It makes about as much sense as the “Rule of Thumb” should that fall into the category of “yesterday, today and always?” How about we bring that back onto the books? I do not have thick fingers but re-bar is still less than the circumference of my thumb…get ready to rumble!
OK so where did this all come from?
Well I got an email from my good friend deo24dd, that has commented here before; from the newspaper, The Moncton Times & Transcript, regarding the “A Rose By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sweet…” post that I published the other day.
There were two interesting letters sent to the editor that were published and I am going to share them with you here…
Unfortunately I have to type them out so I do apologise if there are any typos.
I am only going to space them out to make it easier to read…otherwise they are as published…
Florist makes good Christian
To the Editor:
To the dear Christian couple who were trying to act by the light of their conscience to be obedient to God, my prayers are with you.
The pressure being put on you is great, but hold fast and anchor yourselves to God rather than bend to the way of destruction.
The Word of God is still the truth and is the same yesterday, today and forever.
We Christians have the duty to be faithful to God and to work out our salvation with fear and trembling.
We are to be the salt of the earth and must try to stop the corrupting influence of the humanistic society Canada has become which calls evil good and good evil.
Many Christians have lost their backbones and are scared of being called names like “bigot” and “homophobic.”
They would rather insult God than offend his enemies.
I want to thank Evans for their courageous stand for Christian morals and may Jesus Christ grant you his guidance and protection.
Nicole Ross of Boundry Creek
Here is the second letter that was published in that same paper that I found extremely interesting and ties in with what I was saying in my conversation in yesterday’s post; “I Love Signorile – Even Though He is Gay”
Some Biblical Laws Outdated
To the Editor:
I have read the recent letters to the editor regarding the florist who refused to serve a lesbian couple based on her personal beliefs and I feel her supporters are missing the point.
No one believes that this woman is not entitled to her religious beliefs.
One of the wonderful things about Canada is we have freedom of religion and I support that.
But another wonderful thing about Canada is we do not allow religious beliefs to trump basic human rights.
If she wants to do business in [New Brunswick] she must not refuse service to anyone based on her “personal” beliefs, period!
I find it interesting that these people quote the scriptures from the bible that suits their purpose but seem to ignore other “laws” that are clearly written in the bible.
Times are tough, prices are rising, especially after this week’s two budgets, so I would like to sell my daughter into slavery as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7.
In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair price for her?
Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed around their temples, even though this is expressly forbidden by Leviticus 19:27.
How should they die?
A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is an abomination – Leviticus 11:10, it is a lesser abomination that homosexuality.
Can those of you who follow the “laws” of the bible please enlighten me?
May peace be with you all, even those who get their hair trimmed at the temples.
M. Sullivan, Moncton
OK MY TURN
“The word of God is true; yesterday, today and tomorrow.”
Well if that is the case why is this woman allowed to read and write, why isn’t she in the kitchen? I think she should be stoned for trying to show up her husband or any other man for that matter.
“We are to be the salt of the earth…”
Not really sure where you have been, what rock you are hiding under but SODIUM is bad for you and you need to keep those levels in check.
High blood pressure is just one of the many issues that you can experience with the “salt” so I would back off if I were you.
Thank you to M. Sullivan for pointing out some really good and poignant thoughts; out-dated is one way to put it if you want to be really nice, archaic is more along my lines of thinking.
I want to stress again that I strongly feel you can believe what you want and live your life that way as long as you afford the rest of society the same respect we afford you…
DO NOT PUSH IT ON US!
Gotta run here; time to go shave my head!