Saturday, February 14, 2009

Is God Against Fornication? Part 2.

In your entire screed reacting to my article: “Is God Against Fornication ” you made three contentions that I will briefly treat here.

The first is that the Bible is not infallible and outdated. Your explanation being that it was written for a certain people. I don’t know what your background is but in literature, one of the elements is setting. Setting could be immediate or cosmic but that does not affect the theme. That is why we still read The Canterbury Tales, Othello or Volpone. We do not read them because they were written in our time but simply because their themes transcend ages.

The message of the Bible transcends the culture of the Jews especially considering the case of the Ten Commandments. The law against murder is necessary today as it was in their days. The law against adultery is important as it was in their days. To append that God would have put fornication in our system if he wanted us to know that it was bad merely reveals the level of your debasement. If you have a conscience you will know that it is bad. If having a conscience you do not know it is bad then you now live by instincts. For that I feel really sorry. Your problem is that “you resent being told what to do”. No one is telling you what to do; we expose and you decide. The choice is yours to make.

Your second contention is your attempt to ridicule my claim that fornication makes victims. According to you there is nothing bad in remembering a delicious bowl of food. While food may end only with your body, sex goes deeper into your spirit. That is why sex is a spiritual exercise and not a physical one. To say that fornication only creates victims only if the sex was de facto and not de jure reveals your level of commitment in erotic relationships. If you have sex as a sign of your commitment in a relationship it sticks to your mind when the relationship breaks down. That is why women always remember the guy who disvirgins them. Theirs was not a rape; it was consensual. Yet they feel betrayed when the man leaves them for another woman. When you disvirgin a woman and then drop her like a mango from a tree, you make her look like a piece of toilet tissue. That is what makes her the victim.

Your third contention is based on misquotes of the Bible perhaps due to a lapse in memory or just plain ignorance of the Bible. Firstly, the Bible states well where the voice ordering Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac comes from (Gen 22:2). Your other misquotation was about Polygamy. There is no where in the Bible that the Bible unequivocally rejects polygamy . Furthermore, you claim the fruit that Adam and Eve ate was sex. Your support base is that it is widely accepted as a metaphor by better Bible scholars than me. That again proves that you do not read history. Just because a simple majority who slept on the wrong side of their beds are going astray does not mean the simple minority who slept on the right side of their beds must follow them.

It was generally accepted that the sun revolves around the earth. Galileo was alone in rejecting that theory. Years later, it has proven he was right. Secondly, when you recommended evolution as a source to unravel the beginning of man you again left many questions whether you know the processes in establishing anything as empirical in science. The weaknesses in Darwin’s Origin of Species are so glaring that he was pitied by his own professor.

Until then, have a great day.

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