Saturday, August 4, 2012

The Ten Commandments and Chicken Sandwiches

There is, as I’m sure nearly everybody knows, a big deal going on about Christians and gay rights advocates. I offer the following, which is nothing other than my current perspective, in the sincere hope that it will help to resolve the issue in the minds of at least some of the people on both sides

I have to say first off that I am not a Christian but I was raised by Christians, so I do understand the belief system. To anybody who may read this I’m going to first ask you to suspend your viewpoint, whatever it may be, for a couple of moments so you may understand more about the people who you think are in opposition to you. Some of The Ten Commandments don't apply to everybody of all religions. I invite you to take a quick look at them from the point of view of someone who is not a Christian...

1. Thou shalt have no other gods before me... What's the point of being a different religion if you can’t have a different god or concept of just who or what God is?

2. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image... I think graven images are kind of cool myself. I like the artwork. It doesn't mean I worship them though. But even if I did that is sometimes just the nature of being part of a different religion .

3. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain... I understand it's a good thing to be respectful to a god and those who worship them but I really personally think they're big enough to take it without being bothered. And if my swearing offends someone I sincerely apologize.