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Dan Savage Savages the Bible, Christianity, and the Pope (Part II)

du2 Wrote: May 09, 2012 7:28 AM
Good question. Dan Savage was raised Catholic and at one time studied for the priesthood. His religious education is solid and he knows of what he speaks. History in our nation is very recent regarding religious people who have used the Bible to justify all manner of human rights abuses on the most vulnerable. Women, indigenous people, blacks, Jews and gays. Those who experience that abuse first hand, are right to criticize and challenge it and demand it be stopped. There are millions of hypocritical people of faith, willing to harm gay people in the demand of gov't enforcement of that religion ONLY against gay people, but not against other hets who also meet the same religious criteria for enforcement. THAT is what Savage is right about.

If the Bible is “a radically pro-slavery document” (Dan Savage), how is it that Christians who successfully fought for the abolition of slavery in the 18th and 19th centuries based their opposition to slavery on that very same Bible? The answer is simple: The Bible is actually not “a radically pro-slavery document.”

According to Savage (following atheist Sam Harris), “the Bible got the easiest moral question that humanity has ever faced wrong. Slavery! What’re the odds that the Bible got something as complicated as human sexuality wrong? 100% percent.”

To be candid, it’s easy to see where Savage and Harris are...