Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Remember, the stoning will begin at ten AM sharp!

There is a new photo caption contest here at the Stool. Here's the photograph:
Here's my entry, at least the first one:
Remember, if she isn't a virgin, the stoning will begin tomorrow at ten AM sharp. Michael, Mary Liz, and I will cast the ceremonial first stone, but there will be plenty of fun for everybody! Deuteronomy 22:13-21
If you are one of the "the Bible is the inerrant word of God" types, this is where you have to be: pitching stones with Michele, Mary Liz, and Michael. If you're not, you're just a picker and a chooser, like everyone else.

And if you are a picker and a chooser, you have no real basis for claiming that your choices are the "real" word of God; that you're the True Picker and Chooser. Because friends, that's like claiming that you're God; trust me, you're not.

The next time you tell me that God hates gays because it says so in Leviticus, or because Paul said so, I'm going to hand you a rock and tell you to have at it.

The photograph is of hazy provenance.

Update: Because many of you - and you know who you are - don't read the comments, I am going to put Ken Avidor's contest entry, currently in a comment, in the body of the post. It's really good, especially the old guy on the right who apparently forgot to take the necessary precautions.

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