We are reminded that certain behaviours are abominations in the eyes of the Lord and we are to draw our own frightening conclusions.
As the gay marriage debate heats up we find more and more people attempting to justify their position based upon a quote from scripture. We are reminded that certain behaviours are abominations in the eyes of the Lord and are to draw our own frightening conclusions.
The problem, however, is that there are so many things that are abominations to the Lord. My search of the King James translation, for example, yields some 69 “abominations” and leaves me in a serious moral quandary.
Deuteronomy tells me that it is an abomination for a woman to dress as a man. My wife on occasion wears jeans or even overalls. Must I put her to death?
My sons have on occasion disobeyed me. Must I put them to death? I have on occasion eaten pork. Must I put myself to death? I wanted to have multiple wives at one time and a few slaves, but those desires ran smack into Canadian law. What to do?
Actually, I think that I’ll follow the advice of a dead philosopher who argued that morality precedes religion.
Bob Lane, Nanaimo.