Inviting the light of reason to guide our way.

Seeing Red: Hitchens, Target Restrooms, and God’s Abominable Fashion

I saw this highlighted verse posted on Facebook and had the desire to comment. So… I love that God is so concerned with the clothing we wear and what to do if we find a birds nest (the following verse after the highlighted verse in the photo), “If you come across a bird’s nest beside the road, either in a tree or on the ground, and the mother is sitting on the young or on the eggs, do not take the mother with the young. You may take the young, but be sure to let the mother go, so that it may go well with you and you may have a long life. (Deuteronomy 22:6-7)

I know I post stuff that is polarizing to most people. (I am used to discussing differences of opinion/belief. I know a lot of people are not. I’m not trying to make anyone angry.) I really hope people begin to see the absurdity and division caused by these books presented as “divine revelation” (Christian, Muslim, Mormon, whatever). 

The following was written about a Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, who refused to remove a monument of the Ten Commandments (which he had commissioned) from the Alabama Judicial Building despite orders to do so from a federal judge. I find it fitting for the current issue of Target Restrooms.
“…To have left rape and child abuse and genocide and slavery out of the account is to have been negligent to some degree, even by the lax standards of the time. I wonder what would happen if secularists were now to insist that the verses of the Bible that actually recommend enslavement, mutilation, stoning, and mass murder of civilians be incised on the walls of, say, public libraries? … I live for the day when Americans are obliged to observe all of them, including the ox-goring and witch-burning ones. Too many editorialists have described the recent flap as a silly confrontation with exhibitionist fundamentalism, when the true problem is our failure to recognize that religion is not just incongruent with morality but in essential ways incompatible with it.” – (Christopher Hitchens, Moore’s Law:The immorality of the Ten Commandments)

Funny how these priests look so masculine in their clothing. As so often happens, there is a failure to communicate clearly within the written text of a divine communication between God and one of His Holy authors (in this case Moses). So apparently, in order to differentiate what is clothing for men (say blue jeans) and clothing for women (say lace, a dress, necklaces, silk shoes, not to mention colors for women – pink or purple?) since the first divine revelation is not clear enough (clearly illustrated by the photos) it must be interpreted by another appointed emissary (the pope, our pastors or preachers – that maybe have spent time fasting and praying to hear from the lord which garments are appropriate) to clarify further God’s “divine will” on this matter.

Is anyone out there seeing an issue? Or is it just me, a lost and misguided soul. All the while we have real killings, mass killings in the name of God, happening now, in the year 2016! And God thought enough of us to tell us the appropriate attire so he isn’t abominated.

AND DON’T FORGET, take the young, but leave the mother bird… so that it may go well with you and you may have a long life!

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