Seriously, how fucking cool is that?!
I mean if you showed that to half of the Christians in the world they wouldn't even know what to say! There is no way they could wiggle out of that one. How are they upholding the so called "sanctity" of married when they marry a non-virgin, eh? Gah, do I love stumble upon for bringing me those little gems.
I love this kind of thing. Of course, they'd just claim that that particular one is from the Old Testament and no longer applies, but there are plenty of New Testament passages that could be used as well.
What really bothers me when they say that though is that the main argument against gay marriage is from the old testament. As are the ten commandments. I don't understand how they don't see the contradiction there.
I don't think the old "but that's from the Old Testament" argument applies, thank to Matthew 5:17-18,
"Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished."
A religious friend of mine claims that 'Oh, but by fulfilling the Law, Jesus meant that they don't apply anymore'. No word on if that means that the Ten Commandments (either version) are not longer valid, though.
you also have to see the rub in this too and how sexist the bible really is. Only the woman needs to be a virgin when she gets married. The man can have as many wives as he wants. King Soloman had 700 wives and 300 concubines (whores for his harem).
The bible and other holy books are all about "Is this my son so I can pass on my inheritance?". Now we have DNA to figure that out if there is a doubt. One of the OT guys got smited for pulling out and shooting his sperm on the ground by god (I dont remember who it was TBH).
Thats right! Thank you! Oh AND he was commiting adultry at the time! Hilarious!
I look at the Bible stories now and think just how funny they are and people REALLY believe them! You look at them and KNOW that some person wrote them. Its like reading Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales" with differant verbage.