God/The Constitution As Authority.

Christao408 did a blog here about all the anti-mosque conservatives pissing on the bill of rights like protecting the religious freedoms of muslims makes you some kind of terrorist, and this was my response, which I thought blog-worthy:

There’s hypocrisy on both sides, but on the right there seems to be a greater tendency to appeal to authority, be it scriptural or constitutional, and denounce anyone who does not bow to that authority as wicked, while then immediately spitting on that authority or ignoring it gleefully whenever they disagree with it.  Like pastors that quote leviticus 20:13 to say that homosexuality is an abomination, then chop off and disregard literally the other half of the sentence which calls for the execution of gay men.  How can you edit something while proclaiming it as an absolute divine authority we must all follow?

As jon stewart pointed out too, all of these conservatives who are rallying to strip americans of their citizenship if one parent was an illegal alien, and repeal the 13th ammendment to do so, are the same people who say the other 6 days of the week that the constitution is this flawless doctrine directly from god that us mere mortals can’t understand or possibly hope to improve upon.

It’s just the bullshit of the moment.  Like fox news denouncing people as “how dare you criticize a president in a time of war!” and then when a democrat gets elected it becomes “how dare you not criticize the president in a time of war!”.

It was never genuine, it never is.  It’s just spin and nonsense and bullshit.  And if the fire and brimstone preachers were railing against things like dishonesty and hypocrisy, I could get behind that in a big way.  But they’re railing against the f-word and boys kissing each other and tv programs they don’t like instead.

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12 Responses to God/The Constitution As Authority.

  1. I agree completely, but would appreciate it if you would juxtapose the two Leviticus verses. 

  2. “Like pastors that quote leviticus 20:13 to say that homosexuality is an abomination, then chop off and disregard literally the other half of the sentence which calls for the execution of gay men.”I’m looking at a Bible right now and can’t find anything calling for the execution of gay men.

  3. TheGreatBout says:

    The pinnacle of this post is “It’s just the bullshit of the moment.”  Totally on target. (This is not sarcasm. I’m completely on board with you here).

  4. I wholeheartedly agree

  5. agnophilo says:

    @schallerbrandon – “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.”I gave you the chapter and verse.  @TheGreatBout – Yup.@foxes_have_holes – : )

  6. Lovegrove says:

    I’d vote for you.

  7. Justin_DeBin says:

    This argument would not exist at all if we had no constitution at all. All we really need for a functioning society are marginal local laws to punish things like murder, discrimination, and theft. And an educated population that knows better than to support huge corporations that infringe on our rights. (Among other things)Anything beyond that all government is about grabing and consolidating power to the select few, an infringing on the our rights.

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