Monday, November 15, 2010

Catholicism and My Questions - Round One

I have a few questions about Catholicism. I suppose they are hypothetical questions, although by all means if an answer is out there feel free to point me in the right directions.

1) Many times, people who believe a marriage can only be between a man and a woman often utilize Bible teachings to drive home their point. "But the Bible says it's wrong!" That IS a strong argument. The Bible says "You shall not lie with a man as one lies with a female; it is an abomination" (Leviticus 18:22).

Wow, that is strong. Not just "bad" but an "abomination". Hard to misinterpret.

But. If we want to follow the Bible in this instance, should we not follow it in every instance? For example, the Bible (actually the same book within the Bible) also tells us to avoid polyester (Leviticus 19:19), football (Leviticus 11:8), tattoos/piercings (Leviticus 19:28). Why is it that "we" are so willing to overlook the ban on playing with footballs or getting our ears pierced, but not overlook Leviticus 18:22 as incorrect or dated?

Simply put, I find it hypocritical to use the Bible when it suits an argument, and ignore it when it doesn't.

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