Sunday, February 22, 2009

Westboro Baptists and the Raging Stupid

Good on the U.K. for attempting to stop Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church from barfing their pompous tirades of unmitigated idiocy.  Maybe this group of rotten-minded fundies could do the rest of the world a favour and just shut-up.  It would certainly reduce our exposure to their passive support for bigotry and torture.

2 comments:

toshido said...

Read the linked to article and found this interesting.

"We do not share their hatred of lesbian and gay people. We believe that God loves all, irrespective of sexual orientation, and we unreservedly stand against their message of hate toward those communities."

This just screams relative morality to me. From the Baptist union of the UK ??? I think that was the name of the group.

After all that sentiment is a recent mainstream sentiment and goes against some biblical passages and references.

LEV 20:13 If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death.

This does not scream love of homosexuals to me...

Even the simple fact that god destroyed a city called Sodom and the act of anal sex is called sodomy.... Again not really convinced of gods love for homosexuality, or at least his willingness to overlook sexual preference.

That leaves moral relativism. Even what the church believes that god teaches and ha laid into scripture is relative to current society views.

Christopher said...

Toshido,

It seems we are going to have to revisit the notion of moral relativism and relative truth claims. I will be sure to make a public article, and hopefully that will clear up some confusion for you.