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Saturday, October 20, 2007

Addendum to Friday Five on Saturday


From GOD HATES SHRIMP http://www.godhatesshrimp.com/

"Shrimp, crab, lobster, clams, mussels, all these are an abomination before the Lord, just as gays are an abomination. Why stop at protesting gay marriage? Bring all of God's law unto the heathens and the sodomites. We call upon all Christians to join the crusade against Long John Silver's and Red Lobster. Yea, even Popeye's shall be cleansed. The name of Bubba shall be anathema. We must stop the unbelievers from destroying the sanctity of our restaurants."

9 These shall ye eat of all that are in the waters: whatsoever hath fins and scales in the waters, in the seas, and in the rivers, them shall ye eat.
10 And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you:
11 They shall be even an abomination unto you; ye shall not eat of their flesh, but ye shall have their carcases in abomination.
12 Whatsoever hath no fins nor scales in the waters, that shall be an abomination unto you.

So, all of you Revgalblogpals heed this! Actually, in my household, the Jewish Beloved abstains from fish withouth fins or scales (we have had discussions in restaurants about this) shellfish and lobster. And in 16+ years, in only one instance has our oven seen a ham!

3 comments:

SpiritMists said...

Thank you for pointing this website out! Made me smile...

~Deb said...

Just a bit of scripture to back you up here... This is from my blog- which was compared to yours as you said. I have many posts with this topic.

The Old Testament is good for history, but it's just that---"old". The old laws do not apply to new Christians.

Romans 3: 19-20
Obviously, the law applies to those to whom it was given, for its purpose to keep people from having excuses and to bring the entire world into judgment before God. For no one can ever be made right in God’s sight by doing what his law commands. For the more we know God’s law, the clearer it becomes that we aren’t obeying it.

Romans 7 1-6
Now, dear brothers and sisters—you who are familiar with the law—don’t you know that the law applies only to a person who is still living? Let me illustrate. When a woman marries, the law binds her to her husband as long as he is alive. But if he dies, the laws of marriage no longer apply to her. So while her husband is alive, she would be committing adultery if she married another man. But if her husband dies, she is free from that law and does not commit adultery when she remarries.
So this is the point: The law no longer holds you in its power, because you died to its power when you died with Christ on the cross. And now you are united with the one who was raised from the dead. As a result, you can produce good fruit, that is, good deeds for God. When we were controlled by our old nature, sinful desires were at work within us, and the law aroused these evil desires that produced sinful deeds, resulting in death. But now we have been released from the law, for we died with Christ and we are no longer captive to its power. Now we can really serve God, not in the old way by obeying the letter of the law, but in the new way, by the Spirit.

Here… Look at Galatians chapter two verses 17 through 21:

"But what if we seek to be made right with God through faith in Christ and then find out that we are still sinners? Has Christ led us into sin? Of course not! Rather, I make myself guilty if rebuild the old system I already tore down. For when I tried to keep the law, I realized I could never earn God’s approval. So I died to the law so that I might live for God. I have been crucified with Christ. I myself no longer live, but Christ lives in me. So I live my life in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me an gave himself for me. I am not one for those who treats the grace of God as meaningless. For if we could be saved by keeping the law, then there was no need for Christ to die."

After we were freed from the law, we are made right with God through faith alone- and nothing else. For those who strongly feel that homosexuality is a sin, I urge you to read this next scripture and explain to me what you feel or interpret it to mean.

Galatians 3:24-29
Let me put it in another way. The law was our guardian and teacher to lead us until Christ came. So now, through faith in Christ, we are made right with God. But now that faith in Christ has come, we no longer need the law as our guardian. So you are all children of God through faith in Christ Jesus. And all who have been united with Christ in baptism have been made like him. There is no longer Jew or Gentile, slave or free, male or female. For you are ALL Christians—you are one in Christ Jesus. And now that you belong to Christ, you are the true children of Abraham. You are his heirs, and now all the promises God gave to him belong to you.

So, what does the sentence, “There is no longer Jew or Gentile, slave or free, male or female” mean? To me, it means that gender is blind when it comes to love. Why do a lot of Christians tell half of what the scripture says.

For instance, let me disect this one passage in the bible that most Christians love to use on homosexuals. Bear with me here.

Here is my interpretation of the cherry picked version of 1 Corinthians 6:9-11…

“Don’t you know that those who do wrong will have no share in the Kingdom of God? Don’t you fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, who are idol worshipers, adulterers, male prostitutes, homosexuals, thieves, greedy people, drunkards, abusers, and swindlers---none of these will have a share in the Kingdom of God.”

Now, most homosexuals will say to that verse that’s been thrown at them by other judgmental people, “Oh wow! I’m going to hell if I continue being gay!”

Wrong. Read the next verse, which most Christians fail to provide for you…

“There was a time when some of you were just like that, (before Christ), but now your sins have been washed away, and you have been set apart for God. You have been made right with God because of what the Lord Jesus Christ and the Spirit of our God have done for you.”

Christians will yell out, “that was past tense”---however, it was past tense **before Christ**. When Christ died for our sins, he paid the full price. It’s up to us whether or not we fully believe that our sins are washed away. It’s the old law. People are so bound by the old law that the guilt, shame of the old ways of the written word are still imbedded in them. Their upbringing due to what others thought was “immoral” or “not right in God’s eyes” are those people who lived a different lifestyle. There are people in this world who aren’t going to want a mate of the opposite sex. Some don’t want children, and others can adopt, just as those heterosexuals who cannot produce, and adopt themselves.

I’m no theologian, but it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that the bible has clear references that are made, which states we are no longer bound to the old written laws. We are free, because Jesus saved us. I fully believe that. I don’t insuinate that we do “evil” things, such as killing people or hurting others. There’s a huge difference between “evilness” and wanting to have a life full of love, regardless of what gender we fall for. Galatians specifically states that there is no longer Jew or Gentile, slave or free, male or female. Who we love isn’t based on gender.

I hope you don't mind if I link to you. I think your message is important to those who feel sad or guilty for being gay.

Mother Laura said...

Awesome post!