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Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Just when you thought it couldn't get more ridiculous

Just when you thought it couldn't get more ridiculous, the world decides to "up the ante" a little bit. Newsweek magazine, the bastion of unbiased news and information (said with tongue planted firmly in cheek), has done just this with its latest issue.

Newsweek decided to come out for same-sex marriage in a big way, and to do so by means of a biblical and theological argument. In its cover story, "The Religious Case for Gay Marriage," Newsweek religion editor Lisa Miller offers a revisionist argument for the acceptance of same-sex marriage.

Aside from the very subjective writing in which Miller offers only professional opinions that support her journalism, the magazine fired a parting shot at all those who profess to believe the Bible. Newsweek editor Jon Meacham offered his editorial piece that reveals even more of the magazine's agenda for this article: "No matter what one thinks about gay rights — for, against or somewhere in between — this conservative resort to biblical authority is the worst kind of fundamentalism....Given the history of the making of the Scriptures and the millennia of critical attention scholars and others have given to the stories and injunctions that come to us in the Hebrew Bible and the Christian New Testament, to argue that something is so because it is in the Bible is more than intellectually bankrupt — it is unserious, and unworthy of the great Judeo-Christian tradition."

Okay, okay. Enough writing already guys. You've already proven that you don't have a clue what faith in God and the Bible is all about. In case you missed it, the editor of Newsweek magazine just called every Bible-believing Christian (and, for good measure, every Torah believing Jew) a complete idiot--something just two IQ points below a slug. (He said it. Not me. "Intellectually bankrupt").

Well, here's my thought. Since I am intellectually bankrupt, I don't have the mental capabilities to read, especially a magazine of such high caliber. Neither do millions of others out there who believe as I do. Maybe we'll just stoop to some other journalistic pieces who understand how to express differing views without resorting to name-calling and hateful generalizations.

By the way, how far do you think either of these two would have gotten out the door of their offices if they had called Muslims complete idiots for their beliefs or resorted to the same kind of name-calling in reference to supporters of homosexuality? You better believe the ACLU (the biggest civil rights joke since...well, since I don't know when) would have met them before the door had shut completely.

Don't be suprised Christ followers. This is exactly what Christ predicted when He said others would hate us because of Him and would persecute us. And Jesus teaches that this is just the beginning. Who knows where it will lead...especially if you and I choose to remain silent and act like the brainless wimps Meacham accuses us of being.

1 comment:

Diana said...

I am speechless, which rarely happens. Then again that falls in line with being intellectually bankrupt right?

Reading your post explained a whole lot this morning. I was trying to find something onthe radio as I was driving my kids back from a dental appointment and every channel was gay and lesbian yadda yadda yadda.....

This is one thing where we not only need to open our eyes but as Christian's open our mouths!

Keep speaking out for the Truth Ridley