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It’s a sin

Comments Off on It’s a sin 10 January 2018

It's a sin

“The bottom line is,” said former Lib Dem leader, when asked if he really thought gay sex was a sin, replied in Classic Ooh er fashion, “of course, I did,” thereby admitting that he lied during the election campaign when he said it wasn’t. Furthermore, Farron admitted lying out of political expediency, which is not exactly unusual for a politician. But I am not letting Farron off the hook today.

What is the difference between homosexuality and god? The answer is we know homosexuality exists whereas god almost certainly doesn’t. So what makes a sin?

There is one thing I find intolerable and that is intolerance. I do not begrudge religious folk their faith in a supernatural creator. As far as I am concerned, people can believe in any of the many gods they so choose to believe in. Most of us are atheists in relation to most gods who have been invented. Some of us go one god further. If a christian like Farron regards gay sex as a sin, then I’d strongly advise him to not partake in it. And then to mind his own fucking business. The point is that between his own four walls, and indeed in a free society, he is entitled to be a bigot and homophobe. He is also entitled to be ridiculed for holding his views, as I am for my atheism if others so wish to do. I do not go round telling religious people that they are not allowed to practice their own religion: just that they should keep their noses out of my business.

Farron can also stand for election on an anti gay platform, too, if that is what he chooses to do, and the rest of us, I hope, would choose not to vote for him.

According to Farron, “Sin is something, Jesus excepted, we are all guilty of.” Well, speak for yourself, Timmy boy. I am far from perfect but I am not intentionally sinful by whatever criteria you so choose, excluding religion that is because it isn’t real.The dictionary definition of sin is “an immoral act considered to be a transgression against divine law” which is to say against god. I accept nothing from the bible or qu’ran to represent my interpretation of what is and isn’t sin. The God of the old testament, we know, was one of the most unpleasant people in all of fiction and I am not taking any lessons in morality from Him. My view of sin, in my own little view of life, would have something to do with persecuting those with sexualities that do not conform with ancient biblical scripts, written at a time when no one knew what was going on.

At least the new leader Vince Cable slapped him down but the Lib Dems are still buried deep under the shit tipped all over them by their former leader Nick Clegg for getting into bed with the Tories. Not in a sexual way, of course. In the unlikely event Farron had become PM, it would have been a grim time for LGBT people. Even Theresa May’s views aren’t as extreme as his.

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