Pastor Rick Warren says: “Moral relativism is the root of what is wrong in our society.”
Sorry, fundamentalist and evangelical Christians – at the same time you condemn non-theists for your assumption that whatever morals they have are defined by their concupiscence and immediate personal and social expediency – as Relativists – you yourselves are Relativists when it come to the word of God.
In a post-Prejean moment, Lauren Ashley, self proclaimed Miss Beverly Hills in the Miss Universe Organization universe, told www.foxnews.com (who have taken down the original post, or hid it from search)
The Bible says that marriage is between a man and a woman. In Leviticus it says, “If man lies with mankind as he would lie with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death and their blood shall be upon them.” The Bible is pretty black and white.
The Miss Universe committee says they are proud to develop women who are not afraid to express their opinions. The City of Beverly Hills points out Ms. Ashley is from Pasadena, has taken the moniker “Miss Beverly Hills” without their consent, and “condemns” her pronouncement, saying the city of Beverly Hills is, itself, a diverse, accepting community.
The passage Ms. Ashley quotes is Leviticus 20:13. The usual passage in the Bible – from among about 4 in that big book – quoted to show how “black and white” God is in condemning gay men. Apparently God gives a free pass to lesbians. And it’s been suggested that passage is actually an admonition against the accepted practice at the time for victorious soldiers to rape their vanquished foes.
What Christians don’t so often quote is Leviticus 20:10
And the man that committeth adultery with another man’s wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.
God demands the same punishment – death – for your garden variety straight adulterers.
He also demands exile for a couple if they get together and it turns out she has started menstruating. (Leviticus 20:18)
And what does God command you to do in Exodus 35:2?
Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be to you an holy day, a sabbath of rest to the LORD: whosoever doeth work therein shall be put to death.
God uses the same language to condemn brunch waitresses as He does homosexuals.
So why don’t Christians storm their local supermarket on Sunday morning and drag out and kill the cashiers?
You don’t because despite one of your favorite disdainful accusations against the non-religious, which I myself have been called – ” Relativist!” – you are the same when it comes to God’s word.