I really, really don’t like dishonesty. And I can’t stomach people rationalizing holocaust-like atrocities, but I’ve heard people do this in the name of god more times than I can count.
I just had this conversation with a christian:
Him: “Please explain in which Scripture does God tell us to kill gay men. You speak of responsibility, yet you show none by clearly misrepresenting what has been spoken.”
Me: “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.” – Leviticus 20:13
Him: “Yes, it says, “they shall surely be put to death”… it does not say that man is to kill them, but that they are killing themselves in their behavior… “their blood shall be upon them”… upon themselves. It is the hand of God that determines these things is what was being said.”
To which I replied:
Yes, and hitler wasn’t trying to exterminate the jews, he was trying to exterminate their “sins”.
Putting someone to death means putting them to fucking death.
If the bible said they should be executed you would just tell me executed means something else. If it said “take a big fucking rock and hit them over the head until they stop moving” you would tell me the rock is a metaphor for something.
This is because your faith has made you a fundamentally dishonest person, at least when it comes to the bible.