Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Big Questions: Does The Law Undervalue Christian Beliefs?

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Aired April 18, 2010 on BBC One
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  1. Do religious beliefs undervalue the law? Yes.

  2. It's a self-interest group, that expects special privileges like it used to have, and STILL has like bishops in the legislature

  3. <span>I remember when Phil Donahue and Mike Wallace tackled such issues on their programs in the US.</span>

  4. Every single time there's an episode of "Big Questions" on here, the title is a loaded question. Never is the question "why should we value christian beliefs?".

  5. R€LIGION $TINKS OF MONE¥April 25, 2010 at 12:59 PM

    Yes there seems to be a bias. It strikes me that the reactionary people always get the most air time.

    I liked how the atheist brought up the scenario that a 8 year old might come out to his/ her parents. Immidiatetly the Christian man next to her was about to loose his cool. They always limit homosexuality to just SEX.
    I knew I was different at the age of 4 or 5 and most of my gay friends have felt the same way. By the age of 7 I had a crush on (don´t laugh because I can vomit thinking about it now) John Travolta. There was nothing sexual about it. But there were feelings and I was just different from the rest of the boys.

    I´m still amazed how ignorant these people are.

  6. R€LIGION $TINKS OF MONE¥April 25, 2010 at 3:52 PM

    Regarding the Bed & Breafast brouhaha.  The sanctimonious proprietor who did not want a same sex married couple in her house is cherry picking her morality. The sin of Sodom and Gomorrah has also been interpreted as inhospitality.  

  7. Yes, and it's the kind of ignorance that makes them harmful to individuals and society... While they sit on their high horses and claim they are the epitome of morality... I hate that kind of people. There are situations where one sure forgives ignorance, we are all ignorant about some things, but this is not such a situation. This is willful ignorance and no matter how we would show them they would not listen, and never for a minute feel like they even need to listen, why, they have a god on their side, so why listen and learn?

  8. I do empathize with people who have taken a job, or started a business and (for many reasons such as changing laws, or changing viewpoints) now find themselves in a conflict of interest. Unfortnately, 'tough titty'! The law is the law and needs to be followed.

    Meanwhile, what I find dumb is that because someone gets their set of beliefs from an unproven 2000+ year old book of fables that they think everyone else should follow those same laws - putting aside the inconsistency, and multiverse of interpretations! Your personal views are private, but as soon as they affect others (e.g. B+B business, or adoption) then you have to put the views to one side and accept reality.

    If laws can be based on religious beliefs (which are unproven and require faith), then I can invent any new religion I like, say I believe it by faith (again with no evidence) and then use the so called 'laws' (moral or otherwise) I write into it as a way to manipulate any system.

    To be fair, if the counsellor is good at his job, there is enough work involving non contentious (non gay) counselling, then give him job... I think management should be allowed to make that decision based on honest disclosure about what someone will / will not do nd balance workloads accordingly.

    However banning the gay couple from a B+B  IS ABSOLUTELY WRONG!

    Finally, I marvel at the hypocracy / selectiveness of Xians and their morals... It requires so much work to reconcile the barbaric, sexist, racist, homophobic, viscious unjust laws of the Old Testament with the New testament that it is laughable! Oh that the religious would get off their high moral horses and see life as it really is!