Mike Roselle is a very cool guy who has done some amazing things. Not the least of which is creating Earth First. We all are entitled to be disappointed by our heroes. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t hate Mike, I am just disappointed.
Mike basically goes off on Bill Mahrer a comedian who has some very strong anti religious points of view. Yesterday 2 muslims shot dead 12 people at a satire news publication in France. Mike decided to trash Bill and his anti religious views. Unfortunately the exchange makes Mike look bad and most of his commenters look like uniformed idiots that are the stereotype of the treehugger movement.
No the atheists are not responsible for the greatest mass murders out there. Yes religion has lead to some of the greatest atrocities in history.
No I do not support religion.
Except for the time he killed the fig tree for not blooming for him out of season Mark 11:12-14
And that peacemaker stuff, not so much.
Or the time he stole a donkey
Luke 19: 28-34
Or a bit of bigotry against Canaanites
Matthew 15: 22-26
So this was another of those ridiculous facebook posts that was put up where it seems no one actually knows what the bible says. Once again it is my job to correct them. This was my response.
Ah yes, the hypocrisy of the moderate christian and the new testament. Let’s look at what comes from the new testament.
“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.“
That does not sound like a renouncing of old laws it sounds like a confirmation of them.
It is very nice to see that many Christians are coming around on the gay marriage issue. Much like they did on interracial marriage and slavery. Here in Florida and many other states the law that was passed that recognized marriage as one man and one woman was done because of popular vote. The difference between the westboro baptist church and the “moderate christian” who voted for the one man one woman amendment, a lack of a God Hates Fags sign. The one thing that has made me strive for hope is that the check and balance of the government actually seems to be working in that the courts recognize the stupidity and repression by large groups of people and are choosing to reject it. Hopefully Scalia will be the only dissenting voice when it does finally come before SCOTUS.
I am sorry if this is not the positive reinforcement you came here looking for but the ugly side of this hasn’t gone away. They are still sending kids to reeducation camps and gay therapy programs. In lieu of that they are kicking them out of the house and on the street. The wonderful example of Christian love and forgiveness. Ah yes but that is not you. You are different. Excuse me if I look at the actions and not the words.