay friend and figure out the need to read the Bible different on that issue. But rarely does the migration happen the other way. Somebody is ok with their gay friends, then reads the Bible and says “hey I think that this 3,000 year old understanding of sexuality is more accurate than what scientist, sociologist, and psychologist are telling us today.” That is why I am hopeful. Not because it is inevitable. Not because ‘gay is the new black’. No – I am hopeful because the movement is almost exclusively one way traffic and because having a friend can be such a powerful influence.
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I was in a Catholic church yesterday for a family member’s christening, and it was so touching that the priest took a moment to say how embarrassed he was at, you know, the “current scandal.”
Yeah, “embarrassed.” I can only imagine how difficult this must be for YOU, you twisted evil whining bastard fucknuts.
THE BALLS ON THESE GUYS, SERIOUSLY.
Which do you think is the more devious move by the Church?
1. co-opting for political purposes the message of a bronze-age love guru and using the resulting power to effectively conquer the world?
2. establishing your own nation state, the Vatican, so you can build unimaginable material wealth, garner political clout and flex your diplomatic muscle, and avoid criminal prosecution for crimes unthinkable involving the very weakest and most impressionable members of the human race, all while lobbing moral grenades at the lives of everyone else from behind your stone walls steeped in hypocrisy?
I’m a little pissed today, and not just because the recent news of the current Pope covering up the RAPE OF HELPLESS CHILDREN from Wisconsin merely adds to the pile of travel brochures for our lovely state featuring Jeffrey Dahmer and Cryptosporidium.