Anglican Archbishop Sydney Peter Jensen Asked To Explain How We Know Which Levitical Prohibitions Still Apply And Which Ones Do Not

The very last line made me laugh out loud.

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Notice that this is not just any ignorant Christian being embarrassed here by a comedian, but an Archbishop. If that does not demonstrate the intellectual bankruptcy of Christianity (or at least of biblical literalists) in 3 minutes flat, I don’t know what does.

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  • Marie Hall

    The leaps in false logic always get me. On the one hand, every Xian I’ve ever been around/come across claims that the O.T. is no longer applicable thanks to the N.T., yet, at the same time, they turn around and, like this Bishop, cherry pick bits as ‘evidence’ to back up their claims. (as in the anti-homosexual drivel which is being used to encourage violence against homosexuals because “God forgives sin”.)

    Either you shit or get off the goddamn pot. Seriously, you can’t have it both ways. (unless one happens to be Bi-Sexual!) You can’t claim God is loving then cite bits wherein he condones violence, rape, war, etc.

  •;com Britteny Illian

    All love is unfortunately not equal I have seen this slogan plastered all over the same sex marriage issue and I disagree with it. If all love is equal what is to prevent incestual unions with fathers marrying daughters, brothers marrying sisters, people having multiple husbands and wives. You can’t say “oh that is a different situation”, the same sex marriage issue years ago was labelled as a “different situation” yet here we are. We can’t start moving all the goal posts and expect everyone to like it or agree.