God Shouldn't Have Anything To Do With Gay Marriage

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And there's one very good reason for that:

He's fictional!

People created Him ages ago to give themselves some comfort, someone to pray to, and some hope of a second chance after death.

They called Him different names around the world, and they ascribed different traits to Him, but what unites all the different Gods is that this is a fairy tale character--someone who's supposed to be sitting around all day deciding which planes to crash, what babies to save, and which rap stars to give Grammys to.

You can believe in Him (or Her) all you want--that's perfectly allowed in this country, as is not believing in any God at all--but don't act like you have a direct pipeline to what He/She wants and then use that to bludgeon my chance at equal rights.

That would be like me saying, "Well, I happen to worship Casper the Friendly Ghost, and He says you must wear deviled eggs in your underpants and walk backwards through the bad part of town at least once a week or you shall rot in hell!"

Enjoy your views, people.

They make for a dramatic story.

They've even made for some terrific movies. (Loved The Ten Commandments and the guy who played Jesus in King of Kings was really hot.)

But let's kindly keep our government based on facts--you know, science, history, and stuff like that--as opposed to fiction and superstitions.

Or Casper will punish you!

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Chance Wayne
Chance Wayne

I don't believe in Jesus, Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny!

Monsieurpatric
Monsieurpatric

It's quantum physics.  As for marriage, we're progressive civil rights guys in the fight 'til all's accomplished and we can laugh at the monstrosity of it all in retrospect, dance, then urinate on their graves.  And in discussion, Gore Vidal's wise comments about the uniqueness of gay individuality remain compelling as well.  What a tapestry.

Movielover
Movielover

Mikey, you are brilliant.  I love you.

nostradavid
nostradavid

Casper is the Friendly Ghost! He wouldn't punish anybody,unless you enjoy that kind of thing. 

Vari
Vari

How on earth is Musto creating a straw man??? Is it totally fantasy that people use God every day and night to bash gays and declare that the bible says gays shouldn't get married???

Believe me, this isn't made up!

Melinda9
Melinda9

Great point, Michael. Being gay occurs naturally in the population, and yet for some reason we're to believe that it's wrong. But they can't explain why, beyond saying that God doesn't want it. Crazy.

Put on a happy face
Put on a happy face

The constitution allows a Yes/No choice to religious preference. There are a bunch (Not all) of religious types that want to destroy that option. Virtually all opposition to gay anything comes from the religious sector. They deserve to reap what they sow just as much as anybody else.

MMcN
MMcN

Great writing example of setting up a straw man and then knocking it down. Michael M. does not believe in the God he describes? I don't believe in such a deity, either. And I remind MM that there are many persons who find their faith convictions not only tolerate, but promote, marriage equality in all matters governmental / civil / secular. MM demonstrates bias equal to and mirror image of those he condemns. But then, no one can ever accuse MM of profundity.

Tim in SF
Tim in SF

MMcN: your comment is constructed entirely of non sequiturs, grammatical errors and bad punctuation. In addition, it's also completely false. 

Gato
Gato

It's also a completely stringing together of (illiterate) comments since Musto is obviously writing about those who use God to bash gays, not those who don't. 

If you believe in God and don't oppose gay marriage, then fine.

Troofire
Troofire

 Eloquently put, Michael.  Most believers are so hornswagalled, they can't even compute that their god is a fictional character.  They know NOTHING about their religion except the little fairy tale fun facts.  I've been watching all those Ancient Aliens shows on H2 channel, and a lot of that stuff makes sense.  Our life matter came here from somewhere else by floating through space on a comet or feces left by an alien.  The ancient alien scenario is the only one that makes sense to me.

latenitebump
latenitebump

fictional. you better hope for your sake!

bayhunbtr
bayhunbtr

I think everyone had better hope it's fictional and this is why...  My mind was wires to not believe nonsense.  I couldn't believe in these story's if I wanted to, in my mind you have to have a mental glitch of some type to believe them.  Now, if I'm wrong, then a god wired my mind so I couldn't do something it requires of me. Like creating penguins and then demanding they fly.  This would have to be a screwed up god and with a time span of eternity, a screwed up god will find a reason to screw with everyone, eventually.

Southern Dave
Southern Dave

That was the young Jeffrey Hunter in Nicholas Ray's remake of "King of Kings," which critics called "I Was a Teen-age Jesus."

Lola
Lola

"Which rap stars to give Grammys to," LOL!

Jessie
Jessie

And this is why I love Michael Musto!!

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