I’m sure this has been floating around the internet for a while now, but I only stumbled across it yesterday, so it’s still new to me. Hidden behind the obvious humor is a very pertinent message that raises quite a number of interesting questions.
So, how does anyone know which of God’s Laws should be obeyed and which should be disregarded? Clearly, most people no longer respect the rules on slavery, eating shellfish working on Sundays or cutting their hair, so why get so worked up about homosexuality? I understand that it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but if you’re going to defend Leviticus 18:22, then shouldn’t you also stand up for the other Laws?
Of course, the obvious answer is that society has moved on from slavery and shellfish and realized that these “Laws” are either grossly immoral or just plain silly. But how can mere mortals decide amongst themselves what is right and wrong? I repeatedly hear the argument that without God, we would not possess a moral compass and would be free to do as we please with no conscience at all, since we would be unable to determine what is “good” without an external influence.
But again, this is demonstrably false, otherwise we would still be sacrificing animals and stoning people to death for working on the Sabbath. So how about we take the next step and throw away the rest of the Old Testament nonsense and embrace these changes in society as a quantum leap forward in human evolution and societal progress?