Okita wrote:I'm just going by what the Christian holy book says. If you don't want to be associated with murders and bigots, find yourself a holy book that doesn't advocate the slaughter of gays and non-monotheists.
That's hardly fair isn't it? Christian evangelical fundamentalists may take the bible extremely literally but lots of people of the Christian faith do not.
How would you take the above verses I quoted? Symbolically? It is stones of love they are to hurl at the person until they die?
Edit: Here they are again in case you missed them:
"If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them." (Lev. 20:13)
"Then shalt thou bring forth that man or that woman, which have committed that wicked thing, unto thy gates, even that man or that woman, and shalt stone them with stones, till they die." (Dt. 17:5)
And finally some genocide to top it off:
"Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I remember that which Amalek did to Israel, how he laid wait for him in the way, when he came up from Egypt.
Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass." (1 Sam. 15:2-3)