Thoughts on gay marriage
I’m probably a bit biased, but I honestly believe were I not an abomination i’d be of the same mindset. Marriage is what culture dictates it to be, nothing like what happened in genesis. All god did was create a 2 people with interlocking parts, he saw adam was only and created him a companion in eve, not a wife, a companion. There was no concept of marriage when Moses wrote genesis, it developed after as a kind of easy political & legal agreement for controlling land. From what I understand of the bible, the overarching theme is “the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: love ones neighbour as thyself”, it makes sense, you can’t break any of the other laws without breaking that one. I personally don’t think 2 people being gay is at all contrary to that law, it doesn’t hurt anyone. But maybe homosexuality is wrong, and maybe it isn’t, but it’s not up to the legislature to decide who ca and cannot get married. Preventing benders from getting married isn’t an expression of religious freedom, it’s an express of religious oppression. And religious oppression isn’t just when Catholics decide to have crusades, It’s whenever someone of one faith tries to make someone of another set of beliefs do something their way - AKA when a state prevents gays from getting married because it goes against the bible, it goes against the whole idea of freedom, and the separation of church and state. And you know what will happen when gays are allowed to get married? Some Gays will get married. That’s it. It doesn’t diminish anybody elses marriage, in the same way that one couple getting divorced doesn’t. I agree that people should be allowed to be antigaymarriage, that’s cool with me. But it’s not up to those people to decide that others have to share their opinion. I know this is turning into an essay but if you look at the actual proposals you’ll notice that the Church of England isn’t being forced to ordain gays, or to even approve of them. Look, I’m an atheist, even if I was straight I probably wouldn’t want to get married, I think it’s wrong for me to seek approval of a god I don’t believe in - But I really do strongly feel for those gay theists who want to celebrate their love and to call it marriage.