I’ll admit, church wasn’t that awful. The sermon was decent and the people were very nice.
I went with my boyfriend and his family. My boyfriend is an atheist, but has to go because of an arrangement with his parents, and being the wonderful girlfriend that I am (not tooting my own horn or anything…) I offered to go with him.
It was a little awkward at first. We arrived late in the middle of the church singing a song and sat towards the front. The church was smaller than I thought it would be. Well, the attendance of the church was smaller than I thought it would be. There was about 50 people there, and I was expecting double that.
Through the sermon, I really tried to pay attention. I got about half way through the sermon when my Bible started distracting me. Sounds funny, huh?
I have a ‘teen bible’ which means that it has all of this extra stuff inside of it to help guide teens. Really though it’s just something to busy yourself while the pastor finishes his sermon. I was browsing through one of the letters sent in to the bible company and it asked something about AIDs being a punishment to homosexuals for immoral behavior. (cringe.)
Having never read the part of the Bible where it actually says that homosexuality is wrong, I traveled over to Leviticus to read it for myself.
I was unimpressed. It just said “Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable.”
Okay…cool…but why is it detestable? There’s no reasoning behind it, because it isn’t detestable. It’s just something that was found icky and gross back then like in Leviticus 18:19- “Do not approach a woman to have sexual relations during the uncleanness of her monthly period.”
Can someone please tell me why not to have sex on a woman’s period besides the fact that the man might find it gross? I can’t think of any.
Another kicker was Leviticus 18:23 “Do not have sexual relations with an animal and defile yourself with it. A woman must not present herself to an animal to have sexual relations with it; that is a perversion.”
If a man has sex with an animal, he is defiling himself. If a woman does it, she’s a pervert. Great. Nice sexism, Bible.
I’m not necessarily hating on the Bible or anything, just the fact that it is EXTREMELY sexist and just a wee bit outdated. Maybe we the people should modernize it and THEN apply it to our life now, instead of using rules for their lives back then. Doesn’t that make sense to everyone?
Also, I’m definitely going to hell. Deuteronomy 22:11-”A woman must not wear men’s clothing, nor a man wear women’s clothing, for the Lord your God detests anyone who does this.”
I wore a men’s shirt to church today that I got for free at the Salvation Army because it had a coffee stain on it. Hooray for looking cute and being thrifty! Boo going to hell for wearing a man’s shirt!