Monday, July 21, 2008

Religion hurts

Well, I was going through the current_ website, looking at some more of the funny Sarah Haskins, her comedy pieces are part of the infomania show they have. It is nice to find a new source of some good snark.

But in the midst of some snark, I got some uncomfortable reality.

Father tries to beat the 'gayness' out of own son with baseball bat

I guess the world's greatest dad saw that his son went to the local gay pride parade, and wanted to "dialogue" about it. He says it was to drive a demon from him.
The 49-year-old man greeted his son in the street after the boy had returned from the Anderson pride parade, already in a fit of rage. He commenced striking his own son with a baseball bat while cursing, praying, and “casting the demon of homosexuality” out of his 18-year old."
Nice. Jesus is love?

Women who don't submit to husbands are to blame for domestic violence, says Baptist scholar
One reason that men abuse their wives is because women rebel against their husband's God-given authority, a Southern Baptist scholar said in a Texas church recently.

Bruce Ware, professor of Christian theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, said women desire to have their own way instead of submitting to their husbands because of sin.

"And husbands on their parts, because they're sinners, now respond to that threat to their authority either by being abusive, which is of course one of the ways men can respond when their authority is challenged--or, more commonly, to become passive, acquiescent, and simply not asserting the leadership they ought to as men in their homes and in churches," Ware said from the pulpit of Denton Bible Church in Denton, Texas.


So women "act out"? Then men either abuse them...or wimp out on beating them? Am I reading that right?

So what does it boil down to?
"...A woman will demonstrate that she is in fact a Christian, that she has submitted to God's ways by affirming and embracing her God-designed identity as--for the most part, generally this is true--as wife and mother, rather than chafing against it, rather than bucking against it, rather than wanting to be a man, wanting to be in a man's position, wanting to teach and exercise authority over men,"

Knowing ones place. How nice. Especially nice when you are on top.

The Golden Compass sequel canned
Not surprised, But really, "criticised last year for being anti-God and anti-religion"? So it is okay to make pro-God and pro-religion films? But to make one that is critical is bad...Hmm. Makes my head hurt.

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