History consistently documents and validates how White people literally stole the creation of the Abrahamic religions [Judaism (seventh century BCE), Christianity (first centruy CD), and Islam (seventh century CE)] from ancient Black civilizations. History consistently documents and validates how White religious leaders, politicians, and people of "wealth and privilege," have always disagreed on the authenticity of the so-called "inspired word of God" as a tool to indoctrinate and unilaterally control, manage, and organize followers of the Christian, Jewish, and Islamic religions. Click the following links:
Then, nearly 1300 years later, with the separation of the Church of England from the Roman Catholic Church, the King James Version (KJV) was begun in 1604 and finally completed in 1611. The King James Bible (KJB), is an English translation of the Christian Bible for the Church of England. James gave the translators instructions intended to ensure that the new version would conform to the ecclesiology and reflect the episcopal structure of the Church of England and its belief in an ordained clergy. The translation was done by 47 scholars, all of whom were members of the Church of England. Plus, the scope of religious disagreement on the "inspired word of God" is not confined to the Old and New Testaments, but also to the original biblical apocrypha that were created before, during, or as an appendix to the New Testament.
Of Course, Do It To Others
Before They Do It To You?
Matthew 7:12 (KJV)
12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.
Luke 6:31 (KJV)
31 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.
Luke 10:27 (KJV)
27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.
In summary, it really doesn't matter, because it's the ongoing practice of so-called "religious people," especially White people of privilege, to "pick and choose" just how relevant the alleged "inspired words of God" are to them and to the rest of their flock. Just ask the United Methodist Church where no matter what the Bible states, homosexuality is, at best, a matter of religious interpretation. Frankly, let's also thank the United Methodist Church for making it so much easier to ignore everything else about the Bible, which more and more people consider as nothing more than a piece of trash, not worth the parchment or paper its written on.
The United Methodist Church has
jumped on the political bandwagon to support everything and anything involving
homosexuality and the LGBTQI movement. On May 18, 2015, the Connectional Table, a governing committee of the
United Methodist Church, voted to submit a compromise legislative proposal to
the 2016 General Conference that removes prohibitive language from The United
Methodist Book of Discipline concerning homosexuality, while making only minor
changes to the existing Social Principles. Notably absent from
this legislative proposal is a concurrent legislative proposal that also removes
specific scriptures from all Bible translations (KJV, NKJV, NLT, GW, CEB, MSG,
NET Bible, TLB, ASV, ERV, etc.) used by the United Methodist Church that clearly
18:22 New International Version(NIV)
22 “Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a
woman; that is detestable.
18:22 New Living Translation (NLT)
22 “Do not practice homosexuality, having sex with another man
as with a
woman. It is a detestable sin.
18:22 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind:
18:22 New King James Version (NKJV)
22 You shall not lie with a male as with a woman.
It is an abomination.
18:22 Revised Standard Version (RSV)
22 You shall not lie with a male as with a woman;
it is an abomination.
18:22 GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
22 Never have sexual intercourse with a man as with
a woman. It is disgusting.
18:22 Common English Bible (CEB)
22 You must not have sexual intercourse with a man as you
would with a
woman; it is a detestable practice.
18:22 The Message (MSG)
22 “Don’t have sex with a man as one does with a woman. That is
18:22 New English Translation (NET Bible)
22 You must not have sexual intercourse with a male as
one has sexual
intercourse with a woman; it is a detestable act.
18:22 Living Bible (TLB)
22 “Homosexuality is absolutely forbidden, for it is an enormous sin.
11. Leviticus 18:22
American Standard Version (ASV)
22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind:
it is abomination.
18:22Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
22 “Men, you must not have
sexual relations with another man
as with a woman. That is a terrible sin!
13. Leviticus 18:22 (KJV) 22 Thou shalt not lie with
mankind, as with womankind:
it is abomination.
addition to Leviticus 18:22, similar scriptures include:
Leviticus 20:13 (KJV) 13 If a man also lie with
mankind, as he lieth with a woman,
both of them have committed an abomination:
surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
1 Corinthians 6:9-11
(KJV) 9 Know ye not that the
unrighteous shall not inherit the
kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither
idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers
themselves with mankind, 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous,
nor drunkards, nor
revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of
God. 11 And such were some of you:
but ye are washed,
but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name
the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
Romans 1:24-27 (KJV) 24 Wherefore God also gave
them up to uncleanness
through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour
their own bodies between themselves: 25 Who changed the truth of
God into a lie, and worshipped
and served the creature more than the Creator,
who is blessed
for ever. Amen. 26 For this cause God gave
them up unto vile affections:
for even their women did change the natural use
that which is against nature: 27 And likewise also the men,
leaving the natural use of
the woman, burned in their lust one toward another;
men with men working that which is unseemly,
and receiving in themselves that
recompence of their
error which was meet.
Hebrews 13:4 (KJV) 4 Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed
undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.
Romans 1:26-32 (KJV) 26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections:
for even their women did
change the natural use into
that which is against nature: 27 And likewise also the men,
leaving the natural use
of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another;
men with men working that which is unseemly, and
receiving in themselves that
recompence of their error
which was meet. 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind,
to do those things which are
not convenient; 29 Being filled with all
wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of
murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, 30 Backbiters, haters of God,
despiteful, proud, boasters,
inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 Without understanding,
natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: 32 Who knowing the judgment
of God, that they which
commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the
same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
the United Methodist Church, consistent with all other religions, has yet again
decided to pick and choose which portions of the so-called “inspired words of God” it
deems worthy to believe or not to believe. Again, the United
Methodist Church, consistent with all other religions, has yet again decided to
“pick and choose” which portions of so-called “word of God” it deems worthy to practice
or not to practice. Of course,
Black people have experienced the blatant hypocrisy of religious dogma and
“White privilege” throughout the thousands and thousands and thousands of years of
existence of the Bible, or Quran, or Torah, etc. Before granting so-called "equal rights" to sub-cultures within sub-cultures, why not give equal rights to the most oppressed and enslaved people in the U.S., Native Americans and Black people?
Oh, and don't think Islam is any better.Iran carries out more sex change operations than any other
nation in the world except for Thailand. It is sanctioned as a supposed "cure" for
homosexuality, which is punishable by death under Iranian law (what happened to "Thou shalt not kill"??). The government
even provides up to half the cost for those needing financial assistance, and equally important, a
sex change is recognized on the birth certificate (Eureka, you've been "reborn!"). Oh, the joy of religious hypocrisy!Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transgenderism_and_religion
Now that the LBGT lifestyle is acceptable socially, politically and successfully coerced throughout the faith-based community, what about the rights of bigamists and polygamists and pedophiles? Don't they have "rights" too?? The Bilble clearly documents how men had multiple wives, and marriage of pre-teen girls to grown men is prevalent in cultures throughout the world - including the United States. So, since Biblical standards are no longer relevant and are easily ignored, what's wrong with having multiple wives and multiple husbands, and having sex with and marrying children??
Moving forward, let's embrace the "LGBTQIBPP"
LGBTQIBPP. Did we miss anyone??If so, expect another Johnny-come-lately group wrongly excluded will surely add their letter to the aforementioned acronym. There's a class action lawsuit (bigamists, polygamists, and pedophiles vs. the U.S. Government) just waiting to happen, and the ACLU and the U.S. Supreme Court better get ready! Even before the dawn of religious scriptures (Tora, Quran, Bible, Book of Mormon, etc.), birth defects of some form or another occurred (and always will), so dealing with people born with both male and female genitalia is nothing new. Yet, for some reason, those "crazy people" who wrote religious scriptures"inspired by the word of God" determined that human relationships would be best served by anchoring societal development to a linear bonding of "males" and "females." But now, since the church and government have opened the door on "marriage equality," it's hypocrisy to give significance to any so-called high-and-righteous religious principles, because as with the Ten Commandments, the moral compass was never etched in stone:
A female who experiences romantic love or sexual attraction to other females.
A Male who experiences romantic love or sexual attraction to other males.
Females or males who experience romantic love or sexual attraction to both females and males.
People who have a gender identity, or gender expression, that differs from their assigned sex. Transgender people are sometimes called transsexual if they desire medical assistance to transition from one sex to another.
People who identify as or are questioning their sexual identity.
An intersex human or other animal is one possessing any of several variations in sex characteristics including chromosomes, gonads, sex hormones, or genitals that, according to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, "do not fit typical binary notions of male or female bodies". Such variations may involve genital ambiguity, and combinations of chromosomal genotype and sexual phenotype other than XY-male and XX-female. Intersex people were previously referred to as hermaphrodites, "congenital eunuchs," or even congenitally "frigid." Some intersex infants and children, such as those with ambiguous outer genitalia, are surgically or hormonally altered to create more socially acceptable sex characteristics. However, this is considered controversial, with no firm evidence of good outcomes.
Bigamy is the act of entering into a marriage with one person while still legally married to another.
A man married to more than one wife at a time (polygyny); or a woman married to more than one husband at a time (polyandry).
Adults or older adolescents sexually attracted to prepubescent children.
Native American History and Culture Stolen
Keep in mind, before the genocide and ongoing imprisonment (reservations) of Native Americans, and before the enslavement of Black people, during the enslavement of Black people, and after the so-called end of slavery, nevertheless, Bible-thumping, church-going White men and women actively demonstrated their contempt of the Bible and contempt of the so-called "Word of God" by openly killing Native Americans AND owning, beating, raping and killing Black people.
As far as the "Golden Rule" is concerned, historically and today, the clear majority of White people want nothing to do with it, and White people intentionally opt out of compliance to the "Golden Rule" whenever doing so conflicts with White-privilege.
THE BIBLE IS NOT THE WORD OF GOD, IT'S THE WORD OF MAN, AND RACIST IN DESIGN AND PURPOSE.
BEING BLACK AND RELIGIOUS IS PROBLEMATIC - Nearly two-hundred-(200) years ago, thousands of Black people left the Methodist
Church in 1816 to create the African Methodist Episcopal Church (A.M.E.), and the exodus of Black people continued
in 1870 when more Black people left to escape the
blatant racism and hypocrisy of "White-privilege-based-religion" to create the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (C.M.E.). Lessons learned.
THE BIBLE IS NOT THE WORD OF GOD, IT'S THE WORD OF MAN, AND SEXIST IN DESIGN AND PURPOSE.
During an interview with Playboy in 1965, Madalyn Murray O'Hair described herself as a "militant feminist" and expressed her dissatisfaction with women's inequality in America, stating during the interview:
"The American male continues to use her sexually for one thing: a means to the end of his own ejaculation. It doesn't seem to occur to him that she might be a worthwhile end in herself, or to see to it that she has a proper sexual release. And, to him, sex appeal is directly proportional to the immensity of a woman's tits. I'm not saying that all American men are this way, but nine out of ten are breast-fixated, wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am cretins who just don't give a damn about anyone's gratification but their own. If you're talking about intellectual and social equality for women, we're not much better off. We're just beginning to break the ice. America is still very much a male-dominated society. Most American men feel threatened sexually unless they're taller than the female, more intellectual, better educated, better paid and higher placed statuswise in the business world. They've got to be the authority, the final word. They say they're looking for a girl just like the girl who married dear old dad, but what they really want, and usually get, is an empty-headed little chick who's very young and very physical -- and very submissive. Well, I just can't see either a man or a woman in a dependency position, because from this sort of relationship flows a feeling of superiority on one side and inferiority on the other, and that's a form of slow poison. As I see it, men wouldn't want somebody inferior to them unless they felt inadequate themselves. They're intimidated by a mature woman."Madalyn Murray O'Hair
(O'Hair is best known for the Murray v. Curlett lawsuit, which led to a landmark Supreme Court ruling ending official Bible-reading in American public schools in 1963.)
THE BIBLE IS NOT THE WORD OF GOD, IT'S THE WORD OF MAN, AND CONTEMPTUOUS IN DESIGN AND PURPOSE.
If you believe the human body is truly God's vessel
on earth, then consider the blatant CONTEMPT and HYPOCRISY women and men
truly have for God by engaging in homosexuality, and allowing God's vessel to
become overweight, obese, riddled with disease from smoking cigarettes,
etc., and from altering the human body with tattoos, body piercings, and
cosmetic surgery for the sole purpose of vanity and sexual orientation; all of which defile
the human body in further contempt of the so-called word of God.
that’s right, the Bible is NOT the “word of God.” In fact, the mandate for the LGBTQI movement is to "pick and choose" compliance to "the inspired words of God" that best meet their ideologies. Accordingly, “In God We
Trust” should be removed from all U.S. currency. It’s truly pathetic
that people who “preach” the so-called “Word of God” don’t practice what they
Isaiah 5:20 (KJV) 20 Woe unto them that call
evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness;
that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
DEFY GOD'S COMMANDMENT
Thou shalt have
other gods before me.
Christians, Jews, Muslims, Mormons, Quakers, Jehovah Witness, etc., all believe that their assessment of the "inspired word of God" must come before any other religous group's assessment of the "inspired word of God."
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image
Catholics appoint their own godly "saints." For Islam, "Muhammad" is their Godly "saint." For many Christians, the "Trinity" (Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost) suffices as graven images.
Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain
God damn it. Oops.
Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy
College and professional football, as well as shopping, sleeping, and everything else have supplanted the sabbath.
Honour thy father and thy mother
It's a common practice for children to disobey their parents; and some children kill their parents.
Thou shalt not kill
Throughout human history, humans have always killed humans, and often because they've been "inspired by the word of God."
Thou shalt not commit adultery
For role models, look closely at President Bill Clinton, President John F. Kennedy, etc.
Thou shalt not steal
Unless, of course, you're caught in the act of doing so!
Thou shalt not bear
false witness against
Unless, of course, lying is to your advantage, or your false testimony supports your racist belief to imprison Black men!
Thou shalt not covet (neighbor's house, wife, servants, wealth, or anything else)
Capitalism, aristocracies, plutocracies, and the classic television show "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" validate the vibrant demand to covet they neighbor's wealth, wife, servants, and everything else.
In summary, as far as the United Methodist Church is concerned, the Bible is NOT
the “inspired word of God,” so let’s also ignore the Ten Commandments: It’s perfectly okay to have other Gods; it’s
perfectly okay to make or
worship idols; it’s perfectly okay take the name of the Lord in vain; it’s perfectly okay NOT
to keep the Sabbath holy; it’s perfectly okay NOT to honor one's father
and mother; it’s perfectly okay to kill; it’s
perfectly okay to commit
adultery; it’s perfectly okay to steal; it’s
perfectly okay to give
false evidence; it’s perfectly okay to covet another's property or wife - it's perfectly okay to "pick and chose" compliance to religious doctrine, because the "inspired words of God" do not matter!
For the record, the author has absolutely nothing against the LGBTQI community; in fact, the author doesn't care any more or any less about LGBTQIs than for White people or Latinos or Asians or Native Americans or the disabled or anyone else. Again, before granting so-called "equal rights" to sub-cultures within sub-cultures, why not give equal rights to the most oppressed and enslaved people in the U.S., Native Americans and Black people?FACT: As validated by the ongoing existence of the “Glass Ceiling” and other measures of social, political and economic equality, LGBTQIs practice and enforce the same racist and sexist White-privilege-based economics and politics used by their non-LGBT peers. For example, Apple’s President/CEO Tim Cook is gay, but as usual, the clear majority of Apple’s employees and management team are White. White men and White women already have "White privilege," and the LGBT movement does NOT correct the everlasting racial inequity between White people and racial minorities. And as clearly validated throughout U.S. history, it’s perfectly okay for White people to do whatever the fuck they want! Just ask Native Americans [https://youtu.be/8tEuaj4h8dw]!