Thursday, May 10, 2012

What it takes to get me to blog again...

Yes, I know my blogging has been supermodel thin lately and not as fun to look at but I have found another outlet for my nuggets of literary gold. My insatiable appetite for expressing myself was for years what also fed my adoring throngs of blog followers. At one time I think I was up to 4 or maybe even 5 people who read this ever-offending opus and I realize their lives have been hollow and void without my wry compositions in the past few months and I am forever sorry about that. I have been a pastor and preacher for a whole year now and all 6 of my active brain cells are fairly smoking with activity since I was called, much to the detriment of Blog, I thought dog...thing..whatever it's called (and why?). I have been content studying, writing and delivering sermons and since my church flock is nearly double my blog followers I owe them my best but I am taking some time out to make known to you all how I feel about Barack Hussein Obama "coming out" (as the headline read)in favor of gay marriage. I know that ten years ago before anybody ever heard of BHO that if you had heard that the guy on the bike in the above pic was coming out in favor of such it would be no surprise. He might as well be wearing a rainbow helmet and a leather vest with no shirt, but I digress. Even after I have had 3 long years to figure out this guy, I'm not surprised by his support of it. I am, though, offended at his reference to Jesus and the Golden Rule as his basis for his decision "evolving" into this support. I would never expect a man of his character to support a ban on same sex marriage just because the Bible says that homosexuality is a sin but when he says he is a practicing Christian and realizes that this view for the rights of gays to marry "might put him at odds with others of his faith", I start to get my hackles up. Then when he says that "Jesus died on the cross" and that we should all do as "the Golden Rule says and do to others as we would have done to us", I start to get mad. First off, what does Jesus dying on the cross have to do with this at all? He didn't even tie it in to anything. He just threw that out there. Secondly, I am all for treating homosexuals "fairly and equal" as he said just like I would treat any other person who chooses to sin, whether that sin is lying, cheating, stealing, murder or doing mean things to puppies. It's all sin and one is as bad as another. But the Golden Rule does not say we should rationalize away sin. My next thought goes to the end of all of this. Just where does it end if we throw away our moral compass and allow same sex individuals to mutilate the sanctity of marriage? Can I now marry my dog? I love her and she loves me. We both want the best for each other and want to have all the same rights as non-K9's do. Or how about if all 3 of my dogs and I want to marry a lovely squid? What's wrong with that? Don't be hatin' on me and mine because you're jealous of our male/canine/marine love affair. I'm sick of this nasty, nasty old world and I look forward more than ever to my real home. Heaven will be better than we can imagine and I'm sure Hell will be worse than we can imagine. In fact, I understand the Book of Revelation to say that in Hell everybody has to ride blue touring bikes with rainbow helmets. Really. Go look it up.

8 comments:

The Donald said...

Does he have the matching "My Little Pony" streamers for the handlebars?

Anonymous said...

It all hinges on how the different sides define marriage. My marriage was a ceremony involving God and my family. To others it is simply a legal issue not a spiritual one.

I had a similar discussion Wed night with a group of middle schoolers about the (over)use of the word hell.

It's hard to be in the world and not of the world.

Dew

btw - the "I can marry an animal" argument is illogical. Decisions such as marriage involve higher thinking which animals don't have.

Anonymous said...

sorry for the serious note.
And I am happy for you and Sara. Are you registered at Petsmart?

Don told about a place he buys milkbone underwear.

You'll be stuck with one "position" for the rest of your life.


Dew

The Donald said...

Don told about a place he buys milkbone underwear.

And matching socks, too...


Milk-bone underwear - that's pretty good, Dew! Finally starting to see some results from your comedy training.

The Donald said...

I am happy for you and Sara. Are you registered at Petsmart?

Um, yeah, they are.

And they've booked Rod Stewart to perform Ain't Love a B____? at the service.

The Donald said...

It all hinges on how the different sides define marriage.

Hinges? So, it's about swingers?

I don't think my church is one of those that defines it as such.

The Donald said...

btw - the "I can marry an animal" argument is illogical. Decisions such as marriage involve higher thinking which animals don't have.

And yet, you are married. What say you to that, Jack?

eddie said...

I too wonder about the Jesus died on the cross relevance. However, this blue bike thing is a little more disturbing. Guess I just ride the green one from now on.

"ever-offending opus" Well said:)

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